Senior Marcel Thiemann will be blogging throughout the 2012 season on all things Rebel tennis. Marcel is a two-time All-American and two-time All-SEC first team honoree from Lehrte, Germany.
Hello Rebel Fans,
Our outdoor season has finally taken off; it seems like we have been waiting for this day forever. Rebel fans, we would like to invite you to the start of the SEC season this weekend against 12th-ranked Auburn (Friday - 2 p.m.) and 46th-ranked Alabama (Sunday - 1 p.m.) and also to the showdown against fourth-ranked Virginia Wednesday, March 7 (2 p.m.). Not only can we present to you a new state-of-the-art tennis center but also one of the best collegiate tennis facilities in the nation.
We are currently 3-2 on the season with a recent 4-3 victory over 32nd-ranked Memphis which brought us back on the winning side after two very close losses to Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Let me tell you about this group of talented Rebels and why it is worthwhile to see them in action this weekend. We had some time to recover at the ITF Futures Tournament in Brownsville one week ago. We placed three guys in the main draw, including probably the most improved college player Jonas Lutjen, aka 'the Bird',who beat the former No. 1 ranked junior player in straight sets to capture ATP points.
After the loss of last year's seniors Tucker Vorster and Kalle Norberg, we are very fortunate to welcome two of the best incoming freshmen in the nation, Nik Scholtz,`the Shark', and William Kallberg, `Boom-Boom-Willie', as we call him. Both made themselves known immediately in collegiate tennis at the SEC Indoors in January, beating top ranked players from Georgia and Kentucky.
Fellow senior and twin brother Chris Thiemann (`Haaans') and I captured the doubles title at the SEC Indoors and are looking forward to leading these young, talented Rebels who are getting a taste of how it feels to play in front of the most electrifying crowds in the nation. The crowd has always been an integral part of our success at home with a 129-16 home record since 2000. We are also 45-8 at home since 2001 in the SEC. Our next three matches are the most important because they will set the tone for a memorable season. So get out there and support our mission to capture another SEC title. Admission is free and we promise that you will experience the best tennis in the nation.
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