DROP SHOT Marcel Thiemann Talks SEC Opening Weekend
March 1, 2012
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.
LSU looked to have gotten out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, but right fielder Mark Laird dropped a fly ball in foul territory that would have been the final out and send the game to the fifth down... read more
For eight innings, Chris Ellis dueled Aaron Nola, the Southeastern Conference's leader in strikeouts (84) and earned run average (0.70) to a draw, as he left with the game with the score tied at 2-2. It was the eighth time... read more
Two new mock drafts released this week has former wide receiver Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief being selected in the late second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, set for May 8-10. NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks projects Moncrief... read more
With Billy Chadwick's last regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach. Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more
One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference. Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more
Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more
Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more
Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more