Rebel Netters Open Season Against Southern Miss Thursday Match Begins At 1:30 And Includes Free Pizza
Seniors Chris Thiemann and Marcel Thiemann
Jan. 24, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss men’s basketball team isn’t the only team playing on Thursday. The nationally ranked men’s tennis team hosts Southern Miss in the 2012 much-anticipated season opener at 1:30 p.m., at the Gillom Sports Center.
Admission to the match is free, and fans will enjoy free pizza. With no concessions available, fans are free to bring their own beverages to the match.
“We are looking forward to our first dual match. This is an excellent opportunity for our fans coming to campus, to check out tennis.”
In the team’s final individual tournament of the season, the SEC Indoor Championships, the Rebels put the SEC on notice, showing that they have the talent to be competitive with the top teams in the country.
The Rebels boast plenty of experience on this year’s team led by the twins. The twins are surrounded by veterans Lutjen, Adrian Forberg Skogeng and Johan Backstrom. Scholtz and Kallberg add a major boost to the lineup. As evidenced by his performance at the SEC Indoor, Scholtz, who earned a No. 5 ranking in the ITA Newcomers National Rankings at the start of the year, is going to be one of the top players in the conference.
Less than a week after joining the team, Kallberg made headlines around the league with his play at the SEC Indoor. One of the top junior players in Sweden, Kallberg made it to the quarterfinals of the Swedish National Championships. England’s Joe Rogers and Oxford native Zach Wilder round out the team.
The ITA is once again sponsoring an attendance race. The Rebels have been among the nation’s attendance leaders since the inception of the race. This will be the fans only chance to see the Rebels in action at home until Feb. 28, so Chadwick wants the fans to pack the Gillom Center.
“We would love to encourage everyone to come out and support this team. This will be the only home opportunity to see the Rebels before we begin play outdoors next month. Doubles will begin Thursday at 1:30 followed by the singles, and the match will last until close to the men’s basketball game against Florida (6 p.m.),” Chadwick said.
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