The Crimson Tide defeated San Diego State and Lipscomb Sunday. The two victories on Sunday makes them a perfect 12-0 on the year. This marks their best start in program history surpassing the 2003 team that started 11-0.
The Crimson Tide kept their undefeated season alive Friday night with a victory against Pepperdine, 6-1. This win pushes their record to 10-0, now two wins away from the program record.
University of Alabama women’s tennis undefeated season is no more. Alabama fell to No. 24 Washington, 6-1 on Friday night in Seattle.
Alabama’s men’s tennis is off to their best start since 2003. The Crimson Tide defeated Penn State 4-0 Sunday afternoon pushing their record to a perfect 8-0.
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.
University of Alabama men’s tennis defeated both Samford and Chattanooga on Saturday. With the two victories, the Crimson Tide is off to its best start since 2008.
The University of Alabama men’s tennis competed in the Samford Fall Invite in Birmingham, AL at the Samford University Tennis Center. Freshmen Grant Stuckey and sophomore Alexey Nesterov competed all three days and each won their singles matches to close out the invite.
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.
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.
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.”