PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The No. 13 nationally ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team kicked off the spring season Friday at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, posting four wins on the day, including a big win in doubles.
The day began with the No. 25 ranked team of William Kallberg and Adrian Forberg Skogeng knocking off No. 5 Ben Wagland and Hernus Pieters of Georgia 8-7(3). Johan Backstrom and Stefan Lindmark defeated the Georgia duo of Garrett Brasseaux and Marco Nunez 8-4.
In singles, Kallberg picked up another solid win in his sophomore campaign, downing California’s Chris Konigsfeldt, ranked No. 42 nationally, 6-3, 6-3. Forberg Skogeng defeated Casey Kay of Georgia 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 for the other singles win.
Play continues in the morning at 11:00 a.m. CT with doubles followed by singles.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC
William Kallberg/Adrian Forberg Skogeng (OM) def. Ben Wagland/Hernus Pieters (UGA) 8-7(3); Johan Backstrom/Stefan Lindmark (OM) def. Garrett Brasseaux/Marco Nunez (UGA) 8-4; Chris Konigsfeldt/Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Jonas Lutjen/Zach Wilder (OM) 8-7(3).
Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Lutjen (OM) 7-5, 6-2; Kallberg (OM) def. Chris Konigsfeldt (CAL) 6-3, 6-3; Nunez (UGA) def. Wilder (OM) 6-0, 6-4; KU Singh (UGA) def. Lindmark (OM) 6-2, 6-1; Pasha (UGA) def. Backstrom (OM) 6-1, 6-1; Forberg Skogeng (OM) def. Casey Kay (UGA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.