MEN"S TENNIS: #5 Gators Fall To #4 Ole Miss

CHICAGO --- The fifth-ranked University of Florida men's tennis team was defeated in the quarterfinal round of the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors at the Mid-town Tennis Club as the Gators fell to sixth-ranked Ole Miss, 4-1, on Friday. With the loss, the Gators dropped to 5-2 on the season and will play either UCLA or Virginia in a consolation match on Saturday.

The switch in the doubles lineup in the first round against Harvard was not as effective against the Rebels. On court two, UF's Vladimir Obradovic and Chris Brandi dropped an 8-6 decision to Ole Miss' Erling Tveit and Frederik Aarum. One spot lower in the lineup, UF's Jordan Dolberg and Ryan Sherry lost their second match of the season as Bram ten Berge and Jakob Klaeson teamed to defeat the UF duo, 8-2.

In singles play, UF's 47th-ranked Greg Ouellette evened the match at one with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 showing against Berge on court three. With the win, Ouellette improved his overall record to 21-6 on the year.

Ole Miss' Juan Pablo Di Cesare gave the Rebels the lead for good with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Dolberg at the bottom of the lineup. UF's Hamid Mirzadeh lost a 6-2, 6-2 match on the top court to Catalin Gard, the nation's top ranked player. Klaeson also won his match in straight sets to clinch things for Ole Miss. He defeated UF's 46th-ranked Nestor Briceno on court five, 6-4, 6-4.

Florida vs. Ole Miss

Singles

1 #1 Catalin Gard (MISS) def. Hamid Mirzadeh (FLA), 6-2, 6-2

2 Eric Claesson (MISS) vs. #64 Vladimir Obradovic (FLA), DNF

3 #47 Greg Ouellette (FLA) def. Bram ten Berge (MISS), 7-6 (5), 6-2

4 Erling Tveit (MISS) vs. #85 Chris Brandi (FLA), DNF

5 Jakob Klaeson (MISS) def. #46 Nestor Briceno (FLA), 6-4, 6-4

6 Juan Pablo Di Cesare (MISS) def. Jordan Dolberg (FLA), 6-0, 7-5

Order of Finish - 3, 6, 1, 5

Doubles

1 Catalin Gard/Eric Claesson (MISS) vs. Hamid Mirzadeh/Greg Ouellette (FLA), DNF

2 Erling Tveit/Fredrik Aarum (MISS) def. Vladimir Obradovic/Chris Brandi (FLA), 8-6

3 Bram ten Berger/Jakob Klaeson (MISS) def. Jordan Dolberg/Ryan Sherry (FLA), 8-2

Order of finish: 3, 2


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