Rebels Ink Swedish Standout

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Nov. 21, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's tennis team continues its tradition of signing Sweden's best, announcing the inking of Gustav Hansson.  One of the top junior players in the world, he will join the program in the fall of 2014.

Hansson, a native of Karlskrona, Sweden, has been ranked in the top 100 in the ITF World Junior Rankings and is ranked No. 1 in Sweden in juniors.  He reached the round of 16 at the Orange Bowl Junior Championships in 2012 and made the main draw at the Australian Open Junior Championships this year.

"I am impressed with Gustav, not only as a tennis player, but as an outstanding young man," associate head coach Toby Hansson said.  "He is a gifted athlete and has a great hit on the ball. I look forward to helping Gustav reach his goal of becoming a professional tennis player."

Gustav Hansson won the Swedish Championship in 2009, was a semifinalist in 2011 and runner-up this year.  He won the prestigious Kalle Anka Cup in 2010, joining a list of former winners that includes grand slam champions Bjorn Borg, Thomas Johansson and Mats Wilander.   Hansson reached the round of 16 at the Grade 1 ITF Allianz Kundler German Juniors in singles and won the doubles in 2012.

In addition, Hansson helped lead Sweden to a fourth place finish at the European Team Cup this year and capture the Swedish Summer Seniors Tour.  He earned his first ATP point this year at the Karlskrona Futures.

"Gustav was recruited by all the top Division I schools, and we are excited he chose to play for Ole Miss," head coach Billy Chadwick said.  "He is a player with outstanding accomplishments and has the skill and size (6-4) to become one of the best in college and beyond."

Hansson joins a long list of players from Sweden to wear the red and blue, including current Rebels Johan Backstrom, William Kallberg and Stefan Lindmark.

Ole Miss kicks off the 2014 season Jan. 18-20 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Invitational.  The Rebels will host the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 25-26 at the Gillom Sports Center.

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