Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Former Rebel Wins Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Former Ole Miss men's tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi captured his eighth grand slam title winning two matches Sunday, with Mary Pierce, to claim the Mixed Doubles Championship at Wimbledon.

While at Ole Miss, Bhupathi led the Rebels to the NCAA team finals. He became the first Rebel tennis player to win an NCAA title when he teamed with Ali Hamadeh to capture the Doubles Championship in 1995 and ended the year as the No. 1 doubles team in the nation. In addition, Bhupathi was an All-American, 1995 SEC Singles Champion and SEC Player of the Year.