Slavic and Engelhardt Each Nab Locations within the 2022 ITA Preseason Rankings

September 6, 2022

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss males’s tennis noticed a pair of Rebels make their approach onto the 2022-23 ITA Preseason Rankings as launched by the ITA on Tuesday, with Nikola Slavic and Lukas Engelhardt each receiving preseason rankings to open the 2022 fall season.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation launched its full record of singles, doubles and newcomer rankings for males’s Division I school tennis, the place reigning All-American Nikola Slavic obtained a season-opening rating of No. 6 within the nation in singles, whereas the doubles pairing of Slavic and Engelhardt earned the No. 46 doubles rating within the nation.

This marks the best singles rating of Slavic’s Insurgent profession, coming off of a 2021-22 season through which he reached a peak singles rating of No. 14 within the nation. Slavic logged a 22-13 document in singles play for Ole Miss, taking part in predominantly within the No. 1 singles place for the group.

Slavic will now look to comply with up a 2021-22 marketing campaign through which he claimed the 2021 ITA Southern Regional Singles Championship, obtained All-SEC honors for the second consecutive 12 months and was named the thirty second All-American in Ole Miss males’s tennis program historical past.

In the meantime within the ITA doubles rankings, Slavic and teammate Lukas Engelhardt secured the place of the No. 46 doubles pairing within the nation heading into 2022-23. This follows a 2021-22 season through which Slavic noticed a peak doubles rating of thirty sixth general (Sept. 7, 2021), whereas Engelhardt reached as excessive as being ranked second within the nation in doubles taking part in alongside Insurgent All-American Finn Reynolds.

Slavic comes off of a 12 months the place he netted a doubles document of 18-8 on the season, taking part in primarily within the No. 3 doubles spot for Ole Miss. Engelhardt completed his 2021-22 season with a doubles document of 19-13 on the 12 months, taking part in as a member of the Rebels’ No. 1 doubles pairing.

The 2022-23 Insurgent squad, headlined by Slavic and Engelhardt, will look to get their 2022 fall season underway later this month, as members of the group are set to journey to Nashville, Tennessee for the Commodore Invitational, which is able to run Sept. 23-25.

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Ole Miss ITA Preseason Rankings

Males’s Singles:

Nikola Slavic – No. 6

Males’s Doubles:

Nikola Slavic/Lukas Engelhardt – No. 46

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