The Alabama men’s tennis team hits the road for two SEC matches this weekend. The men will travel to Auburn Friday for the Iron Bowl, then to Florida to face the Gators on Sunday. Because the team faces the Tigers first, that is the team that is in the forefront of coach George Husack’s mind. The key is to focus on one team at a time.
There’s never a quiet moment for the Alabama women’s tennis team when junior Maya Jansen is in the room. Although she played both volleyball and tennis at the national level starting at the age of 13, Jansen chose tennis in the end and has had much success since she has come to Alabama. She knew it would eventually come to a point where she would have to choose between the two.
It was at the age of five that freshman Danny Kerznerman first got attached to the game of tennis. He used to tag along to his brother’s matches for fun. Then one day when Kerznerman was no longer considered too young, his parents asked if he wanted to play the sport himself. He said he remembered being so excited.
Much has changed around the UA Athletics Department in the span of almost two decades.
With the first blemish on its record, now 5-1 overall, the women’s tennis team’s main goal is to keep getting better day after day. After going 2-1 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, Alabama has had over a week off to prepare for the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery this upcoming weekend.
They’ve had their breather. Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things. The men’s tennis team had over a week to prepare since it had this previous weekend off and now the team will head to Montgomery for the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.
Saturday afternoon was full of close matches, but in the end, Florida State pulled through with a 4-2 win over the Alabama men’s tennis team.