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Sunday March 25, 2012No. 11 Men's Tennis Gets Win at No. 14 Ole Miss, 5-2

Oxford, Miss.

The 11th-ranked Florida men’s tennis team ended a three-match losing streak with a win on Sunday, beating No. 14 Ole Miss, 5-2, at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Miss. The Gators improved to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in the Southeastern Conference.

 

Florida earned the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and 3 over Ole Miss (8-5, 4-2 SEC). The Rebels’ 33rd-ranked duo of Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen beat Tripper Carleton and Michael Alford on court two, 8-3, but Florida’s Spencer Newman and Bob van Overbeek picked up a win against Johan Backstrom and William Kallberg, 8-5, on court three. UF’s eighth-ranked pair of Billy Federhofer and Nassim Slilam secured the doubles point with an 8-4 win over No. 12 Marcel Thiemann and Chris Thiemann.

 

The Gators got an early boost in singles when No. 61 van Overbeek upset No. 13 Scholtz, 7-5, 6-3, at the top position. Van Overbeek’s win ended a six-match losing streak, facing four top 15-ranked opponents during that span. Carleton, who dropped the first set to No. 35 Lutjen, fought back for a three-set win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, to push Florida’s lead to 3-0 in the match.

 

Kallberg got Ole Miss on the board with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 win over Newman at No. 4 singles. Alford clinched the team victory with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win over Chris Thiemann on court five.

 

The teams split the remaining two matches on courts two and six. Florida’s Andrew Butz won on court six over Backstrom, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, and the Rebels’ Marcel Thiemann beat Slilam, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 2 position.

 

The Gators return home for a two-match home stand next weekend against Auburn, Friday at 5 p.m., and Alabama, Sunday at 1 p.m.

 

 

#11 Florida at #14 Ole Miss

Oxford, Miss.

Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center

 

DOUBLES (Order of finish: 2, 3, 1*)

1) #8 Federhofer/Slilam (UF) def. M. Thiemann/C. Thiemann (MISS) 8-4*

2) #33 Scholtz/Lutjen (MISS) def. Carleton/Alford (UF) 8-3

3) Newman/van Overbeek (UF) def. Backstrom/Kallberg (MISS) 8-5

 

SINGLES (Order of finish: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2)

1) #61 Bob van Overbeek (UF) def. #13 Nik Scholtz (MISS) 7-5, 6-3

2) #38 Marcel Thiemann (MISS) def. #56 Nassim Slilam (UF) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

3) #57 Tripper Carleton (UF) def. #35 Jonas Lutjen (MISS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

4) #63 William Kallberg (MISS) def. #93 Spencer Newman (UF) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

5) #114 Michael Alford (UF) def. Chris Thiemann (MISS) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3*

6) Andrew Butz (UF) def. Johan Backstrom (MISS) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

 

Team Records:

#11 Florida (10-7, 3-3 SEC)

#14 Ole Miss (8-5, 4-2 SEC)

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