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REBEL TENNIS

18 CONSECUTIVE NCAA APPEARANCES 1 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 4 NCAA FINAL FOURS 3-TIME SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

A CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION 5 SEC OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 9 SEC WEST TITLES

6-TIME ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 8 STRAIGHT CHANCELLOR’S CUPS

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QUICK FACTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION Location .............................................................................................................................................Oxford, Mississippi Founded......................................................................................................................................................Nov. 6, 1848 Enrollment .......................................................................................................................................................... 20,824 Nickname ..............................................................................................................................................................Rebels Colors ................................................................................................................................. Cardinal Red and Navy Blue Conference.................................................................................................................................................Southeastern Chancellor .......................................................................................................................................... Dr. Daniel W. Jones Athletics Director ..........................................................................................................................................Pete Boone Executive Associate AD/SWA................................................................................................................Lynnette Johnson Home Courts......................................................................................................Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center (1,000)

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MEN’S TENNIS STAFF Head Coach .............................................................................................................................................. Billy Chadwick Alma Mater................................................................................................................................ Belhaven College, 1974 Record at Ole Miss (Men)/Years....................................................................................................... 509-230/29 Years Overall Record/Years .................................................................................................................................. 616-280/33 Assistant Coach ........................................................................................................................................ Toby Hansson Alma Mater.....................................................................................................................................................SMU, 2000 Year at Ole Miss .......................................................................................................................................................Sixth Graduate Athletic Trainer ..............................................................................................................................Jon Williams Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach .................................................................................................John Simmons Tennis Office Phone ............................................................................................................................. (662) 915-7532 Tennis FAX Number .............................................................................................................................. (662) 915-1271 Tennis Senior Staff Assistant .............................................................................................................. Barbara Hoggard Phone Number..................................................................................................................................... (662) 915-7628 2011-12 TEAM INFORMATION Letterwinners Returning/Lost ....................................................................................................................................5/2 Top Returnees .....................................................................................Marcel Thiemann, Chris Thiemann, Jonas Lutjen Top Newcomers ..................................................................................................................Nik Scholtz, William Kallberg 2011 SEC Finish ........................................................................................................................................... 3rd in West 2011 NCAA Finish .................................................................................................................................... Second Round 2011 Final Ranking .................................................................................................................................................#28 ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD/Media and Public Relations .................................................................................................Kyle Campbell Associate Director (Men’s Tennis) .................................................................................................................... Kim Ling Office Number ......................................................................................................................................(662) 915-7522 Cell Number .........................................................................................................................................(662) 801-2578 FAX Number .........................................................................................................................................(662) 915-7006 Email .................................................................................................................................................kling@olemiss.edu Associate Director ........................................................................................................................................Bill Bunting Associate Director ......................................................................................................................................... Joey Jones Assistant Director ..................................................................................................................................Daniel Snowden Assistant Director .................................................................................................................................... Kristen Saibini Graduate Assistants................................................................................................................. Nathan Booth, John Holt Senior Staff Assistant .......................................................................................................................... Ashley Mangrum Mailing Address ...........................................................................................................................................PO Box 217 University, MS 38677 Overnight Address ..................................................................................................................... 908 All-American Drive Oxford, MS 38655 Athletics Web Site......................................................................................................................www.OleMissSports.com University Web Site ..............................................................................................................................www.OleMiss.edu Athletics Twitter .......................................................................................................................................@OleMissNow Team Twitter ......................................................................................................................................@OleMissMTennis Facebook .............................................................................................................wwww.facebook.com/OleMissMTennis www.facebook.com/OleMissSports Blog .................................................................................................................................. www.OleMissSportsBlog.com

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COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF 4-10 4-7 ....................................... Head Coach Billy Chadwick 8 ....................................Assistant Coach Toby Hansson 9 ...............................................................Support Staff 10 ............................................................Administration 2012 REBELS 11-21 11-13 ...................................................... 2012 Outlook 14-15 ..................................................... Senior Profiles 16-17 ...................................................... Junior Profiles 18 ...................................................Sophomore Profiles 19-21 ................................................Freshmen Profiles 2011 REVIEW 22-24 22 ..............................................................2011 Review 23 ............................................................. 2011 Results 24 .......................................2011 NCAA Championships HISTORY 25-43 25-29 .......................................................All-Americans 30-33 ....................................................... NCAA History 34-37 ..........................................................SEC History 38-39 ................................... National/Regional Honors 40-41 ..........................................................SEC Honors 42 .................................................. A Champion on Tour 43 .............................................................Letterwinners ATHLETICS SUPPORT/FACILITIES 44-48 44 .......................................................Athletics Support 45 ...................................................... Athletics Facilities 46-47 ..................................Ole Miss Athletics Facilities 48-IBC.............................Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center

CREDITS Editor: Kim Ling Photography: Intercollegiate Tennis Association, Kevin Bain, Joey Brent, Cindy Britton, Gabriel Chmielewski, Travis Danelly, Marilyn Davis, Glen Johnson, Joey Jones, Robert Jordan, Bill Kallenberg, Nathan Latil, Kim Ling, Bruce Newman, Langston Rogers, Matthew Sharpe, Michael Thompson and Tammy Wilson. ON THE COVER Featured on the cover of the 2012 Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Guide are seniors Marcel Thiemann and Chris Thiemann. © COPYRIGHT UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

The 2012 Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Guide was published by the University of Mississippi Athletics Media Relations Office and designed by Kim Ling using Adobe InDesign CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3. All contents of this issue are copyrighted 2012 by the University of Mississippi. Reproduction without written permission is strictly prohibited.

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MEDIA INFORMATION INTERVIEWS Anyone wishing to interview head coach Billy Chadwick must make arrangements through the Athletics Media Relations Office. He is usually available Monday through Friday mornings or before practice. The men’s tennis team practices daily between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. Player interviews may be conducted before or after practice. Practice schedules may change at any time due to travel and class schedules. MEDIA SERVICES The latest results, updated statistics, game stories, notes, coach and player bios on the current season can be freely obtained through the official athletics web site at www.OleMissSports.com. Live statistics for all home matches will also be available. Rebelvision, the web site’s new premium content channel, offers live video and audio of select Ole Miss sporting events and features player and coaches interviews as well as archived footage of games and interviews with Rebel athletes and coaches. Visit OleMissSports.com or call 662-915-7557 for subscription information. Follow Ole Miss through social media at twitter.com/OleMissNow and OleMissMTennis, facebook.com/OleMissSports and facebook. com/OleMissMTennis and our blog OleMissSportsBlog.com. GAMEDAY SERVICES The Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center media area is located underneath the pavilion by court No. 1. Credentials are not required for regular season matches. However, if you are planning to attend a home match and need a working space, please let me know in advance. The Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and the Gillom Sports Center are equipped with high speed wireless internet service. Following each match, a recap will be emailed to the media and posted on www.OleMissSports.com, the official Ole Miss athletics website. The website will also include updated statistics after each match. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact Kim Ling in the Athletics Media Relations Office. POST-MATCH INTERVIEWS Head coach Billy Chadwick and requested players will be made available 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match. All interviews will be conducted on the courts.

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2012 ROSTER NAME Johan Backstrom Alex Durham Adrian Forberg Skogeng William Kallberg Jonas Lutjen Joe Rogers Nik Scholtz Chris Thiemann Marcel Thiemann Zach Wilder

YR-EXP. So.-1L Fr.-RS Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS

HT 6-5 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-5 5-10 5-11 6-0

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Uppsala, Sweden (Celsiusskolan) Austin, Texas (Westlake) Oslo, Norway (Wang Toppldrett) Stockholm, Sweden (Enskilda Gymnasiet) Schessel, Germany (Humboltschule) Brighton, UK (Varndean College) Caledon, South Africa (Paarl Boys) Lehrte, Germany (Gymnasium Lehrte) Lehrte, Germany (Gymnasium Lehrte) Oxford, Miss. (Oxford)

Pronunciation Guide JOHAN Backstrom ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................YO-HAN Adrian Forberg SKOGENG .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. SKOH-ging William KALLBERG ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................KALL-berg Jonas LUTJEN ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................LOOT-gin Nik SCHOLTZ ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................SH-ultz Chris THIEMANN................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ TEA-man Marcel THIEMANN ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. TEA-man 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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“My years on the Ole Miss team prepared and enabled me for life on the ATP Tour. Coming out of Tupelo, Miss., I was a very good regional player, but didn’t have a lot of national experience. Working with Billy Chadwick and all the other great players on the team while I was there helped to develop my tennis and take my game to the next level. When I was starting on the tour, an Ole Miss alum sponsored me to help kick start my career. Without Ole Miss I never would have had the privilege to play nine years on the ATP Tour. I am extremely happy to this day that I made the decision to stay in Mississippi and play for Ole Miss.”

- Dave Randall

1999 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Tennis Director/Head Pro - River Hills Club (Jackson, Miss.)

“My time on the team at Ole Miss was the best. The combination of playing tennis and studying at a top university has served me well. Not only did it get me ready for the pro circuit, the skills I learned have enabled me to play tennis full time while pursuing my business opportunities. Thank you Coach Chadwick, and go Rebs!”

- Mahesh Bhupathi

1995 NCAA Doubles Champion 11-Time Grand Slam Champion

“I am fortunate to have been successful in my business career. I attribute this in part to my experience as a team member of the 1955-59 Ole Miss Tennis Team. Being part of an athletic team develops social skills and personal friendships that remain with you throughout your life. It has been my experience that individuals who played team sports in college had an edge over those who did not when competing as employees.”

“Ole Miss and the opportunity to play SEC tennis shaped my life for the years to come. In 1974 we had one of the best teams in the history of Ole Miss tennis. It was great fun, but it was the challenges that I remember best. To be tested on the court and find purpose and resolve is a lesson learned, and it has indeed been instrumental to my success in business.”

- WILL GALTNEY

- LOUIS BRANDT

2006 Ole Miss Hall of Fame Inductee Chairman of Galtney Enterprises, Cedar Equities and Oxford Insurance Services

1993 Ole Miss Hall of Fame Inductee Managing General Partner of Brandt Interests, Ltd., President of Montana Capital, Ltd., and President of B.M.A., Ltd.

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In 2011 the Rebels earned the prestigious ITA All-Academic Team Award for the sixth time. The award goes to teams who achieve at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Ole Miss student-athletes not only have the opportunity to play in one of the best conferences in the nation, they also attend a university that is world-renowned for its academics. The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support has made great strides in improving the environment for Ole Miss student-athletes. Numerous full-time academic counselors, learning specialists and tutors, and the $5 million FedEx Academic Support Center, completed in May 2007, provides the perfect environment for learning. Last year, the Rebels earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award for the sixth time. The award is given to teams who achieve at least a 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The team also earned the Chancellor’s Cup for the eighth straight year as the men’s varsity team at Ole Miss with the highest GPA. Adrian Forberg Skogeng was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District First Team and joined Chris Thiemann and Marcel Thiemann as ITA Scholar-Athletes. Senior Kalle Norberg graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Hospitality Management. With Ole Miss athletics taking its place among the best in the nation, the Student-Athlete Academic Support staff hopes that Ole Miss graduates of today have a great impact in the future of tomorrow.

SENIOR KALLE NORBERG

who graduated in May, was one of six Rebels named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011.

THE REBELS

received the Chancellor’s Cup for the eighth year in a row in 2011. In fact, the Rebels have earned the Chancellor’s Cup every year since it’s inception.

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2009 AND 2010 COTTON BOWL CHAMPIONS

MIKE WALLACE

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLV Led NFL with seven 100-yard games in 2010

BRITTNEY REESE

3-time defending world long jump champion 2008 Olympian

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CHRIS COGHLAN

Florida Marlins 2009 NL Rookie of the Year

JONATHAN RANDOLPH

RICKY ROBERTSON

2010 All-American Men & Women advanced to 2011 NCAAs

4-time All-American 4-time SEC high jump champion

OLE MISS IN 2010-11 16 All-America selections 28 All-Conference selections 135 Academic All-Conference selections

26 National academic honorees 8 Postseason team participants 7 Professional draft picks

MARCEL THIEMANN

REGINA THOMAS

ARMINTIE PRICE

CHRIS WARREN

2010 All-American Led team to 2010 NCAAs

2011 All-American Men & Women advanced to 2011 NCAAs

2007 WNBA Rookie of the Year Helped lead team two WNBA Finals

2-time All-SEC 2011 NCAA free throw champion

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Log on to OleMiss.edu to find out everything that’s happening at the University of Mississippi.

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Ole Miss was the center of worldwide attention as the host of the first presidential debate of 2008 between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, held Sept. 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on campus.

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Regarded as one of the world’s top sporting traditions, tailgating on football Saturdays at Ole Miss is one of those activities that every sports fan should take the opportunity to indulge in at some point in their life. Ten acres of lush green grass, watched over by majestic oak trees in the middle of the Ole Miss campus, are transformed from a tranquil picnic spot into tailgating paradise when thousands of football fans crowd into every corner of the land. Weaving through the myriad of red and blue tents, one is bound to encounter a few of the most extravagant set-ups in all of tailgating fine china, chandeliers, big-screen satellite TVs. Of course, many tents are a bit simpler, but the unique atmosphere still encourages sundresses and high heels for the ladies and coats and ties for the men. Food and drink are abundant. “Hotty Toddy” can always be heard chanted among the trees. Champions walk through it. There is nowhere else like it. It is ... The Grove.

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Nation’s No. 1 Tailgating School (Sports Illustrated)

Nation’s No. 2 College Football Tailgating Spot (ESPN)

“The Holy Grail of tailgating sites” (The Sporting News)

“The mother and mistress of outdoor ritual mayhem” (New York Times)

“The mecca of tailgating in American sports” (Columbia Missourian)

“In Oxford lies the most magical place on all of God’s green, football-playing Earth: the Grove.” (SI on Campus)

“I still remember the first time I came here on my official visit. Walking through The Grove, the whole atmosphere was just UNBELIEVABLE.” - Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker

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“I can say in definitive terms that there isn’t a better place to spend a college football Saturday than at The Grove, followed by an SEC battle at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.” - Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN

Log on to OleMissSports.com for “Tailgating Tips” and a complete history of Grove traditions.

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ANNUAL DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL

No. 1 Most Beautiful Campus (Newsweek) Top 6 College Towns in America (USA Today) 100 Best Small Towns (USA Today) Top 100 Places to Live (Money Magazine) No. 15 Fastest-Growing Small Town (Forbes)

“I wish everybody could come here. I feel sorry for the people that have never been to Oxford, Mississippi. They don’t know what they’re missing.” - Eli Manning

Oxford’s thriving music scene has recently welcomed such acts as American Idol winner David Cook, Vince Gill, B.B. King, Soulja Boy, Three 6 Mafia and Wilco. Artists that have recorded at local Sweet Tea Studios include the Counting Crows, Gavin DeGraw, Ben Folds, the Hives, Jars of Clay and Modest Mouse. Oxford’s Lyric was recently named one of the top 100 music club venues in the world by Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade publication.

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Celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson and Faith Hill regularly visit Oxford for charity events and performances.

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SEC ... THE NATION’S TOP TENNIS CONFERENCE SEC IN 2011 • 6 teams ranked in the final ITA Top 25

• 6 NCAA team championships since 1985 • 14 NCAA runner-up teams since 1988 • 11 consecutive years with a team in national semifinals (1993-2003)

• 9 teams qualified for the NCAA Championships with Georgia defeating Tennessee to advance to the Final Four

• 17 NCAA singles champions, including Ole Miss’ Devin Britton in 2009.

• NCAA Singles Runner-up, while Ole Miss’ Marcel Thiemann reached the quarterfinals for the second year in a row

• 5 NCAA doubles titles, including Rebel duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh in 1995

• NCAA Doubles semifinalist

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One of the Ole Miss men’s tennis team’s main community service projects is helping out with the tennis portion of Special Olympics each year.

SEC MEN’S TENNIS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS Claes Lindholm, 2004 Catalin Gard, 2005 Juan Pablo Di Cesare, 2006 Erling Tveit, 2007 Erling Tveit, 2008 Devin Britton, 2009 Kalle Norberg, 2010 Kalle Norberg, 2011

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COACHING STAFF

BILLY CHADWICK HEAD COACH | 30th SEASON | BELHAVEN COLLEGE | 1974 2009 USPTA National College Coach of the Year Three-time SEC Coach of the Year Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame Billy Chadwick, who begins his 30th season with the Rebel men’s tennis program, ranks as one of the top collegiate head coaches and is recognized as one of the most successful head coaches in the history of Ole Miss sports. For his contributions to the world of tennis as both a player and a coach, Chadwick was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in July of 2006. In January of 2011, Chadwick was inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame. With his fifth SEC Championship in 2009, Chadwick now trails only legendary Ole Miss football coach John Vaught in SEC titles won. Vaught won six conference titles in 1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962 and 1963. A Mississippi native, Chadwick is one of only 10 active Division I men’s tennis coaches to have led a team to the NCAA Championship Finals. Furthermore, he is one of only five active Division I coaches to have taken his team to three or more NCAA Final Fours. In his tenure at Ole Miss, he has led the Rebels to the NCAA Championships 20 times, and the Rebels have become a mainstay among the elite teams in the national rankings. 16 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

Chadwick began his coaching career at Ole Miss as the women’s tennis coach, laying the foundation for the excellent team they have today. In 1982, he led the Lady Rebels to the SEC finals, AIAW Nationals and the program’s first top 20 national ranking. In 1983, he took over the men’s program, that at the time was last in the conference. In 29 years at the helm, the program has grown to unprecedented heights, winning SEC and NCAA Championships. The 2011 season saw the Rebels earn the program’s 18th consecutive NCAA appearance. Marcel Thiemann reached the NCAA singles quarterfinals for the second year in a row and earned All-America honors again. Tucker Vorster joined Thiemann on the All-SEC Team again. Chadwdick did perhaps his finest coaching job in 2010 as the Rebels lost four starters from the 2009 SEC Champion squad, including NCAA Champion Devin Britton. Furthermore, senior Kalle Norberg was lost for the year with an injury. The Rebels captured their ninth consecutive SEC West Championship, advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, made their 17th straight NCAA appear-

REBEL NUMBER ONES

The Rebels have had seven players ranked No. 1 in the nation in either singles or doubles since 1995. ance and ended the year ranked No. 19 nationally. Individually, Marcel Thiemann became the 25th All-American reaching the NCAA singles quarterfinals. The 2009 season was a remarkable year for the Rebels on and off the hard courts. Ole Miss won the overall SEC Championship after going undefeated, repeated as SEC Tournament Champion and won its eighth straight SEC West title. The Rebels finished the year ranked No. 4 in the nation, advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight. Mississippi native Devin Britton became the youngest player ever and the first Ole Miss player to win the NCAA Singles Championship. Individual honors included three All-Americans and five All-SEC selections. Chadwick was named the USPTA National College Coach of the Year and earned his third SEC Coach of the Year honor. Off the court, Bram ten Berge was named the Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-

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COACHING STAFF NCAA Doubles Championship. The Rebels built on the momentum, winning the program’s first ever SEC Championship in 1996. The 1997 team became the second Rebel squad to advance to the NCAA Final Four and repeated as SEC Champions. Ole Miss closed out the 20th century with an outstanding year in 1999, capturing the SEC regular season title, advancing to the NCAA Final Four for the third time, and ending the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. The 21st century has seen the Rebels maintain their excellence on and off the court. Chadwick marked his Coach Chadwick gets a Gatorade bath after capturing his 600th career coaching 20th year with the program in 2002, as victory with the Rebels’ win over Mississippi State April 17, 2010. the Rebels captured the SEC Western Division title and advanced to the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen.” The following year Athlete of the Year as the top male student-athlete in the (2003), the Rebels repeated as SEC West Champions and entire conference. He also received an NCAA Postgraduadvanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. ate Scholarship. In 2004, the Rebels captured the overall SEC ChamIn 2008, the Rebels won the SEC West title and captured the SEC Tournament Championship. A record pionship and won their third consecutive SEC Western five Rebels were named to the All-SEC team. Ole Miss Division title. The Rebels enjoyed one of the finest campaigns in advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the eighth time and ended the year ranked No. 6 in the nation. Erling Tveit the history of Ole Miss sports in 2005, advancing to the and Jonas Berg teamed up to advance to the finals of NCAA Final Four, capturing the overall SEC Championship the NCAA Doubles Championship, while teammates Bram for the second straight year as well as the SEC West title. ten Berge and Matthias Wellermann reached the semifi- The Rebels ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation, nals. All four earned All-America honors. Off the court, marking the sixth top-five finish in 10 years. Catalin Gard the Rebels received the ITA All-Academic Team Award spent 24 weeks at No.1 in the nation in singles and be(awarded to teams with a cumulative grade point average came the second Rebel to earn All-America honors three of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the second year in a years, finishing with 112 career victories. Gard was joined row. Ole Miss was one of only two teams to finish the sea- on the All-SEC team by Erling Tveit and Karim Alayli. The 2006 season saw the Rebels advance to the son ranked among the top 10 and receive this distinction. In 2007, the Rebels advanced to the NCAA Final 16 NCAA “Sweet Sixteen.” The team captured its fifth conand ended the season ranked No. 7 in the nation. The secutive SEC Western Division Championship, finished team captured the SEC West title, finished second over- second in the overall SEC standings and advanced to the all in the conference standings and advanced to the SEC SEC Tournament final for the third time. Erling Tveit, an Tournament final. Erling Tveit, Eric Claesson and Robbye NCAA singles semifinalist, and Eric Claesson, earned AllPoole earned All-America honors. Tveit and Poole were America as well as All-SEC first team honors. Bram ten joined on the All-SEC team by Jonas Berg and Kalle Nor- Berge was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, berg. Off the court, the Rebels earned the prestigious and Juan Pablo Di Cesare was a recipient of an SEC ComITA All-Academic Team Award. The Rebels were the only munity Service Postgraduate Scholarship. Both ten Berge team in Division I men’s tennis to finish the 2007 season and Di Cesare were named to the All-SEC second team. Chadwick received SEC Coach of the Year honors in ranked among the top 10 nationally and earn this distinc1996, 2004 and 2009, and was selected ITA Southeast tion. Furthermore, they were one of only two teams in the Region Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2008. He was also top 20 (along with Duke) to achieve this accomplishment. Chadwick has taken the Rebels to one of the coun- selected USPTA Southern Division Coach of the Year in try’s top programs, and 1995 will be remembered as the 1995, 2002 and 2004 and Mississippi Tennis Association benchmark year for the Rebels when they advanced to the Coach of the Year in 1994, 1995 and 1997. While Chadwick’s teams have ranked among the finals of the NCAA Team Championships and claimed the nation’s elite, they have been just as impressive off the court. The Rebels have REBEL MEN’S COACHING RECORDS been named an ITA All-Academic Team six times, most recently in YEAR HEAD COACH RECORD PCT. 2011. The Award is giv1947-56 Wobble Davidson 51-44-2 .537 en to teams with a 3.2 1957-71 John Cain 126-106-1 .543 cumulative grade point 1972-74 Mack Cameron 45-30 .600 average or above on a 1975-76 Junie Hovious 49-25 .662 4.0 scale. In 2010, the 1977-81 Russell Blair 88-77 .533 Rebels won the Chancel1983-Present Billy Chadwick 509-230 .689 lor’s Cup for the eighth 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

BILLY CHADWICK PERSONAL • Married to the former Julie Carr • Has two sons, William Lyon, Jr., and Michael Carr • Overall coaching record of 616-280/33 Years • Rebel men’s coaching record of 509-230/29 Years EDUCATION • Belhaven College, 1974 • MBA - The University of Mississippi, 1981 PLAYING EXPERIENCE • Four-year letterwinner at Belhaven College • Participated in ITF/ATP Satellite events in the United States, Canada and Europe • Led team to a national ranking of No. 4 • Mississippi High School Singles Champion COACHING EXPERIENCE • 1979-86: Ole Miss Women’s Head Coach • 1983-Present: Ole Miss Men’s Head Coach COACHING HONORS • 2009 USPTA National College Coach of the Year • 1996, 2004, 2009 SEC Coach of the Year • 1996, 2008 ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year • Inducted into Belhaven College Hall of Fame - 2000 • Inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame - 2006 • Inducted into Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame - 2011 COACHING MILESTONES • NCAA Team Championship Final • Four-time NCAA Team Final Four • Nine-time NCAA Elite Eight • 15-time NCAA Sweet Sixteen • 15 SEC team titles • Seven top five national finishes • 14 of the last 17 years top 10 national finish • Nationally ranked in the Top 25 23 of last 24 years • Seven No. 1 ranked players • NCAA Singles Champion in 2009 • NCAA Doubles Champions in 1995 • Recorded 600th overall career victory in 2010 • Notched 500th career victory with the Rebel men in 2011

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COACHING STAFF year in a row. The cup is awarded each year to the men’s and women’s varsity sports with the highest cumulative grade point average. Individually, the Rebels have had four national CoSIDA Academic AllAmericans and numerous ITA Scholar-Athletes. Bram ten Berge became the second Rebel to win an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, joining former AllAmerican Alex Hartman, who received one in 2003. The Rebel mentor has coached 66 All-SEC picks, 88 Academic All-SEC honorees, 25 All-Americans and 25 Academic All-Americans. Chadwick served as tournament director for the Boys’ 18 National Interscholastic Championships, the only USTA national junior tournament held in Mississippi from 1993-97. He also served as tournament director for the 1993 and 1994 SkyTel National Collegiate Clay Court Championships, once part of the Collegiate Grand Slam and the largest ITA tournament that combined both men and women. He also served as Intersectional Coach for the Southern Tennis Association, leading his team to a National Championship in 1988. Chadwick holds a Masters in Business Administration (1981) from the University of Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree in business from Belhaven College in 1974, where he was a four-year letterwinner in tennis. In 2000, Chadwick was inducted into the Belhaven Hall of Fame. In 1970, Head coach Billy Chadwick was inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011 along with Steve he was the Mississippi High School Singles Champion. Following graduation from college, Chadwick participated in ITF/ATP Pennington (middle). Former ATP Tour professional MaliVai Washington was a special guest at the banquet. Satellite events in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is married to the former Julie Carr of Brookhaven, Miss. They have two sons, William Lyon, Jr., and Michael Carr. Chadwick has served as an Elder for the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford.

REBELS IN THE PROS DEVIN BRITTON

ROBBYE POOLE CATALIN GARD MAHESH BHUPATHI 18 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

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THE CHADWICK ERA  Accomplishments at The University of Mississippi 1982 1984 1986 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1994

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First Ole Miss women’s team to be nationally ranked AIAW Nationals - Seventh place SEC Women’s Team Finals First Ole Miss men’s team to be nationally ranked SEC Singles Champion NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” National Sportsmanship Award winner National Team Indoor - Ninth place National Clay Court Champion NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” NCAA Singles Semifinalist SEC Doubles Champions MTA Coach-of-the-Year NCAA Team - Finalist NCAA Doubles Champions SEC Singles Champion MTA Coach-of-the-Year SEC Player-of-the-Year NCAA Team - Elite Eight SEC Team Champions NCAA Singles Semifinalist SEC Singles Champion SEC Player-of-the-Year SEC Coach-of-the-Year ITA Region III Coach-of-the-Year NCAA Team - Final Four NCAA Singles Semifinals SEC Team Champions SEC Tournament Champions Blue/Gray National Champions MTA Coach-of-the-Year ITA All-Academic Team Award GTE/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American NCAA - Elite Eight SEC Singles Champion GTE/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American NCAA Team - Final Four SEC Regular Season Champions NCAA Team NCAA Doubles Semifinalists ITA All-Academic Team Award NCAA Team NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” SEC Western Division Champion ITA Scholar-Athletes NCAA Team - Elite Eight SEC Western Division Champions NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete Award finalist ITA Scholar-Athletes NCAA Team SEC Overall Champion SEC Western Division Champion SEC Player of the Year SEC Coach of the Year ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup

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NCAA Team - Final Four SEC Overall Champion SEC Western Division Champion ITA All-Academic Team Award ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” SEC Western Division Champion NCAA Singles Semifinalist SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team - “Sweet Sixteen” SEC Western Division Champion ITA All-Academic Team ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team - Elite Eight SEC Western Division Champions SEC Tournament Champions NCAA Doubles Finalist ITA All-Academic Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team - Elite Eight NCAA Singles Champion SEC Overall Champions SEC Tournament Champions SEC Western Divsion Champions Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American ITA Scholar-Athlete Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team NCAA Singles Quarterfinalist ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup NCAA Team NCAA Singles Quarterfinalist ITA Scholar-Athletes Chancellor’s Cup ********************************************* 25 All-Americans 66 All-SEC selections 66 NCAA qualifiers Six SEC individual champions Seven Players Ranked No. 1 in the nation Six ITA Collegiate All-Star Team members 88 Academic All-SEC selections 25 Academic All-Americans

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TOBY HANSSON EDUCATION • SMU, 2000 • MA - Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden), 2006

TOBY HANSSON

PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1997-2000, SMU • Played professionally on the ATP Tour in Europe, North and Central America and Asia

ASSISTANT COACH | ALL-AMERICAN AT SMU SIXTH YEAR

COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2007-Present: Assistant Coach, Ole Miss • 2005: Assistant Coach, Texas Tech COACHING HONORS • 2010 ITA Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year

2010 ITA SOUTHERN REGION ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR Not only is Toby Hansson an accomplished player, straight SEC West title. The Rebels ended the year ranked but he is one of the top young coaches in the United No. 4 in the nation. A finalist for the ITA Southeast ReStates. gion Assistant Coach of the Year, Hansson coached NCAA Now in his sixth year with the Rebels, Hansson has Singles Champion Devin Britton, and Jonas Berg and Bram helped the Rebels maintain their tradition of excellence on ten Berge, who spent 14 weeks at No. 1 in the nation. the court and continue bringing in top-notch talent to the In his second season (2008), Hansson helped guide program. the Rebels to the SEC West title, the SEC Tournament Last year, Hansson helped coach the Rebels to their Championship, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national 18th consecutive NCAA appearranking of No. 6. ance. Marcel Thiemann advanced Hansson helped coach four to the NCAA quarterfinals for the Rebels to All-America honors and “Toby is simply one of second straight year and teamed five players to All-SEC honors. He the top tennis coaches in coached Erling Tveit and Jonas with his brother, Chris, to end the year ranked No. 11 in doubles. Berg, who advanced to the NCAA the country.” In 2010, Hansson helped Doubles Championship Final as well coach Ole Miss to its ninth conas Semifinalists Bram ten Berge secutive SEC West title and 17th -- Head Coach and Matthias Wellermann. straight NCAA appearance. Marcel his first season with the RebBilly Chadwick elsIn (2007), Thiemann advanced to the NCAA Hansson helped guide singles quarterfinals and became the team to the SEC West title, the the 25th All-American in the hisNCAA “Sweet Sixteen” and a final tory of the program. Hansson coached Marcel and his national ranking of No. 7. He helped coach three players brother, Chris, to a top 10 national doubles ranking and a to All-America honors and four to All-SEC accolades. 10-1 record in the SEC at No. 1. For his achievements, Hansson, a native of Bjärred, Sweden, was an asHansson was honored as the ITA Southern Region Assis- sistant coach at Texas Tech in 2004-05, where he helped tant Coach of the Year. lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA Final 16 and their best In 2009, Hansson helped direct the Rebels to the season ever. The team finished with a 25-4 record, and SEC regular season championship, their second con- was ranked as high as No. 9 in the country at one point secutive SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth during the year. 20 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

PLAYING HONORS • All-American in singles and doubles • 2000 WAC Player of the Year • Ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in doubles and No. 13 in singles • Captain of the SMU team in 2000 • Led Mustangs to two WAC Championships • Led SMU to three straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances • Led SMU to two top-15 national finishes Prior to his stint at Texas Tech, Hansson played professionally on the ATP Tour in Europe, North and Central America and Asia. One of the top collegiate players during his career at SMU, Hansson earned All-America honors in singles and doubles. As captain of the team in 2000, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and first team all-conference for both singles and doubles. During his career, Hansson was ranked as high as No. 2 in the country in doubles and No. 13 in singles for the Mustangs. He led the Mustangs to two WAC championships, three consecutive NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” appearances and two top-15 national finishes. Hansson graduated from SMU in 2000 with a B.A. in International Studies. He received his masters in International Studies from Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, in June of 2006.

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Lynnette

Johnson Executive Associate Athletics Director

Lynnette Johnson is in her 22nd year overall with Ole Miss Athletics. Currently, she is in her 13th year as a Sport Administrator and Senior Woman Administrator. She is the Sport Administrator for eight intercollegiate programs, which include: soccer, volleyball, rifle, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf and tennis. She also handles multiple internal and external operations involving all sports programs and several departments. During her first nine years, Johnson was a member of the Sports Medicine staff. She became the first female head athletic trainer in the Southeastern Conference in 1997. During her 13 years as a sport administrator, the programs that she has worked with have been very successful. Collectively, they have won three SEC Regular Season titles, 14 Western Division titles, three SEC Tournament titles and made over 30 NCAA tournament appearances; which include several Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four appearances. Individual student-athlete accomplishments have been just as impressive with multiple All-America honors, SEC Champions, NCAA Champions and two Olympians. Johnson is also responsible for coordinating and bidding all NCAA and SEC postsea-

Sheila Padgett Assistant Director for Academic Support

Kim Ling Associate Media Relations Director

son events held on campus. Ole Miss has hosted SEC men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, cross country, softball and soccer and is scheduled to host the SEC Women’s Tennis Championship in April 2012. The NCAA has also found a home at Ole Miss, hosting men’s and women’s tennis regionals, five baseball regionals and three baseball super regionals. Academically, the teams are excelling in the classroom as well; putting up high graduation rates, multiple Academic All-America honors and Taylor Medalists, as well as the first athlete to be inducted into the school’s Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society chapter. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native is a 1988 graduate of East Carolina University and a 1990 graduate of Ole Miss with a master’s degree in Education. She is married to Tal Johnson and the couple has two daughters, Alexandria and Samantha.

John Simmons Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Barbara Hoggard Senior Staff Assistant

Alicia Meredith Event Management Coordinator

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to advance the University’s role as a major comprehensive institution of higher learning dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The Department will produce competitive and entertaining athletic teams, by recruiting qualified student-athletes, coaches and staff from diverse backgrounds, providing equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity or gender. The Department will prepare student-athletes to be productive members of society by assisting in their development of academic, athletic, social, and leadership skills within an environment which fosters integrity, sportsmanship, and emotional, physical, and mental well being. Operating within the principles of sound fiscal management, the Department will sponsor athletic teams which reflect the interest of the citizens of Mississippi and promote enthusiasm, financial support, cohesiveness, and loyalty within the University community. Demonstrating leadership in all decisions which impact the University, the Southeastern Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletics Association, the Department will conduct itself in an ethical and honest manner. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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DR. DANIEL W. JONES | CHANCELLOR

PETE BOONE | ATHLETICS DIRECTOR

From an early age, Dr. Daniel W. Jones knew his career aspirations revolved around medicine and leadership. And while a physician leading a comprehensive university isn’t a common arrangement, Jones’ appointment as the 16th chancellor of the University of Mississippi is no surprise to anyone familiar with his record of leadership and achievements at the UM Medical Center in Jackson and the American Heart Association. Jones became chancellor on July 1, 2009, and oversees the campuses in Oxford, Jackson, Southaven, Tupelo and Grenada. Vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine since 2003, Jones served as the Medical Center’s chief executive officer, overseeing five schools and the health system. Under his leadership, UMMC restructured its clinical enterprise to create a more agile, market-responsive organization focused on quality, efficiency and clinical leadership. The work resulted in a turnaround in financial performance and selection as one of the Thomson Top 100 Hospitals in America. Jones’ leadership team also expanded the Medical Center’s commitment to minority scholarships, rural medicine and the elimination of health disparities. Enrollment of underrepresented medical students increased 80 percent in five years. They also led a campaign that raised $53 million, expanded the medical school’s class size from 100 students to 120 students per class and reorganized the medical faculty clinical practice plan from 17 individual practice groups to a single, unified one, facilitating more efficient management and improved patient care. Under his watch, the Medical Center’s research enterprise has been reinvigorated with completion of the Arthur C. Guyton Research Center, acquisition of funding for a research park and increased research funding. A native Mississippian, Jones graduated from Mississippi College in 1971, earned his M.D. in 1975 at UMMC and completed his residency in internal medicine there in 1978. He had a private practice in Laurel, then went to Korea as a medical missionary in 1985. He returned to the UM Medical Center as a faculty member in 1992 and was named the school’s Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine in 1998. He directed the hypertension division and led many clinical studies funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of health. He played a crucial role in the acquisition of funding from NHLBI to create the Jackson Heart Study and was its first principal investigator. As the only large scale study of cardiovascular risk factors in African-Americans, Jones had to overcome the understandable reluctance of African Americans to participate in research and to build consensus among the three participating institutions - Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and UMMC. Neither had ever collaborated in such a massive undertaking. The new chancellor began volunteering for the American Heart Association 20 years ago and became its national president in 2007-2008. He was one of the early voices in AHA leadership to call attention to the growing problem of childhood obesity and heart disease in women. He was AHA’s national spokesperson on high blood pressure. Jones is married to Lydia Channell Jones, also a Mississippi College graduate. They have two children, Jennifer Jones Flechas of Oxford and Jason Jones of Clinton.

In his 13 years as the University of Mississippi’s Director of Athletics, Pete Boone has overseen dramatic facility improvements across the athletics department, allowing Ole Miss student-athletes and teams to compete at the highest levels in the nation’s most competitive conference. Boone’s personal relationship with Ole Miss runs deep, beginning in 1968 when the Grenada, Miss., native first stepped on the Oxford campus as a center on the Rebel football team, playing first for legendary coach John Vaught and then coach Billy Kinard as he earned three letters (1970-72). During Boone’s 13 years as Director of Athletics, Ole Miss has experienced continued growth from adding sports to his overseeing in excess of $140 million in athletics improvements. A number of projects are currently in the final planning stages or recently completed as Ole Miss continues to meet the challenges of the 21st century both on and off the field of competition. Drawing to a conclusion is a $3 million renovation of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center, site of many men’s and women’s NCAA Regionals and host of the 2012 Women’s SEC Tournament. Several major projects are on the horizon with the launching of the Forward Together campaign that includes plans for a new arena, a north end zone expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and other projects. Under Boone’s watch, the athletics department remains committed to young men and women student-athletes and their parents, promising to provide a positive environment of support to help them achieve their maximum potential in their academic and athletic pursuits. The FedEx StudentAthlete Academic Support Center’s front-line technology and classroom environment provide Ole Miss student-athletes one of the best learning environments in the country. While Boone’s focus has been to provide student-athletes, coaches and administrative staff with every opportunity to succeed, he has represented Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference on a number of regional and national committees. In August of 2008, Boone was elected Chairman of the SEC Athletics Directors Committee. Boone, a 1972 graduate of Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance, is married to the former Scottye Howard of Grenada. The couple has two sons, Taylor and Lexie. Taylor is married to the former Laurel Joachim of Atlanta, Ga. Taylor and Laurel have two future Ole Miss Rebels -- a son, Morgan (9) and a daughter, Pharis Louise (4). Lexie is married to the former Kim Deuel of Binghamton, N.Y.

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Ole Miss head coach Billy Chadwick has been looking forward to the 2012 season since last year and with good reason. The Rebels boast a talented lineup that he says has an opportunity to put Ole Miss back in the thick of the SEC race and the national spotlight. “Our goals are to win a championship, and to do that, we’ve got to get up in the top five. If you look at the SEC, we’ve got four teams in the top 10 in the country and eight teams in the top 30. It’s really loaded. Not any different than it’s always been,” Chadwick said. “We’ve got a lot of experience back from last year’s team and we have a couple of newcomers who are really going to make a big difference. We feel like we’re going to be right in the thick of things.” The Rebels return five of the top seven from last year led by the senior twin duo of Marcel Thiemann and Chris Thiemann. Joining them are veterans Adrian Forberg Skogeng Jonas Lutjen and Johan Backstrom. Leading the list of highly touted freshmen is South African Nik Scholtz and Sweden’s William Kallberg. England’s Joe Rogers and Oxford native Zach Wilder round out the team. In the team’s final individual tournament of the season, the SEC Indoor Championships, the Rebels showed they will be a team to contend with this year in the SEC as well as on the national level. The Thiemann’s captured the doubles title, while Scholtz joined Lutjen in the semifinals of singles. Kallberg reached the quarterfinals including a win over the nation’s No.3 ranked player. During the Thiemann’s career at Ole Miss, the Rebels have won the SEC Championship, the SEC Tournament Championship and two SEC West titles. Together, they form one of the top doubles teams in the nation. They are both excited about the season and looking forward to

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hoisting more trophies. “We want to win the NCAA Championship,” Marcel said. “And, we want to win another SEC Championship and SEC Tournament title,” Chris added. Marcel Thiemann has established himself as one of the top players in the SEC and the nation. The two-time All-American reached the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals in 2011 for the second year in a row and was named the ITA Southern Region Player to Watch. Steady as a rock, Chris Thiemann has clinched many big wins for the Rebels including the SEC West Championship victory against Alabama in 2010 and last year's win over Florida on the road. “Marcel and Chris have both been on an SEC Championship team. They’ve been ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in doubles. They’ve participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship, as well as Marcel making the NCAA final eight two years in a row in singles. They know what it’s all about. We are going to be relying heavily on their senior leadership,” said Chadwick, the dean of SEC coaches now in his 30th year with the men’s team. One of the most improved players in the SEC, junior Jonas Lutjen has experience playing in the top half of the lineup the last two years and this past fall, reached the finals of the ITA Southern Region. “He is playing lights out. He’s going to be one of those secret weapons,” said Chadwick of Lutjen. He’s played three for us and been very successful, but now he could be the top player at his position in the league.” Another player who has made tremendous strides since last year is sophomore Johan Backstrom. The Swede gained valuable experience as a freshman in 2010 and proved in the fall, that he is ready to take his game to the next level teaming with Lutjen to capture the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title as well posting a 7-3 re-

Adrian Forberg Skogeng

Jonas Lutjen

cord in singles. “Johan is one of the most improved players on the team and he showed that with his results in the fall. We expect him to have a big year for us in both singles and doubles,” Chadwick said. Another returning player who gives the Rebels added depth is junior Adrian Forberg Skogeng, who has provided some clinching wins during his career. “Adrian is an outstanding competitor who works hard. He has provided us with some key wins, and we look for him to provide leadership,” Chadwick said. Chadwick loves to talk about the influx of talented freshmen who have joined the team and says fans can expect them to make an immediate impact. As evidenced by his performance at the SEC Indoor, Nik Scholtz, who earned a No. 5 ranking in the ITA Newcomers National Rankings at the start of the year, is going to be one of the top players in the conference. He was the No. 1 ranked junior in South Africa and achieved a career high of No. 22 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Junior Rankings. Scholtz also earned a career-high No. 6 ranking in the South African men’s rankings. “Nik is one of the top prospects in the country. He’s very talented and an impact player who is going to come in and help us in singles and doubles,” Chadwick said. “He’s got the ability to position himself as one of the top players in the conference. He’s got good size, a great serve and great mobility. He has the intangibles. He loves to compete and he’s a winner.” Joe Rogers was here in the fall and is an accomplished player who will help bolster the future of the team on and off the courts. “Joe is an excellent tennis player as well as an excellent student,” Chadwick said. “By coincidence, his

Nik Scholtz

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father had attended the Faulkner Conference and had a very favorable opinion of Oxford and the University. This, along with our excellent program, definitely helped shape his decision to play tennis at Ole Miss.” Less than a week after joining the team, William Kallberg made headlines around the league with his play at the SEC Indoor. One of the top junior players in Sweden, Kallberg made it to the quarterfinals of the Swedish National Championships. “We’re very excited William has joined our program,” Chadwick said. “He’s an excellent student as well as tennis player. He possesses a big serve and big forehand and has lots of potential.” Zach Wilder rounds out the freshmen class. The four-time Mississippi State Champion will likely redshirt this year, but Chadwick is excited about his future with the program. “Zach is doing great. We knew coming in that we would probably redshirt him and that’s the plan we’re going to stick with. He has a big future ahead of him. He’s really talented. For him to be able to practice with the guys every day and get that quality of practice in is a big plus. His dad (former All-American at Alabama) and [high school coach] Louis Nash have done a great job with him. He’s getting much stronger from his work in the weight room too.” Not only are the prospects for the team a reason for excitement in 2012, but the renovation/expansion of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center is slated to be finished in February. Through the generosity of former player Will Galtney, the tennis center is nearing completion on major improvements to what is already considered one of the nation’s finest facilities. In recognition of his donation, the courts will be named the William F. Galtney Jr., Tennis

Courts. Improvements to the tennis center include the addition of more spectator seating and enhancements to the locker rooms, study areas and coaches’ offices. “The new facility is something that all of Ole Miss will be really proud of. We did a lot of work in making sure that we were able to keep that feel of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center as far as being so fan friendly,” Chadwick said. “The improvements will have a huge impact on the day-to-day experience of the student-athlete. We will have a team meeting room, a place where they can lounge, do homework and hang out at the tennis center. It will be one of the finest in the country. “The Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center is one of the prettiest settings in the nation. It’s located in the heart of campus and surrounded by beautiful magnolia trees. People are going to appreciate the additional roof-top viewing opportunities on the left and the right side of the main stadium.” Highlighted by six Southeastern Conference matches and one against 2011 NCAA Finalist Virginia, Ole Miss will play nine home matches in 2012 including eight at the newly expanded Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. The Rebels begin the season Jan. 26 hosting Southern Miss at the Gillom Sports Center. Participating in the ITA Kickoff Weekend for the fourth year in a row, the Rebels will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to face Oklahoma, who began the spring ranked No. 18 in the nation. Tennessee and Michigan State make up the rest of the four-team regional with the winner advancing to the National Team Indoor Feb. 17-20 in Charlottesville, Va. “We get started early with a challenging first round match against No.18 Oklahoma. Many people feel they’re

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Zach Wilder

a top 10 team. It’s a great opportunity for us.” The annual River Hills Mississippi Cup against Mississippi State takes place on Feb. 9 in Jackson, Miss. Ole Miss has won 12 straight in that annual battle at River Hills Tennis Club. The Rebels will kick off the outdoor season Feb. 28 with a match against Memphis. Southeastern Conference play begins the first weekend in March with the Rebels hosting Auburn (March 2) and Alabama (March 4). Ole Miss will welcome last year’s NCAA Runner-up, Virginia on March 7. “This is one of the biggest non-conference matches around the country, and we’re excited the match will be played in Oxford,” Chadwick said. Following the Virginia match, the Rebels will hit the road for a pair of matches against SEC East foes Tennessee (March 9) and Georgia (March 11). The Rebels will play at South Carolina on March 23 before returning home for a big match against Florida on March 25. Arkansas comes to town on March 30, while LSU visits on April 1. The Rebels’ final road trip includes matches at Vanderbilt (April 6) and Kentucky (April 8) before returning home to close out the regular season with arch-rival Mississippi State on April 14. The SEC Championship will be in Starkville April 1922. The NCAA first and second rounds take place May 11-12 at 16 different sites, and the NCAA Final 16 returns to Athens, Ga. May 17-22.

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CHRIS

THIEMANN 5-10 | SR-3L | LEHRTE, GERMANY | GYMNASIUM LEHRTE ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL CHANCELLOR’S HONOR ROLL UMAA HONOR ROLL

the SEC Freshman of the Week for the week of April 14 ... Posted a 9-4 overall record, 7-3 in dual matches ... Went 5-0 at No. 6 singles, 3-0 in the SEC ... Won six in a row to end the season ... Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

CHADWICK SAYS: Has become a major contributor in singles and doubles ... Teams with his brother, Marcel, to form one of the top doubles teams in the nation as the duo began the year ranked No. 2 ... Outstanding student. 2010-11 (JUNIOR) Ended the year ranked No. 11 in the nation in doubles ... Participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship for the second year in a row ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th consecutive NCAA appearance ... Posted a 14-6 overall record, 11-5 in dual matches ... Went 6-1 at No. 4 singles ... Finished 6-3 in the SEC ... Teamed with his brother, Marcel, for a 17-12 overall record, 9-9 at No. 1 doubles ... Clinched the win over then No. 8 Florida on the road ... Won six in a row at one point during the season ... Defeated UCLA’s Adrian Puget in straight sets to give the Rebels a 2-1 lead in their NCAA second round match ... Teamed with his brother to win the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title in the fall and advance to the ITA National Indoor Final ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Dean’s Honor Roll in the fall and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the spring ... Posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the spring.

PRIOR TO OLE MISS Achieved a ranking of No. 7 in Germany in 18s and No. 80 in the German men’s rankings ... Reached the semifinals at the German National Championship in 18s and the doubles final in 16s with Marcel ... Winner of the North-German Masters under 21 in 2008 ... Winner at North-German Championship 18s in 2006 ... Finalist at North German Championship 18s in 2007 ... Winner of North-German Championship in 16s in 2005. PERSONAL Born March 23, 1989 ... Son of Martin and Angelika Thiemann ... Majoring in Banking and Finance... Enjoys soccer, music and hanging out with friends ... Favorite tennis player is Nicolas Kiefer.

2009-10 (SOPHOMORE) Ended the year ranked No. 24 in the nation in doubles ... Participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth SEC West Championship ... Helped the Rebels advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the eighth time in the last nine years ... Finished with a 25-9 overall record, 17-4 in dual matches ... Teamed with his brother, Marcel, for a 24-8 overall record, 20-5 in dual matches ... The duo posted a 10-1 record in the SEC at No. 1 doubles ... Clinched six of the Rebels’ wins ... Won a big match at No. 3 singles to clinch the win over Alabama that gave the Rebels’ the SEC West title ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the spring and the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall. SPRING 2009 (FRESHMAN) Won both matches in the NCAA first and second rounds to help the Rebels move onto the round of 16 ... Helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season title and an undefeated league record ... Helped lead the Rebels to their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship ... Helped lead the Rebels to their eighth straight SEC West title ... Named

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OVERALL SINGLES 14-6 25-9 9-4 48-19

DUAL SINGLES 11-5 17-4 7-3 35-12

OVERALL DOUBLES 17-12 24-8 6-3 47-23

DUAL DOUBLES 9-9 20-5 5-2 34-16

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MARCEL THIEMANN

5-11 | SR-3L | LEHRTE, GERMANY | GYMNASIUM LEHRTE ALL-AMERICAN ALL-SEC ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL CHANCELLOR’S HONOR ROLL DEAN’S HONOR ROLL

25 ... Teamed with his brother, Chris, for a 24-8 overall record, 20-5 in dual matches ... The duo went 10-1 in the SEC ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the spring and the UMAA Honor Roll in the fall.

CHADWICK SAYS: One of the nation’s top players in singles and doubles ... Teams with his brother, Chris, to form one of the top doubles teams in the nation as the duo began the year ranked No. 2 ... Began the spring ranked No. 27 in singles ... Outstanding student. 2010-11 (JUNIOR) Earned All-America honors for the second year ... Advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in singles for the second consecutive year ... Also qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship for the second year ... Ended the year ranked No. 29 in the nation in singles and No. 11 in doubles ... Earned All-SEC first team honors for the second time ... Helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Championships for the 18th year in a row ... Posted a huge win over the nation’s then No. 6 ranked player to reach the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals ... Defeated then No. 6 nationally ranked Alexandre Lacroix of Florida, setting up his brother’s match-clinching win at No. 8 Florida ... Posted a 17-13 overall record, 6-5 in the SEC at No. 1 singles ... Teamed with his brother to win the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title in the fall and advance to the ITA National Indoor Final ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Dean’s Honor Roll in the fall and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll in the spring ... Posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring.

SPRING 2009 (FRESHMAN) Helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season title and an undefeated league record ... Went 3-0 to help lead the Rebels to their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship ... Helped lead the Rebels to their eighth straight SEC West title ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice ... Posted a 17-5 overall record, 16-4 in dual matches ... Clinched five wins ... Clinched the win over LSU in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament ... Won eight of his last nine matches to end the season ... Named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Achieved a ranking of No. 3 in Germany in 18s and No. 60 in the German men’s rankings ... Won the German Championship in doubles in 2003 ... Runner-up in doubles in 2005 ... Took third in singles in 2005 ... Won North-German Championship in 2005 and 2007. PERSONAL Born March 23, 1989 ... Son of Martin and Angelika Thiemann ... Majoring in Managerial Finance ... Enjoys soccer, music and hanging out with friends ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

2009-10 (SOPHOMORE) Became the 25th All-American in the history of the program ... Advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in singles ... Also participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Ended the year ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles and No. 24 in doubles ... Earned AllSEC first team honors ... Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West Championship ... Helped the Rebels advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the eighth time in the last nine years ... Named to the first ever SEC All-Tournament Team ... Clinched the doubles point and then won a big match against the nation’s 12thranked player to lead the Rebels to the win over 11th-ranked Kentucky and into the SEC Tournament semifinals ... Posted a 27-14 overall record, 15-8 in dual matches ... Played No. 1 singles and doubles after playing No. 6 singles as a freshman ... Posted eight wins against nationally ranked opponents in the spring, including five in the top

CAREER RESULTS YEAR 2010-11 2009-10 Spring 2009 TOTALS

OVERALL SINGLES 17-13 27-14 17-5 61-32

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DUAL SINGLES 10-10 15-8 16-4 41-22

OVERALL DOUBLES 18-12 24-8 6-3 48-23

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ADRIAN

FORBERG SKOGENG 6-1 | JR-2L | OSLO, NORWAY | WANG TOPPLDRETT ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL CHANCELLOR’S HONOR ROLL CHADWICK SAYS: Has contributed to the Rebels success during his first two years ... Very consistent game ... Has great focus ... Tremendous student. 2010-11 (SOPHOMORE) Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance ... Finished with a 13-13 overall record, 9-6 in dual matches ... Posted a 7-3 record in the SEC ... Wins include Ignacio Taboada (Georgia) and Julien Gauthier (LSU) Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll both semesters. 2009-10 (FRESHMAN) Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West Championship ... Helped the Rebels advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the eighth time in the last nine years ... Posted a 24-10 overall record, 13-7 in dual matches ... Went 6-3 in the SEC ... Clinched four wins including the Auburn and Mississippi State matches, which helped the Rebels claim the SEC West title ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete with a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll both semesters. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 1 in Norway in 18s ... Norwegian Junior champion in singles and doubles ... Won three ITF junior singles titles and one ITF junior doubles title ... Won doubles match as member of Norwegian Davis Cup team. PERSONAL Born August 9, 1990 ... Son of Froydis Forberg and Stein-Erik Skogeng ... Majoring in Business ... Enjoys cycling and soccer ... Athlete most admired is Roger Federer.

CAREER RESULTS YEAR 2010-11 2009-10 TOTALS 28 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

OVERALL SINGLES 13-13 24-10 37-23

DUAL SINGLES 9-6 13-7 22-13

OVERALL DOUBLES 4-8 12-17 16-25

DUAL DOUBLES 3-5 8-12 11-17

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

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JONAS LÜTJEN

6-2 | JR-2L | SCHESSEL, GERMANY | HUMBOLTSCHULE SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DEAN’S HONOR ROLL CHADWICK SAYS: One of the most improved players in the SEC ... Played a big role in the Rebels’ success in his first two years in both singles and doubles playing in the top half of the lineup ... Expected to take it to the next level this year ... Began the spring ranked No. 98 in singles and No. 17 in doubles. 2010-11 (SOPHOMORE) Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance ... Posted a 17-12 overall record, 10-9 in dual matches ... Went 6-4 at No. 3 singles ... Posted an 11-6 overall doubles record with Tucker Vorster including 7-3 at No. 2 doubles ... Wins include Drake Bernstein (Georgia), George Coupland (MSU), Sebastian Carlsson (LSU), Clay Thompson (UCLA), Ille Van Engelen (Ohio State) ... His win over Thompson gave the Rebels a 3-1 lead against UCLA in the NCAA second round ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the UMAA Honor Roll in the spring.

in German Junior Championships in 2004 ... Under-16 Doubles Champion in 2006 ... Won several titles in North-German championships ... Member of the German National Team ... Reached the third round at the European Individual Championships in 2004 ... Two-time semifinalist at ITF Men’s Futures in doubles. PERSONAL Born August 13, 1990 ... Son of Klaus and Regina Lütjen ... Majoring in Business ... Enjoys soccer, basketball and hanging out with friends ... Athletes most admired are Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt ... Favorite tennis player is Pete Sampras ... Has one brother, Eike and one sister, Nicola.

SPRING 2010 (FRESHMAN) Ended the year ranked No.42 in the nation in doubles with Tucker Vorster ... Played No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West title ... Clinched the win over South Carolina in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Won a big match against Mississippi State to help the Rebels win their 25th in a row against the Bulldogs ... Finished with a 13-12 dual match record ... Teamed with Tucker Vorster for a 17-9 overall record, 7-1 at No. 2 ... The duo went 7-4 in the SEC ... Made the Dean’s Honor Roll. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Achieved a career high ranking of No. 4 in junior rankings in Germany and No. 80 in the German men’s rankings ... Winner of two ITF tournaments in doubles and one in singles ... Runner-up in singles CAREER RESULTS YEAR FALL 2010 2009-10 TOTALS

OVERALL SINGLES 17-12 13-13 30-25

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

DUAL SINGLES 10-9 13-12 23-21

OVERALL DOUBLES 17-10 17-10 34-20

DUAL DOUBLES 13-7 17-9 30-16 OLEMISSSPORTS.COM | 29

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JOHAN

BACKSTROM 6-5| SO-1L | UPPSALA, SWEDEN | CELSIUSSKOLAN CHANCELLOR’S HONOR ROLL CHADWICK SAYS: One of the most improved players on the team ... Had a solid fall in singles and doubles ... Began the spring ranked No. 17 in doubles ... Outstanding student. SPRING 2011 (FRESHMAN) Joined the team in January ... Helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance ... Posted a 11-10 overall record, 9-9 in dual matches ... Went 7-4 at No. 5 singles ... Made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 3 in juniors in Sweden ... Ranked No. 21 in men’s rankings in Sweden ... Finished third in the Swedish Outdoor summer tour in 2010 ... Won one tournament and reached five semifinals in 2010 ... Won qualifying and first round in Lithuania Future to earn first ATP point ... Outstanding student ... Finished with a 3.94 grade point average and earned a chemistry scholarship. PERSONAL Born May 1, 1991 ... Son of Per and Helene Backstrom ... Majoring in Business-Finance ... Enjoys other sports, watching movies and TV shows and hanging out with friends ... Athlete most admired is Roger Federer.

CAREER RESULTS YEAR 2010-11 30 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

OVERALL SINGLES 11-10

DUAL SINGLES 9-9

OVERALL DOUBLES 9-9

DUAL DOUBLES 8-8

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

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ALEX DURHAM

5-9 | FR-RS | AUSTIN, TEXAS | WESTLAKE SEC FIRST YEAR PLAYER ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DEAN’S HONOR ROLL CHADWICK SAYS: Feisty player ... Provides the Rebels quality depth ... Excellent student-athlete. 2010-11 (FRESHMAN) Played in only one dual match ... Has applied for a medical hardship ... Named to the SEC First Year Player Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Dean’s Honor Roll in the fall. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Texas 5-A State Champion … Won multiple matches at super nationals in all age divisions … Posted wins over several top 20 nationally ranked players … Top individual ranking of No. 5 in the south … Academic All-District all four years. PERSONAL Born July 8, 1991 … Son of Ken and Dani Durham … Majoring in Business … Enjoys fishing … Comes from an athletic family … Father played football at Ole Miss and Georgia … Uncle David played football at Georgia Tech … Uncle Chris played football at Furman … Twin brother David plays football at Ohio State … Grandfather played tennis at Penn State … Athlete most admired is Colt McCoy … Favorite tennis player is Lleyton Hewitt.

CAREER RESULTS YEAR 2010-11

OVERALL SINGLES 2-5

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

DUAL SINGLES 1-0

OVERALL DOUBLES 0-1

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NIK

SCHOLTZ 6-5 | FR-RS | CALEDON, SA | PAARL BOYS’ HS CHADWICK SAYS: Considered one of the top newcomers in the nation ... Will make a huge impact in both singles and doubles. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 1 in South Africa in 18-under ... Achieved a career-high ranking of No. 22 in the ITF World Junior Rankings ... Played in all four junior grand slams. PERSONAL Son of Calla and Lizahn Scholtz ... Born February 5, 1991 ... Enrolled in College of Liberal Arts ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and golf ... Athletes most admired are Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt ... Favorite tennis player is Marat Safin ... Dad was a professional rugby player.

WILLIAM KALLBERG

6-3 | FR-HS | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN | ENSKILDA GYMNASIET CHADWICK SAYS: Lefty with a big serve and big forehand ... Lots of potential ... Excellent student. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked among top juniors in Sweden ... Reached quarterfinals of the Swedish National Championships ... Member of the team that won the 2011 Swedish Men’s Outdoor Team Championship. PERSONAL Born November 7, 1992 ... Son of Max and Eva Kallberg ... Majoring in Business Administration and Management ... Enjoys life and having fun ... Athlete most admired is Roger Federer ... Favorite tennis player is Andre Agassi. 32 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

PlAYER PROFILES

JOE

ROGERS 6-6 | FR-HS | BRIGHTON, UK | VARNDEAN COLLEGE CHADWICK SAYS: Accomplished player who will bolster the Rebels’ future ... Excellent student. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Won an ITF junior event in Dublin, Ireland and was a semifinalist at an ITF event in Cyprus ... Quarterfinalist at the U-18 National Championships ... Won four English junior titles ... Five-time Sussex County (State) Junior Singles Champion ... Career-high ranking of No. 7 in the UK U-18 rankings ... Trained at the Barcelona Total Tennis Academy under former Spanish Davis Cup captain Jordi Vilaro and current captain Francis Roig. PERSONAL Son of Dr. David Rogers and Professor Lindsay Smith ... Born January 9, 1992 ... Majoring in History ... Enjoys soccer, golf, spending time with friends, watching films, reading and music ... Athlete most admired is Rafael Nadal ... Dad played football at SMU and is the head of Humanities at Kingston University ... Uncle, Howard Smith, was an international level 800 meter runner ... Mom is a professor at The University of Sussex ... Has one sister.

ZACH Wilder

6-0 | FR-HS | OXFORD, MS | OXFORD HS CHADWICK SAYS: Outstanding young man ... Excellent tennis player ... Great student ... Tremendous teammate. PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 1 in Mississippi ... Four-year letterwinner at Oxford High School ... Helped lead Oxford to the State Championship all four years ... Four-time State Singles Champion ... Graduated with honors. PERSONAL Son of Mark and Dede Wilder ... Born May 26, 1993 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ... Enjoys hanging out with his friends, listening to music, and watching The Inbetweeners ... Athlete most admired is Tiger Woods ... Favorite tennis player is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ... Dad was an All-American tennis player at the University of Alabama and is the Dean of the Patterson School of Accountancy at Ole Miss. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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2011 REVIEW

Tucker Vorster

Marcel Thiemann

REBELS EARNS 18TH STRAIGHT NCAA BID 18TH STRAIGHT NCAA APPEARANCE Ole Miss earned its 18th consecutive NCAA appearance and 20th overall in 2011. The Rebels defeated UC Irvine 4-1 in the first round before falling to UCLA (4-3) in a hard fought decision in Los Angeles. Four matches were decided in three sets. The Rebels built a 3-1 lead before seeing the Bruins storm back to win it. The match came down to No. 5 singles, where Bruin senior Holden Seguso rallied against Ole Miss freshman Johan Backstrom to clinch the victory in a third set tiebreaker, 7-6(4). Backstrom won the first set 6-4, but Seguso came into the match with just four losses on the season. He took the second set 6-3 and gained a 5-3 lead in the third, before Backstrom won two straight games to even it up at 5-5. FINAL EIGHT Junior Marcel Thiemann advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in singles for the second straight year. Thiemann defeated two top ranked opponents on his way to the quarterfinals. In the second round, Thiemann erased four match points to defeat the nation’s No. 6 ranked player. STREAK ENDS AT NINE Ole Miss’ streak of SEC West Championships ended at nine, as the Rebels finished third in the West. The Rebels had won the West every year since the league split into divisions in 2002. 34 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

HE’S AN ALL-AMERICAN Marcel Thiemann earned All-America honors again after reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals in singles. The Rebels have had at least one All-American nine consecutive years and 15 of the past 17 years.

leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. Thiemann earned the Southern Region Player to Watch Award, which goes to a player who has had an outstanding season and is expected to perform at a high level the rest of his or her career.

NATIONAL RANKINGS Ole Miss ended the 2011 season ranked No. 28 in the nation, marking the first time in 18 years that the team did not finish the year ranked inside the Top 25. Marcel Thiemann concluded the season ranked No. 27 in singles and No. 11 in doubles with his brother, Chris Thiemann. Tucker Vorster finished ranked No. 56 in singles.

500 AND COUNTING Rebel head coach Billy Chadwick earned his 500th career coaching victory as the men’s coach with a 6-1 win over Tulane on Feb. 26. Chadwick began his career as the head coach of the Ole Miss women’s team in 1979, and began coaching the men in 1982. In 2010, he got his 600th overall coaching win.

ALL-SEC Marcel Thiemann and Tucker Vorster earned All-SEC honors in 2011. Thiemann made the first team again, while Vorster was named to the second team for the second year in a row. The Rebels have had a player named AllSEC 18 straight years.

ANOTHER COACHING HONOR FOR CHADWICK Ole Miss head coach Billy Chadwick earned another coaching honor in 2011, as he was inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame.

REBELS EARN SOUTHERN REGION AWARDS Senior Tucker Vorster and junior Marcel Thiemann both earned ITA Southern Region awards in 2011. Vorster received the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportmanship and Leadership Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and

TENNIS CENTER PLACE TO BE Ole Miss ranked among the nation’s attendance leaders for the fourth consecutive year, finishing fifth in total attendance and second in average attendance. The renovations to the tennis center and the addition of covered areas on top of the new buildings, will allow for more fans to view the exciting action.

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

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TOPS IN THE CLASSROOM The Rebels continued their tradition of excellence in the classroom in 2011 earning the prestigious ITA AllAcademic Team Award for the sixth time in the history of the program. This award honors teams with outstanding academic achievements, requiring a minimum overall 3.2 grade point average to be considered. The Rebels finished the year with a 3.42 GPA. The Rebels were one of four Southeastern Conference schools to receive this award. CHANCELLOR’S CUP For the eighth year in a row, the Rebels won the Chancellor’s Cup at the University of Mississippi. The cup is awarded each year to the men’s and women’s varsity

sports with the highest cumulative grade point average. ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Sophomore Adrian Forberg Skogeng was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team for District VI, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Forberg Skogeng owns a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must have a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA and be in their second year both competitively and academically at a school. ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES Marcel Thiemann, Chris Thiemann and Adrian Forberg Skogeng were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association

(ITA) Scholar-Athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. Both the Thiemann’s posted a 3.80 GPA last year, including a perfect 4.0 in the spring to receive the honor for the second year in a row. Forberg Skogeng earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition for the third time with a 3.80 for the year. To be eligible for ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the year. AN ELITE CATEGORY Proving that one can be successful on and off the court, Marcel Thiemann was one of only nine players in the nation to earn All-America honors and be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2011 RESULTS Overall Record: 13-10 SEC Record: 5-6 Away Record: 4-6

Home Record: 5-3 DATE Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 26 Mar. 1 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 11 Mar. 13 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 26 Apr. 1 Apr. 3 Apr. 8 Apr. 10 Apr. 16 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 May 13 May 14

DUAL MATCH SOUTHERN MISS Tulsa (35) ! Louisville (13) ! at Ohio State (4) MS Cup vs. Mississippi State (32) TULANE MEMPHIS (53) KENTUCKY * (12) VANDERBILT * (22) at LSU * (56) at Arkansas * at Stetson at Florida * (13) SOUTH CAROLINA * GEORGIA * (9) TENNESSEE * (4) at Alabama * (42) at Auburn * (21) at Mississippi State * (21) Vanderbilt (30) @ Tennessee (2) @ UC Irvine (40) % UCLA (11) %

SITE OXFORD Louisville, Ky. Louisville, Ky. Columbus, Ohio Jackson, Miss. OXFORD OXFORD OXFORD OXFORD Baton Rouge, La. Fayetteville, Ark. DeLand, Fla. Gainesville, Fla. OXFORD OXFORD OXFORD Tuscaloosa, Ala. Auburn, Ala. Starkville, Miss. Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville, Fla. Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif.

TIME/RESULT W, 6-0 W, 4-3 L, 4-2 L, 6-1 W, 4-1 W, 6-1 W, 4-0 L, 5-2 W, 4-0 L, 4-2 W, 5-2 W, 4-0 W, 4-3 W, 6-0 L, 4-3 L, 4-3 W, 5-2 L, 5-2 L, 5-2 W, 4-0 L, 4-1 W, 4-1 L, 4-3

Neutral: 4-1 RECORD 1-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 6-3 6-4 7-4 8-4 9-4 10-4 10-5 10-6 11-6 11-7 11-8 12-8 12-9 13-9 13-10

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0-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 5-6

Home matches in BOLD ( ) National ranking at the time of match * SEC Matches ! ITA Kick-Off Weekend @ SEC Championship % NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA

Ole Miss earned its 18th consecutive NCAA appearance in 2011 and traveled to Los Angeles for the first and second rounds. The Rebels defeated UC Irvine 4-1 in the first round before falling in a close 4-3 match to No. 11 UCLA in the second round. The Rebels built a 3-1 lead before seeing the Bruins come back and snatch the win. The match came down to No. 5 singles, where Bruin senior Holden Seguso rallied against Ole Miss freshman Johan Backstrom to clinch the victory in a third set tiebreaker, 7-6(4). Marcel Thiemann competed in the NCAA Singles Championship advancing to the quarterfinals for the second year in a row and also teamed with his brother, Chris, in the doubles.

MARCEL THIEMANN

CHAMPIONSHIPS

TUCKER VORSTE

TUCKER VORSTER JONAS LĂœTJEN

ADRIAN FORBERG SKOGENG

CHRIS THIEMANN 36 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

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ALL-AMERICANS

JAMIE BOORAS 1988 A strong doubles player, Jamie Booras, nicknamed “Boom-Boom” for his powerful serve, became one of the school’s first tennis All-Americans in 1988. He earned the honors in doubles as a freshman. He and Dave Randall reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship in 1988 and were ranked in the top 10 in doubles for two years. In addition, Booras was named to the All-SEC Team in 1988. Booras is currently in private business in Dallas, Texas.

DAVE RANDALL 1988 Dave Randall put Ole Miss tennis in the national spotlight with a combination of stellar play and outstanding sportsmanship. For this, in 1989, he received the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award, the NCAA’s yearly award presented to the most outstanding collegiate tennis player that demonstrates both great skill and exemplifies sportsmanship. The Mississippi native was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection and an All-America honoree in doubles. He teamed with Jamie Booras to earn a top 10 ranking two years and reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships in 1988. He, joined Booras as the first tennis All-Americans at the University. He won three SEC titles in his career at Ole Miss: the 1988 #1 singles crown, the 1987 indoor #2 doubles and the 1986 #3 doubles. In addition, Randall earned Academic All-SEC honors in 1987 and 1988. Randall is the Head Pro at River Hills Club in Jackson, Miss.

NICK BARONE 1991

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Nick Barone became the third All-America tennis player in Ole Miss history. He was ranked as high as No. 5 in the national rankings and earned runner-up honors in the National Clay Court Championships his senior year. In 1991, Barone represented the Rebels in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he was selected to the All-SEC team. In 2006, he was inducted into the University of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame. Barone is a professional at the Country Club of Jackson.

MIKE KNOWLES 1992 The success of the 1992 Rebels NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” team centered on its outstanding doubles play. The Rebels went 25-3 in doubles matches in dual match play and Mike Knowles had a lot to do with that. He teamed with Ivan Trevino that year to post an impressive season that earned them a trip to the NCAA Doubles Tournament and a final national ranking of No. 4. During April they were selected Tennis Week’s collegiate doubles team of the month. He also was a member of the All-SEC team in doubles. Knowles is an advertising executive in Dallas, Texas.

MOHAMED RIDAOUI 1992 Mohamed Ridaoui changed the Rebels 1992 season from the outset. He blasted into the national spotlight as he claimed the 1991 National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships, earning the program’s first ever Grand Slam victory. It was a remarkable accomplishment as he defeated the No. 1-ranked player in the country and defending champion Patricio Arnold of South Florida 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinals and No. 4 ranked Jose Luis Noriega of San Diego 6-4, 6-4 in the title match. Ridaoui represented the Rebels in all four collegiate grand slam events including the NCAA Championships. He was also selected to the All-SEC Team. Ridaoui is a teaching professional and entrepreneur in New York.

JOAKIM APPELQVIST 1994 Joakim Appelqvist led the Rebels to the NCAA Region III Championship and was the first player to reach the NCAA Final Four in singles. He was also named an ITA Academic All-American as well as being selected to the SEC Academic honor roll and the GTE Academic All District VI At-Large team. In addition to being an outstanding singles player, Appelqvist teamed with Ali Hamadeh to capture the Rolex Region III Doubles Championship and the SEC Doubles Championship. He earned All-SEC honors. Appelqvist is the Promotional/Product Director for Tretorn Sports in Sweden.

IVAN TREVINO 1992 Arguably one of the top collegiate doubles players of his time, Ivan Trevino teamed with Mike Knowles to finish No. 4 in the nation in the 1992 final doubles ranking. They were selected as Tennis Week’s collegiate doubles team of the month for April. Also, they became the second doubles team in Rebel tennis history to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships, advancing to the third round. In additon, Trevino earned All-SEC honors in doubles and was named to the AllSEC Academic team three years. In 1992, Trevino was the only player in the conference to be named to the All-SEC and Academic All-SEC teams. While playing for the Rebels, Trevino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business and a Masters Degree in business administration. Trevino is currently working at MCI, Inc., in Miami, Fla., directing operations in Latin America. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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MAHESH BHUPATHI 1995 Mahesh Bhupathi blasted onto the scene as a freshman and left his mark on college tennis as one of the best singles and doubles players. He teamed with Ali Hamadeh to become the first Rebels to win an NCAA tennis title when they captured the nationally televised doubles championship in 1995. In addition to winning the NCAA Doubles Title, Bhupathi and Hamadeh became the first individuals in Mississippi history to be ranked No. 1 in the nation. Bhupathi was the 1995 SEC Singles Champion, SEC Player-of -the-Year and finished ranked No. 3 in the nation. In his first year, Bhupathi ended the season as the third-best freshman in college tennis and earned ITA/Tennis Match Magazine Rookie of the Year honors. He made the SEC All-Position Team as the No. 1 doubles team in the conference and earned All-SEC honors in singles, not only as a freshman but also as the only player who was not a senior. Bhupathi is currently a touring professional. In 1999 he and his partner Leander Paes won the French Open Doubles Championship and Wimbledon. They were the first doubles pair in the modern era to reach the finals of all four grand slams in a calendar year. The duo ended the year ranked No. 1 in the world doubles rankings. In 16 years on the tour, Bhupathi has won more than five million dollars in prize money and captured 49 doubles titles, including 11 grand slam titles. He won his 10th grand slam title in 2006, teaming with Martina Hingis to win the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title. In 2009, Bhupathi teamed up with Mark Knowles to win the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada. They also reached the finals at the Australian and U.S. Opens. For his accomplishments in collegiate tennis and on the world stage, Bhupathi was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame in May of 2010.

REMI FENEON 1995 Ole Miss dominated the doubles competition at the 1995 NCAAs as Remi Feneon and Johan Landsberg reached the semifinals along with fellow Rebel NCAA Champions Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh. Feneon and Landsberg ended a stellar year as the 12th best doubles team in the nation. They posted a 29-6 record with 10 wins against nationally ranked opponents. In singles, Feneon clinched the match for the Rebels against Pepperdine and a trip to the semifinals at the NCAA Team Championships. He also captured the Princeton Invitational Singles and Doubles Titles. He presently resides in New Zealand, where he teaches tennis.

Player-of-the-Year honors. Off the court, Hede was named to the 1997 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and was a two-time ITA Academic All-American. He graduated with honors in International Business. One of Ole Miss’ greatest moments was Hede’s dramatic match at the 1995 NCAA Championships, defeating Georgia in front of a partisan packed home crowd, sending the Rebels to the NCAA Finals. Hede is currently a financial executive in Stockholm, Sweden.

ALI HAMADEH 1995, 1996 Ali Hamadeh, the highly regarded doubles player, made headlines in 1996 for his singles play. He participated in the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, as one of the nation’s top singles players. Hamadeh ended the year ranked No. 6 in the nation with a 26-9 record and earned All-SEC First-Team honors. In 1995 Hamadeh captured the NCAA Doubles Championship with Mahesh Bhupathi, defeating three nationally ranked teams to get to the final. The duo completed the season as the No. 1 doubles team in the nation in the Rolex Rankings and were named to the All-SEC First Team in doubles as well as the Rolex All-Star Team. Hamadeh teamed with Joakim Appelqvist to win the Rolex Region III doubles title and then went on to win the doubles title at the SEC Indoor Championships making him the SEC Doubles Champion for 1994. Hamadeh is an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch.

JOHAN LANDSBERG 1995, 1997 Johan Landsberg concluded an outstanding career with his best season ever in 1997. He was recognized as one of the most improved players in the nation, reaching a top ranking of No. 3 in singles. Landsberg posted a 38-8 overall record and an impressive 23-1 dual match record on his way to earning All-America and All-SEC First Team honors. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles. A two-time All-American, two-time All-SEC selection and two-time ITA Academic All-America, Landsberg graduated with a degree in International Business. In 1995, Landsberg reached the Semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Remi Feneon. The two ended a stellar year in doubles, ranking as the 12th best team in the nation. Landsberg retired from the ATP Circuit in 2006. He finished 14th in the 2000 ATP Doubles Race and was a semifinalist at the World Doubles Championships in 2000. He won two ATP doubles titles. Landsberg is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden and is an ATP tennis coach.

JOHAN HEDE 1995, 1996, 1997 Johan Hede enjoyed a brilliant career at Ole Miss ending as the winningest singles player in Ole Miss history with a 135-41 record. He became the first player in Ole Miss history to qualify for the NCAA Individual Championships all four years of his career. Hede was a three-time All-American, three-time All-SEC selection, 1996 NCAA Semifinalist, 1996 SEC Singles Champion and 1996 SEC Playerof-the-Year. In 1996, Hede posted a 11-0 record in the SEC on his way to earning SEC 38 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

OLE MISS TENNIS FACT Johan Hede became the first Rebel tennis player to earn All-America honors three years as he received this distinction in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He finished a brilliant career as the all-time winningest singles player in Ole Miss history with a record of 135-41. Hede was the 1996 SEC Singles Champion, SEC Player-of-the-Year and an NCAA Semifinalist in singles. In addition, Hede is the first player to be named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America First Team. 4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

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SEBASTIEN DECHAUNAC 1997, 1998 Sebastien DeChaunac enjoyed a phenomenal career at Ole Miss. He advanced to the 1997 NCAA Semifinals in singles and earned SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in leading the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship and a second consecutive SEC title. DeChaunac ended that year as the nation’s No. 2 player with a 52-9 record that included 32 wins over nationally-ranked players. In 1998, DeChaunac became the fourth Rebel to be ranked No. 1 during a season and was the SEC Singles Champion. A two-time All-SEC First Team selection, DeChaunac clinched the match against Boise State that put the Rebels in the NCAA Semifinals in 1997. Off the court, DeChaunac was an outstanding student earning GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America National First Team honors in 1998. He had a perfect 4.0 grade point average and also earned Academic All-SEC honors. DeChaunac played professional tennis until recently. In 2009, he qualified for the Australian Open for the second time and achieved a season-high ranking No. 130 in the ATP Rankings. At the 2002 French Open Championships, DeChaunac defeated past French Open Champion Michael Chang.

VIKRANT CHADHA 2000 Vikrant Chadha made a major contribution to the Rebels during his four years. He teamed with James Shortall to advance to the 2000 NCAA Doubles Final Four in Athens, Ga. The pair ended the year ranked No. 12 in the nation. Chadha was instrumental in the Rebels’ reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1997 and 1999. In 1997, he clinched the win over UC-Santa Barbara that put Ole Miss in the Final Four. In addition, Chadha was a huge key in the Rebels’ SEC Championship run in 1997. He was the clinching match over Georgia that gave the Rebels their first SEC Tournament Championship. During his career, Chadha won 80 singles and 61 doubles matches. A member of the UMAA Honor Roll and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, Chadha received his degree from the University of Mississippi in May of 2001. Chadha currently lives in Houston, Texas.

JAMES SHORTALL 2000 James Shortall, ended his four-year career as one of the premier players in singles and perhaps one of the best doubles players in the country. He proved his prowess in doubles, teaming up with Vikrant Chadha to reach the 2000 NCAA Doubles Championships Final Four. In 2001, Shortall ended the year ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 14 in doubles. He earned All-SEC honors in singles and doubles, while posting a 24-8 record, 12-4 at No. 2 singles. Shortall ended the 2000 campaign ranked No. 51 in the nation in singles and No. 12 in doubles. He earned All-SEC honors and became the 14th All-American in the history of the program. Off the court, Shortall was named to the 2000 GTE/CoSIDA District VI Academic All-America At-Large Second Team and was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He made one of the University’s three honor rolls every semester of his career, and graduated in May 2001 with a degree in Managerial Finance. Shortall resides in New Zealand with his wife and works in investment banking. He is also a spokesperson for Rural Farming in New Zealand. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

ALEX HARTMAN 2001, 2003 Alex Hartman completed a stellar career in 2003 by earning All-America honors for the second time in his career. He finished the year ranked No. 7 in the nation in singles and became just the second Rebel ever to record 100 wins in his career. Hartman finished his illustrious career with 106 wins and only 57 losses. He became the first Rebel ever to earn All-SEC honors all four years of his career. Hartman qualified for the NCAA Championships all four years and was one of only three freshmen to make it in 2000. A two-time finalist at the SEC Indoor Championships, led the Rebels to back-to-back SEC Western Division titles in 2002 and 2003 and to the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” his junior year and the NCAA Elite Eight his senior year. Off the court, Hartman was an outstanding student-athlete. He received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2003 and was a finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholarship. During his career, he was named to the Verizon/CoSIDA District VI Academic All-America team, an ITA Scholar-Athlete and made the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times. A regular on the University Honor Roll, Hartman graduated from the University of Mississippi in May of 2003 with a degree in Managerial Finance. He completed his masters in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and is now working at Goldman-Sachs in Sweden.

CATALIN GARD 2003, 2004, 2005 Catalin Gard became one of the best to ever play at Ole Miss, finishing with 112 career wins and leading the Rebels to consecutive SEC Championships in 2004 and 2005 as well as the NCAA Final Four in 2005. He was also instrumental in the Rebels’ winning four straight SEC Western Division titles. During his senior year, Gard spent 24 weeks as the No. 1 nationally ranked player in collegiate tennis. He earned All-America honors becoming the second player ever to earn the distinction three years. Gard finished with a 33-6 overall record in 2005. Catalin Gard had a stellar junior season, earning SEC Player of the Year honors after going 10-1 at No.1 singles against the nation’s toughest league. He earned AllAmerica honors for the second year in a row and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation. Gard helped the Rebels capture the overall SEC Championship and their third straight SEC West title. In 2003, Gard became the 17th All-American in the history of the program after finishing his second season ranked No. 19 in the nation. Gard posted an impressive 30-11 overall record, 17-5 at No. 2 singles and helped the Rebels win their second consecutive SEC West title. At the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” in Athens, Ga., Gard won a crucial three-set match against Duke that helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. Gard burst onto the scene in 2002 as a freshman, keying the Rebels’ first SEC Western Division Championship. He posted an 18-4 overall record, 17-4 at No. 3 singles and went 8-3 in the SEC in singles. He clinched key wins over Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Off the court, Gard was named to one of the University’s three honor rolls every semester. In 2004, Gard was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America District VI At-Large second team. Upon completing his eligibility, Gard won two USTA Futures Tournaments during the summer of 2005. He returned to campus to finish his degree, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in May of 2006. Gard is currently a touring professional. In the summer of 2007, he won several futures and qualified for the Romanian Open, his first ever ATP Tour event. He was named the ITF Player of the Month for June. Gard finished the year ranked second in wins behind Rafael Nadal and led all touring professionals with 95 matches played.

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ERIC CLAESSON 2006, 2007 Eric Claesson concluded an excellent career with the Rebels in 2007, by earning All-America honors for the second time. He teamed up with Erling Tveit to reach the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships and ended the year ranked No. 10 in doubles. Claesson, who finished ranked No. 80 nationally in singles, helped the Rebels capture the SEC Western Division Championship for the fourth time in his career as well as reach the finals of the SEC Tournament for the third time in his four years and advance to the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen.” In 2006, Claesson became the 18th All-American in the history of the program. Claesson ended the year ranked No. 53 in the nation in singles and No. 7 in doubles. He went 4-0 in singles and doubles in the NCAA Regionals to lead the Rebels to the “Sweet Sixteen.” An All-SEC first team selection, Claesson helped lead the Rebels to their fifth consecutive SEC Western Division Championship and the SEC Tournament final for the third time in the history of the program. He finished with a 36-13 overall record, 16-5 at No. 2 singles. Claesson teamed with Erling Tveit for a 22-8 overall record, 19-5 at No. 1 doubles, including 9-2 in the SEC. The duo earned a No. 5-8 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships. His first two years (2004, 2005), Claesson contributed to the Rebels winning back-to-back overall SEC Championships and advancing to the NCAA Final Four in 2005. In 2005, Claesson teamed with fellow All-American Catalin Gard for a No. 13 ranking in doubles. He finished with a 22-16 overall record, and won a pivotal match against Mississippi State as the Rebels clinched the SEC overall Championship with a 4-3 win. Claesson currently resides in Sweden.

ERLING TVEIT 2006, 2007, 2008 As a senior in 2008, Erling Tveit became the third three-time All-American in the history of the program. He teamed with Jonas Berg to advance to the finals at the NCAA Doubles Championship, cementing his place as one of the top doubles players ever to play at Ole Miss. The pair teamed up together for the first time at the beginning of the fall of 2007 and ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. Tveit and Berg were also named to the ITA Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team. Tveit helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh straight SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. Individually, Tveit became the second Rebel to earn All-SEC honors all fours years of his career and the fourth to record 100 wins in a career, finishing with 107. In 2007, Tveit became the first Ole Miss tennis player to earn All-America honors multiple times in singles and doubles, earning the honor for the second year in a row. He ended the year ranked No. 16 in the nation in singles and No. 10 in doubles. Tveit teamed with Eric Claesson to advance to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championship. He earned All-SEC first team honors in helping lead the Rebels to their sixth consecutive SEC Western Division Championship and the SEC Tournament final for the third time in four years and second year in a row. Erling Tveit firmly implanted his name among the best players in the nation while becoming the 19th All-American in the history of Ole Miss men’s tennis in 2006. In his first season at No. 1 singles, Tveit guided the Rebels to their fifth consecutive SEC West title, the SEC Tournament final and the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen.” He went 18-4 at the top spot, including clinching the win over Mississippi State for the SEC West crown. Tveit went 3-0 in singles and doubles to lead the Rebels to the NCAA Final 16 and then continued his excellent play, advancing to the Semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championship. He became the fourth Rebel to reach the singles semifinals and only 40 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

the second to do so as a sophomore. As a freshman in 2005, Tveit went 6-1 in doubles and singles in his first NCAA Championships to help Ole Miss advance to the NCAA Final Four for the fourth time. He played a major role in the Rebels’ capturing their second consecutive overall SEC Championship and their fourth straight SEC West title. Tveit recorded a 21-2 mark in dual matches, including 9-2 in the SEC at No. 3 singles. Off the court, Tveit received a $5,000 Postgraduate Scholarship as a finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition, he was a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a regular on the University honor roll. Tveit earned his degree in December of 2008 and works for Ernst & Young in Norway.

ROBBYE POOLE 2007 Robbye Poole concluded his career in 2008 by helping lead Ole Miss to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh consecutive SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles for the second year in a row and earned All-SEC second team honors. Poole was named the Most Valuable Player at the ITA National Team Indoor as the Rebels reached the semifinals for the fifth time. He also earned SEC Player of the Week honors twice. Poole enjoyed his best season as a Rebel in 2007, earning All-America honors. He ended the year ranked No. 33 in the nation in singles and reached the round of 16 in his first NCAA Singles Championship appearance. Poole went 4-1 in the NCAA Team Championships in helping the Rebels reach the “Sweet Sixteen.” He earned All-SEC first team honors after going 8-2 in the SEC. Poole finished with a team-leading 3511 overall record, including a 19-5 dual match record, 10-1 at No. 3 singles. He was instrumental in the Rebels capturing their sixth consecutive SEC West title and reaching the SEC Tournament final. Poole was named the SEC Player of the Week for the week of March 5 for going 4-0 in singles and doubles in leading the Rebels to wins over Florida and South Carolina. Poole finished his business degree in December of 2008 and is playing on the ATP Tour.

JONAS BERG 2008, 2009 Jonas Berg became a two-time All-American in 2009 ending the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and No. 23 in singles. The All-SEC first team selection spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles. As a team captain, Berg helped the Rebels advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the ninth time and earn a final national ranking of No. 4. He helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season championship with an undefeated league record, the SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth straight SEC West title. In addition, Berg teamed up with Bram ten Berge to capture the ITA All-American Doubles Championship in the fall of 2008. In 2008, Berg teamed with Erling Tveit to advance to the NCAA Doubles Final, earning All-America honors. The pair teamed up together for the first time at the beginning of the fall of 2007 and ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. Berg and Tveit were also named to the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team. Berg helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, the SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. Individually, Berg earned All-SEC first team honors and was named the SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player after going 4-0 in singles and doubles to pace the Rebels to the title. In his first season (2007) with the Rebels, Berg earned All-SEC honors. He went 20-1 in dual matches, going undefeated until his last match of the season. He helped 4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

ALL-AMERICANS the Rebels advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and win the SEC West title. Berg became the third Rebel in the history of the program to go undefeated (11-0) in the SEC. Berg graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and is currently working in banking in Helsingborg, Sweden.

BRAM TEN BERGE 2008, 2009 2009 was a banner year for Bram ten Berge capped by winning the Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as the top male student-athlete in the entire league. The two-time All-American ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation. The All-SEC first team selection and team captain helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the ninth time and earn a final national ranking of No. 4. Ten Berge also helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season championship with an undefeated league record, their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth straight SEC West title. In addition, he teamed with Jonas Berg to capture the ITA All-American Championship in doubles in the fall of 2008. In 2008, ten Berge paired with Matthias Wellermann to reach the semifinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships, earning All-America honors. The duo just missed out on making it an all Ole Miss final and assuring the Rebels of the title. Despite missing nine matches during the season due to injury, ten Berge helped the Rebels win the SEC West Title and advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. In his first action since March, ten Berge, won both his matches in the NCAA first and second rounds to help propel the Rebels to their 14th “Sweet Sixteen” berth. In 2006, ten Berge earned All-SEC honors and helped Ole Miss win the SEC West and reach the NCAA Final 16. He finished with a 13-8 record at No. 3 singles, which included clinching the win against Florida State in the second round of the NCAAs. As a freshman in 2005, ten Berge played a huge role in the Rebels’ advancing to the NCAA Final Four. He rallied from down 1-5 in the third set against Georgia at No. 5 singles to clinch the win and the team’s fourth semifinal appearance. He helped the Rebels capture the overall SEC Championship as well as the SEC West title. Additional academic honors include an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2009, induction into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in 2008. Ten Berge was also a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and the 2006 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s tennis. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with honors in Classics, ten Berge is presently pursuing his PhD. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

MATTHIAS WELLERMANN 2008 Matthias Wellermann teamed with Bram ten Berge to reach the NCAA Doubles Semifinals in 2008, earning AllAmerica honors. The duo just missed out on making it an all Ole Miss final and assuring the Rebels of the title. Wellermann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh straight SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. An All-SEC first team honoree, Wellermann went 15-3 at No. 2 doubles with two different partners and helped the Rebels go through the SEC Tournament without a loss in doubles. In his first season (2007) with the Rebels, Wellermann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Western Division Championship and the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Off the court, Wellermann was named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America Third Team and was a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. Wellermann completed his master’s degree in accounting and is working for KPMG in New York. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

DEVIN BRITTON 2009 Devin Britton made his debut in spectacular fashion, becoming the youngest NCAA Singles Champion ever and just the third freshman to win it, which includes John McEnroe. In addition, Britton became the first Rebel to win the NCAA Singles title and the first freshman in the history of the program to earn All-America honors. The ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year ended the year ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles, earned All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. As a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week, Britton helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 4. He also played a huge role in the Rebels claiming the SEC regular season title with an undefeated record, and clinched the win over Tennessee to give the Rebels their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship. Britton also clinched the win over LSU to send the Rebels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He posted a 26-9 overall record, 19-8 in dual matches, and went 15-4 at No. 2 singles. Playing in the top half of the lineup, Britton posted a 7-4 record in the SEC. The SEC Indoor Singles Semifinalist ended the year winning 11 in a row. Britton is presently playing on the ATP Tour.

MARCEL THIEMANN 2010, 2011 Marcel Thiemann earned All-America honors for the second straight year advancing to the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Thiemann helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance and earned All-SEC first team honors again. He finished the year ranked No. 29 in the nation in singles and No. 11 in doubles with his brother, Chris Thiemann. For the second year in a row, Marcel was one of only nine Division I players to earn All-America honors and be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete. Thiemann became the 25th All-American in the history of the program in 2010 reaching the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals. He also participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship with his brother. Thiemann ended the year ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles and No. 24 in doubles. Thiemann earned All-SEC first team honors helping lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West Championship and the SEC Tournament semifinals for the eighth time in the last nine years. He was named to the first ever SEC All-Tournament Team. Playing No. 1 singles, Thiemann posted a 15-8 record including five top 25 wins. He teamed with his brother for a 10-1 record in the SEC at No. 1 doubles. Thiemann was one of just five players in the nation to earn All-America honors and be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete. In 2009, Thiemann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season title and an undefeated league record. He went 3-0 to help lead the Rebels to their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship. Thiemann was named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice as the Rebels won their eighth straight SEC West title.

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YOUNGEST NCAA SINGLES CHAMPION IN HISTORY DEVIN BRITTON

Devin Britton became the first Ole Miss player to win the NCAA Singles Championship, joining the Rebel duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh (Doubles) as NCAA Champions in Ole Miss men’s tennis history. In addition, Britton became the first American-born player to win the NCAA singles title since 2000. He is also the first freshman since 1996 to win the national title and first non-seeded player since 1997. He is the youngest of the three all-time freshmen to win the singles title which includes 19-year-old John McEnroe of Stanford in 1978. Britton defeated three seeded players en route to his national title run and ended Steven Moneke’s 22-match winning streak.

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NCAA HISTORY

20 NCAA Team Appearances 1 Team Championship Final Four-time NCAA Final Four Nine-time NCAA Quarterfinalist 15-time NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” NCAA Singles Champion NCAA Doubles Champion NCAA Doubles Finalist Five NCAA Doubles Semifinalists Five NCAA Singles Semifinalists

2009 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT

Back Row L to R: Otto Sauer, Bram ten Berge, student assistant Matthias Wellermann, Tucker Vorster and graduate athletic trainer Blake Hines. Front Row L to R: Jonas Berg, Marcel Thiemann, assistant coach Toby Hansson, head coach Billy Chadwick, Kalle Norberg, Chris Thiemann and Devin Britton.

Devin Britton 2009 NCAA Singles Champion

2008 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT

L to R: Assistant coach Toby Hansson, Jakob Klaeson, Bram ten Berge, Kalle Norberg, Erling Tveit, Jonas Berg, Matthias Wellermann, Tucker Vorster, graduate athletic trainer Travis Warmouth, Robbye Poole, head coach Billy Chadwick and volunteer coach Alex Hartman.

2007 NCAA TEAM SWEET SIXTEEN

L to R: Athletic trainer Yuji Katsuta, head coach Billy Chadwick, Fredrik Aarum, Robbye Poole, Erling Tveit, manager Lyon Chadwick, Jonas Berg, assistant coach Toby Hansson, Kalle Norberg, Jakob Klaeson, Matthias Wellermann, Bram ten Berge, Chris Rea and Eric Claesson.

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

2006 NCAA TEAM SWEET SIXTEEN

Back row L to R: Assistant coach Jeff Clark, Chris Rea, Erling Tveit, Bram ten Berge, Eric Claesson, head coach Billy Chadwick. Front row L to R: Jakob Klaeson, Robbye Poole, Ahmed El Tabakh and Juan Pablo Di Cesare. OLEMISSSPORTS.COM | 43

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2003 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT

2005 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR

Back row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, Karim Alayli, Fredrik Aarum, volunteer coach Bo Gard, Bram ten Berge, Erling Tveit, manager Lyon Chadwick, Eric Claesson and assistant coach Jeff Clark. Front row L to R: Buddy McKay, Juan Pablo DiCesare, Catalin Gard, Jakob Klaeson and David Donaldson.

L to R: Manager Chris Morgan, athletic trainer Sarah Lynn Johnson, volunteer coach Buddy McKay, David Donaldson, Catalin Gard, Patrick Chucri, Alex Hartman, Paul Ciorascu, Claes Lindholm, Karim Alayli, administrative assistant Kristofer Stahlberg, assistant coach Jeff Clark and head coach Billy Chadwick.

2002 NCAA TEAM SWEET SIXTEEN

Back row L to R: Alex Hartman, head coach Billy Chadwick, David Donaldson, Mason Cousins, assistant coach Chris Groer, Martin Selin, Paul Ciorascu. Front row L to R: Kristofer Stahlberg, Catalin Gard, Claes Lindholm, Patrick Chucri and manager Buddy McKay.

1998 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT

1999 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR

Back row L to R: Assistant coach Mark Beyers, Anders Stenman, Vikrant Chadha, Kristofer Stahlberg, Martin Selin, Martin Sjoqvist, David Blackburn, Bo Petro, James Shortall and Ben Cousins.

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Front row L to R: Barry Hassell, Ben Cousins, David Blackburn. Middle row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, manager Scott Burklow, Martin Sjoqvist, Sebastien DeChaunac, Martin Lundin, assistant coach Mark Beyers. Back row L to R: Sebastien Lami, Anders Stenman, James Shortall and Vikrant Chadha.

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1997 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR

L to R: Sebastien DeChaunac, head coach Billy Chadwick, manager Justin Northam, Barry Hassell, assistant coach Mark Beyers, Vikrant Chadha, Johan Hede, Johan Landsberg, Robert Abendroth, Martin Sjoqvist and Ben Cousins.

1996 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT

Back row L to R: Assistant coach Mark Beyers, Charly Rasheed, Remi Feneon, Ali Hamadeh, Michael Pritchard. Front Row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, Barry Hassell, Johan Hede, Ben Cousins, Sebastien DeChaunac, Johan Landsberg.

1995 NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINALIST

Back row L to R: Mahesh Bhupathi, Michael Pritchard, Ali Hamadeh, Remi Feneon, athletics director Pete Boone. Front Row L to R: Van vanLingen, assistant coach Pete Davis, Johan Landsberg, head coach Billy Chadwick, Brett Lesley, Johan Hede.

Ali Hamadeh and Mahesh Bhupathi 1995 NCAA Doubles Champions

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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17 SEC team titles Six SEC individual champions 64 All-SEC selections Three SEC Players-of-the-Year SEC Coach of the Year (three times) SEC Tournament MVP (three times) Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Men’s Tennis SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2010 SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

Front Row L to R: Marcel Thiemann, Harry Fowler, Chris Thiemann, Kalle Norberg. Back Row L to R: Tucker Vorster, Jaime Vazquez Catoira, Jonas Lutjen, Adrian Forberg Skogeng.

2009 SEC CHAMPIONS SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Back Row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, Marcel Thiemann, Devin Britton, Tucker Vorster, Kalle Norberg, graduate athletic trainer Blake Hines. Front Row L to R: Jonas Berg, Bram ten Berge, Chris Thiemann, Otto Sauer, student assistant coach Jakob Klaeson and assistant coach Toby Hansson.

2008 SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

Back Row L to R: Graduate athletic trainer, Bram ten Berge, Matthias Wellermann, Tucker Vorster, volunteer coach Alex Hartman, and head coach Billy Chadwick. Front Row L to R: Kalle Norberg, Jakob Klaeson, Erling Tveit, Robbye Poole and Jonas Berg. 46 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

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SEC HISTORY

2007 SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

Front Row L to R: Kalle Norberg, Chris Rea, athletic trainer Yuji Katsuta. Middle Row L to R: Robbye Poole, Eric Claesson, Jakob Klaeson, Jonas Berg. Back Row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, Matthias Wellermann, Bram ten Berge, Erling Tveit, Fredrik Aarum, assistant coach Toby Hansson.

2006 SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

L to R: Athletic Trainer Yuji Katsuta, strength and conditioning coach Jami Clinton, Jakob Klaeson, Ahmed El Tabakh, head coach Billy Chadwick, assistant coach Jeff Clark, Juan Pablo Di Cesare Matthias Wellermann, Robbye Poole, Bram ten Berge, Eric Claesson, Erling Tveit and Chris Rea.

2005 SEC CHAMPIONS

L to R: Athletic trainer Matt Laing, assistant coach Jeff Clark, Eric Claesson, Fredrik Aarum, Juan Pablo Di Cesare, Bram ten Berge, Catalin Gard, Erling Tveit, Karim Alayli, volunteer assistant Bo Gard, Jakob Klaeson, David Donaldson and head coach Billy Chadwick.

2004 SEC CHAMPIONS

L to R: Manager Buddy McKay, Ben Carlotti, Karim Alayli, Eric Claesson, Paul Ciorascu, Catalin Gard, Fredrik Aarum, Claes Lindholm, David Donaldson, Juan Pablo Di Cesare and head coach Billy Chadwick. Not pictured: Assistant coach Jeff Clark. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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2003 SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

Juan Pablo Di Cesare, Paul Ciorascu, graduate athletic trainer Sarah Lynn Johnson, volunteer coach Buddy McKay, manager Chris Morgan, Catalin Gard, Alex Hartman, Patrick Chucri, Karim Alayli Claes Lindholm, David Donaldson, assistant coach Jeff Clark and head coach Billy Chadwick.

2002 SEC WEST CHAMPIONS

Back row L to R: Mason Cousins, Patrick Chucri, manager Buddy McKay, Alex Hartman, Claes Lindholm, assistant coach Chris Groer, Paul Ciorascu, David Donaldson. Front row L to R: Catalin Gard, Kristofer Stahlberg, head coach Billy Chadwick and Martin Selin.

1999 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS

Back row L to R: Assistant coach Mark Beyers, Anders Stenman, Martin Selin, James Shortall, Vikrant Chadha. Front row L to R: David Blackburn, Kristofer Stahlberg, Bo Petro, Ben Cousins, Martin Sjoqvist and head coach Billy Chadwick. 48 | REBEL TENNIS 2012

1997 SEC CHAMPIONS

L to R: Barry Hassell, Johan Hede, head coach Billy Chadwick, assistant coach Mark Beyers, Johan Landsberg, Ben Cousins, Robert Abendroth, Vikrant Chadha, manager Justin Northam, Sebastien DeChaunac and Martin Sjoqvist.

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SEC HISTORY

1996 SEC CHAMPIONS

Back row L to R: Assistant coach Mark Beyers, Charly Rasheed, Remi Feneon, Ali Hamadeh, and Michael Pritchard. Front Row L to R: Head coach Billy Chadwick, Barry Hassell, Johan Hede, Ben Cousins, Sebastien DeChaunac and Johan Landsberg.

SEC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR BOYD McWHORTER SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

MAHESH BHUPATHI 1995

JOHAN HEDE 1996

CATALIN GARD 2004

SEC TOURNAMENT MVPs

SEBASTIEN DECHAUNAC 1997

JONAS BERG 2008

KALLE NORBERG 2009

SEC COACH OF THE YEAR

BILLY CHADWICK 1996, 2004, 2009 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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ALL-AMERICANS Jamie Booras Dave Randall Nick Barone Ivan Trevino Mike Knowles Mohamed Ridaoui Joakim Appelqvist Mahesh Bhupathi Remi Feneon Johan Hede Ali Hamadeh Johan Landsberg Ali Hamadeh Johan Hede Johan Hede Johan Landsberg Sebastien DeChaunac Sebastien DeChaunac Vikrant Chadha James Shortall Alex Hartman Catalin Gard Alex Hartman Catalin Gard Catalin Gard Eric Claesson Erling Tveit Eric Claesson Erling Tveit Robbye Poole Jonas Berg Erling Tveit Bram ten Berge Matthias Wellermann Jonas Berg Devin Britton Bram ten Berge Marcel Thiemann

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NCAA SINGLES CHAMPION Devin Britton

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NCAA DOUBLES CHAMPION Mahesh Bhupathi/Ali Hamadeh

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DAVE RANDALL First Men’s Tennis All-American 1988 SEC Singles Champion 1989 Rafael Osuna National Sportsmanship Award Winner

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1994 NCAA Singles Semifinalist 1994 SEC Doubles Champion

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NCAA TOURNAMENT Wayne Hearn Randall/Booras NCAA Team Dave Randall Randall/Booras Nick Barone NCAA Team Mohamed Ridaoui Trevino-Knowles NCAA Team Joakim Appelqvist Mahesh Bhupathi Johan Hede Remi Feneon Appelqvist-Hamadeh Bhupathi-Trevino NCAA Team Mahesh Bhupathi Johan Hede Bhupathi-Hamadeh Feneon-Landsberg NCAA Team Johan Hede Ali Hamadeh Johan Landsberg NCAA Team Johan Hede Sebastien DeChaunac Johan Landsberg Landsberg/Sjoqvist NCAA Team Sebastien DeChaunac Martin Sjoqvist NCAA Team James Shortall

2005 2006 2007 Singles Doubles Sweet 16 Singles Doubles Singles Sweet 16 Singles Doubles Sweet 16 Singles Singles Singles Singles Doubles Doubles Finals Singles Singles Doubles Doubles Quarters Singles Singles Singles Final Four Singles Singles Singles Doubles Quarters Singles Singles Final Four Singles

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Martin Sjoqvist Shortall-Sjoqvist NCAA Team James Shortall Shortall-Chadha Alex Hartman NCAA Team Alex Hartman James Shortall Kristofer Stahlberg Shortall-Stahlberg NCAA Team Alex Hartman NCAA Team Paul Ciorascu Catalin Gard Alex Hartman Hartman-Lindholm NCAA Team Catalin Gard Paul Ciorascu Claes Lindholm NCAA Team Catalin Gard NCAA Team Eric Claesson Erling Tveit NCAA Team Eric Claesson Robbye Poole Erling Tveit NCAA Team Jonas Berg Robbye Poole Erling Tveit Bram ten Berge Matthias Wellermann NCAA Team Jonas Berg Devin Britton Kalle Norberg Bram ten Berge NCAA Team Marcel Thiemann Chris Thiemann

Singles Doubles 2nd round Singles Doubles Singles 2nd round Singles Singles Singles Doubles Sweet 16 Singles Quarters Singles Singles Singles Doubles 2nd round Singles/Doubles Doubles Singles Final Four Singles Sweet 16 Singles/Doubles Singles/Doubles Sweet 16 Doubles Singles Singles/Doubles Elite Eight Doubles Singles Singles/Doubles Doubles Singles/Doubles Elite Eight Singles/Doubles Singles Singles Doubles 2nd round Singles/Doubles Doubles

DEVIN BRITTON 2009 NCAA Singles Champion First Men’s Tennis Freshman All-American

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

NATIONAL/REGIONAL HONORS 2011

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NCAA Team Marcel Thiemann Chris Thiemann

2nd round Singles/Doubles Doubles

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Alex Hartman Bram ten Berge

Johan Landsberg - District VI Sebastien DeChaunac - 1st Team James Shortall - District VI Alex Hartman - District VI Catalin Gard -District VI Juan Pablo Di Cesare - District VI Bram ten Berge - District VI Erling Tveit - District VI Matthias Wellermann - 3rd Team Bram ten Berge - 2nd Team Adrian Forberg Skogeng - District VI

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BRAM TEN BERGE 2009

ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES Tommy Alfano Tommy Alfano Joakim Appelqvist Johan Hede Johan Landsberg Johan Hede Johan Landsberg Sebastien DeChaunac Ben Cousins David Blackburn Alex Hartman David Donaldson Claes Lindholm Fredrik Aarum David Donaldson Claes Lindholm Fredrik Aarum Juan Pablo Di Cesare David Donaldson Bram ten Berge Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Matthias Wellermann Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Matthias Wellermann Bram ten Berge Adrian Forberg Skogeng Chris Thiemann Marcel Thiemann Adrian Forberg Skogeng Chris Thiemann Marcel Thiemann

ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD 1997, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 *Teams must have at least a cumulative 3.2 GPA or above on 4.0 scale. 1994 1997

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Joakim Appelqvist - District VI Johan Hede - 1st Team

ITA COLLEGIATE ALL-STAR TEAM Mahesh Bhupathi/Ali Hamadeh Sebastien DeChaunac Jonas Berg/Erling Tveit Devin Britton

1989

ITA/RAPHAEL OSUNA NATIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Dave Randall

1994

ITA NATIONAL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Mahesh Bhupathi

1989 2011

ITA ARTHUR ASHE REGIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Dave Randall Tucker Vorster

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CLAY COURT CHAMPION Mohammed Ridaoui

1991 ALEX HARTMAN 2003

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ITA SOUTHEAST REGION SENIOR OF THE YEAR 2003 Alex Hartman 2009

ITA SOUTHEAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Devin Britton

ITA SOUTHEAST REGION PLAYER TO WATCH 2000 Alex Hartman 2006 Erling Tveit 2011 Marcel Thiemann ITA SOUTHEAST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR Billy Chadwick: 2004, 2008 Mohammed Ridaoui became the first Rebel to win a national title when he won the National Clay Court Championships in 1991.

WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Alex Hartman Marcel Thiemann

2002 2011

D’NOVO/ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004 Catalin Gard (Singles) 2008 Jonas Berg/Bram ten Berge (Doubles)

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ITA SOUTHEAST REGION ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR Mark Beyers Jeff Clark Toby Hansson

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USPTA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR Billy Chadwick

USPTA SOUTHERN DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR Billy Chadwick: 1995, 2002, 2004, 2010

NATIONAL TEAM INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Final Four Final Four Final Four Final Four Final Four

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NATIONAL TEAM INDOOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2008 Erling Tveit BLUE/GRAY NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CLASSIC The Rebels captured the 1997 Blue/Gray National Collegiate Classic. They defeated Tulane, Kansas and Auburn to get to the final, where they topped 1997 Champions South Alabama to win the title.

2010

ITA COLLEGIATE HALL OF FAME Mahesh Bhupathi

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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ALL-SEC TEAM Bruce Bollman Wayne Hearn Chuck Sobers Dave Randall Jamie Booras Dave Randall Keith Evans Nick Barone Mike Knowles Ivan Trevino Mohammed Ridaoui Joakim Appelqvist Ali Hamadeh Mahesh Bhupathi Mahesh Bhupathi Johan Hede Ali Hamadeh Johan Hede Ali Hamadeh Johan Landsberg Johan Hede Sebastien DeChaunac Johan Landsberg Sebastien DeChaunac Martin Sjoqvist James Shortall Martin Sjoqvist Alex Hartman James Shortall Alex Hartman James Shortall Kristofer Stahlberg Alex Hartman Kristofer Stahlberg Paul Ciorascu Catalin Gard Alex Hartman Claes Lindholm Catalin Gard Paul Ciorascu Claes Lindholm

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Catalin Gard Erling Tveit Karim Alayli Eric Claesson Juan Pablo Di Cesare Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Jonas Berg Kalle Norberg Robbye Poole Erling Tveit Jonas Berg Kalle Norberg Robbye Poole Erling Tveit Matthias Wellermann Jonas Berg Bram ten Berge Devin Britton Kalle Norberg Otto Sauer Marcel Thiemann Tucker Vorster Marcel Thiemann Tucker Vorster

Commissioner Mike Slive presents Bram ten Berge with the 2009 Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as the top male student-athlete in the entire conference.

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SEC TOURNAMENT MVP Sebastien DeChaunac Jonas Berg Kalle Norberg BOYD McWHORTER SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Bram ten Berge

BOYD McWHORTER SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2003 Alex Hartman 2008 Erling Tveit

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1988 JOHAN HEDE 1996 SEC Singles Champion 1996 SEC Player-of-the-Year 1996 NCAA Singles Semifinalist All-Time winningest singles player in Ole Miss history with 135-41 record

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SEC CHAMPIONS Bruce Bollman #5 singles Chuck Sobers #3 singles Randall/Eudy #3 doubles Randall/Barrick #2 doubles Dave Randall #1 singles Hamadeh/Appelqvist Doubles Mahesh Bhupathi Singles Johan Hede Singles Sebastien DeChaunac Singles

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SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mahesh Bhupathi Johan Hede Catalin Gard

1989

SEC MEN’S TENNIS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Bram ten Berge ACADEMIC ALL-SEC David Baxter Joey Johnson Wade Petty Dave Randall David Baxter Wade Petty Dave Randall Richard Rolfe Stephen Alfano Tommy Alfano

CATALIN GARD 2004 SEC Player of the Year 2004 ITA All-American Champion Ranked No.1 in nation for 24 weeks during 2004-05 season Second in Ole Miss history with 112 wins

4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

SEC HONORS

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Tommy Alfano Ivan Trevino Josh Bronson Dave Randall Ivan Trevino Josh Bronson Charles Meadowcroft Ivan Trevino Josh Bronson Charles Meadowcroft Joakim Appelqvist Ivan Trevino Johan Hede Johan Hede Johan Landsberg Johan Hede Sebastien DeChaunac Johan Landsberg Ben Cousins Sebastien DeChaunac Barry Hassell David Blackburn Ben Cousins Martin Sjoqvist David Blackburn Ben Cousins James Shortall Martin Sjoqvist David Blackburn Martin Selin Kristofer Stahlberg James Shortall David Blackburn Alex Hartman

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Jim Jacobs Martin Selin Kristofer Stalhberg James Shortall David Blackburn Mason Cousins Alex Hartman Jim Jacobs Kristofer Stahlberg James Shortall Alex Hartman Fredrik Aarum David Donaldson Catalin Gard Claes Lindholm Fredrik Aarum Eric Claesson Juan Pablo Di Cesare David Donaldson Catalin Gard Fredrik Aarum Juan Pablo Di Cesare Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Fredrik Aarum Chris Rea Bram ten Berge Erling Tveit Matthias Wellermann Jakob Klaeson Erling Tveit Bram ten Berge Matthias Wellermann Jonas Berg

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Bram ten Berge Adrian Forberg Skogeng Chris Thiemann Marcel Thiemann Adrian Forberg Skogeng Jonas Lutjen Kalle Norberg Chris Thiemann Marcel Thiemann SEC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK James Shortall (3/7) Kristofer Stahlberg (3/20) Alex Hartman (3/31) Catalin Gard (2/21) Eric Claesson (4/18) Erling Tveit (4/17) Eric Claesson (2/20) Robbye Poole (3/6) Robbye Poole (2/12, 4/8) Jonas Berg (4/7) Marcel Thiemann (3/23) SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK Devin Britton (2/17, 4/1) Otto Sauer (3/17) Chris Thiemann (4/14) Marcel Thiemann (3/11, 4/7)

SEC COACH OF THE YEAR Billy Chadwick: 1996, 2004, 2009 Current players in BOLD

BACK TO BACK SEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Ole Miss won back-to-back SEC Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, it was senior Erling Tveit (above) who clinched the title, and in 2009, freshman Devin Britton (left) sealed the championship for the Rebels. 5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

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A CHAMPION ON TOUR

MAHESH BHUPATHI 11-Time Grand Slam Champion Mahesh Bhupathi, a former NCAA Doubles Champion at Ole Miss, has confirmed his place in tennis history. In 2011, Bhupathi teamed back up with countryman Leander Paes. The two made a successful return to the courts, winning their home country title in Chennai and falling just short of the one grand slam doubles title that eludes the pair, the Australiian Open. On their way to the finals, Bhupathi won his 600th career match since turning pro in 1995. Only 16 other players in the Open Era have reached the milestone. In 2009, Bhupathi paired with fellow Indian Sania Mirza to capture the Mixed Doubles Championship at the Australian Open for his 11th grand slam title. He and fellow doubles partner, Mark Knowles, ended the year ranked No. 3 in the ATP Rankings. The duo teamed up to reach the finals at the Australian and U.S. Opens and won the title at Barcelona, after winning four titles in their first year together in 2008. Bhupathi finished in the Top 30 individually in the Stanford ATP Doubles Rankings in 2007 for the seventh consecutive year and 11th overall as well as earning his 40th career doubles title. Bhupathi teamed with Martina Hingis in 2006 to capture the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title, bringing his total to 10 career grand slams. In 2005, he teamed with Mary Pierce to claim the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon and then won his fifth mixed doubles title when he and Daniela Hantuchova captured the U.S. Open Championships. In 2004, Bhupathi finished the season ranked in the Top 10 (No. 5 in the ATP Doubles Race with Russia’s Max Mirnyi and No. 7 individually) for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time in seven years. In addition, he won five doubles titles and more than 50 matches for the third year in a row. His five titles came with four different partners. Bhupathi earned a spot in the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston (with Mirnyi). Bhupathi also teamed with Mirnyi to reach the quarterfinals at the 2004 Australian Open and the semifinals at the French Open. He also teamed up with former partner and fellow countryman, Leander Paes, to win the Master Series Toronto and reach the semifinals at the Olympics in Athens, Greece. Bhupathi teamed with Mirnyi in 2003 to win five of an ATP-high nine finals and finished No. 2 in the ATP Team Race standings. The two reached the finals at Wimbledon. In 2002, Bhupathi added two more grand slam titles to his impressive resume. He teamed with Russia’s Elena Likhovtseva to win the Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon and two months later, he and doubles partner Max Mirnyi won the U.S. Open Championship. In 1999, Bhupathi and his partner, Leander Paes, became the first doubles duo in the modern era to reach the finals of all four grand slam events in a calendar year. The pair won the French Open Championships and one month later captured the most prestigious of the grand slams, Wimbledon. In addition to winning two doubles grand slam titles in 1999, Bhupathi also captured the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Championship. After not playing together much in 2000 due to injuries, Bhupathi and Paes returned to the courts together in 2001 and captured their third grand slam title and second French Open Championship.

In 15 years on the tour, Bhupathi has won more than five million dollars in prize money and captured 49 doubles titles. Bhupathi became the first player in the history of India to win an ATP Grand Slam title when he won the Mixed Doubles title at the French Open Championships in the summer of 1997. While at Ole Miss, Bhupathi led the Rebels to the NCAA team finals. He became the first Rebel tennis player to win an NCAA title when he teamed with Ali Hamadeh to capture the Doubles Championship in 1995 and ended the year as the No. 1 doubles team in the nation. In addition, Bhupathi was an All-American, 1995 SEC Singles Champion and SEC Player of the Year. Bhupathi credits his success to his college days at Ole Miss. “Although I had good results in junior tennis, I was not ready for the pros physically and mentally,” Bhupathi said. “I credit coach Chadwick for much of my success. I really enjoyed my time at Ole Miss and I still stay in touch with my former teammates.” In 2010, Bhupathi became the first Ole Miss player to be inducted into the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rebel head coach Billy Chadwick at the 1997 U.S. Open.

11-TIME GRAND SLAM CHAMPION  YEAR 1997 1999 1999 2001 2002 2002 2005 2005 2006 2009

GRAND SLAM French Open French Open Wimbledon French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open Wimbledon U.S. Open Australian Open Australian Open

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EVENT Mixed Doubles Doubles, Mixed Doubles Doubles Doubles Mixed Doubles Doubles Mixed Doubles Mixed Doubles Mixed Doubles Mixed Doubles

Mahesh Bhupathi teamed up with fellow Indian Sania Mirza to win the Mixed Doubles Championship at the Australian Open in 2009. The win marked his 11th career grand slam and seventh mixed doubles title. 4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

LETTERWINNERS A ... A ... A Aarum, Fredrik .................................................... 2004-05, 2007 Abendroth, Robert...............................................................1997 Adams, George Lawrence ....................................................1937 Alayli, Karim ............................................................. 2003-04-05 Alfano, Stephen............................................................. 1988-89 Alfano, Tommy ......................................................... 1988-90-91 Allen, Sidney P. .....................................................................1972 Anderson, R.A. ......................................................... 1951-52-53 Andrews, Speedy .................................................................1940 Appelqvist, Joakim................................................................1994 Aron, Carl W. ........................................................................1961 Arrington, George ................................................................1957 Arrington, Lamar .................................................................1951 B ... B ... B Backstrom, Johan ...................................................... 2011 Baier, Mike ............................................................... 1965-66-67 Baker, Billy .....................................................................1938-39 Barnes, Robert David ....................................................1987-88 Barone, Nick ..................................................................1990-91 Barr, Stewart .................................................................1972-73 Barrick, Aaron ...............................................................1987-88 Baxter, David..................................................................1987-88 Berg, Jonas .............................................................. 2007-08-09 Berger, Fred............................................................. 1935-36-37 Berry, Phil ......................................................................1957-58 Bevis, Bosco ..................................................................1940-41 Bhupathi, Mahesh ..........................................................1994-95 Billings, John ..................................................................1963-64 Bishop, Howard ....................................................... 1950-51-52 Blackburn, David ............................................... 1998-99-00-01 Blair, Russell ........................................................................1972 Booras, Jamie .......................................................... 1988-89-90 Boyett, Reuben Watson..................................................1948-49 Bramlett, Lee .......................................................................1973 Branch, Ellis.........................................................................1964 Brandt, Louis K. ....................................................... 1957-58-59 Britton, Devin .......................................................................2009 Brogan, Pat .........................................................................1952 Bronson, Josh .................................................... 1990-91-92-93 Brooks, Dan ............................................................. 1989-90-91 Brooks, Derek .......................................................... 1989-90-91 Brown, Mike ...................................................................1991-92 Bryan, Tom ....................................................................1973-74 Buck, Brent ..........................................................................1974 Burklow, Scott (mgr) .....................................................1998-99 C ... C ... C Cameron, Winston ................................................................1947 Chadha, Vikrant ................................................. 1997-98-99-00 Chaffee, William Bryan .........................................................1986 Chucri, Patrick .................................................... 2000-01-02-03 Ciorascu, Paul .................................................... 2001-02-03-04 Claesson, Eric .................................................... 2004-05-06-07 Condon, Billy ..................................................................1947-48 Coningsby, Russell Ward ......................................................1986 Cousins, Ben ............................................................ 1997-98-99 Cousins, Mason..............................................................2001-02 Cox, Gary..............................................................................1967 Crosby, Thorn ......................................................................1965 D ... D ... D Dannenberg, Lester .............................................................1939 Davis, Bill .............................................................................1974 Davis, Floyd, Jr......................................................................1961 Dawson, Wayne ....................................................................1955 Day, George .........................................................................1955 DeChaunac, Sebastien ............................................. 1996-97-98 Denton, Morris...............................................................1957-58 Di Cesare, Juan Pablo .............................................. 2004-05-06 Donaldson, David..................................................... 2003-04-05 Douglas, Bob .......................................................................1937 Duckworth, Jim...............................................................1983-86 Dulin, Al..........................................................................1950-51 Durham, Ted ..................................................................1991-92 E ... E and F ... F and G ... G Elliott, Tommy .......................................................... 1953-54-55 Endicott, Samuel ..................................................................1970 El Tabakh, Ahmed ................................................................2006

Evans, Keith ...................................................................1989-90 Farquhar, Winston Kirkland ..................................................1982 Felder, Al ..............................................................................1965 Feneon, Remi ..................................................... 1993-94-95-96 Forberg Skogeng, Adrian .....................................2010-11 Fowler, Harry .......................................................................2010 Frazer, Willis Lea ...................................................... 1971-72-73 Galtney, William F., Jr. ................................................ 1972-73-74 Gard, Catalin ...................................................... 2002-03-04-05 H ... H ... H Hamadeh, Ali...................................................... 1993-94-95-96 Hargraves, Bill .....................................................................1940 Hartman, Alex .................................................... 2000-01-02-03 Harpole, J.D. .........................................................................1948 Hartzog, Rodney..................................................................1972 Hassell, Barry .......................................................... 1996-97-98 Hede, Johan ....................................................... 1994-95-96-97 Herrera, Rafael ..............................................................1988-89 Hester, William Ewing III ........................................... 1967-68-69 Holmes, Billy ........................................................................1957 Hoover, John ............................................................ 1972-73-74 Hoover, Randall Lee ...................................................... 1974, 77 Hovious, Bill ...................................................................1964-65 Hovious, Brad ................................................................1966-67 Hull, Frank ...........................................................................1961 J ... J and K ... K Jabour, Robert ...............................................................1950-51 Jacobs, Charles ....................................................................1941 Jacobs, Jim ...........................................................................2001 Joest, Ralph ...................................................................1939-41 Johnson, Clint ..................................................... 1948-49-50-51 Johnson, Joey .................................................................1986-87 Johnson, Ronnie E. ..............................................................1969 Klaeson, Jakob ................................................... 2005-06-07-08 Knowles, Mike .................................................... 1989-90-91-92 Koester, Bob ........................................................................1953 L ... L ... L Lami, Sebastien ...................................................................1998 Landsberg, Johan .................................................... 1995-96-97 Leatherman, Bob ..................................................... 1952-53-54 Lesley, Brett .........................................................................1995 Letcher, Boyd .......................................................................1953 Lindholm, Claes........................................................ 2002-03-04 Lipscomb, Balfour ................................................................1965 Lipscomb, Edward Lowndes ................................................1927 Lipscomb, Ernest ...........................................................1961-63 Little, Hunter ........................................................................1955 Lutjen, Jonas .......................................................2010-11 M ... M ... M McDonald, Will ......................................................................1937 McKay, Buddy (mgr) .......................................... 2000-01-02-04 Maginnis, Al .........................................................................1951 Marks, Peter Gordon ................................................1973-74,76 Mason, Jerry Gordon ...........................................................1964 Meadows, Brandon ........................................................1990-91 Meadowcraft, Charles .............................................. 1991-92-93 Miller, Ralph ...................................................................1938-39 Milligan, Jack ...................................................... 1952-53-54-55 Mills, Micajah Sturdivant ......................................................1962 Minor, Lancelot, III ...............................................................1971 Molotke, Armond .................................................................1948 Montijoy, Richard Wilson ................................................1930-31 Mulkin, Joel White .................................................................1982 N ... N and O ... O Newberg, Richard ................................................................1960 Noel, Billy .............................................................................1941 Noblin, John .........................................................................1937 Norberg, Kalle .............................................. 2007-08-09, 2011 Northam, Justin (mgr) ............................................. 1996-97-98 Orenstein, Seymour .............................................................1939 P ... P and R ... R Pegram, Max........................................................................1940 Petro, Bo..............................................................................1999 Pettis, Leighton.................................................. 1952-53-54-55 Petty, Wade ....................................................................1987-88

5 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS | 3 SEC TOURNAMENT TITLES | 66 ALL-SEC SELECTIONS

Pickford, Cuss ................................................................1932-33 Pitts, Jimmy ..........................................................................1987 Pless, Joe .............................................................................1954 Poole, Robbye.......................................................... 2006-07-08 Price, Milburn ................................................................1958-59 Pritchard, Michael..........................................................1995-96 Propst, Jake ............................................................. 1940-41-42 Randall, Dave ..................................................... 1986-87-88-89 Rasheed, Charly, ..................................................................1996 Rea, Chris.............................................................................2007 Ridaoui, Mohamed .........................................................1991-92 Robertson, Steven Bryant ...................................................1978 Rosenbaum, Neil ............................................................1951-52 Ruffin, Ed .............................................................................1967 S ... S ... S Safian, Brian W. ....................................................................1969 Sales, John .....................................................................1988-89 Salloum, Joe ............................................................. 1961-62-63 Salloum, Mitchell, Jr. .......................................................1952-53 Sandifer, Fred.................................................................1963-64 Sauer, Otto ...........................................................................2009 Schwing, Eric...................................................... 1987-88-90-91 Selin, Martin....................................................... 1999-00-01-02 Shillinglaw, Andrew, C...........................................................1979 Sims, Dennis ..................................................................1972-73 Sims, Sid ........................................................................1972-73 Singleton, Paul Lester, Jr. .....................................................1981 Shelton, Gill ....................................................................1937-38 Shepard, David Moore .........................................................1982 Sherman, Thurston.................................................. 1949-50-51 Shipley, Lester, Jr. ...........................................................1950-51 Shortall, James .................................................. 1998-99-00-01 Smallwood, Harvey Myers ...................................................1963 Smith, Sidney .......................................................................1963 Sobers, Chuck ......................................................................1987 Sjoqvist, Martin ........................................................ 1997-98-99 Stahlberg, Kristofer............................................ 1999-00-01-02 Stapp, Neal ..........................................................................1986 Stenman, Anders ..................................................... 1998-99-00 T ... T ... T ten Berge, Bram ........................................... 2005-06, 2008-09 Thiemann, Chris ..............................................2009-10-11 Thiemann, Marcel ...........................................2009-10-11 Tiblier, Jerry ...................................................................1948-49 Touchstone, Alex................................................ 1940-41-46-47 Townsend, Billy ........................................................ 1961-62-63 Trevino, Ivan ..................................................................1991-94 Turner, William Franklin Jr. ....................................................1977 Tveit, Erling........................................................ 2005-06-07-08 V ... V ... V vanLingen, Van .................................................. 1992-93-94-95 Varner, C. Ferrell ..................................................................1927 Varner, C. Ferrell Jr.........................................................1961-63 Vorster, Tucker................................................... 2008-09-10-11 W ... W and Y ... Y Walker, Donald Lewis ............................................... 1961-62-63 Walker, Michael.....................................................................1992 Watson, Bill ....................................................................1957-58 Wellermann, Matthias.....................................................2007-08 Wells, Erskine .......................................................................1968 Wiggins, Phillip .....................................................................1974 Wilkinson, Jack .....................................................................1972 Wilkinson, Richard ................................................................1938 Williams, Charles E. ........................................................1932-33 Williams, Jim ............................................................. 1986-87-89 Williams, M. Ney III, ................................................. 1973-74-75 Williamson, Buddy .................................................... 1953-54-55 Wise, Kendall, L....................................................................1978 Woodson, Walter ............................................................1964-65 Worthen, George..................................................................1948 Wysor, Joe R. ........................................................................1980 Y ... Y ... Y Yates, Allen ..........................................................................1964 Current players in BOLD

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ATHLETICS SUPPORT

OLE MISS SPORTS MEDICINE Prevention. Treatment. Rehabilitation. Education. Those are the four primary phases of athletic training, and the Ole Miss Sports Medicine staff strives to fulfill all four areas when working with the student-athletes on a daily basis. “Our Athletic Trainers are allied healthcare professionals and we strive to provide quality healthcare based on the latest in medical research,” said Shannon Singletary, Senior Associate Shannon Singletary Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Strength & Conditioning. Senior Associate AD “By doing this we hope to not only provide our athletes with a better chance of winning on the field, but also give them an opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle.” Led by a medical director and a full-time director of musculoskeletal medicine, Ole Miss student-athletes are offered the best care possible by the Sports Medicine staff, which includes 10 full-time athletic trainers, three graduate assistants and several student assistants. The staff serves the student-athletes nearly around-the-clock and at numerous facilities on campus. The Athletic Trainers begin treatments and rehabilitation as early as 6:30 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is through. There are currently six athletic training facilities on campus. The staff treats out of two primary athletic training rooms, in the Indoor Practice Facility and the Starnes Athletic Training Center, with four other satellite athletic training rooms, located at Tad Smith Coliseum, Basketball Practice Facility, Gillom Center and Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The IPF, Starnes Center and BPF training rooms are stocked with equipment such as

stationary bikes, hand weights, therapeutic modalities, and recent technology like underwater treadmills and Biodex testing equipment. Each component is strategically designed to not only give the student-athletes the best care, but also to aid in returning them to competition as quickly and safely as possible. Singletary, though, said the emphasis is on the student-athlete’s health, first and foremost. Jon Williams is in his second season as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for men’s tennis. Ole Miss Sports Medicine has strong working relationships with local physicians and Baptist Memorial Hospital, located less than five minutes from the campus. In addition, specialists from the University’s Medical Center are often consulted.

REBEL READY Rebel Ready - CHAMPS Life Skills is a well-rounded program for student-athletes to develop individual skills necessary to lead successful lives and become leaders for our communities and nation. The program consists of five vital components: • The Commitment to Academic Excellence is promoted through a full range of services that include orientation, advising, tutoring, academic skills training and the recognition of academic excellence. • The Commitment to Athletic Excellence is developed by the department’s 10 women and eight men intercollegiate sports teams. The sponsorship is based on equity and compliance to all University, NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules and regulations.

• The Commitment to Career Development is a joint effort of the Ole Miss Athletic Department and Career Center. The goal is to prepare student-athletes for their transition out of sports and into the career development process. Career development components of the program include special workshops and programs for student-athletes and a senior resume brochure. • The Commitment to Personal Development is promoted through life skills and personal development seminars and sponsorship of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. • The Commitment to Service is promoted—in conjunction with the University Counseling Center—through many community service projects throughout the year. The Ole Miss student-athletes are very involved in the community and the community service program continues to grow.

NCAA COMPLIANCE Who Is A Prospect?

A prospective student-athlete is defined as an athlete who has begun classes for the ninth grade. However, it is possible for a younger student to be considered a prospect if the institution (or a representative of its athletic interests) provides the student (or family member) benefits not provided to prospects generally.

Who May Contact a Prospect During the Recruiting Process?

All in-person, on and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect (or family) are limited to authorized institutional staff members or full-time enrolled students at the institution. All other persons are prohibited from engaging in any personal, telephone or written contact with the prospect (or family) for encouraging participation in the institution’s athletics programs.

How and When May a Prospect Be Contacted?

In all sports, a prospect may not be contacted in-person, off-campus until their senior year in high school. Prospects may not receive correspondence from an institution until their junior year in high school (exception: men’s basketball - June 15 after sophomore year). Questionnaires and camp brochures may be sent prior to the junior year.

When May a Prospect Visit an Institution's Campus?

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tion for dates. There is no limit to the number of times a prospect may visit a campus at his/her own expense. Prospects may receive an expense paid visit (“official visit”) only after they have begun classes for their senior year and have registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and submitted transcripts and test scores to the institution. Prospects are limited to a maximum of five official visits with no more than one per institution.

What is Considered "Being Recruited?"

A prospect is considered recruited if a coach, staff member or representative of the institution’s athletic interest (booster) attempts to persuade a prospect (or family member) to enroll at their institution and participate in the athletics program. A student is considered “recruited” if any of the following actions are taken: 1) the institution provides the prospect with an “official visit” (i.e., expenses paid) to its campus; 2) a coach arranges for an in-person, off-campus (home or prospect’s school) encounter with the prospect; 3) receiving more than one telephone call from a coach for recruiting purposes; 4) issuing an NLI or university athletic scholarship.

What Should a Prospect Do During the Recruiting Process?

Prospects should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center during their junior year in high school. Contact your high school guidance counselor or call the NCAA Eligibility Center at (877) 262-1492 for more information. The NCAA publishes “The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete,” which may be downloaded from the NCAA website. If you should have any questions, visit the Compliance web page at www.OleMissSports.com or call the University of Mississippi Athletic Compliance Office at (662) 915-1594. 4 NCAA TEAM FINAL FOUR | 9 NCAA TEAM ELITE EIGHT | 25 ALL-AMERICANS

ATHLETICS FACILITIES

OLE MISS ATHLETICS FACILITIES FEDEX ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER

INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY

FedEx Corporation announced on April 14, 2005, a $2.5 million gift over five years to The University of Mississippi to create an academic support center for student-athletes. In May 2007, the vision became reality as the FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center opened its doors to Rebel athletes. The center provides state-of-the-art computer facilities and space for study halls and tutoring for men and women studentathletes, as well as additional classrooms for all students. “FedEx has always been a strong supporter of educational initiatives at all levels,” said Mike Glenn, executive vice president, marketing development and corporate communications. “This contribution to The University of Mississippi is an extension of our commitment to helping improve the academic resources available to students, and student-athletes in particular.” Glenn said FedEx and Ole Miss are committed to providing a strong academic foundation to enable students to reach their full potential. The money has been used to renovate a portion of the Starnes Athletic Center—which formerly housed football locker rooms, a weight room and training facilities—next to VaughtHemingway Stadium on All-American Drive. The 22,500-square-foot building now houses the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support, including offices, conference rooms, 20 large and small group tutoring rooms, a large study area, a multi-media classroom, computer lab and 150-seat high-tech auditorium. The project was completed in May 2007 with an approximate cost of $5 million. “American public universities are the best in the world largely because of the generosity of American corporations,” said then-Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat. “FedEx sets the standard for philanthropy by which others are measured. In this case, Ole Miss student-athletes are the primary beneficiaries, but all our students will benefit and, as a result, our entire state benefits.” In addition to its latest gift to the University, FedEx supports several endowed scholarship programs, the Whitten Chair in Law, the Lott Leadership Institute, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and William Faulkner’s historic home, Rowan Oak.

Among the finest facilities in all of college athletics, the Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility is the crown jewel in the growing athletics compound surrounding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. “With the addition of this magnificent indoor facility, we find that Ole Miss athletes and coaches have the opportunity to practice and play games in state-of-the-art facilities, on the finest fields and courts,” thenOle Miss Chancellor Robert C. Khayat said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 22, 2004. “They are in a position of being nationally competitive. As we look forward to finding out what is going to happen in athletics at this university and with the university in general, we can move forward knowing that we have provided the infrastructure and facilities that needed to be provided.” Located beside the South End Zone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Rebels moved into the spectacular $18 million multi-purpose structure in fall 2004. The 150,000-square-foot enclosure is a result of UM's Commitment to Excellence in Athletics Campaign, a $35 million initiative to upgrade the university's athletics programs. In addition to the IPF, the campaign has also resulted in a recently built golf facility, renovations to C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum and a recently constructed track and field complex, which sits just south of the IPF. Also, an endowment has been created to fund scholarships and maintain the new facilities. Numerous Rebel supporters contributed financially to the construction of the indoor practice facility, including legendary Rebel quarterback Archie Manning. In May 2004, former Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister donated $1 million toward the building of the facility. The architects of the facility were Ferguson & Associates of Jackson.

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

STARNES ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTER

Continuing the trend of athletics facility growth that has occurred under Pete Boone, the University provided the Rebels' leadership with a new state-of-the-art home with the opening of the Athletics Administration Building in January 2008. Construction began in August 2006 on the approximately $4.5 million facility, which put all the various facets of the Ole Miss administration under one roof for the first time. Each of the major departments - business, compliance, facilities, media relations, marketing/productions and the UMAA Foundation - has its own wing with spacious offices. Formerly the location of the John White Building and home of the university Physical Plant, the Athletics Administration Building is conveniently situated north of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and close to other athletics facilities, providing a central location for coaches and student-athletes. Highlighting the amenities is an advanced video production studio and control room, which operates the production in the TV studio as well as on the video boards at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Tad Smith Coliseum and Oxford-University Stadium. The multi-functional video area is high definition throughout. For visitors walking through the lobby, the building is enhanced with cutting-edge graphics and images from Ole Miss history. The walls are covered with photos of great athletes, ecstatic crowds and memorable publications, while flat screen, plasma televisions are available throughout the facility. With key personnel all under one roof, the Athletics Administration Building provides a much needed cohesiveness to the everyday operation of the University as it strives to achieve its overall goal for success in athletics.

Every aspect of Ole Miss Athletics is geared toward the success of its student-athletes. The Michael S. Starnes Athletic Training Center provides a valuable role in the development and display of that success. The multi-purpose Starnes Center has undergone many transformations through the years. It currently houses Ole Miss Sports Medicine, FCA and CHAMPS Life Skills headquarters and includes a 10,000-square-foot weight room and a sizeable memorabilia collection. Formerly the Doc Knight Field House, the Training Center stands just north of VaughtHemingway Stadium and within walking distance of Tad Smith Coliseum, Swayze Field and the main athletics office complex. The primary training room on the Ole Miss campus is used by several Rebel sports. The training area has four offices for the athletic training staff, room for at least 13 treatment tables, six taping stations and countless rehabilitation equipment. It also contains a wet room with a whirlpool that help make up an environment for top-notch care and injury prevention for Rebel athletes. The facility extends to the east into a similar structure which holds a massive weight room, a lobby, conference room and offices. Connected to the west end is the FedEx Academic Support Center, a state-of-the-art complex opened in May 2007. Starnes, the building’s benefactor, donated $1 million toward the facility as part of an extensive $2.5 million renovation in 1995. A 1968 Ole Miss graduate, Starnes is president of Tennessee California Express, Inc., a transportation company. Much of the history and the many accolades of Rebel athletics are displayed in two rooms on the second floor of the Starnes Center that make up Hollingsworth-Manning Hall. Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, an Ole Miss alumnus and general practitioner in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., joined forces with former Rebel quarterback Archie Manning to establish the recruitment/memorabilia center. It is faithfully maintained and updated by Langston Rogers, Senior Associate Athletics Director Emeritus.

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VAUGHT-HEMINGWAY STADIUM

Home to great college football battles each fall, the fan experience at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was even further enhanced in 2008 with the $6 million addition of one of nation’s largest high-definition video scoreboards at a college stadium.

WHITTEN GOLF HOUSE

OLE MISS SOFTBALL COMPLEX

OLE MISS SOCCER STADIUM

Already one of the nation’s top tennis facilities, plans are underway for dramatic expansions.

The softball complex, which underwent a $1.2 million renovation in 2006, served as host to the 2011 SEC Championship.

Ole Miss has regularly ranked among the nation’s top 30 soccer attendance leaders.

GILLOM CENTER

OLE MISS TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX

PATRICIA C. LAMAR CENTER

The center of the Ole Miss women’s sports complex is a championship venue for volleyball and indoor tennis.

This nine-lane, mondo-surface facility served as host of the 2004 SEC Outdoor Championships.

The Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center is easily one of the top college rifle facilities in the nation.

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TAD SMITH COLISEUM FUTURE HOME OF BASKETBALL

Tad Smith Coliseum has seen facility records for attendance in recent years. In fact, seven of the 15 largest crowds in arena history have come in the last three years.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY

The basketball teams received a boost with the addition of the Basketball Practice Facility which was completed in December of 2009.

OU-STADIUM/ SWAYZE FIELD

The Forward Together campaign seeks to raise $150 million in support of a comprehensive initiative aimed at a new facility construction and existing facility enhancements for Ole Miss Athletics. Projects include a new basketball arena, improvements to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium including a north end zone expansion, and improvements to other existing athletics facilities

The NCAA Tournament runs through Oxford as Swayze Field has hosted three Super Regionals in six years. Mike Bianco’s program has consistently drawn some of the nation’s top baseball crowds.

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PALMER/SALLOUM TENNIS CENTER

HOME OF THE 2012 SEC WOMEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The University of Mississippi’s Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center ranks as one of the nation’s finest collegiate facilities. The tennis center was completed in 1990 and has served as host to the SEC Championships, Women’s ITA South Regional Championships, the USTA National Interscholastic Championships and NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regionals. This year, it will host the SEC Women’s Tennis Tournament. Located in the heart of campus, the tennis center is surrounded by towering magnolia trees and is regarded as perhaps the most beautiful in the country. Construction is nearing completion on expansion to the tennis center. The $3 million expansion will compliment the already stunning facility by adding seats and enhancing the player and coach areas; including the locker rooms, study area, and coaches’ offices. The complex combines the Greek revival architecture that is predominant on the Oxford campus, housing a 500-seat stadium with courtside pavilions providing additional seating for 300. With the expansion, spectator viewing will be available on top of the buildings to the left and right, allowing for more fans to enjoy what has become an exciting atmosphere. The facility has nine championship courts all with lighting, as well as a computerized scoreboard and message center. Both head men’s and women’s tennis coaches Bily Chadwick and Mark Beyers are excited about the additions to the tennis facility. “When Palmer/Salloum was built, the objective of creating a state-of-the-art tennis center was met,” Chadwick said. “The expansion will be a compliment to the existing space and advance our facilities even further.”

“We are thrilled with the additions to the tennis center,” Beyers said. “It will enable us to continue attracting the top players in the nation and around the world as we strive to compete for more championships.” The primary benefactor of the tennis center is John N. Palmer, a 1956 alumnus of Ole Miss, who is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal. He was joined in this effort by Mitchell Salloum Jr., a businessman from Gulfport, who is a 1955 alumnus of the University. The center honors the late Mitchell Salloum, Sr., a 1926 law graduate and a 1960-61 President of the Ole Miss Alumni Association. Additional funds were provided by donations to the Drive for Athletics at Ole Miss. Donors who made significant gifts toward other parts of the stadium include Louis Brandt, Jack Dunbar and William Galtney. Galtney contributed $1 million to the renovation/expansion, and in recognition of his generous donation, the courts will be named the William F. Galtney, Jr., Tennis Courts. The Ole Miss tennis programs also benefit from the Gillom Sports Center, which opened in 1997. The facility contains three indoor tennis courts, allowing both tennis teams to play all their matches in Oxford. The Ole Miss tennis indoor complex is one of the finest in the nation. The outstanding tennis facilities echo the success of the tennis programs and helps them continue their quest for championships. It shows the commitment and dedication the University has made toward these sports. “We are fortunate to have the support of our athletic department,” Chadwick said. “This total team effort is what has placed our tennis programs at the top of the collegiate world.”

INDOOR COURTS AMO AMONG NATION’S ATTENDANCE LEADERS ATTEND Ole Miss finished the 2011 season fifth in the annual ITA Attendance Race standings for re regular season home matches. The Rebels drew 4,798 fans to its ma matches at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and Gillom Sports Center Center. They also ranked second in average attendance with 533 fans, just one shy of Texas A&M. Ole Miss averaged 919 fans during the month of April.

Renovations to the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center are slated to be completed in February, 2012.

Longtime athletics supporter and former Rebel tennis player, Will Galtney, contributed $1million to the expansion/renovation of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. In recognition of his gift, the courts at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center will be named the William F. Galtney, Jr., Courts.


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