OXFORD, Miss. – There is no place like home, and after four consecutive road matches, the Ole Miss men’s tennis team kicks off a huge homestand beginning with No. 4 Southern California Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
Fans coming to Wednesday’s match will enjoy free chicken tenders between doubles and singles and one lucky fan will win an Oby’s gift card for correctly guessing the end time of doubles.
“We are very excited to welcome one of the top programs in collegiate tennis to our campus,” head coach Billy Chadwick said. “We have beaten two top 25 teams on the road, and I am seeing improvement with each match. We are looking forward to this homestand and would like to encourage all our fans to come out and watch great tennis.”
Ole Miss is coming off consecutive road trips in SEC play, where they picked up wins over then No. 13 Tennessee and No. 23 Vanderbilt.
The Rebels are led by Nik Scholtz, who is ranked No. 44 in singles, but likely to move up after a huge win over No. 10 ranked Tom Jomby at Kentucky on Sunday. Scholtz handed the Wildcat just his second loss of the season.
Southern Cal — winners of four consecutive NCAA Championships from 2009-2012 and the nation’s leader with 20 total titles — owns a 15-2 overall record. The Trojans are led by No. 4 ranked Ray Sarmiento and No. 11 ranked Yannick Hanfmann. The duo also form the No. 8 ranked doubles team in the nation.
The Rebels and Trojans have met five times previously, including a 4-3 win for the Rebels on their way to the 1995 NCAA Championship final.
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2015Men's Tennis- Ole Miss downed No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-1 to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the 16th time in program history.- The Rebels rallied to take the doubles point and then got... read more
With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review April 7-13, 2015 Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (18-18) as well as 7-8 in SEC play. After dropping a... read more
The baseball team claimed claimed their second series of the second over the nation's top-ranked team in dramatic fashion. The football team wrapped up spring practice. And the men's and women's tennis teams closed out their respective regular seasons and... read more
At one point, co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said, all three quarterbacks had completed around 66 percent of their passes, a testament to how close the competition has been this spring. Going into the Grove Bowl, Freeze said one had a... read more
Former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer almost did not sign Chucky Mullins, whose memory has been honored with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award. Nate Wayne, a four-year letterman for the Rebels and the 1997 recipient of the award, who... read more
#RebelNation here are the Red and Blue rosters for tomorrow's Regions Bank Grove Bowl. See you there! pic.twitter.com/FZptUEkW4P-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 10, 2015 Three areas to watch as Ole Miss splits into two teams for the annual Regions... read more
Junior cornerback Tee Shepard's story has been well-documented. Shepard is hearing impaired, but since he has arrived at Ole Miss, he has been the beneficiary of new hearing technology that has allowed him to hear sounds, such as a coach's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2015Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (16-16). - The Rebels claimed a midweek victory over Memphis before dropping... read more
Six former Rebels begin the 2015 Major League Baseball on opening day rosters. Chris Coghlan, Zack Cozart and Seth Smith all started or are slated to start on opening day for their respective teams. Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz will begin the season... read more
The reigning SEC Player of the Year, Nik Scholtz decided to return for his senior season, wanting to give Ole Miss and Oxford one more season.Playing in perhaps his last home match at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center Saturday, Scholtz gave... read more