Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Picked to Win SEC

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information
Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

Coach Chadwick’s team ready for action

By David Collier

David is a junior broadcast major in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss.

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The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday that the Ole Miss men’s tennis team was picked as the overall league champion in the preseason coaches poll.

The Rebels will start their regular spring season against Memphis on Feb. 26 in Oxford. Ole Miss begins the spring ranked No. 13 and will be led by sophomore Nik Scholt, who was the 2012 SEC Freshman of the Year, and senior Jonas Lutjen, who was an All-American last season.

“We’re very excited about this year’s team,” head coach Bill Chadwick  said in a release. “The SEC is the toughest conference in the nation, and it’s an honor to be considered one of the top teams.”

Ole Miss was picked first in the Western Division with 74 points, edging out Mississippi State who had 63 points.

Here are the complete preseason rankings:

Georgia 65
Tennessee 47
Florida 42
Kentucky 37
Vanderbilt 27
South Carolina 13
Ole Miss 74
Mississippi State 63
Texas A&M 53
Auburn 46
LSU 34
Alabama 22
Arkansas 16


Ole Miss Sports Information contributed to this report.