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Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Blows Past Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Photo courtesy of Kevin Bain
Photo courtesy of Kevin Bain

The Ole Miss men’s tennis team recorded two wins each against Alcorn State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff Thursday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.

Match one…
In doubles, Zvonimir Babic and Robert Mounger won 6-0 at No. 3 and then Stefan Lindmark and Gustav Hansson won 6-1 at No. 1. The Rebels rolled to singles victories at No. 1 from Lindmark, No. 4 by Vinod Gowda and No. 3 from Zvonimir Babic.

Match two…
The second match vs. Alcorn State started with singles, and the Rebels picked up straight set wins from Gowda at No. 6, Lindmark at No. 1, Babic at No. 5 and Ricardo Jorge at No. 2.

Match three…
After a break for lunch, Ole Miss took to the courts against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and came away with a 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles and a 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles. The Rebels swept the bottom three courts in singles to close out the match.

Match four…
The last match of the day saw Gowda get his chance at No. 1 singles, while Mounger, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, played on court two. Neither finished, as Jorge and Babic closed out wins at five and six followed by Hansson and Lindmark at four and three.

• Ole Miss improves to 12-8 on the year.
• Gustav Hansson improved to 21-8 overall, 12-4 in dual matches. He has now six in a row.
• Zvonimir Babic improved to 8-1 in dual matches and has won five in a row.

Quoting Head Coach Toby Hansson…
“Some of the guys got a lot out of today. The first two matches, Stefan played against a good opponent. He really had to play well. The score was lopsided on many of the courts, but there were a lot of good points played. We got something out of these matches.”

Up next…
The Rebels will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to take on Vanderbilt Sunday at 1 p.m.

For more information on Ole Miss Men’s Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter @OleMissMTennis, on Facebook at OleMissMTennis and on Instagram at OleMissMTennis, follow Coach Hansson on Twitter at @TennisToby.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

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