BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 2
nationally ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis
team won its 18th straight match of the
season by defeating Alcorn State, 4-0,
Friday in the first round of the NCAA
Tournament at LSU’s W. T. “Dub” Robinson
Ole Miss (25-2) wasted no time in
doubles as the Rebels’ Kalle Norberg and
Otto Sauer defeated Alcorn State’s
Alejandro Dominguez and Yanick Shearron-Hawkins
8-0 on court three. The Rebels moved
ahead 1-0 in the match as they clinched
the doubles point on court two when
Devin Britton and Tucker Vorster beat
the Braves’ Anton Krutkin and Alexandr
In singles, freshman Chris Thiemann
defeated Rajpurohit 6-0, 6-1 on court
six to make it 2-0, and then the Rebels
increased the lead to 3-0 when
40th-ranked Norberg beat Lidzar 6-2, 6-0
at No. 3.
The Rebels clinched the match on court
five when Marcel Thiemann knocked off
the Braves’ Alejandro Dominguez 6-3,
“The guys have done a great job all year
long, and they know that if they are not
at their best against any team they can
lose. They take that approach into every
match, and I think you saw that today,”
head coach Billy Chadwick said.
“Whichever team we play tomorrow, if we
don’t bring our ‘A’ game we are in
The Rebels equaled their best win total
in school history, and will try to
eclipse that mark on Saturday when they
face the winner of the LSU/Rice match at
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS FIRST ROUND – BATON
1. Berg/ten Berge (OM) vs. Rajpurohit/
Weinbeer (ASU) 7-1, sus.
2. Britton/Tucker Vorster (OM) def.
Krutkin/Lidzar (ASU) 8-1
3. Norberg/Sauer (OM) def. Dominguez/Shearron-Hawkins
1. Jonas Berg (OM) vs. Anton Krutkin
(ASU) 6-0, 5-3, sus.
2. Devin Britton (OM) vs. Winfried
Weinbeer (ASU) 6-1, 2-5, sus.
3. Kalle Norberg (OM) def. Alexandr
Lidzar (ASU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Otto Sauer (OM) vs. Yanick Shearron-Hawkins
(ASU) 6-2, 2-0, sus.
5. Marcel Thiemann (OM) def. Alejandro
Dominguez (ASU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Chris Thiemann (OM) def. Pushpendra
Rajpurohit (ASU) 6-0, 6-1