OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss men’s tennis junior Nik Scholtz talked earlier this fall about wanting to repeat as USTA/ITA Southern Regional Singles Champion and make a run in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships. Admittedly letting the repeat attempt slip through his racket, Scholtz found out Wednesday he will join his teammates, William Kallberg and Stefan Lindmark, in the elite field as an at-large selection in singles.
Scholtz was one of six regional finalists to receive an at-large bid to the National Indoor, which will take place Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. Ranked No. 7 in the nation, Scholtz owns a 6-2 record this fall.
Kallberg and Lindmark booked their ticket to New York by winning the USTA/ITA Southern Region doubles title. The duo heads to New York with a 6-1 record.
The championships feature a 32-player singles draw and 20-team doubles field for men and women, including: champions from USTA/ITA Regional Championships held across the country during October, the USTA/ITA National Small College “Super Bowl” champions, the doubles champions and singles quarterfinalists from the Saint Francis/ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, as well as at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee.
Look for a preview of the year’s second major championship, with thoughts from all three Rebels, next week on OleMissSports.com.
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