OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss men’s tennis team heads to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this week for the USTA/ITA Southern Regional, a five-day event in which junior Nik Scholtz is the defending champion.
The Southern Regional, which runs Thursday, Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct. 14, features teams from the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. SEC opponents Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State will be among the schools that will challenge for the individual singles and doubles titles at Alabama’s Tennis Center.
Singles and doubles winners will earn direct entry into the second major event of the year, the ITA National Indoor Championships, which take place in November at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
“We are looking forward to the tournament,” head coach Billy Chadwick said. “This is one of the strongest regions in the nation. The guys have been working really hard, and it’s a great opportunity to qualify for the National Indoor held at the US Open site.”
The Rebels are led by Scholtz, who is ranked No. 7 in the nation and the top seed in the event. Junior William Kallberg, sophomores Stefan Lindmark and Zach Wilder, redshirt sophomore Joe Rogers and redshirt freshman Vinod Gowda will also compete in singles for the Rebels. This will be Rogers’ first tournament of the season.
Coming off an injury, senior Johan Backstrom will also play in his first tournament of the season alongside Wilder in doubles. Gowda and Rogers and Stockholm, Sweden natives Kallberg and Lindmark will also pair up for the Rebels.
Scholtz, who made his season debut last week at the All-American Championships, is looking forward to this weekend and trying to defend his title. “One of my goals this year is to get back to New York and hopefully make a run there.”
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more
Senior Bo Wallace returns at quarterback and will go through spring drills for the first time since 2012, having missed spring practice last year recovering from offseason shoulder surgery."I feel like strength-wise, I'm a lot better than I was at... read more
Audio of Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as audio of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen and Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. Ole Miss is the No. 14 seed in this week's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss posted four straight walk-off wins this past week on the way to two wins over ULM and a sweep of UCF.- Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis has not allowed... read more
To begin this week, we are ending 1995 for moment No. 24. This moment is another first for the Ole Miss tennis program and is the product of a true collective effort by Coach Chadwick and the Rebels.By now, you... read more