OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss men's tennis team looks to continue their strong play this season as they travel to Tulsa, Okla., this weekend for the ITA All-American Championships, hosted by the University of Tulsa.
The first of three collegiate majors, the ITA All-American Championships features more than 300 of the nation's best collegiate tennis players.
Prequalifying singles will begin Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Case Tennis Center. Qualifying begins Oct. 1 and the main draw will begin on Oct. 4.
The Rebels will send eight players to Tulsa. Ranked No. 5 and No. 21 in the nation respectively, sophomore Nik Scholtz and senior Jonas Lutjen gained direct entry and will compete in the main draw in singles. Lutjen won the Southern Intercollegiate to begin the year, while Scholtz is fresh off competing for South Africa in the Davis Cup.
Scholtz and Lutjen will also compete in the main draw doubles tournament, as the No. 2 ranked duo in the nation. Backstrom and Kallberg will begin their doubles tournament in the qualifying draw.
"This is one of the premier individual tournaments of the year, and we are looking forward to it," head coach Billy Chadwick said. "We've had a good start to the fall season, and they guys have been working hard to prepare for the first big event of the collegiate year."
Ole Miss has had success at the All-American, winning both a singles title and a doubles title. Catalin Gard claimed the singles title in 2004 and Jonas Berg and Bram ten Berge took home the doubles title in 2008.
Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games. Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more
Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more
Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more
With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more
While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more
In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more
Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more
Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more
Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more