No. 21 Rebels Set for Pair of Road Matches
Feb. 8, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Coming off a big win over then-No. 9 Baylor, the No. 21-ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team is on the road this weekend for a pair of matches against Princeton and No. 14 Columbia. 

The Rebels and Tigers will meet Friday in Chatham, New Jersey at the Center Court Athletic Club, with first serve set for 5:30 p.m. CT. Following that match, the Rebels will head into the Big Apple for a Sunday rematch at No. 14 Columbia at 11 a.m. CT.

Last Time Out… 
The Rebels improved to 7-1 this season with the huge win against then-No. 9 Baylor last Sunday at the Ole Miss Indoor Tennis Center. With the match tied 3-3, senior Gustav Hansson, ranked No. 20, delivered the final blow, taking a decisive third set against 11th-ranked Johannes Schretter to clinch the victory.

Scouting Princeton…
Princeton comes in at 2-2 on the season after dropping road contests at Portland (6-1) and Washington (5-2). The Tigers are led by freshman Ryan Seggerman, who is 2-2 at No. 1 singles.

Rebels vs. Tigers…
This will be the first ever meeting between Ole Miss and Princeton. The Tigers’ last win over an SEC program came just two seasons ago against Auburn.

Scouting Columbia…
Columbia (4-0) comes in ranked No. 14 after taking care of Vanderbilt 4-3 last Saturday. The Lions boast three players in the singles rankings led by 15th-ranked Victor Pham. Jackie Tang is ranked No. 49 and William Matheson is ranked No. 83. Pham and Tang team up for a No. 7 ranking in doubles.

Rebels and Lions…
This will be the second meeting this year between the two schools. They met back on Jan. 27 in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Rebels won an exciting doubles point, but Columbia came out firing in singles and earned four points for a 4-1 win.

Rebels in the Rankings… 
Ole Miss is ranked No. 21 in the latest USTA poll while receiving votes in the current ITA rankings. The Rebels possess two top-20 singles players, 16th-ranked Tim Sandkaulen and 20th-ranked Gustav Hansson, and two doubles pairs in the top 20. Sandkaulen and Fabian Fallert rank No. 15 and Filip Kraljevic and Zvonimir Babic rank No. 21. Babic also ranks No. 60 with Hansson.

Sandkaulen Honored by SEC…
Sophomore Tim Sandkaulen was named the SEC Player of the Week. This marks the first weekly honor for Sandkaulen., who went 4-0 in doubles and singles to help lead the Rebels to a 2-0 weekend, including a 4-3 win against No. 9 Baylor. Sandkaulen won his match at No. 2 singles against Cornell to give the Rebels the lead for good after they had dropped the doubles point. He teamed with Fabian Fallert to defeat the No. 2 ranked team in the nation at No. 1 doubles to clinch the point against Baylor, which proved to be the difference. Sandkaulen tied the match after Baylor had taken the lead, with a 6-4, 6-2 win against 64th-ranked Bjoern Petersen at No. 2 singles. He improved to 14-4 overall and 5-1 in dual matches. He is now 8-1 overall with Fallert and 6-0 at No. 1 doubles.

At the Net with Head Coach Toby Hansson 
“This is another big weekend for us. The challenge will be to continue to bring the same focus, energy and determination every time we step on the court. We are looking forward to playing a good Princeton team at the Center Court Athletic Club in Chatham. The club has done a great job promoting the match and we look forward to a fun evening with some great tennis. We hope to see a lot of area Rebel fans out there to support our guys.”

The Princeton match will not have live scoring or streaming, so be sure to check Twitter, @OleMissMTennis, for a complete recap following the match. Sunday’s match will be streamed on the Ivy League Network, but a subscription is required. 

For more information on Ole Miss Men's Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter @OleMissMTennis, on Facebook at OleMissMTennis and on Instagram at OleMissMTennis, follow Coach Hansson on Twitter at @TennisToby.



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