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.
On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more
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All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more
Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more
Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more
Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more
NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more
Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more
The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more
Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more