Rebs on Tour Update: 7.31
July 31, 2017

Stay up to date at OleMissSports.com with former players who are currently playing professional tennis around the world. In this week's update Nik Scholtz joins the Springfield Lasers of World Team Tennis for the final few matches of the season. 

Scholtz Back in the United States.…
Four-time All-American Nik Scholtz is back on the tennis courts in the United States. He joined the Springfield Lasers of World Team Tennis as a substitute for Jean-Julien Rojer for the final few matches of the season. This marks the first time for Scholtz to play WTT. The Lasers are coached by former South African Davis Cup coach John Laffnie de Jager.

Scholtz saw his first action with the Springfield Lasers Sunday night in the team’s match against the Philadelphia Freedoms, pairing up with Baylor alum Benjamin Becker for a narrow 5-4 loss in men’s doubles. The Freedoms won the overall match 21-20.

The Springfield Lasers are back in action again Monday as they take on the New York Empire at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center at 6 p.m. CT. 

Established in 1996, the Springfield Lasers are one of the oldest teams in the Mylan WTT league. They are managed by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and play home matches at Cooper Tennis Complex’s Mediacom Tennis Stadium. The Lasers have won the Western Conference Championship five times, making it to the Mylan WTT finals in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2014. 

Current Ole Miss men’s tennis assistant coach and 2009 NCAA Champion Devin Britton was a member of the Springfield Lasers in 2012.

More information on the Springfield Lasers can be found on their website, www.SpringfieldLasers.com

Rebels in the Rankings…
Nik Scholtz – Singles: 404 Doubles: 306
Jonas Lutjen – Singles: 577, Doubles: 892

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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