TULSA, Okla. – The Ole Miss men’s tennis team concluded play in the ITA All-American Championships Tuesday, as William Kallberg dropped his singles match and then he and Johan Backstrom lost a tiebreaker in doubles.
In the morning, Kallberg faced Joe Salisbury, who played No. 1 and 2 for Memphis last year, in the second round of singles. Salisbury gained a quick lead and went on to win 6-1, 6-3.
Later in the afternoon, Kallberg and Backstrom teamed up in the first round of doubles against Grant Taylor and Lance Wilhelm of Airforce. The two battled back and forth to a tiebreaker, which the Airforce duo won 9-8(4) to advance.
The Rebels are not quite done at the All-American, as senior Jonas Lutjen and sophomore Nik Scholtz will compete in the main draw singles and doubles beginning Thursday. The draws will be finalized Wednesday, once the qualifying is complete.
ITA All-American Championships Singles Qualifying Second round – Joe Salisbury (UM) def. William Kallberg (OM) 6-1, 6-3. Doubles Qualifying First round – Taylor/Wilhelm (AF) def. Kallberg/Backstrom (OM) 9-8(4).
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