The Ole Miss men’s tennis team embarks on a new season Friday afternoon in Orlando, Florida as they take on the UCF Golden Knights. The Rebels have high hopes of concluding their season in Waco, Texas, at the home of the NCAA Final 16.
The Rebels are now under the direction of first-year head coach Toby Hansson, who replaced Billy Chadwick.
Ole Miss learned last week that Nick Scholtz was returning for his senior season. Scholtz is the reigning SEC Player of the Year from last season and will join the team next week when school starts.
Last weekend, the Rebels participated in the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational in Fort Myers, Florida, with the red and blue picking up 23 wins in singles and doubles.
Coach Hansson on facing the Knights in Orlando:
“We are very excited to start the season here in Orlando against UCF,” Hansson said. “The work that we put in these last two weeks together with what we did in the fall has put us in good position for the long grueling spring season.”
UCF comes into the 2015 season with seven players returning from last year’s team that went 12-9. The Knights also welcome three newcomers.
The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT.
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