Tennis


Former USTA partners reconnect at Alabama

Playing tennis in college was something that Sam Fischer and Grant Stuckey always wanted to do while growing up. They met at a United States Tennis Association Juniors tournament, while they were still in high school and happened to be paired with each other.  They would’ve never imagined that they would playing together at the college level for the Crimson Tide, and So far this season the duo is 4-0 in double’s play.


Women's tennis closes out Rice Invitational

The Alabama Crimson Tide women’s tennis team closed out its weekend Sunday in the Rice Invitational at the George R. Brown Tennis Center in Houston, Texas with a pair of players winning their competition flights. Sophomore Jacqueline Pelletier won 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 for the Flight 4 title in her first tournament with Alabama after transferring from St. Mary’s. Senior Smith Hinton rallied in her final match to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 and win the Flight 3 title.


Baron represents UA at Rio Paralympics

Two years ago Shelby Baron became the first full-time tennis player for The University of Alabama’s wheelchair tennis team after picking up the sport at 10 years old. Now at age 22, Baron is competing with Team USA in the Paralympics in Rio. But Rio was not always in her plans. She had accepted that 2016 was not going to be the year she became a Paralympian and set her sights on Tokyo in 2020. Then on her 22 
birthday, Aug. 12, the senior received a call from her nationals coach, Dan James, while helping freshmen move into dorms and everything changed.


Alabama men's tennis falls to No. 16 Florida

  A thrilling comeback in the doubles point had the crowd at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility buzzing.  The Crimson Tide had just beaten the No. 16 Florida Gators in a doubles point it looked like it would lose, and had all the momentum heading into singles play.  An upset looked like a possibility. Then singles play started, and those hopes were dashed. Florida took five of the six singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon, dropping Alabama to 13-9 on the season and 4-4 in the SEC.  “At the end of the day it’s who executes and who produces fewer unforced errors,” Coach George Husack said.  “In singles, we didn’t execute enough and they were just more rock solid.”