Straight-Sets Victory Sends Stropp To ITA Southern Regional Final

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MSU's 40th-ranked/three seed Malte Stropp will face Ole Miss' No. 7/top-seeded Nik Scholtz in the USTA/ITA Southern Regional singles final Monday.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Another day produced another victory Sunday as Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp downed William Kallberg of rival Ole Miss to advance to the singles final of the 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships.

Stropp, ranked 40th nationally and the tourney’s No. 3 seed, picked up his third straight-set victory of the tournament, and his fifth win of the fall, by downing the 65th-ranked and fifth-seeded Kallberg 6-4, 6-4.

The win sets up a championship showdown against Ole Miss’ No. 7-ranked and top-seeded Nik Scholtz Monday. Also, with a win Monday Stropp will advance to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., Nov. 7-10.

For more information on Mississippi State men’s tennis and updates throughout the 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateMT), Facebook (HailStateMT) and Instagram (HailStateMT). Mississippi State Athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to http://www.fancred.com/go/hailstate/.

 

MSU Results At The 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships
October 13, 2013 – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Singles – Main Draw

Semifinals – No. 40 Malte Stropp (MSU) [3] def. No. 65 William Kallberg (Ole Miss) [5] 6-4, 6-4

Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets


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