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    No. 5 Mississippi 4, No. 9 Pepperdine 2



    Feb. 18, 2007

    Consolation

    No. 5 Mississippi 4, No. 9 Pepperdine 2

     

    CHICAGO - Mississippi edged Pepperdine 4-2 in Sunday's final consolation round at the USTA/ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships at the Midtown Tennis Club.

     

    Mississippi (9-1) finishes the Team Indoors with a 2-1 record and tied for 5th place. Pepperdine (7-3) finishes with a 1-2 record and tied for 7 th place.

     

    Ole Miss won the doubles point and got wins in singles from Eric Claesson, Robbye Poole and Karl Norberg. Claesson clinched the match at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, over Richard Johnson. Andre Begemann and Mahmoud Kamel supplied victories for the Waves.

     

    Poole went 3-0 for the Rebels at No. 4 singles this week.

     

    Ole Miss improves to 27-17 in 15 Team Indoor appearances. Pepperdine is now 42-28 in 22 appearances.

     

    USTA/ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship
    Pepperdine vs Mississippi (2/18/2007)

    #5 Mississippi 4, #9 Pepperdine 2
    2/18/2007 at Chicago

    Singles competition
    1. Andre Begemann (PEPP) def. Erling Tveit (OMISS) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
    2. Eric Claesson (OMISS) def. Richard Johnson (PEPP) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
    3. Matthias Wellerman (OMISS) vs. James Lemke (PEPP) 6-3, 5-7, 3-4, unfinished
    4. Robbye Poole (OMISS) def. Bassam Beidas (PEPP) 6-1, 7-5
    5. Karl Norberg (OMISS) def. Omar Altmann (PEPP) 6-0, 6-3
    6. Mahmoud Kamel (PEPP) def. Jakob Klaeson (OMISS) 7-6, 7-6 (7-3)

    Doubles competition
    1. Erling Tveit/Eric Claesson (OMISS) def. Omar Altmann/Richard Johnson (PEPP) 8-3
    2. Jakob Klaeson/Matthias Wellerman (OMISS) def. Andre Begemann/Mahmoud Kamel (PEPP) 8-4
    3. James Lemke/Bassam Beidas (PEPP) def. Jonas Berg/Karl Norberg (OMISS) 8-2

    Match Notes
    Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,4,1,6,2)

     

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