OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/Ole Miss Athletics) - A day after earning their 26th straight NCAA appearance, Ole Miss Men's Tennis will compete in the individual championships, when junior Tim Sandkaulen was announced for his second consecutive singles bid in an NCAA online selection show Tuesday evening.
A two-time All-SEC selection, Sandkaulen boasted the second-most wins for the Rebels this school year, but led during the spring with a 13-9 clip. Four of his five wins in SEC play have come against ranked foes, including taking down Alabama's Mazen Osama twice to help propel the Rebels to two of their three Top-20 upsets.
The Monchengladbach, Germany product has carried an ITA Singles Ranking most of the spring, and boasted a career-high No. 15 rating during the fall campaign. He's tallied two separate four-match win streaks this spring, and his set up victory over Arkansas propelled the Rebels to a win on Senior Day. Sandkaulen provided the clinch for the Rebels against LSU during the final weekend of SEC play, his fourth clincher of the season.
Sandkaulen continues Ole Miss' impressive streak, sending at least one Rebel into the individual competition every year since 1981.
The first and second rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament take place May 3-4. The Rebels will face Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. CT Friday in Los Angeles.