The Ole Miss Internationals will play their first matches in Oxford for the 2008-2009 season tomorrow against the
unoriginal Troy Trojans, who will be fairly outmatched (and likely outdressed) by Billy Chadwick's cadre of continentals.
As they generally are, the team is highly ranked and expected to win their eighth straight SEC West Championship. The Trojans, meanwhile, have obviously not yet figured out how to recruit the most talented foreigners to the Deep South. They have met South Carolina and Alabama this year in team competition, losing all six singles points and the doubles point to USC and taking only the #6 singles against the Crimson Tide.
Bram ten Berge, senior All-American, will likely start as the top-seed single for the Rebels, and Mississippi native Devin Britton will be making his debut in Oxford.
Troy ought to be no more than an exhibition for the Rebels, who I confidently expect to win 6-1 or 7-0.