Ole Miss tennis sweeps Alcorn State
Published 9:57 am Sunday, February 10, 2019
OXFORD, Miss.– The Ole Miss Men’s Tennis team continued its home dominance with two 4-0 sweeps of Alcorn State on Saturday at the William F. Galtney Indoor Tennis Center.
Ole Miss is now 5-3 on the season and undefeated at home. Sophomore Cotter Wilson is also undefeated in four home matches. Wilson did not surrender a game all day in singles and doubles action.
MATCH 1: Ole Miss 4, Alcorn State 0
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Wilson and teammate Fabian Fallert got the winning ways rolling with a swift 6-0 doubles decision. The duo of Tim Sandkaulen and Karlo Kranic provided a 6-2 victory to push the Rebels out front 1-0 early. Sebastian Rios and Simon Junk were leading 5-2 when the point was clinched. Wilson and Fallert’s tandem moved to 4-0 on the season.
In singles play, freshman Simon Junk was the first to complete his match, 6-2, 6-0, putting Ole Miss ahead 2-0. Wilson (6-0, 6-0) and Rios (6-0, 6-2) finished soon afterwards to give the Rebels a 4-0 victory.
MATCH 2: Ole Miss 4, Alcorn State 0
The second game went straight to singles competition. Alcorn State (0-10) withdrew its No. 1 player after the first match. The shuffling of players did not slow the Rebels’ momentum down.
Kranic and Wilson went unblemished, 6-0, 6-0, giving Ole Miss a quick 2-0 advantage. Rios followed with another dominant performance, 6-0, 6-1. The clincher came on court one when Sandkaulen prevailed in the final point for a 6-0, 6-4 decision.
1. F. Fallert/ C. Wilson def. N. Rocha/ J. Parat, 6-0
2. T. Sandkaulen/ K. Kranic def. G. Popovski/ S. Stojanovski, 6-2
3. S. Rios/ S. Junk vs. I. Matas/ S. Rocca, 5-2 unfinished
1. T. Sandkaulen vs. G. Popovski, 7-5, 0-0, unfinished
2. F. Fallert vs. J. Parat, 6-3, 1-2, unfinished
3. K. Kranic vs. S. Stojanovski, 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
4. S. Junk def. I. Matas, 6-2, 6-0
5. C. Wilson def. Nuno Rocha, 6-0, 6-0
6. S. Rios def. S. Rocca, 6-0, 6-2
1. T. Sandkaulen def. J. Parat, 6-0, 6-4
2. F. Fallert vs. S. Stojanovski, 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
3. K. Kranic def. Ivan Matas, 6-0, 6-0
4. S. Junk vs. N. Rocha, 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
5. C. Wilson def. S. Rocca, 6-0, 6-0
6. S. Rios def. K. Bowe, 6-0, 6-1
Ole Miss’ next match will be at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Feb. 22-23 in Montgomery, Ala.