NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Prepares for NCAA Tournament Matchup Against VCU

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#26 OLE MISS (17-9, 6-6 SEC)

vs. #40 VCU (20-5, 2-0 A-10)

Saturday, May 6 • 9 a.m. CT • Charlottesville, Va.

Boar’s Head Sports Club

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Ole Miss men’s tennis is set to open the team’s NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 6, with a first round matchup against VCU in the Charlottesville Regional.

After the Rebels (17-9, 6-6 SEC) came away with the No. 2 seed in the Charlottesville Region, the squad will now kick off their tournament with a fixture against Atlantic 10 conference champion, VCU (20-5, 2-0 A-10). Saturday’s match is set for 9 a.m. CT at Boar’s Head Sports Club, with a win slating Ole Miss against either regional host Virginia (24-4, 12-0 ACC) or Patriot League conference champion, Navy (23-19, 6-0 Patriot), on Sunday.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students with a valid ID per session.  Ages 2 and up are required to have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased beginning Tuesday by calling the Virginia Athletics ticket office at 434-924-8821, online at, or on-site at Boar’s Head Resort starting one hour prior to the event.

Live scoring and live video for the first round matchup will be available to the public. Links to both can be found above as well as on the Ole Miss men’s tennis schedule page.

Rebels in the Rankings

Ole Miss enters the NCAA Tournament ranked as the No. 26 team in the nation in the latest ITA Team Rankings. Senior Nikola Slavic remains the lone Rebel ranked in singles play, slotting into the No. 64 position. Slavic and teammate Lukas Engelhardt also continue to reside in the ITA Doubles Rankings, settling into the No. 44 spot in this week’s rankings.

Slavic and Lithen Claim All-SEC Honors

Two Rebel men’s tennis players came away with All-Conference accolades from the SEC’s end of season awards announcement last week, as Nikola Slavic and John Hallquist Lithen both earned spots on the All-SEC Second Team for their efforts during the 2022-23 campaign. Slavic earns his third consecutive All-SEC honor for the Rebels, having been a First Team (2022) and Second Team (2021) honoree in previous years for Ole Miss. Lithen earns what is his first conference accolade since 2021, when the Gothenburg, Sweden, native came away with a spot on the All-Freshman…

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