Rebels In New York State Of Mind
Nik Scholtz

Nov. 5, 2013

Tournament Page | Singles Draw | Doubles Draw

Live Scoring | Live Chat

TWITTER: @OleMissMTennis | @ITATennis | @USTA | HASHTAG: #NationalIndoors

BLOG: Rebels Touch Down In The Big Apple

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall season wraps up this weekend for the Ole Miss men’s tennis team, and they would like to cap it off with a successful showing at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.  Junior Nik Scholtz is competing in the singles draw, while teammates William Kallberg and Stefan Lindmark are in the doubles field Nov. 7-10 at the famed USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serve as the culmination of the fall college tennis season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.

“It’s exciting to have three players in this elite tournament, good representation of the university,” said associate head coach Toby Hansson.   “We’ve done a great job in the regionals in the last decade, winning both singles and doubles, to advance to New York.”

Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are the men’s and women’s champions from each of the 12 Division I USTA/ITA Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the USTA/ITA National Small College Super Bowl, singles quarterfinalists from the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, singles semifinalists from the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships along with consolation champions and doubles finalists from both All-American events.

The men’s singles field showcases six of the top 10 players from the ITA Division I Men’s Preseason Rankings. Twenty-one colleges and universities will be represented in the 32-player singles draw.

Among those is Scholtz, who is ranked No. 7 in the preseason ITA Rankings.  Scholtz (6-2) is making his second consecutive appearance at the national indoor after receiving an at-large bid as a finalist from the Southern Region.  

“I served for the first set and even had set points, then the next thing you know the tables turned,” said Scholtz on the regional final.  “When you have someone on the ropes, you have to finish them.  Obviously I am happy to have received an at-large bid. It’s a big opportunity and I want to make the most of it.”

“He showed some glimpses of good tennis at the regionals, but he wasn’t able to keep that level up throughout the entire tournament,” Hansson said. “He’ll get another opportunity this week to show that he can play with the best.”

Joining Scholtz in New York, Kallberg and Lindmark booked their spot in the doubles by winning the Southern Region Championships.  The lefty duo (6-1) became the fourth straight Rebel tandem to earn a spot in the doubles.  

Lindmark says he is excited about going back to New York.   The sophomore played the Australian Junior, Wimbledon and French Open Juniors, but has never been to the site of the U.S. Open before.

“I went to New York about four years ago with my family, but that’s the only time I’ve ever been.  We went on vacation there.  I am very excited to go back and to play nationals,” Lindmark said.

This marks the first major national collegiate event for Kallberg and Lindmark to team up in, but the duo sensed the pairing might work after teaming up this summer.

“We played a few matches this summer back home and had some success,” Lindmark said.  We played pretty well.  We complement each other well, because we play different styles.  That’s a good thing in doubles.   William has improved a lot in doubles, his volleys are better.  That’s a big key.”

Kallberg agrees.  “Stefan is a great doubles player.  He plays well on both sides of the ball.  We’ve been doing well this fall, especially at regionals.  We were down a double-break in the quarterfinals and came back and won.”

Doubles is all about chemistry and mixing different styles and personalities to find a winning combination.  Hansson thinks Lindmark and Kallberg have the makings of a solid pairing.

“Stefan is a finesse player who has a lot of variety, and William is a very powerful player. They complement each other well on the court.  They get along great on the court as well as off the court.  You can see that when they are playing together, they seem to really be enjoying themselves, having a lot of fun.  They are always smiling on the court, and hopefully we can continue smiling up in New York.”

For complete coverage of the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, including access to draws, live scores and more, please visit the official ITA event page. Follow the ITA on Twitter, @ITAtennis, or like the ITA Facebook page for updates and news from Flushing. Use the hashtag #NationalIndoors for all tweets in regards to the event, or search the term “NationalIndoors” to find others who are tweeting about the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.



    • Kermit Davis Eager To Lead Ole Miss Hoops

      Monday, March 19, 2018 - Men's Basketball

      Kermit Davis walked onto a makeshift stage constructed on the floor of the court he will put a product on next fall as he returned to his home state to be introduced as Ole Miss' next head men's basketball... read more

    • Rebels Smash Trio of Home Runs, Stifle Tennessee Bats In SEC Series Win

      Sunday, March 18, 2018 - Baseball

      OXFORD, Miss. - A heavy dosage of mid-90s fastballs was the remedy for James McArthur's six innings of two-hit baseball in a 5-0, series-clinching win over Tennessee on Sunday afternoon. The junior right-hander worked both sides of the plate,... read more

    • Feigl Continues Dominance as Rebels Even Series

      Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Baseball

      Mike Bianco balked on declaring Brady Feigl's 6.1 inning, nine-strikeout outing on Saturday against Tennessee his best one, but that's mostly because there have been ample to choose from. The junior right-hander has been consistently dominant sandwiched in the... read more

    • Experienced Rebels Ready For SEC Play

      Thursday, March 15, 2018 -

      The 2017 SEC season brought with it some hard lessons and adverse situations for a young Ole Miss ball club. But this time around, a team that ran through its nonconference slate at 17-1 and has consistently shown signs... read more

    • Kermit Davis Poised to Lead Ole Miss Hoops

      Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss officially announced the hiring of Kermit Davis to be the school's next head men's basketball coach. Davis arrives in Oxford after serving as the head coach of Middle Tennessee State for the last 16 seasons. "I'm incredibly honored... read more

    • Rebel Alums: Where are They Now

      Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Men's Tennis

      96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} In our third installment of... read more

    • Spring Practice Rolls On For Ole Miss

      Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss is now knee deep into spring ball and endured its fifth practice on Wednesday afternoon. Head coach Matt Luke says he has been pleased with the development of some the younger players in the early stagesof spring... read more

    • SIDEBAR: Rebel Bats Bury Governors

      Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Baseball

      Thomas Dillard demolished a pair of fastballs in the second and third innings of Ole Miss' 11-4 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday night and nearly singled handedly gave Houston Roth a 5-1 run lead by collecting those  four... read more

    • Linton Adjusting to New Home in Offensive Backfield

      Friday, March 2, 2018 -

      Armani Linton just wanted to help out any way he could. He wasn't getting as many reps in practice last fall at his natural position of safety and he wanted to do more. "I was sitting around not doing... read more

    • SIDEBAR: Rebels Grind Out Win Over Murray State

      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Baseball

      Thomas Dillard turned to Nick Fortes in the dugout in the early innings of Tuesday's game against Murray State with the Rebels trailing 4-0 and had a message for the junior catcher."I told him we were going to win this... read more

    • Luke Discusses 2018 Team as Spring Practice Arrives

      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Football

      Watch Press Conference | Press Conference TranscriptPhoto Gallery | 2018 Spring ProspectusThe focus will be on players and not plays, Ole Miss head football coach Matt Luke proclaimed at his Tuesday press conference opening spring football, referring to how valuable the... read more

    • Mike Smith's Rebels Shaped by Coach's Military Background

      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -

      Mike Smith sits at his desk and stares intently at his computer screen in his office one afternoon in early February. A 2018 season with lofty expectations attached to it is set to begin in Gulf Shores, Alabama in... read more

    • SIDEBAR: Rebs Sweep Green Wave with 6th Inning Deluge

      Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Baseball

      The timely hits just keep coming for No. 9 Ole Miss. A Thomas Dillard walk loaded the bases one at-bat after Ole Miss had chased Tulane starter Keegan Gillies who had turned in six innings of one-run ball scattering four... read more

    • SIDEBAR: Ole Miss Takes Two from Tulane

      Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Baseball

      It was not quite the typical day at the ballpark for No. 9 Ole Miss, but it was certainly an efficient one as the Rebels put two in the win column over Tulane after Friday night's game was postponed in... read more

    • Luke, Players to Appear at SEC Media Days 2018

      Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Football

      The SEC announced its schedule for its annual SEC Media Days which will take place July 16-19 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke and three players that have not yet been... read more




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago