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INSIDE Contents ................................................................... 2 Quick Facts .............................................................. 2 Schedule ................................................................... 2 Roster ........................................................................ 2

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Media Relations Staff ........................................... 3 UNIVERSITY President Dr. Robert E. Witt .........................4-5 The University.....................................................6-7 Campus Life.........................................................8-9 Athletics Director .................................................10 Senior Support Staff ............................................11 THIS IS ALABAMA A Day in the Life ............................................. 12-17 Academics ........................................................18-19 Roll Models ............................................................20 The Southeastern Conference.........................21 Preview ............................................................ 22-25 THE CRIMSON TIDE Media Roster .........................................................26 Player Personnel ........................................... 27-33 THE COACHES Head Coach Jenny Mainz ..........................34-35 Assistant Coach Rahim Esmail .......................36 Volunteer Coach Caroline Bentley ...............37 Support Staff ........................................................38 2009 IN REVIEW 2009 Review..................................................39-43 HISTORY Alabama in the SEC .......................................... 44 Alabama in the NCAA .......................................45 NCAA Team History ....................................46-48 All-Americans .......................................................49 All-Time ITA Rankings...................................... 50 RECORDS Records ............................................................. 51-52 Year-by-Year Results..................................53-60 All-Time Results ....................................................61 All-Time Roster .............................................62-63 Know the Rules ....................................................64

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CREDITS: The 2010 University of Alabama Tennis Media Guide was produced by the staff of the UA Athletics Media Relations Office. The publication was written and edited by Jessica Pare. Photography by UA Athletics Director of Photography Kent Gidley and his student assistants. Special thanks to the Crimson Tide coaching staff, Buddy Overstreet for the cover and page design and the staff of the SEC office. Copyright 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. “Roll Tide”, “Crimson Tide”, “Bama” and the primary and secondary logos are registered trademarks of The University of Alabama. 2010 A L A B A M A Q U I C K F A C T S Location: Enrollment: Founded: Conference: Colors: Nickname: President: Faculty Athletics Representative:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 27,052 April 12, 1831 Southeastern (West) Crimson and White Crimson Tide Dr. Robert E. Witt Joe Hornsby

2010 A L A B A M A P E R S O N N E L D I R E C T O R Y Mal Moore, Athletics Director Kevin Almond, Associate A.D./Support Services Chris Besanceney, Assistant A.D./Ticketing and TIDE PRIDE Tank Conerly, Athletic Equipment Manager Jon Dever, Assistant A.D./Student Services Tommy Ford, Director Stewardship Services Finus Gaston, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief Financial Officer Jon Gilbert, Associate A.D./Director of Major Gifts Dave Hart, Executive Director of Athletics Joe Hornsby, Faculty Athletics Representative Bill McDonald, Director of Sports Medicine Milton Overton, Senior Associate A.D./Technology Advancement Carol Park, Associate A.D./Business Operations Jeff Purinton, Associate Athletics Director, Football Communications Marie Robbins, Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator Ronny Robertson, Associate A.D./Development Thad Turnipseed, Director of Athletic Facilities Scott Urbantke, Director of Athletic Grounds/Outdoor Facilities Mike Vollmar, Associate A.D./Football Doug Walker, Associate A.D./Director of Media Relations Mike Ward, Associate A.D./Compliance

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2010 A L A B A M A T E N N I S R O S T E R Name Class Hometown/School Paulina Bigos Sr. Krasnik, Poland Meritt Emery Jr. Lexington, Ky. Alexa Guarachi Fr. Destin, Fla. Taylor Lindsey Soph. Vestavia Hills, Ala. Courtney McLane Soph. Lawrenceville, Ga. Alice Tunaru Sr. Pitesti, Romania Tiffany Welcher Jr. Clarksville, Ind. Head Coach: Jenny Mainz / Assistant Coach: Rahim Esmail Volunteer Assistant Coach: Caroline Bentley

2010 A L A B A M A M E D I A R E L A T I O N S S T A F F Media Relations Phone: Media Relations Fax:

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Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations: Doug Walker Office: 348-7245 e-mail: dwalker@ia.ua.edu Associate Director of Media Relations: Ty Patton Office: 348-5041 e-mail: tpatton@ia.ua.edu Associate Director of Media Relations: Roots Woodruff Office: 348-2088 e-mail: rwoodruff@ia.ua.edu

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Assistant Director of Media Relations: Barry Allen Office: 348-8836 e-mail: ballen@ia.ua.edu

Graduate Assistant: Rod Black Office: 348-7476 e-mail: rblack@ia.ua.edu

Assistant Director of Media Relations: Josh Maxson Office: 348-7496 e-mail: jmaxson@ia.ua.edu

Director of Creative Media: Buddy Overstreet Office: 348-8592 e-mail: boverstreet@ia.ua.edu

Assistant Director of Media Relations: Jessica Pare (Tennis Contact) Office: 348-3673 e-mail: jpare@ia.ua.edu

Athletic Photographer: Kent Gidley Office: 348-2301 e-mail: kgidley@ia.ua.edu

Assistant Director of Media Relations: Skip Powers Office: 348-6734 e-mail: spowers@ia.ua.edu

Director of Publications: Brent Hollingsworth Office: 348-7474 e-mail: bhollingsworth@ia.ua.edu

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The University of Alabama’s Director of Athletics since 1999, Mal Moore has made an indelible mark on one of the nation’s most storied athletic programs, leading a department that has enjoyed tremendous success athletically and academically and has undergone an unprecedented period of growth during his tenure. Through his guidance, Alabama’s athletic department remains focused on his vision of having all Crimson Tide athletic teams and student-athletes competitive at the highest level nationally while continuing to elevate athletic facilities at the Capstone to premier status nationally for all sports. During his tenure as Director of Athletics, Moore has overseen more than $200 million of capital improvements to University of Alabama athletic facilities. Those projects have encompassed the entire scope of all Crimson Tide athletic programs and have benefitted every Alabama studentathlete, coach, and administrator. Throughout his multi-faceted career, Moore has worked with a diversified field of constituents, from fellow coaches and former players, to fans and the business community. All of those experiences and relationships - in addition to his ability to unify those many constituents - have made him the ideal person to lead Alabama athletics in the 21st century. His leadership has been crucial in helping guide Alabama through a period that has been, at times, extremely challenging. His guidance and effort helped Alabama athletics weather the storm, while continuing to move in a positive direction toward a future that holds great promise. Moore’s dedication to and love of the University of Alabama was recognized on March 28, 2007, when as a permanent tribute to his life-long contribution to The University of Alabama, the Board of Trust-

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ees of The University of Alabama officially dedicated the facility formerly known as The Football Building as the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Under Moore’s direction, Alabama’s athletic teams have produced several Southeastern Conference championships, winning titles in gymnastics, men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s cross country, baseball and softball; taking SEC tournament titles in both baseball and softball; and an NCAA gymnastics championship. Alabama athletes have earned some of the highest honors the SEC and NCAA have to offer, including SEC Athlete of the Year, SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, NCAA Top VIII, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and NCAA Sportsperson of the Year. These honors are over and above the individual conference and national titles that Alabama athletes continue to bring home to the Capstone on a regular basis. In addition to making his mark on Alabama, Moore has also had a national impact as a key member of several prestigious NCAA and college football committees. Moore has served on the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee, the SEC Athletic Directors Bowl Advisory Committee and the Big Six Conferences Minority Coaches Forum.

During a coaching career that spanned 31 years, Moore spent 22 of those at Alabama with stops at Montana State, Notre Dame and the NFL’s St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals. At Alabama, Moore started as Coach Bryant’s graduate assistant in 1964, then as defensive backfield coach for five years beginning in 1965 before becoming quarterbacks coach from 1971-82 and serving as the Tide’s first offensive coordinator starting in 1975. He would go on to coordinate all of the offensive plays for Alabama’s last four national championship teams. A 1963 graduate of The University of Alabama, Moore holds both an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a 1964 Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the Capstone. Moore was born December 19, 1939, in Dozier, Ala. He has been married to the former Charlotte Davis of Tuscaloosa since July 20, 1968. They have one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Heather) Cook of Scottsdale, Ariz., a granddaughter, Anna Lee, and a grandson, Charles Cannon.

Moore’s distinguished record of service to UA began more than 50 years ago when he joined the Crimson Tide football squad as a scholarship player for Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from 1958-62. Moore has the distinction of being a part of seven national championship teams (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, and 1992), 14 SEC championships, and 27 bowl trips during his career as a player and coach, the first as a member of the Crimson Tide’s 1961 national championship team. He is the only individual connected with the Tide program to be a part of seven national championships.

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GTE DISTRICT IV ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2006 2004 2001 1993 1992

Ashley Bentley Ashley Bentley Dominique Glinzler Titia Wilmink Titia Wilmink

ESPN THE MAGAzINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2006 2002 2001 1993

Ashley Bentley Jenny Ketchum Dominique Glinzler Titia Wilmink

“Our team has set an eminent standard academically. They are committed to their academics first realizing the importance of excelling in the classroom. I’m proud of the scholastic successes we have experienced and expect the team to continue leading in the academic arena.” - Head Coach Jenny Mainz

SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ONOR ROLL 1984 Lynne Cleary Susan Edwards 1985 Lynne Cleary Susan Edwards 1986 Ingrid Cupers Linda Mohlman 1987 Kristin Broad Lynne Cleary 1988 Linda Boedecker Martelle Coetzer Beth Marrow Rachel Marrow Kay Thayer 1989 Beth Marrow Rachel Marrow Aoife Wilson 1990 Beth Marrow Rachel Marrow Jane Phillips Susan Sherman 1991 Brenda Coffin Jane Phillips 1992 Mindy Leach Jane Phillips Titia Wilmink 1993 Brenda Coffin Amy Mascotti Jenny Whalen Titia Wilmink 1994 Amy Mascotti Monica Kervandjian Kelly McCarney Marouschka van Dijk 1995 Allison Eager Monica Kervandjian Hilde Otterman Lori Smith Marouschka van Dijk 1996 Erin Braeuning Allison Eager Ellen Mayer 1997 Amanda Ballinger Allison Eager 1998 Jill Breslin Dominique Glinzler 1999 Jill Breslin Dominique Glinzler 2000 Becca Baum Jenny Ketchum Selia Mathew Dominique Glinzler 2001 Becca Baum Millie Begovic Dominique Glinzler Jenny Ketchum Selia Mathew

Soph. Business Soph. Business Jr. Corporate Finance Jr. Accounting Sr. Accounting Sr. Finance Soph. Public Relations Sr. Masters/Business Sr. Public Relations Soph. Pre-Math Soph. Pre-Math Soph. Pre-Math Jr. Sports Fitness Jr. Marketing Jr. Marketing Sr. Sports Fitness Management Sr. Marketing Sr. Marketing Soph. Sports Fitness Mgmt. Sr. Sports Fitness Mgmt. Soph. Education Jr. Sports Management Sr. History Sr. Sports Management Jr. Interdisciplinary Sr. Education Jr. Pre-Medicine Sr. Advertising Sr. Marketing Sr. Criminal Justice Jr. Accounting Soph. Speech Communications Jr. Accounting Soph. Pre-major Studies Sr. Marketing Soph. Pre-medicine Sr. Management Sr. Marketing Soph. Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt. Jr. Sports Fitness Mgmt. Sr. Comm. Disorders Soph. Pre-major Studies Sr. Sports Fitness Mgmt. Jr. American Studies Soph. French & German Sr. American Studies Soph. French/German Soph. International Business Soph. Biology Soph. Psychology Jr. French/German Jr. Marketing Soph. Communications Sr. French/German Jr. Biology Jr. Psychology

ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA 2007 Shelley Godwin GAMMA BETA PHI 2005 Melissa Minor KAPPA TAU ALPHA 2009 Alice Tunaru OMICRON DELTA KAPPA 2005 Natalie McElveen 2006 Melissa Day

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PHI ETA SIGMA 2007 Victoria Krutzer 2008 Allison Nolen Elise Wettermark 2009 Courtney McLane PI DELTA PHI 2006 Sonja Nikolic

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Becca Baum Millie Begovic Weyli Chang Jenny Ketchum Stefanie Leung Selia Mathew Millie Begovic Stefanie Leung Ashley Bentley Melissa Minor Natalie McElveen Nathalie Koppelle Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Melissa Minor Sonja Nikolic Natalie McElveen Nathalie Koppelle Millie Begovic Ashley Bentley Melissa Day Natalie McElveen Melissa Minor Mari Muller Sonja Nikolic Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Andrea Brenes Melissa Day Natalie McElveen Melissa Minor Shelley Godwin Mari Muller Robin Stephenson Shelley Godwin Mari Muller Paulina Bigos Nicole Briceno Bianca Svensson Alice Tunaru Shelley Godwin Allison Nolen Tiffany Welcher Elise Wettermark Paulina Bigos Alice Tunaru Bianca Svensson Andrea Brenes Meritt Emery Paulina Bigos Meritt Emery Shelley Godwin Taylor Lindsey Courtney McLane Alice Tunaru Tiffany Welcher

Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Soph. Soph. Soph. Soph. Jr. Soph. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Soph. Sr. Jr. Sr. Soph. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Soph. Sr. Fr. Fr. Soph. Soph. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Soph. Soph. Soph. Sr. Fr. Jr. Soph. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Soph.

Marketing Communications Communications Biology International Marketing Psychology Communications International Marketing Pre-Med Education Business Business Public Relations Pre-Med Education Business Business Business Communications Pre-Med Psychology Marketing Elementary Education Art Pre-Business Public Relations General Studies Exercise Science Psychology Marketing Elementary Education Pre-Major Studies Art Public Relations Exercise Science Graphic Design Pre-Major Studies Pre-Major Studies Pre-Law Studies Communications Exercise Science Nursing Pre-Major Studies Pre-Business Exercise/Sport Science Psychology/Advertising Political Science Exercise Science HDFS Exercise Science HDFS Exercise Science Exercise Science Pre-Business Psychology/Advertising Pre-Major Studies

AWARDS & HONORS PAUL W. BRYANT AWARD 1993 2001 2006

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Titia Wilmink Dominique Glinzler Ashley Bentley

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM 2005 Ashley Bentley 2006 Ashley Bentley 2007 Ashley Bentley 2009 Taylor Lindsey

GOLDEN KEY 2006 Melissa Minor 2009 Paulina Bigos Alice Tunaru

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2005 Natalie McElveen

SHELLEY GODWIN

ALABAMA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE 1993 Titia Wilmink 2001 Dominique Glinzler

ACADEMIC ExCELLENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY 2007 Melissa Day

ADVERTISING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2008 Alice Tunaru 2009 Alice Tunaru

BLACK SCHOLARS AWARD RECOGNITION COURTNEY MCLANE

2008 Tiffany Welcher 2009 Tiffany Welcher

C & BA SCHOLAR ATHLETE 2008 Elise Wettermark

COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS’ FRESHMAN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2007 Alice Tunaru

DEAN’S LIST IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ALICE TUNARU

2006 Melissa Minor 2007 Melissa Minor 2009 Paulina Bigos Shelley Godwin

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING PIzITz SCHOLARSHIP 2005 Natalie McElveen

HONORS GRADUATES 2007 Ashley Bentley 2008 Melissa Day

HONORS GRADUATES COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 2007 Melissa Minor

RECOGNITION OF ExCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP IN MARKETING 2005 Natalie McElveen 2006 Natalie McElveen

WOODROW ALVIN DAVIS FAMILY STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD 2006 Ashley Bentley

(Left) Alice Tunaru was a finalist for the 2009 Paul W. Bryant Award.

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ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY The women’s tennis team gives back as much as possible throughout the year. Below are some of the activities they have volunteered with in the Tuscaloosa community. Halloween Extravaganza Toys for Tots Tennis Clinics Read Across America Project Angel Tree Read to elementary school students Visited with ALS patients Bible study The Crimson Tide women’s tennis team regularly gives back to the city of Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas through various community service programs. Alabama student-athletes take time out of their hectic schedules to read to children, speak at local churches or to just stop by a hospital to brighten the day of patients. The tennis teams also take part in the annual Walk to Defeat ALS to help raise awareness for this disease that has personally affected them. Head Coach Jenny Mainz’ father lost his courageous battle with ALS in January of 2009.

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The Southeastern Conference men’s and women’s tennis programs continue to be among the nation’s leaders on the collegiate hardcourt and the trend continued this past season. On the men’s side, Georgia and Ole Miss advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2009 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in College Station, Texas. Ole Miss freshman Devin Britton came back to beat Ohio State senior Steven Moneke 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to take the individual NCAA title. Britton was the first freshman since USC’s Cecil Mamiit (1996) to win the national title and the first non-seeded player since Luke Smith of UNLV in 1997. He is the youngest of the three all-time freshmen to win the singles title which includes

19-year-old John McEnroe of Stanford in 1978. Britton defeated three seeded players en route to his national title run and ended Moneke’s 22-match winning streak. In doubes play, Tennessee’s John-Patrick Smith and Davey Sandgren dropped a tough threeset match in the title contest to Virginia’s 12th-ranked Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4. Seventeen ITA All-America honors were bestowed upon SEC players in 2009. Since 1990, 143 honors in singles and 142 in doubles have been awarded to the conference players. The conference made another strong national showing on the women’s side as the Georgia advanced to the semifinals.

In the singles tournament, Georgia’s Chelsey Gullickson advanced to the semifinals while in doubles, the Tennessee duo of Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whoriskey advanced to the semifinals. A total of seven student-athletes were named ITA All-American to put the totals at 110 singles and 120 double honors since 1990.

BY THE NUMBERS • 6 NCAA team championships (1992, ‘94, ‘96, ‘98, 2000, ‘03) • 8 NCAA runner-up teams (1987, ‘88, ‘89, ‘95, ‘97, ‘99, 2001, ‘02) • 20 straight years with a team in national semifinals (1987-2006) • 6 NCAA singles titles (1984, ‘88, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94, ‘96) • 5 NCAA doubles titles (1989, ’91, ‘96, ‘97, 2001) • 110 singles ITA All-Americans since 1990 • 120 doubles ITA All-Americans since 1990 • Three-peat of NCAA singles titles (1992, ‘93, ‘94) 1

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SNAPSHOT Senior Paulina Bigos collected 11 singles wins and 14 doubles victories in dual-match action throughout the 2009 season.

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Following one of its most memorable seasons under head coach Jenny Mainz, the Alabama women’s tennis team hopes to build off of the success it experienced in 2009. Qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and finishing in the top 30 of the national rankings, Mainz’s team appears to be on its way up. “No doubt we have our work cut out for us this spring,” said Mainz. “We are playing a competitive schedule and the expectations are considerable. I trust this team will go after this season aggressively. They are not content with our finish last year and understand the demands that lie in front of us. That being said, we continue to improve and gain confidence.” The Crimson Tide only lost one senior from last year’s squad, but Shelley Godwin was the emotional forerunner a year ago who provided several clinching victories for Alabama. “Shelley Godwin was one of the absolute finest ambassadors the University of Alabama has ever had,” said Mainz. “She was an emotional leader on and off the court. Shelley led with integrity, character and an unyielding spirit. In my mind, she was the heart and soul of Alabama tennis.” The Tide finished last season with the No. 26 national ranking thanks to a 15-9 overall record in dual-match play. Alabama reached as high as No. 16 nationally, its first top 20 ranking under Mainz. The team also started out the season 11-0, setting a new school record for consecutive wins. “The 2009 squad played with reckless abandon last season,” said Mainz. They were an unranked, unproven team that was determined to make a statement. Their urgency and conviction was evidenced in their fighting spirit and tenacity. Each player realized her role and took tremendous pride in carrying out that role. It was an ultimate team effort day in and day out. I salute their fortitude and believe they made a difference in not only our team but our Alabama tennis program.” Seniors Paulina Bigos and Alice Tunaru will be among the candidates expected to provide leadership this season. Bigos was an integral part of the singles and doubles lineup a season ago where she finished with a combined 25 wins in dual matches, while Tunaru helped stabilize the Tide’s doubles lineup at the end of last season. Junior Tiffany Welcher, an All-SEC Second Team selection, played No. 1 singles last season for Alabama, giving her valuable experience playing against some of the top players in the nation. She picked up 10 wins in dual-match play, three of which came against nationally-ranked opponents. Welcher was also named SEC Player of the Week on March 4 following her win over TCU’s 85th-ranked Macall Harkins. Classmate Meritt Emery was a steady fixture at the No. 4 spot for the Tide where she picked up 14 wins. At one point last season Emery went 8-0 against her competition, five of which were decided in straight sets. Now sophomores, Taylor Lindsey and Courtney McLane both made a huge impact during their freshmen campaigns, and they will look to build on that for another successful year. Lindsey was Alabama’s overall leader in wins in 2009 with 27, including 18 in dual-match play. She was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree and began her season with a 13-0 singles record. McLane, the Tide’s No. 2 singles player, earned 14 victories in dual matches picking up four wins against nationally-ranked opponents and six against regionally-ranked foes along the way. Incoming freshmen Alexa Guarachi will add even more strength to the Tide lineup as she was labeled a Blue Chip recruit and ranked No. 5 nationally in the class of 2009 by TennisRecruiting.net. The Destin, Fla. native has played in over 23 countries capturing more than five International Tennis Federation titles in her junior career and held a Women’s Tennis Association ranking of 953. Guarachi had a stellar fall season for Alabama finishing with a 9-2 singles mark. She won the No. 2 singles draw at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic and finished as runner up in doubles with McLane in the finals of the Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships.

“I trust this team will go after this season aggressively. They are not content with our finish last year and understand the demands that lie in front of us. That being said, we continue to improve and gain confidence.” – Head Tennis Coach Jenny Mainz

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“I’m both encouraged and optimistic about the leadership within our team this season,” explained Mainz. “We have more than a few competent and capable leaders this year who have steered us in a positive direction. I feel this team has matured considerably. Last year, we had four underclassmen playing in the top six. Their experiences will no doubt play a significant role in our season. We will rely on the experience and direction of Paulina, Alice, Meritt and Tiffany. They have played an influential role in the growth and advancement of this program. We will count on the energy, enthusiasm and tenacity of our young charges in Courtney, Taylor and Alexa.” Alabama begins its spring schedule Jan. 16-18, taking part in the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla. The Tide returns to Tuscaloosa for its first home matches of the season, hosting UAB and Southern Mississippi on Jan. 23. Alabama then heads to Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 29-31 to participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Tide is the No. 3 seed at the Atlanta site and will face No. 2 seed Kentucky. No. 1 seed and host Georgia Tech will take on

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No. 4 seed Arizona State as well. Each team is guaranteed two matches on the weekend, with the team that wins both matches advancing to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships Feb. 12-15 in Madison, Wis. Alabama continues its non-conference slate with a trip to Oklahoma on Feb. 6 before returning home to face Georgia State on Feb. 13. The Tide will then make a cross country trip to Eugene, Ore. to take on the Oregon Ducks Feb. 20. Alabama returns home for two more non-conference matches, TCU and Eastern Kentucky, to close out the month of February before conference play begins. The Tide begins SEC action with two road matches, March 5 against Georgia and March 7 against Tennessee. Alabama’s conference home opener takes place March 12 when the Tide hosts South Carolina followed by a matchup with Florida on March 14. Alabama steps out of conference to host Tulane on March 21. The next weekend features the only home/away split weekend of the conference season, as Alabama hosts Vanderbilt on March 26 before traveling to Kentucky

on March 28. The Tide will spend the next weekend on the road as well taking on LSU in Baton Rouge on April 2 followed by Arkansas on April 4. Alabama’s final two home matches of the 2010 season take place on April 9 and April 11 against Mississippi State and Mississippi, respectively. The Tide then travels to Auburn to battle the Tigers to close out the regular season on April 17. Alabama will head back to Athens the next week, the site of the 2010 Women’s SEC Tennis Tournament. NCAA First and Second Round action begins May 14 with site locations to be determined. The NCAA Championships will be held in Athens, Ga. beginning on May 20. “This is a more mature, more poised group that recognizes the work and the investment required to be successful,” said Mainz. “We have strong leadership and initiative within this squad which I feel will be imperative this season.”

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Location: Atlanta, Ga. (ITA Kickoff Weekend) Head Coach: Carlos Drada Web site: ukathletics.com Sports Information Contact: Sara Reichbaum E-mail: sjreic2@uky.edu

GEoRGIA TECH Jan. 30

Location: Atlanta, Ga. (ITA Kickoff Weekend) Head Coach: Bryan Shelton Web site: ramblinwreck.com Sports Information Contact: Dan Goldberger E-mail: dgoldberger@athletics.gatech.edu

ARIzonA STATE Jan. 30

Location: Atlanta, Ga. (ITA Kickoff Weekend) Head Coach: Sheila McInerney Web site: thesundevils.com Sports Information Contact: Jennifer Jaeckels E-mail: jennifer.jaeckels@asu.edu

oKLAHoMA Feb. 6

Location: Norman, Okla. Head Coach: David Mullins Web site: soonersports.com Sports Information Contact: Leslie Koch E-mail: lesali@ou.edu

GEoRGIA STATE Feb. 13

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Miha Lisac Web site: georgiastatesports.com Sports Information Contact: Justin Glover E-mail: athjag@langate.gsu.edu

oREGon Feb. 20

Location: Eugene, Ore. Head Coach: Paul Reber Web site: goducks.com Sports Information Contact: Joe Waltasti E-mail: waltasti@uoregon.edu

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Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Jefferson Hammond Web site: gofrogs.com Sports Information Contact: Jaime Handy E-mail: j.handy@tcu.edu

EASTERn KEnTuCKy CK CKy Feb. 28

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Rob Oertel Web site: ekusports.com Sports Information Contact: Michael Clark E-mail: michael.clark@eku.edu

GEoRGIA March 5

Location: Athens, Ga. Head Coach: Jeff Wallace Web site: georgiadogs.com Sports Information Contact: Chris Lakos E-mail: clakos@sports.uga.edu

SouTH CARoLInA March 12

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Arlo Elkins Web site: gamecocksonline.com Sports Information Contact: Matt Freed E-mail: mfreed@sc.edu

FLoRIDA March 14

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Roland Thornqvist Web site: gatorzone.com Sports Information Contact: Kathy Cafazzo E-mail: kathyc@gators.uaa.ufl.edu

TuLAnE March 21

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Terri Sisk Web site: tulanegreenwave.com Sports Information Contact: Richie Weaver E-mail: rweaver@tulane.edu

VAnDERBILT March 26

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Geoff Macdonald Web site: vucommodores.com Sports Information Contact: Travis Young E-mail: travis.young@vanderbilt.edu

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Location: Baton Rouge, La. Head Coach: Tony Minnis Web site: lsusports.net Sports Information Contact: Molly Clark E-mail: mclar32@tigers.lsu.edu

ARKAnSAS April 4

Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Head Coach: Michael Hegarty Web site: arkansasrazorbacks.com Sports Information Contact: Kate Mendelsohn E-mail: katy.mendelsohn@gmail.com

MISSISSIPPI STATE April 9

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Daryl Greenan Web site: mstateathletics.com Sports Information Contact: Tray Littlefield E-mail: atl38@msstate.edu

MISSISSIPPI April 11

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Head Coach: Mark Beyers Web site: olemisssports.com Sports Information Contact: Kim Ling E-mail: kling@olemiss.edu

AuBuRn April 17

Location: Auburn, Ala. Head Coach: Tim Gray Web site: auburntigers.com Sports Information Contact: Scott Kemps E-mail: smk0008@auburn.edu

TEnnESSEE March 7

Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Head Coach: Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick Web site: utladyvols.com Sports Information Contact: Lindsey Williford E-mail: lwillif1@utk.edu

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FALL 2009:

Won all three of her singles matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic…Collected two singles wins at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships…Won two doubles matches with partner Alexa Guarachi at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic to claim runner-up honors in the doubles competition…Picked up two wins at the Fall SEC Coaches Classic and at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships with Taylor Lindsey.

2009 (JUNIOR):

Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Spring President’s List...Finished the season with 17 singles wins and 26 doubles wins...Her 26 doubles wins were tied for most on the team with Welcher...Played mostly at the No. 3 singles position and No. 2 doubles position...Ranked as high as No. 79 nationally in doubles with Lindsey...Teamed up with Welcher to defeat No. 36 Antunovic/Gambrell of DePaul in the Northwestern Invitational during the fall season...Won four consecutive doubles matches with Welcher during the fall, including three at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship...Collected singles victories over five ranked teams in the spring...Won her first seven doubles matches to open the spring season.

2008 (SOPHOMORE):

SEC Academic Honor Roll...Fall President’s List...Posted a 16-18 overall singles record and a 9-25 doubles record...Played in all but one match this season...Started the spring campaign on a five match winning streak... Earned one SEC win over Mississippi State’s Radka Ferancova...Played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Tide...Posted two conference doubles victories against teams from No. 11 Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.

2007 (FRESHMAN):

SEC Freshman Honor Roll...Competed in 22 singles matches and 29 doubles matches...Won five singles matches in the fall...Had first collegiate singles win against UT-Chattanooga’s Samantha Duggan from the No. 6 slot...Won two consecutive singles matches against ranked Arkansas (No. 58) and Auburn (No. 37) from the No. 6 and No. 5 slot respectively... Paired with Nicole Briceno for first collegiate doubles win over ranked Texas Tech University (No. 54)...Paired again with Briceno to defeat No. 31 Tennessee and top ranked Georgia, the pair was only one of two schools to defeat Georgia in doubles all year...Ended the home season with two doubles wins against ranked Arkansas (No. 58) and Auburn (No. 37).

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Earned the Chicago city championship and was her team’s MVP in 2004...Runner-up in the State Sectionals in 2005...Also competed in soccer while attending high school in the states... Played handball, basketball, track & field and badminton in her homeland of Poland...Helped her handball team to third place in the 2003 Sectionals.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born March 25, 1987...Daughter of Zdzislaw and Irena Bigos...Has one sister, Karolina...Majoring in exercise science. Bigos CAREER STATISTICS Singles Doubles Year Overall Dual SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Year 2009-10 5-5 --------2009-10 2008-09 17-19 11-12 4-7 -1-0 10-12 ---2008-09 2007-08 16-18 7-13 1-9 -1-10 6-3 ---2007-08 2006-07 8-13 3-5 2-5 ----1-2 2-3 2006-07 Career 46-55 21-30 7-21 -2-10 16-15 -1-2 2-3 Career

TENNIS

Overall Dual SEC 6-4 --26-18 14-10 4-7 9-25 6-14 2-8 9-19 6-10 4-4 50-66 26-34 10-19

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 ---2-0 12-10 -5-11 1-1 --2-5 4-5 7-11 15-16 4-5

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FALL 2009:

Did not compete in the fall season(recovering from shoulder surgery).

2009 (SOPHOMORE):

Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Recorded 21 singles victories and 14 doubles victories on the season...Won all three of her doubles matches with Tunaru at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic...Won the Silver Draw at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic...A steady competitor at the No. 4 singles position, opening up the spring season with six consecutive straight sets wins...Collected eight singles victories against ranked teams...Was second on the team in singles wins during the spring, notching a 15-7 record...Played all of her doubles matches at the No. 3 position, picking up a win over No. 65 Oregon with Godwin.

2008 (FRESHMAN):

Posted a team high 17 singles victories and 14 doubles victories...Played in every match for the Tide at the No. 4 singles slot...Earned one ranked win over the 58th ranked Courtney Ulery from Vanderbilt...Added two more conference singles wins over Ole Miss and No. 31 South Carolina...Teamed with Tiffany Welcher to go 3-2 in doubles at No. 3 and 2-5 at No. 2...Picked up the only Tide win in the SEC Tournament at No. 2 doubles with Welcher

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Won three state high school championships...Won the 2006 Kentucky State Junior Championship 2005 ranked No. 75 nationally...2005 and 2006 High School All-American...2003-2006 All-State honors and All-Region honors.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born January 2, 1989...Daughter of Dennis and Brenda Emery...Had two brothers, Matthew and Andrew...Majoring in Human Development & Family Studies.

Emery CAREER STATISTICS Singles Year Overall Dual 2009-10 --2008-09 21-13 15-7 2007-08 17-19 9-12 Career 38-32 24-19

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SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -------6-5 --1-0 14-7 --3-8 --0-1 9-11 --9-13 --1-1 23-18 ---

Doubles Year 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 Career

Overall Dual SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 ------14-20 5-11 0-8 --5-11 14-17 9-10 3-7 -3-5 6-5 28-37 14-21 3-15 -3-5 11-6

ALABAMA


FALL 2009:

Won her first six singles matches, including claiming the No. 2 singles draw at the Fall SEC Coaches Classic and being named singles champion at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic… Defeated Laurianne Henry of Clemson in the first round of Prequalifying for the Riviera/ ITA Women’s All-American Championships before falling to Akron’s Zaruhi Harutyunyan… Won two of her three singles matches at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships…Won two doubles matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with Paulina Bigos to claim runner-up honors in the doubles competition…Won a total of seven doubles matches with Courtney McLane, including making a run to the finals of the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships before losing to Karen Njissen and Kristi Boxx of Mississippi.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Blue Chip recruit ranked No. 5 nationally in the class of 2009 and No. 2 in the Southeast Region by TennisRecruiting.net...Named the 2009 Florida Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Florida All Sports Association...Has played in over 23 countries capturing more than five International Tennis Federation (ITF) titles in her junior career...Ranked in the top 80 in the world in juniors by the ITF...One of the top four American juniors in the world junior rankings...ranked top 10 nationally in juniors...Played in all four tennis grand slams which includes the French Open, Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon...Won the coveted U.S. National Clay Court Singles Championship at the age of 14...As the tournament’s No. 4 seed defeated No. 1 seed Natalie Pluskota followed by No. 2 seed Lauren MacFarlane en route to winning week one of the 2009 ITA Southeast Summer Circuit...Led South Walton High School to a second place finish in the state championship...Won the individual championship at the No. 1 singles position...Received the 2009 Player of the Year Award for the state of Florida for her undefeated record...Named a National High School Tennis All-American... Ranked as high as 953 in the women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born November 17, 1990...daughter of Fernando and Holley Guarachi...has one brother, Stefan, and one sister, Carolina...father played tennis for Alabama and great grandfather (Hilman Holley) and uncle (Felipe Guarachi) played football for the Tide Guarachi CAREER STATISTICS Singles Year Overall 2009-10 9-2 Career 9-2

TENNIS

Dual ---

SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 ---------------

Doubles Year 2009-10 Career

Overall 8-5 8-5

Dual ---

SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 ---------

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FALL 2009:

Won four singles matches during the fall season, two of which came at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic…Defeated Jill Hastenrath of Auburn 6-4, 7-6(1) in the Fall SEC Coaches Classic…Picked up one doubles win at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with Alice Tunaru…Won two matches at the Fall SEC Coaches Classic and at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships with Paulina Bigos.

2009 FRESHMAN:

Led the team in singles victories, collecting 18 during the spring and 27 for the entire season...Also notched 21 doubles wins on the season, becoming the only player to record 20 or more wins in both singles and doubles...Won the Bronze Draw at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic...Played at the No. 5 and 6 singles positions and No. 1 and 2 doubles positions...Opened the spring season by winning her first 13 singles matches...Named SEC Freshman of the Week twice...Came through with the clinching singles victory against No. 21 TCU...Picked up 11 wins over ranked teams... Reached as high as No. 79 in the national doubles rankings...Also won her first seven doubles matches of the spring season.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

6A High School State Champion in singles and doubles in 2007 and 2008...led Vestavia to state titles in junior and senior year... Birmingham News Tennis Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008...Over the Mountain Journal Athlete of the Year 2008... No. 9 in the South in 18s...High School All-American...2006 Alabama Junior Player of the Year...Qualified for Jr. Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2001-2007 - Represented State of Alabama in Southern District... Finished No. 3 in the South in 16s and No. 19 in the Nation in 14s... Advanced to Finals of National Open (2005) and semis of Winter Nationals in doubles (2005)... Won three Southern District Tournaments - Designated... Won Alabama Jr. Qualifying (2005) - State Level... Won Montgomery Blue-Gray (2005) - Southern Level 3... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA...member of the National Honor Society and FCA.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born August 18, 1990...Parents are Stephen and Kristin Lindsey...father, Stephen, is a graduate of the University of Alabama...has two siblings, Sterling and Brooke... Major is undecided Lindsey Singles Year 2009-10 2008-09 Career

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Overall 4-4 27-8 31-12

Dual -18-4 18-4

SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -------9-2 ----4-2 14-2 9-2 ----4-2 14-2

Doubles Year 2009-10 2008-09 Career

Overall Dual SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 5-5 -----21-17 12-10 3-8 0-2 12-8 -26-22 12-10 3-8 0-2 12-8 --

ALABAMA


FALL 2009:

Won four matches at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships on her way to the semifinals before losing in three sets to Kristi Boxx of Mississippi…Won a total of six doubles matches with Alexa Guarachi, including making a run to the finals of the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships, losing to Karen Njissen and Kristi Boxx of Mississippi.

2009 (FRESHMAN):

Finished the season with 20 wins in singles and 18 wins in doubles...Concluded the fall season by winning all three of her matches at the Northwestern Invitational...Teamed up with Welcher to defeat Murray and Robison of Northwestern, who were ranked No. 26 nationally at the time...Played all of her singles matches at the No. 2 position...Picked up eight singles wins over ranked teams and four over nationally ranked players in the spring... All but one of her singles victories during the spring were in straight sets...Ranked as high as No. 82 nationally in singles...Played all but one of her doubles matches in the spring at the No.1 position...Won her first seven doubles matches of the spring season...Ranked as high as No. 38 in doubles with Welcher...Notched two wins over ranked duos at the No. 1 doubles position with Welcher.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Four-year letter winner in tennis...went undefeated in high school tennis competition... Brookwood High School was four-time region champions and two-time state runner-up... three-time Gwinnett Daily Post Female Tennis Player of the Year...Two-time Atlanta Journal Constitution Female Tennis Player of the Year...ranked as high as No. 1 in Georgia, No. 5 in the South, and No. 46 in the nation in USTA G18s...No. 19 in the Class of 2008 by Tennisrecuiting.net...2007 Peach State Champion...Georgia Qualifying Singles and Doubles Champion...Southern Open Champion... Junior Fed Cup/Davis Cup for Georgia...member of the Junior Fed Cup for the Southeast...was also a four-year starting point guard at Brookwood...holds 12 school records in basketball and is one of six members of the 1,000 point club...graduated with honors...earned a 3.96 GPA putting her in the top 4 percent of her class... received the Bronco Award given to the runner-up for best all-around student...”Top Student” awards in Advanced Placement Government and Latin IV...member of the National Latin Honors Society. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Born August 15, 1989...Parents are Ben and Angie McLane...has two younger brothers, Ben and Joey...majoring in pre-business. McLane CAREER STATISTICS Singles Year Overall 2009-10 4-3 2008-09 20-13 Career 24-16

TENNIS

Dual -14-8 14-8

SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -------3-7 -14-8 ----3-7 -14-8 -----

Doubles Year 2009-10 2006-07 Career

Overall Dual 6-3 -18-16 11-10 24-19 11-10

SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 ----3-8 10-10 1-0 -3-8 10-10 1-0 --

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FALL 2009:

Won all three matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, two of which went to three sets…Picked up one win at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships, defeating Auburn’s Carolina Thornton 6-2, 6-4…Won one doubles match at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with Taylor Lindsey, a 9-7 decision over Emily Dudzik and Maggie Remynse of Western Michigan.

2009 (JUNIOR):

SEC Academic Honor Roll...Finished the season with 11 singles victories and 15 doubles wins...Won all three of her singles matches at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic...Played four matches at the No. 6 singles position in the spring, notching wins in all four matches...Teamed up with Meritt Emery to go 3-0 at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic in doubles...Played all but one of her doubles matches in the spring at the No. 3 position...Collected three doubles wins over ranked teams, including an 8-1 victory over No. 21 Florida with Shelley Godwin.

2008 (SOPHOMORE):

Competed in all 21 dual matches for the Tide at Nos. 2-3 singles...Earned two conference singles victories against No. 34 LSU and No. 28 Auburn at No. 3... Tied for second on the team in doubles victories with 10...Competed against three nationally ranked opponents in singles.

2007 (FRESHMAN):

SEC Freshman Honor Roll...Competed in 35 singles matches and 10 doubles matches...Had first collegiate win in season opener against University of Virginia...Was victorious over four ranked opponents - No. 54 Texas Tech University, No. 69 Furman, No. 42 Washington State and SEC rival No. 31 Kentucky... Paired with Bianca Svensson for first collegiate doubles victory over No. 64 Mississippi State.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Competed in high school and club tennis in Romania.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born on October 24, 1987...Daughter of Ion and Mariana Tunaru...Father is a tennis coach in Romania...Majoring in psychology. Tunaru CAREER STATISTICS Singles year overall Dual 2009-10 5-3 -2008-09 11-6 4-0 2007-08 13-21 7-13 2006-07 15-20 7-12 Career 44-50 18-25

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SEC no. 1 no. 2 no. 3 no. 4 no. 5 no. 6 -------0-0 -----4-0 2-9 -3-7 4-6 ---2-8 ---3-10 4-1 0-1 4-17 -3-7 4-6 3-10 4-1 4-1

Doubles year 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Career

overall Dual SEC no. 1 no. 2 no. 3 1-3 -----15-9 7-3 2-1 -1-0 6-3 10-17 4-9 0-5 0-1 3-3 0-1 2-8 1-1 1-1 --1-1 28-37 12-13 3-7 0-1 4-3 7-5

ALABAMA


FALL 2009:

Did not compete in the fall season.

2009 (SOPHOMORE):

Named to the All-SEC Second Team...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Notched 18 singles wins and 26 doubles wins on the season...The 26 doubles wins were tied for the most on the team with Bigos...Won four consecutive singles matches in the fall after opening the season with a loss...Also won four consecutive doubles matches with Bigos in the fall, including three at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship...Picked up two doubles wins in the fall over top 50 duos...Ranked as high as No. 72 in singles and finished the spring season ranked No. 81...Played all of her singles matches at the No. 1 position, collecting three wins over nationally ranked players...Ranked No. 38 nationally in doubles with McLane...Won her first seven doubles matches of the spring season...Teamed up with McLane to defeat two nationally ranked pairs in doubles during the spring season...Earned SEC Player of the Week once.

2008 (FRESHMAN):

All-SEC Freshman Team...SEC Freshman of the Week honoree...Played No. 1 singles for the Tide as a freshman...Tied Meritt Emery with a team-high 17 singles victories...Finished second on the team in doubles victories with 10... Picked up wins over two ranked opponents in No. 83 Sarah Woestmann of Kentucky and No. 56 Kelley Hyndman of Georgia at No. 1 singles...Earned four consecutive singles wins, good enough for second on the team in that category...Earned the only Tide victory at the SEC Tournament with Emery at No. 2 doubles...Picked up two victories at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic against Marquette in her collegiate debut...Made it to the finals of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in the top singles bracket...Picked up her first win over a nationally ranked opponent at the Hawaii Spring Invitational against Tapiwa Marobela of Florida State.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

Graduated in the top ten of her class with a 3.938 GPA...2007 High School AllAmerican...2007 ISHAA Indiana girl’s doubles state champion...2006 ISHAA Indiana girl’s state singles champion...Only female to win the singles and doubles titles in Indiana history...Awarded the Midwest Sportsmanship Award three times...Voted most valuable female athlete in both track and tennis.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Born December 4, 1988...Daughter of Stephen and Marchae Welcher...Has one sister, Deahna...Major is undecided. Welcher CAREER STATISTICS Singles year overall Dual SEC 2009-10 ---2008-09 18-19 10-13 3-8 2007-08 17-16 10-11 4-7 Career 35-35 20-24 7-15

TENNIS

no. 1 no. 2 no. 3 no. 4 no. 5 no. 6 ------10-13 -----10-11 -----20-24 ------

Doubles year 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 Career

overall Dual SEC no. 1 no. 2 no. 3 ------26-17 14-9 4-7 12-8 -2-1 10-22 8-12 3-7 1-3 4-7 3-2 36-39 22-21 7-14 13-11 4-7 5-3

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“I’ve been fortunate to have teams that understand the importance of a team concept. We’re a family and we play that way by supporting each other all the time.” - Head Tennis Coach Jenny Mainz

Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 TOTAL:

For Jenny Mainz, the hard work and desire to succeed she puts forth as Alabama’s women’s tennis coach began long before she took the job in 1998—it started during her own playing days at the University of Houston, where her success on the court was matched only by her All-American accolades in the classroom. Mainz, once ranked in the top ten nationally in doubles, was a three-year team captain for the Cougars and a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection, garnering numerous accolades for her dedication to the game of tennis on the court. Off the court, however, is where she really shined, earning GTE Academic All-American status and Dean’s List honors while a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Perhaps it would be reasonable if Mainz, as a head coach in one of the nation’s most grueling tennis conferences, focused strictly on improving only the development of her players on the court in order to keep pace with some of the nation’s toughest competition. But the San Antonio native has managed to do just that while continuing to stress the off-the-court responsibilities of being a student-athlete. While Mainz has been the only coach in Alabama history to take the Tide to six consecutive NCAA tournaments and is only the second coach to record more than 100 career wins at the Capstone, her teams have additionally excelled in the classroom, earning the University’s highest GPA award among Alabama’s varsity sports six times since 2002, including the 2008 title, which the team earned with a combined overall 3.51 grade point average. On the court, Mainz’s coaching resume is just as strong. Since taking over the program in 1998, she has coached Alabama to the school’s first and second SEC Western Division Championships, which the Tide captured in 2003 and 2006. In 2004, she led Alabama to its fourth-straight winning season – an accomplishment that had not been done at Alabama in 11 years – capturing six

TENNIS

School Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama

Record 15-9 6-15 5-16 11-12 8-15 13-11 18-8 13-11 16-10 7-15 3-18 0-21 115-161

National Ranking/Finish No. 26/NCAA First Round N/A No. 82 No. 39/NCAA First Round No. 38/NCAA First Round No. 30/NCAA First Round No. 30./NCAA Second Round No. 40/NCAA Second Round No. 26/NCAA Second Round N/A N/A N/A

of that year’s nine matches decided by one point. The 2009 season was perhaps the most successful for Mainz, as she saw her team reach No. 16 in the nation during the season. The Tide finished at No. 26 after qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006, which was the highest finish for Alabama since finishing in the same spot in 2001. The team raced out to an 11-0 start to the season, setting the school record for consecutive wins. Mainz was named the 2009 Wilson/ITA South Region Coach of the Year. For the former kinesiology major, it all adds up to a winning formula: teamwork plus dedication, plus a little hard work, equals success. “I’ve been fortunate to have teams that understand the importance of a team concept,” Mainz said. “We’re a family and we play that way by supporting each other all the time.”

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Rahim Esmail, a former standout for the University of Kentucky, enters his second season as an assistant with the Crimson Tide program. Prior to his appointment at Alabama, Esmail spent one year as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Eastern Kentucky University while completing his coursework for a master’s degree in sports administration. His responsibilities included on-court coaching, recruiting and various administrative tasks. Esmail spent two years on the ATP Tour where he reached the finals of three professional tournaments, once in singles and twice in doubles. He posted wins over top ATP Tour players such as Tommy Robredo, Feliciano Lopez and John Isner. As a player at the University of Kentucky from 2001-04, Esmail was a fixture at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Wildcats. In 2002, he went 31-4 in singles and 23-2 in doubles to help Kentucky climb to No. 4 in the national rankings, serving as a team captain for the Wildcats in his junior and senior seasons. He was ranked as high as No. 54 nationally in singles at Kentucky and attained a doubles rank as high as No. 8. As a junior, Esmail was a six-time Canadian National singles finalist, a three-time junior Davis Cup team member, and winner of the 1998 national doubles championship. In 1999, Esmail competed in both the junior French Open and the junior U.S. Open.

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A native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, born April 7, 1981, Esmail is the son of Brenda and Karim Esmail. He graduated from Fraser Valley High School of Distance Education in Vancouver, B.C., in 2000. Esmail is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Language (French) & International Economics.

ALABAMA


Caroline Bentley, a 2005 graduate of Furman University, was welcomed with open arms by the Alabama women’s tennis family as a volunteer assistant coach in 2008. A decorated tennis player herself, Bentley starred in the Furman lineup for four years earning Southern Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors in 2004 and 2005 along with Furman Tennis MVP accolades in those same years. She was also a four-time all-conference selection in both singles and doubles. Bentley was a member of four Southern Conference Regular Season Championships in addition to three Southern Conference Tournament Championships. During her senior season, she played primarily at the No. 2 singles position where she went 24-1. She carried that same record in doubles at the No. 1 position and ranked as high as No. 34 nationally with her partner. Upon graduation, Bentley headed to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she spent two years as a coach. The Huntsville native headed back to her home state where she is currently working towards her masters in business administration with a concentration in finance and real estate. Bentley, the daughter of Alice and Bryan Bentley, has four younger sisters (Jenn - 25, Ivy - 20, Cameron - 20, and Bailey - 12).

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TRENT BARNES

ERIC GRANTHAM

FERN HAMPTON

JONATHAN KING

KIM MURPHY

JASON NANCE

BUDDY OVERSTREET

JESSICA PARE

ASHLEY PAYNE

LINDSEY RICKARD

SCOTT SUMNER

BIANCA SVENSSON

ANDREA TORBEY

JAKOB WALDEN

ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE MEDIA

SUPPORT S T A F F

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR EVENT MANAGEMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MARKETING INTERN

GRADUATE ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

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EQUIPMENT MANAGER

TEAM MANAGER

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE MEDIA

TEAM STRINGER

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MEDIA RELATIONS

STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH

ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT MANAGER

ALABAMA


2008-09 S T A T I S T I C S 2008-09 Results

Overall: 15-9 • SEC: 4-7 • Region: 6-4 • Home: 12-3 • Away: 2-4 • Neutral: 1-2 • vs. Nationally ranked: 7-9

Date

Jan. 25, 2009 Jan. 30, 2009 Feb. 1, 2009 Feb. 7, 2009 Feb. 14, 2009 Feb. 22, 2009 Feb. 22, 2009 Feb. 28, 2009 March 6, 2009 March 8, 2009 March 11, 2009 March 13, 2009 March 15, 2009 March 23, 2009 March 27, 2009 March 29, 2009 April 3, 2009 April 5, 2009 April 10, 2009 April 12, 2009 April 18, 2009 April 23, 2009 April 24, 2009 May 9, 2009

Opponent

UT-CHATTANOOGA TULANE GEORGIA STATE OKLAHOMA IOWA SAMFORD SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI at No. 21 TCU No. 28 ARKANSAS No. 18 LSU MARQUETTE at No. 67 Mississippi at No. 46 Mississippi State No. 65 OREGON No. 19 KENTUCKY at No. 26 Vanderbilt No. 13 TENNESSEE No. 2 GEORGIA at No. 21 Florida at No. 24 South Carolina No. 31 AUBURN vs. No. 33 Auburn vs. No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 35 Boise State

Score

W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 4-2 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 4-1 L, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 4-0 L, 4-1 L, 4-3

Date Opponent Score Jan. 25, 2009 Jan. 30, 2009 Feb. 1, 2009 Feb. 7, 2009 Feb. 14, 2009 Feb. 22, 2009 Feb. 22, 2009 Feb. 28, 2009 March 6, 2009 March 8, 2009 March 11, 2009 March 13, 2009 March 15, 2009 March 23, 2009 March 27, 2009 March 29, 2009 April 3, 2009 April 5, 2009 April 10, 2009 April 12, 2009 April 18, 2009 April 23, 2009 April 24, 2009 May 9, 2009

TENNIS

UT-CHATTANOOGA TULANE GEORGIA STATE OKLAHOMA IOWA SAMFORD SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI at No. 21 TCU No. 28 ARKANSAS No. 18 LSU MARQUETTE at No. 67 Mississippi at No. 46 Mississippi State No. 65 OREGON No. 19 KENTUCKY at No. 26 Vanderbilt No. 13 TENNESSEE No. 2 GEORGIA at No. 21 Florida at No. 24 South Carolina No. 31 AUBURN vs. No. 33 Auburn vs. No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 35 Boise State

W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 4-2 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 5-2 L, 6-1 L, 4-1 L, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 4-0 L, 4-1 L, 4-3

Overall

SEC

1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 5-0-0 6-0-0 7-0-0 8-0-0 9-0-0 10-0-0 11-0-0 11-1-0 12-1-0 13-1-0 13-2-0 13-3-0 13-4-0 13-5-0 13-6-0 13-7-0 14-7-0 15-7-0 15-8-0 15-9-0

Rank

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 3-5-0 3-6-0 3-7-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 4-7-0

NR NR NR NR NR 65 65 63 37 37 16 16 16 16 17 17 25 25 26 26 26 24 24 24

Singles 1 2 3 4 5 6 W W L L L W W W L L W L W W W L W L L L L u L L

W W L W W W W W W L W L W W L L L Wr u Lr L W W W

W W L L W W W L L W W L W L W L L L L L W W u L

W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W L L L L Lr u L W

W W W u W W W W W W W L W L L L L L u Lr W u L L

W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W W u W

Doubles 1 2 3

W W W W W W W L L L W L W W L W L L L W L u u L

W W W W W W W L L W W W W W L L L L L L W W L L

W W L u W W W L L L L L L W L L L L W L W W L u

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2008-09 S T A T I S T I C S

Singles Paulina Bigos Meritt Emery Shelley Godwin Taylor Lindsey Courtney McLane Bianca Svensson Alice Tunaru Tiffany Welcher Totals Percentage

Dual 11-12 15-7 13-7 18-4 14-8 0-0 4-0 10-13 85-51 .625

Doubles Paulina Bigos/Tiffany Welcher Taylor Lindsey/Courtney McLane Meritt Emery/Alice Tunaru Taylor Lindsey/Bianca Svensson Meritt Emery/Bianca Svensson Courtney McLane/Tiffany Welcher Paulina Bigos/Taylor Lindsey Meritt Emery/Shelley Godwin Taylor Lindsey/Tiffany Welcher Paulina Bigos/Courtney McLane Bianca Svensson/Alice Tunaru Taylor Lindsey/Alice Tunaru Shelley Godwin/Alice Tunaru Paulina Bigos/Shelley Godwin Alice Tunaru/Tiffany Welcher Totals Percentage Doubles Paulina Bigos Meritt Emery Shelley Godwin Taylor Lindsey Courtney McLane Bianca Svensson Alice Tunaru Tiffany Welcher Totals Percentage

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Overall 17-19 21-13 25-11 27-8 20-13 0-1 11-6 18-19 139-90 .607

Overall 26-18 14-20 6-14 21-17 18-16 4-3 15-9 26-17 65-57 .533

Tour 6-7 6-6 12-4 9-4 6-5 0-1 7-6 8-6 54-39 .581

Overall 13-7 7-7 10-7 2-1 1-2 11-8 11-8 3-11 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-1 65-57 .533

Dual 14-10 5-11 6-13 12-10 11-10 1-0 7-3 14-9 35-33 .515

SEC 1 2 3 4-7 -- 1-0 10-12 6-5 -- -- 1-0 4-6 -- -- -- 9-2 -- -- -- 3-7 -- 14-8 -- 0-0 -- -- -- 0-0 -- -- -- 3-8 10-13 -- -- 29-35 10-13 15-8 11-12 .453 .435 .652 .478

Dual 2-0 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 10-8 10-8 3-10 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-1 35-33 .515

Tour 11-7 6-5 8-6 2-1 1-2 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 30-24 .556

Tour 12-8 9-9 0-1 9-7 7-6 3-3 8-6 12-8 30-24 .556

SEC 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-7 3-7 0-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 9-24 .273

SEC 4-7 0-8 2-9 3-8 3-8 0-0 2-1 4-7 9-24 .273

4 5 6 Nat’l -- -- -- 0-3 14-7 -- -- 0-3 2-0 8-7 3-0 0-0 -- 4-2 14-2 0-0 -- -- -- 4-4 -- -- -- 0-0 -- -- 4-0 0-0 -- -- -- 3-14 16-7 12-9 21-2 7-24 .696 .571 .913 .226

1 2 2-0 -- 0-2 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10-8 -- -- 10-8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- 2-2 -- -- 12-10 14-10 .545 .583

1 2-0 -- -- 0-2 10-10 -- -- 12-8 12-10 .545

2 12-10 -- 2-2 12-8 1-0 -- 1-0 -- 14-10 .583

3 -- -- 2-1 -- -- -- -- 3-10 -- -- 1-0 -- 1-1 -- 2-1 9-13 .409

Nat’l 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-9 .308

3 -- 5-11 4-11 -- -- 1-0 6-3 2-1 9-13 .409

Nat’l 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-9 .308

Reg’l Streak Last 10 0-3 L1 3-6 1-4 W1 3-6 0-2 W3 3-5 1-3 L2 5-4 6-4 W3 4-5 0-0 L1 0-1 0-0 W5 8-2 2-12 L6 2-7 10-28 .263

Reg’l 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-3 .250

Streak Last 10 W 4 7-3 L 2 5-5 L 1 6-4 W 2 2-1 L 1 1-2 W 1 4-6 L 6 4-6 L 4 1-9 L 1 0-1 L 1 0-1 W 1 1-0 W 1 1-0 L 1 1-1 L 2 2-2 L 1 2-1

Reg’l 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 .250

ALABAMA


2008-09 M A T C H - B Y - M A T C H 1 - Alabama 7, UT-Chattanooga 0 / Jan. 25 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Bigos/Welcher (UA) def. Singh/Hangstefer (UTC) 2 McLane/Lindsey (UA) def. Knizat/van der Veek (UTC) 3 Emery/Tunaru (UA) def. Wishing/Green (UTC) Order of Finish: 2,3,1 Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 72 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. J. van der Veek (UTC) 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Beata Knizat (UTC) 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Annie Green (UTC) Order of Finish: 1,3,2*,4,5,6

Score 8-3 8-0 8-2

Score 6-0, 6-0 6-0, 6-0 6-0, 6-0 6-0, 6-3 6-1, 6-2 6-0, 6-1

2 - Alabama 7, Tulane 0 / Jan. 30 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. Kurdadze/Dvorak (TLN) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Gerber/Lange (TLN) 3 Emery/Tunaru (UA) def. Fonseca/Siegel (TLN) Order of Finish: 3,2,1

Score 8-3 8-1 8-2

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 72 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. M. Kurdadze (TLN) 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Lindsay Dvorak (TLN) 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Marcela Fonseca (TLN) 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Caroline Gerber (TLN) 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Jessica Lange (TLN) 6 Alica Tunaru (UA) def. Sharon Siegel (TLN) Order of Finish: 3,2,1*,4,6,5

Score 6-3, 6-3 7-5, 6-1 6-1, 6-3 6-2, 6-3 6-1, 6-4 6-2, 6-1

3 - Alabama 4, Georgia State 3 / Feb. 1 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. Nitkova/Gresova (GAST) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Kozmina/Powell (GAST) 3 Hricistova/Nakic (GAST) def. Emery/Tunaru (UA) Order of Finish: 2,1,3

Score 8-4 8-2 8-7(3)

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Diana Nakic (GAST) def. Tiffany Welcher (UA) 2 Martina Nitkova (GAST) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 3 Dariana Kozmina (GAST) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Katerina Gresova (GAST) 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Kiara Powell (GAST) 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. M. Ondrackova (GAST) Order of Finish: 3,2,4,1,5,6*

Score 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 6-4, 6-0 6-1, 6-2 6-3, 6-3 6-3, 6-1 6-4, 6-7(6), 7-5

4 - Alabama 4, Oklahoma 2 / Feb. 7 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 McLane/Welcher (UA) def. Constantinescu/Eckel (OU) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Kalashnikova/Huet (OU) 3 Emery/Tunaru (UA) vs. Lancaster/Radan (OU) Order of Finish: 1,2

Score 8-4 8-4 4-6, unf.

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 98 A. Constantinescu (OU) def. No. 72 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 7-5, 6-3 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Kristina Radan (OU) 6-3, 6-0 3 Maria Kalashnikova (OU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Tara Eckel (OU) 6-1, 6-1 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) vs. P. Lancaster (OU) 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 2-0, unf. 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Marie-Pier Huet (OU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1 Order of Finish: 4,2,1,3,6*

TENNIS

5 - Alabama 6, Iowa 1 / Feb. 14 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. Molnar/Dorr (IOWA) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Poggensee-Wei/Klockenga (IOWA) 3 Emery/Godwin (UA) def. Young/Majercik (IOWA) Order of Finish: 3,2,1

Score 8-2 8-2 8-2

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 S. Molnar (IOWA) def. No. 72 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(7) 6-4, 6-1 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Alexis Dorr (IOWA) 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (IOWA) 6-1, 6-4 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Jessica Young (IOWA) 6-1, 6-0 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Kelcie Klockenga (IOWA) 6-2, 6-2 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Allison Majercik (IOWA) 6-0, 6-2 Order of Finish: 4,6,5*,3,2,1

6 - No. 65 Alabama 7, Samford 0 / Feb. 22 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 38 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. Meiring/Kirven (SAM) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Morgan/Parkison (SAM) 3 Tunaru/Svensson (UA) def. Erwin/Diamond (SAM) Order of Finish: 3,1,2 Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. Taylor Morgan (SAM) 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Andrie Meiring (SAM) 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Rebecca Kirven (SAM) 4 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Stephanie Parkison (SAM) 5 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Jessica Diamond (SAM) 6 Alice Tunaru (UA) def. Beth Erwin (SAM) Order of Finish: 3,2,1*,4,5,6

Score 8-4 9-8(3) 8-0

Score 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 6-3, 6-3 6-1, 6-1 7-6(7), 6-4 6-0, 6-1 6-1, 6-0

7 - No. 65 Alabama 7, Southern Miss. 0 / Feb. 22 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 38 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. Van Berlo/Gutterman (SM) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Robinson/Rogers (SM) 3 Emery/Godwin (UA) def. Lee/Kaluza (SM) Order of Finish: 1,2,3 Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. Elja Van Berlo (SM) 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Alexandra Kaluza (SM) 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Hollie Robinson (SM) 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Lauren Gutterman (SM) 5 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Zoe Lee (SM) 6 Alice Tunaru (UA) def. Shannon Rogers (SM) Order of Finish: 2,4,3*,1,5,6

Score 8-4 8-2 8-6

Score 6-1, 6-2 6-0, 6-0 6-0, 6-2 6-0, 6-1 6-0, 6-0 6-1, 6-0

8 - No. 63 Alabama 4, No. 21 TCU 3 / Feb. 28 • Fort Worth, Texas

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 13 Harkins/Sydorska (TCU) def. No. 38 McLane/Welcher (UA) 8-5 2 Duncan/Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 8-3 3 Babanova/Mastromarino (TCU) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) 8-6 Order of Finish: 2,1,3 Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. No. 85 Macall Harkins (TCU) 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) 3 Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 4 Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Anna Sydorska (TCU) 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) Order of Finish: 4,5,1,2,3,6*

Score 6-2, 6-2 6-4, 6-4 6-4, 6-4 6-2, 6-2 6-2, 6-3 6-4, 6-4

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9 - No. 37 Alabama 4, No. 28 Arkansas 3 / March 6 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2008-09 M A T C H - B Y - M A T C H

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 18 Airapetian/Tigu (ARK) def. No. 64 Welcher/McLane (UA) 2 Miseviciute/Kaluder (ARK) def. No. 79 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 3 Carbone/Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 2,1,3

Score 9-7 8-6 9-8(3)

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 10 A. Miseviciute (ARK) def. No. 82 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 7-6(3), 6-2 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. No. 97 Anouk Tigu (ARK) 6-2, 6-1 3 Ela Kaluder (ARK) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-0, 6-2 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Nanar Airapetian (ARK) 6-3, 6-2 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Emily Carbone (ARK) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) 6-2, 7-5 Order of Finish: 3,4,2,1,6,5*

10 - No. 37 Alabama 4, No. 18 LSU 3 / March 8 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 17 Falcon/Hedberg (LSU) def. No. 64 Welcher/McLane (UA) 2 No. 79 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Robinson/Wolf (LSU) 3 Kantor/Spencer (LSU) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 2,1,3

Score 8-6 8-3 8-6

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 12 Megan Falcon (LSU) def. No. 82 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-3, 6-3 2 Mykala Hedberg (LSU) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Nicole Kantor (LSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Hannah Robinson (LSU) 6-3, 6-4 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Staten Spencer (LSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Nicole Smith (LSU) 6-2, 6-2 Order of Finish: 1,6,4,3,5*,2 11 - No. 16 Alabama 7, Marquette 0 / March 11 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Bigos/Welcher (UA) def. Calderon/Moore (MU) 2 Tunaru/Lindsey (UA) def. Metzler/Fischer (MU) 3 R. Hush/G. Hush (MU) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 1,3,2

Score 8-3 8-6 8-5

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 82 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. P. Calderon (MU) 2 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Olga Fischer (MU) 3 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Kylie Moore (MU) 4 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Rachael Hush (MU) 5 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Robin Metzler (MU) 6 Alice Tunaru (UA) def. Gillian Hush (MU) Order of Finish: 4,3,6*,5,2,1

Score 6-1, 6-7(2), 1-0(4) 7-5, 6-1 6-2, 6-2 6-2, 6-1 6-1, 7-6(7) 6-4, 6-1

12 - No. 67 Mississippi 5, No. 16 Alabama 2 / March 13 • Oxford, Miss.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 28 Boxx/Nijssen (UM) def. McLane/Welcher (UA) 2 No. 79 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. van de Stroet/Renaudin (UM) 3 Rangel/Guthrie (MISS) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Score 8-1 8-4 9-7

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 60 Kristi Boxx (UM) def. No. 82 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-3, 6-2 2 No. 62 Karen Nijssen (UM) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2 3 Laura van de Stroet (UM) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Gabriela Rangel (UM) 6-2, 6-2 5 Abigail Guthrie (UM) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-3, 6-3 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Soledad Podlipnik (UM) 6-0, 7-5 Order of Finish: 1,3,2*,4,6,5

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13 - No. 16 Alabama 7, No. 46 Miss. State 0 / March 15 • Starkville, Miss.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 64 McLane/Welcher (UA) def. Mayuk/Tsigvintseva (MS) 2 No. 79 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Banikova/de Villiers (MS) 3 Ferancova/Juskova (MS) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Score 8-5 8-2 9-7

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 82 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. Martina Banikova (MS) 6-1, 6-1 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Olesya Tsigvintseva (MS) 6-4, 7-6(4) 2 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Radka Ferancova (MS) 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Elna de Villiers (MS) 6-2, 6-4 5 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Natalia Mayuk (MS) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Valeriya Makarycheva (MS) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0(4) Order of Finish: 1,2,5*,6,4,3

14 - No. 16 Alabama 5, No. 65 Oregon 2 / March 23 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. No. 39 Smatova/Olivos (OU) 2 Bigos/Lindsey (UA) def. Seremeta/du Toit (OU) 3 Emery/Godwin (UA) def. Hirt/van Rensburg (OU) Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Score 8-3 8-1 8-4

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 105 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. Carmen Seremeta (OU) 7-5, 6-0 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Pavlina Smatova (OU) 6-3, 6-2 3 M. J. van Rensburg (OU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-2, 6-2 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Siobhan Cavan (OU) 7-6(5), 6-3 5 Trudie du Toit (OU) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-4, 7-6(2) 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Claudia Hirt (OU) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(5) Order of Finish: 2,1,3,5,4*,6 15 - No. 19 Kentucky 4, No. 17 Alabama 3 / March 27 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 29 Escamilla/Lilley (UK) def. Welcher/McLane (UA) 2 Broderick/Johnston (UK) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 3 Meier/Spencer (UK) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Score 8-5 9-8(5) 9-8(3)

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 105 Tiffany Welcher (UA) def. No. 117 Megan Broderick (UK) 6-3, 6-4 2 Carolina Escamilla (UK) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Christine Johnston (UK) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Lauren Meier (UK) 7-6, 6-4 5 Whitney Spencer (UK) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-3, 6-3 6 Caroline Lilley (UK) def. Taylor Lindsey (UA) 6-1, 6-2 Order of Finish: 6,5,1,3,4,2* 16 - No. 26 Vanderbilt 5, No. 17 Alabama 2 / March 29 • Nashville, Tenn.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 McLane/Welcher (UA) def. Steinbauer/Wu (VU) 2 Newman/Preeg (VU) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 3 C. Ulery/K. Ulery (VU) def. Godwin/Emery (UA) Order of Finish: 3,2,1

Score 9-7 8-6 8-3

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 61 Catherine Newman (VU) def. No. 105 T. Welcher (UA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 2 No. 64 Jackie Wu (VU) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 6-2, 6-2 3 No. 112 Keilly Ulery (VU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-1, 6-4 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Chelsea Preeg (VU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 5 Heather Steinbauer (VU) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 7-6(3), 6-2 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Courtney Ulery (VU) 6-3, 6-2 Order of Finish: 3,2,5*,1,4,6

ALABAMA


2008-09 M A T C H - B Y - M A T C H 17 - No. 13 Tennessee 5, No. 25 Alabama 2 / April 3 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

21 - No. 26 Alabama 4, No. 31 Auburn 3 / April 18 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 39 Whoriskey/Pluskota (UT) def. No. 74 Welcher/McLane (UA) 8-7(6) 2 Alda/Zubor (UT) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 8-0 3 Sorbello/Meredith (UT) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) 8-1 Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 21 Haney/Chappell (AU) def. Lindsey/McLane (UA) 2 Godwin/Bigos (UA) def. Molenveld/Vukadinovic (AU) 3 Tunaru/Welcher (UA) def. Chifchieva/Schreimann (AU) Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 105 T. Welcher (UA) def. No. 32 C. Whoriskey (UT) 6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0(9) 2 Natalie Pluskota (UT) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 6-4, 7-5 3 Samantha Orlin (UT) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 4 Jennifer Meredith (UT) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 6-2, 6-4 5 Rosalia Alda (UT) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 7-5, 6-4 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Zsofia Zubor (UT) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0(7) Order of Finish: 4,2,5*,3,6,1

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 7 Fani Chifchieva (AU) def. No. 83 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-4, 6-3 2 No. 24 Alex Haney (AU) def. No. 122 Courtney McLane (UA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Whitney Chappell (AU) 7-6(3), 6-1 4 Myrthe Molenveld (AU) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 6-2, 3-6, 2-1, ret. 5 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Daniela Vukadinovic (AU) 6-1, 6-3 6 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Jil Hastenrath (AU) 6-2, 6-4 Order of Finish: 5,1,3,6*,4,2

18 - No. 2 Georgia 6, No. 25 Alabama 1 / April 5 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Score 8-2 9-8(6) 8-5

22- No. 24 Alabama 4, No. 33 Auburn 0 / April 23 • Fayetteville, Ark.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 37 Gullickson/Gilchrist (UGA) def. No. 74 Welcher/McLane (UA) 8-2 2 Hyndman/Dancevic (UGA) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 8-6 3 Ueshima/Ellis (UGA) def. Emery/Godwin (UA) 8-1 Order of Finish: 3,1,2

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Lindsey/McLane (UA) vs. Chifchieva/Haney (AU) 2 Bigos/Godwin (UA) def. Molenveld/Vukadinovic (AU) 3 Tunaru/Welcher (UA) def. Chappell/Schreimann (AU) Order of Finish: 3,2

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 9 C. Gullickson (UGA) def. No. 105 T. Welcher (UA) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. No. 34 Yvette Hyndman (UGA) 6-1, 1-0, ret. 3 No. 50 Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-1, 6-3 4 No. 81 Monika Dancevic (UGA) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 6-1, 6-1 5 Naoko Ueshima (UGA) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-1, 6-4 6 Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Taylor Lindsey (UA) 6-1, 7-6(4) Order of Finish: 2,4,3,1*,6,5

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 79 T. Welcher (UA) vs. No. 6 Fani Chifchieva (AU) 6-4, 5-7, 0-2, unf. 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. No. 26 Alex Haney (AU) 6-2, 6-4 3 Paulina Bigos (UA) def. Whitney Chappell (AU) 6-2, 6-4 4 Meritt Emery (UA) vs. Myrthe Molenveld (AU) 6-4, 2-1, unf. 5 Taylor Lindsey (UA) vs. Jil Hastenrath (AU) 7-5, 2-0, unf. 6 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Heather Bybee (AU) 6-2, 6-1 Order of Finish: 6,2,3*

19 - No. 21 Florida 4, No. 26 Alabama 1 / April 10 • Gainesville, Fla.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 80 Boonstra/Mather (UF) def. No. 73 Welcher/McLane (UA) 2 Revzina/Pinterova (UF) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 3 Godwin/Tunaru (UA) def. Allen/Wolken (UF) Order of Finish: 3,1,2

Score 4-7, unf. 8-3 8-2

23 - No. 3 Georgia 4, No. 24 Alabama 1 / April 24 • Fayetteville, Ark.

Score 8-2 9-7 8-1

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 12 Gullickson/Gilchrist (UGA) vs. Lindsey/McLane (UA) 3-4, unf. 2 Hyndman/Dancevic (UGA) def. Bigos/Godwin (UA) 8-1 3 Ellis/Ueshima (UGA) def. Tunaru/Welcher (UA) 8-1 Order of Finish: 2,3

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 8 Marrit Boonstra (UF) def. No. 105 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-3, 6-2 2 Courtney McLane (UA) vs. No. 38 Anastasia Revzina (UF) 6-4, 3-1, unf. 3 Joanna Mather (UF) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-3, 6-3 4 Jessica Alexander (UF) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 6-4, 6-1 5 Barbara Pinterova (UF) vs. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-4, 1-2, unf. 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Brooke Allen (UF) 6-1, 6-1 Order of Finish: 6,4,1,3*

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 12 Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) def. No. 79 T. Welcher (UA) 6-0, 6-0 2 Courtney McLane (UA) def. No. 49 Yvette Hyndman (UGA) 6-2, 7-5 3 No. 55 Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) vs. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-2, 6-7(5), 3-0, unf. 4 No. 85 Monika Dancevic (UGA) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 6-1, 6-0 5 Naoko Ueshima (UGA) def. Taylor Lindsey (UA) 6-3, 6-4 6 Cameron Ellis (UGA) vs. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-2, 4-6, 1-3, unf. Order of Finish: 4,1,2,5*

20 - No. 24 South Carolina 6, No. 26 Alabama 1 / April 12 • Columbia, S.C.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 73 Welcher/McLane (UA) def. No. 63 Vuckovic/Zubori (SC) 2 Jocic/Schofield (SC) def. Bigos/Lindsey (UA) 3 Mansour/Stojic (SC) def. Godwin/Tunaru (UA) Order of Finish: 2,1,3

Score 8-6 8-4 8-4

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 59 Gira Schofield (SC) def. No. 105 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 6-0, 6-1 2 No. 52 Ana Marija Zubori (SC) def. Courtney McLane (UA) 6-2, 3-4, ret. 3 Dijana Stojic (SC) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-2, 6-4 4 Natasa Vuckovic (SC) def. Meritt Emery (UA) 7-5, 6-1 5 Miljana Jocic (SC) def. Shelley Godwin (UA) 6-2, 2-4, ret. 6 Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Suzanna Mansour (SC) 6-3, 6-3 Order of Finish: 4,1,6,3*,2,5

TENNIS

24 - No. 35 Boise State 4, No. 24 Alabama 3 / May 9 • Athens, Ga.

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Megale/Thongdach (BSU) def. Lindsey/McLane (UA) 2 Silfany/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Bigos/Godwin (UA) 3 Tunaru/Welcher (UA) vs. Baum/Jochimsen (BSU) Order of Finish: 2,1

Score 8-5 8-3 7-6, unf.

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) Score 1 No. 69 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. No. 81 T. Welcher (UA) 6-4, 7-5 2 No. 82 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 3 Vivien Silfany (BSU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 6-0, 6-3 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 6-4, 7-5 5 Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Taylor Lindsey (UA) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 6 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Laura Baum (BSU) 6-2, 0-6, 7-5 Order of Finish: 3,1,4,6,2,5*

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THE CRIMSON TIDE IN THE SEC ALABAMA’S ALL-SEC PLAYERS FIRST TEAM: 1982 Myke Loomis 1993 Titia Wilmink Marouschka van Dijk 1994 Hilde Otterman Marouschka van Dijk 1995 Hilde Otterman Marouschka van Dijk 2003 Sophie Cremers 2006 Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson SECOND TEAM: 1993 Jenny Whalen 1996 Baili Camino 1997 Baili Camino 2004 Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley 2006 Mari Muller 2009 Tiffany Welcher

Singles Doubles Doubles Singles/Doubles Doubles Doubles Doubles Singles Singles Singles Singles Singles Singles Singles/Doubles Doubles Singles

FRESHMAN TEAM: 2008 Tiffany Welcher SEC PLAYERS LAYER OF THE WEEK LAYERS 2004

2005

Natalie McElveen March 9 Ashley Bentley March 23

2006

Natalie McElveen March 23

2009

Tiffany Welcher March 4 Shelley Godwin March 11

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK 2008 2009

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Robin Stephenson February 25 Robin Stephenson March 17

Tiffany Welcher March 12

2009 FINAL SEC STANDINGS Western Division SEC Arkansas^ 8-3 Mississippi 5-6 Alabama 4-7 Auburn 3-7 LSU 3-7 MSU 1-9

PCT. .727 .455 .364 .300 .300 .100

Overall 15-8 15-10 15-9 11-13 14-11 10-10

EASTERN DIVISION SEC PCT. Overall Georgia* 10-1 .909 27-3 Tennessee 8-3 .727 18-7 Florida 7-4 .636 16-10 Vanderbilt 6-4 .600 11-9 South carolina 6-5 .545 16-10 kentucky 3-8 .273 13-11 *Eastern Division/Regular Season/ Tournament Champion ^ Western Division Champion

SEC TEAM CHAMPIONS

PCt. .652 .600 .625 .458 .615 .500 PCt. .900 .720 .615 .550 .615 .542

2009 SEC A AWARDS Coach of the Year: Mike Patrick and Sonia Hahn-Patrick, Tennessee Player of the Year: Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas Freshman of the Year: Chelsea Gullickson, Georgia Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: Aurelija Miscviciute, Arkansas Fani Chifchieva, Auburn Alex Haney, Auburn Marrit Boonstra, Florida Jo Mather, Florida Anastasia Revzina, Florida Nadja Gilchrist, Georgia Monica Dancevic, Georgia Chelsey Gullickson, Georgia Megan Falcon, LSU Kristi Boxx, Mississippi Ana Marija Zubori, South Carolina Caitlin Whoriskey, Tennessee ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM Tiffany Welcher, Alabama Ela Kaluder, Arkansas Anouk Tigu, Arkansas Jessica Alexander, Florida Cameron Ellis, Georgia Yvette Hyndman, Georgia Naoko Ueshima, Georgia Karen Nijssen, Mississippi Gira Schofield, South Carolina Samantha Orlin, Tennessee Natalie Pluskota, Tennessee Catherine Newman, Vanderbilt Jackie Wu, Vanderbilt ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Jo Mather, Florida Chelsey Gullickson, Georgia Nadja Gilchrist, Georgia Kristi Boxx, Mississippi Natalie Pluskota, Tennessee

Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Champion Florida Florida Florida Georgia Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Georgia Florida & Georgia Florida Florida Florida Georgia Florida Florida Florida Florida Mississippi Georgia Florida Georgia Florida Florida Kentucky Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia

Runner-up LSU Tennessee Mississippi Florida Mississippi LSU Kentucky Kentucky Georgia Florida Kentucky Georgia Georgia Georgia Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Florida Florida Tennessee Florida Georgia Vanderbilt Florida Kentucky Florida Florida Tennessee

SEC TITLE BREAKDOWN

Florida 19, Georgia 8, Mississippi 1 Alabama’s best finish: Fourth in 1993 ALABAMA IN THE SEC Year Overall Record 1980 21-5 1981 9-21 1982 27-17 1983 18-17 1984 22-16 1985 14-18 1986 10-13 1987 17-13 1988 14-11 1989 10-14 1990 7-19 1991 13-10 1992 14-9 1993 17-7 1994 10-11 1995 11-10 1996 8-13 1997 13-12 1998 0-21 1999 3-18 2000 7-15 2001 16-10 2002 13-11 2003* 18-8 2004 13-11 2005 8-15 2006* 11-12 2007 5-16 2008 6-15 2009 15-9 *SEC Western Division Champions

Finish Fifth Sixth Fifth Ninth 10th Ninth Sixth Sixth T-Sixth Seventh Seventh Sixth Seventh Fourth Fifth Ninth 11th Eighth 12th 12th 12th Eighth Ninth Sixth Seventh 10th T-Fifth T-10th 10th Eighth

Taylor Lindsey February 3 Taylor Lindsey February 17

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Ashley 2004,


ALABAMA I N T H E N C A A

THE CRIMSON TIDE IN THE NCAA

“Robin Stephenson and Ashley Bentley were true competitors, in every sense of the word. Their contributions to this program are still being felt today in terms of the way we recruit, the way we practice and the way we want our student-athletes to perform in the classroom and on the court.” - Head Coach jenny Mainz

SNAPSHOTS Ashley Bentley and Robin Stephenson made it to the NCAA’s in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Year Name 1982 Myke Loomis Kathy Denton 1992 Titia Wilmink 1993 Titia Wilmink Marouschka van Dijk 1994 Marouschka van Dijk Hilde Otterman 1995 Hilde Otterman Hilde Otterman Marouschka van Dijk 1996 Baili Camino 1997 Baili Camino 2001 Emmanuelle Berard

TENNIS

Event Singles Singles Singles Doubles Doubles Doubles Doubles Singles Doubles Doubles Singles Singles Singles

Final Round First Round First Round Second Round First Round First Round First Round First Round First Round First Round First Round First Round Round of 16 First Round

Year Name 2002 Millie Begovic Weyli Chang 2004 Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson 2005 Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson 2006 Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley

Event Doubles Doubles Singles Doubles Doubles Singles Singles Doubles Doubles Singles Doubles Doubles

Final Round First Round First Round Second Round First Round First Round Second Round Second Round First Round First Round Second Round First Round Second Round

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1993 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Karin Gaiser Site: Gainesville, Fla. First Round: Notre Dame 5, Alabama 0 The 1993 team (from left back): Titia Wilmink, Jenny Whalen, Jane Phillips, Mindy Leach, Head Coach Karin Gaiser, Assistant Coach Kay Thayer, Marouschka van Dijk, Brenda Coffin, Lori Smith, Amy Mascotti.

2001 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Durham, N.C. First Round: Alabama 4, BYU 2 Second Round: Duke 4, Alabama 0 The 2001 team (from left back): Asst. Coach David Anderton, Becca Baum, Emmanuelle Berard, Head Coach Jenny Mainz, Millie Begovic, Dominique Glinzer, Volunteer Coach Keith Swindoll, Jenny Ketchum, Selia Mathew, Weyli Chang, Stefanie Leung.

2002 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Knoxville, Tenn. First Round: Alabama 4, Ohio State 0 Second Round: Tennessee 4, Alabama 0

1997 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2002 team (from left back): Head Coach Jenny Mainz, Weyli Chang, Selia Mathew, Jenny Ketchum, Assistant Coach Daryl Greenan, Volunteer Assistant Coach Keith Swindoll, Sophie Cremers, Stefanie Leung, Millie Begovic and Becca Baum.

Coach: Jim Tressler, Michelle Morton (Intern) Site: Durham, N.C. First Round: Alabama 5, Boston College 0 Second Round: Harvard 5, Alabama 4 The 1997 team (from left back): Head Coach Jim Tressler, Manager Alex Hermeto, Athletic Trainer Becky Smith, Athletic Trainer Julie Young, Asst. Coach Michelle Morton, Allison Eager, Tania Fabiani, Dominique Glinzler, Becky Smith, Jill Breslin, Amanda Ballinger, Whitney Dill, Baili Camino, Cantillon Brasington.

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2003 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Norman, Okla. First Round: Alabama 4, Oklahoma 0 Second Round: Georgia 4, Alabama 1 The 2003 team (from left back): Millie Begovic, Marie-France Lord-Andrade, Sophie Cremers, Robin Stephenson, Natalie McElveen, Asst. Coach Daryl Greenan, Nathalie Koppelle, Ashley Bentley, Melissa Minor, Head Coach Jenny Mainz.

2005 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Nashville, Tenn. First Round: South Alabama 4, Alabama 2 The 2005 team (from left): Sonja Nikolic, Andrea Brenes, Ashley Bentley, Mari Muller, Robin Stephenson, Natalie McElveen, Melissa Minor, Melissa Day.

2004 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Athens, Ga. First Round: Georgia Tech 4, Alabama 0 The 2004 team (from left back): Fern Hampton, Sonja Nikolic, Natalie McElveen, Robin Stephenson, Mari Muller, Nathalie Koppelle, Melissa Minor, Ashley Bentley, Asst. Coach Daryl Greenan, Head Coach Jenny Mainz, Asst. Coach Keith Swindoll.

2006 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Durham, N.C. First Round: Virginia 4, Alabama 3

The 2006 team (from left): Melissa Minor, Shelley Godwin, Robin Stephenson, Sofia Ayala, Melissa Day, Andrea Brenes, Natalie McElveen, Mari Muller, Ashley Bentley.

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2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Coach: Jenny Mainz Site: Athens, Ga. First Round: Boise State 4, Alabama 3

Doubles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 Megale/Thongdach (BSU) def. Lindsey/McLane (UA) 2 Silfany/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Bigos/Godwin (UA) 3 Tunaru/Welcher (UA) vs. Baum/Jochimsen (BSU) Order of Finish: 2,1

Singles Pos. Name (Institution) 1 No. 69 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. No. 81 Tiffany Welcher (UA) 2 No. 82 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 3 Vivien Silfany (BSU) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 4 Meritt Emery (UA) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 5 Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Taylor Lindsey (UA) 6 Shelley Godwin (UA) def. Laura Baum (BSU) Order of Finish: 3,1,4,6,2,5*

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Score 8-5 8-3 7-6, unf.

Score 6-4, 7-5 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 6-0, 6-3 6-4, 7-5 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 6-2, 0-6, 7-5

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ALL- A M E R I C A N S

Baili Camino

Marouschka van Dijk Titia Wilmink

Robin Stephenson

Baili Camino posted one of the most impressive seasons in Crimson Tide history in 1997. The Ft. Meyers, Fla., native posted a 28-12 mark playing at No. 1 for the Crimson Tide. She became the first player in Tide history to earn bids to the main draw of all four collegiate grand slam events. At the National Claycourt Championships, the first leg of the collegiate grand slam, she made it to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Lauren Nikolaus of William and Mary. After helping the Tide to make it to the NCAA Championships, Camino again made Alabama history by winning her way to the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships singles draw, thereby earning All-American honors. She beat No. 7 Melissa Zimpfer of Wisconsin in the first round and UNLV’s No. 12 ranked Marianne Vallin, before being upset by Duke’s No. 50 ranked Wendy Fix.

Titia Wilmink came to Tuscaloosa from Pijnacker, The Netherlands. She arrived on the Alabama campus in the fall of 1990 and by her sophomore year she had become the first Crimson Tide women’s tennis player in a decade to make it to the NCAA Championships. In 1992, making it into the field from the second alternate slot, she made it into the NCAA field. In the fall of 1991, Marouschka van Dijk, of Apeldoorn, Holland, joined Wilmink at the Capstone and the seed was planted for the most successful doubles tandem in Tide history. In 1993, Wilmink, then a senior, and van Dijk, then a sophomore, swatted their way into Alabama women’s tennis legend, becoming the program’s first All-Americans. Wilmink-van Dijk became one of the nation’s hottest pairings, making history at the Riviera All-American Championship by becoming the first duo to emerge from qualifying all the way to the championship final in that fall Grand Slam Event. They brought home Alabama’s first regional title, winning the 1993 South Region Doubles Championship in their own backyard of Tuscaloosa. Positioned at the No. 1 doubles slot for Alabama, they were ranked as high as No. 7 nationally, a mark that pushed them into the NCAA Tournament as the seventh seeds - a coup that nets instant All-American status. By year’s end the “Dutch Duo” collected a 28-7 overall record, winning 13 of their final 15 matches. They ended the year ranked No. 10 nationally and embedded themselves in Alabama women’s tennis lore as its first All-Americans.

Robin Stephenson became just the second Alabama singles player to earn All-American honors in the spring of 2005. Stephenson posted a 27-13 record, her third consecutive 20-win season, during her junior campaign and finished the season ranked ninth in the final ITA rankings. She also qualified for her second consecutive NCAA singles tournament en route to earning All-American distinction. Throughout the course of the season she became the highest ranked singles player in the history of Alabama tennis when she reached No. 4 in the ITA rankings on Sept. 6, 2005. Sixteen of her 27 wins in 2005 came against ranked opponents. In October, Stephenson advanced to the semifinals of the ITA South Regional Championships and in November, she fought back after an opening round loss to win the consolation draw at the ITA National Indoor Championships.

1997 SINGLES

TENNIS

1993 DOUBLES

2005 SINGLES

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Team Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009

ALL- A M E R I C A N S

Singles Year 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009

Doubles Year 1990 1993 1994 1995 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2009

Final Rank T-No. 25 No. 20 No. 30 No. 20 No. 32 No. 22 No. 26 No. 40 No. 30 No. 30 No. 38 No. 39 No. 26

Alabama’s Top 30 national Rankings (ITA Collegiate Rankings)

Record 14-9 17-7 10-11 11-10 8-13 13-12 16-10 13-11 19-9 13-11 8-15 11-12 15-9

Name Beth Marrow Titia Wilmink Jenny Whalen Marouschka van Dijk Hilde Otterman Hilde Otterman Marouschka van Dijk Lori Smith Baili Camino Baili Camino Dominique Glinzler Emmanuelle Berard Selia Mathew Sophie Cremers Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Tiffany Welcher Courtney McLane

Ashley Bentley and Robin Stephenson

Class Sr. Soph. Sr. Jr. Fr. Soph. Sr. Sr. Fr. Soph. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Soph. Soph. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Soph. Fr.

Rank 69 54 63 87 T-96 40 62 T-73 33 18 93 40 97 79 24 73 9 57 24 117 83 85

Names Jane Phillips/Rachel Marrow Titia Wilmink/ Marouschka van Dijk Marouschka van Dijk/Hilde Otterman Marouschka van Dijk/Hilde Otterman Dominique Glinzler/Emmanuelle Berard Weyli Chang/ Millie Begovic Ashley Bentley/Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley/Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley/Robin Stephenson Tiffany Welcher/Courtney McLane

Record 30-17 16-6 26-14 19-13 18-14 21-14 20-7 19-14 26-14 28-12 27-13 23-13 24-11 29-8 22-13 21-4 27-13 26-10 27-12 25-11 18-19 20-13

Rank 34 10 T-25 29 49 42 25 52 18 46

Record 19-9 28-7 19-10 14-6 16-10 11-12 23-8 9-8 27-9 11-8

Team Ranking No. 10 No. 15 No. 15 No. 16 No. 16 No. 17 No. 20 No. 20 No. 20 No. 20 No. 21 No. 21 No. 22 No. 23 No. 24 No. 24 No. 25 No. 26 No. 26 No. 26 No. 26

Singles Ranking No. 4 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 11 No. 12 No. 13 No. 14 No. 16 No. 16 No. 18 No. 18 No. 19 No. 19 No. 20 No. 20 No. 24

Date April 4, 1995 April 2, 1996 April 1, 1997 March 10, 2009 March 17, 2009 March 24, 2009 March 13, 2002 March 24, 2003 April 7, 2003 April 14, 2003 March 6, 2002 March 31, 2003 Feb. 27, 2002 March 22, 2005 April 21, 2009 April 27, 2009 March 31, 2009 March 24, 2006 April 7, 2009 April 14, 2009 May 29, 2009 Name Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Robin Stephenson Baili Camino Robin Stephenson Baili Camino Robin Stephenson Baili Camino Robin Stephenson Hilde Otterman Robin Stephenson

Doubles

Ranking Names No. 6 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 7 Titia Wilmink/ Marouschka van Dijk No. 12 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 14 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 15 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 16 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 17 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson No. 18 Ashley Bentley Robin Stephenson No. 19 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson

(L-R): Weyli Chang, Head Coach Jenny Mainz and Millie Begovic

Date Sept. 6, 2005 Feb. 22, 2005; May 2, 2005 March 8, 22; April 19, 26, 2005, Feb. 22, 2006 April 5, 2005 June 3, 2005 March 7, 2006 March 21, 2006 Jan. 10, 2006 April 4, 2006 Sept.10, 2004 Nov. 11, 1996; March 18, 1997 April 25, 2006 Final, 1997 April 18, 2006 April 29, 1997 May 1, 2006 April 17, 1995 June 4, 2004 Date Sept. 10, 2004 March 9-23, 1993 March 23-April 6, 1993, May 4-27, 1993 Jan. 11, 2005 April 18, 2006 Jan. 10, 2006, Feb. 22, 2006 May 1, 2006 March 7, 2006 Feb. 22, 2005 June 2, 2006, March 21, 2006 March 8, 2005

SNAPSHOTS Sophomore Courtney McLane and junior Tiffany Welcher finished the 2009 season ranked 46th in the nation in doubles. They were the first Tide pair in three years to cap off the season with a ranking.

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Alabama Team Records Most Wins, Season: Fewest Wins, Season: Fewest Losses, Season: Most Losses, Season: Longest Win Streak: Most Consecutive Wins

The “21 Club” 27 0 4 21 21 11 22 by Myke Loomis

1982 (27-17) 1998 (0-21) 1976 (12-4) 1981 (9-21) 1998 (0-21) 2009 (15-9) 1981 (No. 1)

ALABAMA RECORDS

Alabama Individual Records Single Season: Top-5 Singles Wins Year Player 1982 Myke Loomis 1993 Lori Smith 1990 Beth Marrow 1997 Amanda Ballinger 2003 Sophie Cremers 1981 Myke Loomis

W 37 32 30 30 29 29

L 10 13 17 6 8 11

Pos No. 2 No. 3 No. 1 No. 4 No. 2 No. 1

Top-5 Doubles Wins Year Player 1993 Titia Wilmink/ Marouschka van Dijk 2006 Ashley Bentley/Robin Stephenson 2004 Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson 1990 Rachel Marrow/ Jane Phillips 1994 Marouschka van Dijk/ Hilde Otterman

W 28 27 23 19 19

L 7 9 9 9 10

Pos No. 1 No. 1 No .1 No. 1 No. 1

Player Robin Stephenson Ashley Bentley Jenny Whalen Myke Loomis Rachel Marrow Beth Marrow Lori Smith Marouschka van Dijk Amy Mascotti Becca Baum

W 101 98 87 86 88 84 82 79 78 73

L 47 43 65 36 59 71 54 40 64 44

Pairing Ashley Bentley/ Robin Stephenson Marouschka van Dijk/ Hilde Otterman Titia Wilmink/ Marouschka van Dijk Rachel Marrow/ Jane Phillips Cantillon Brasington/ Jill Breslin

Pos 1

W-L 66-30

1

33-16

1

28-7

1

19-9

3

18-11

Top Career Victories: Singles

Years (total) 2002-2006 (4) 2002-2006 (4) 1989-93 (4) 1980-82 (3) 1986-90 (4) 1986-90 (4) 1992-95 (4) 1992-95 (4) 1991-94 (4) 1998-02 (4)

Top 5 Career Doubles

Years (total) 2004-2006 (3) 1994-95 (2) 1993 (1) 1990 (1) 1997 (1)

(Players with 21 or more wins during a season since 1990) Name Amanda Ballinger Becca Baum Ashley Bentley Emmanuelle Berard Nicole Briceno Baili Camino Weyli Chang Brenda Coffin Sophie Cremers Meritt Emery Dominique Glinzler Shelley Godwin Nathalie Koppelle Mindy Leach Taylor Lindsey Marie Lord-Andrade Beth Marrow Rachel Marrow Amy Mascotti Selia Mathew Mari Muller Hilde Otterman Jane Phillips Lori Smith Robin Stephenson Marouschka van Dijk Jenny Whalen

Year 1997 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2001 2007 1996 1997 2002 1990 1991 2002 2003 2009 1997 2001 2009 2003 1991 2009 2003 1990 1990 1991 1993 2001 2006 1995 1990 1991 1993 2004 2005 2006 1992 1991 1993

Record 30-6 26-9 22-11 21-4 26-10 25-11 23-13 27-21 26-14 28-12 24-13 24-11 21-15 21-11 29-8 21-13 27-13 27-9 25-11 21-12 21-15 27-8 26-9 30-17 26-18 22-15 21-18 24-11 21-16 21-14 28-8 22-16 32-14 22-13 27-13 27-11 22-8 26-19 26-14

Position No. 4 No. 6 No. 6 No. 2 No. 2 No. 2 No. 1 Nos. 2-4 No. 1 No. 1 No. 5 No. 5 No. 3 No. 4 No. 2 Nos. 3-4 No. 2 No. 5 Nos. 4-6 No. 6 No. 4 Nos. 5-6 No. 4 No. 1 No. 3 No. 6 No. 5 No. 2 No. 3 No. 1 No. 6 No. 5 No. 3 No. 1 No. 1 No. 1 Nos. 3-6 No. 1 No. 1

SNAPSHOTS Sophomore Courtney McLane amassed 20 wins at the No. 2 singles spot for the Tide in her rookie campaign.

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WOMEN’S TENNIS YEAR-BY-YEAR yEAR

CoACH

RECoRD

SEC

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Jean Mills Jean Mills Jean Mills Jean Mills Mark Heinrich Mark Heinrich Lewis Lay Peter Heffernan Peter Heffernan Peter Heffernan Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Karin Gaiser Jim Tressler Jim Tressler Jim Tressler Jim Tressler Michelle Morton Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz Jenny Mainz

6-5 12-4 13-6 13-11** 18-9 21-5 9-21 27-17 18-17 22-16 14-18 10-13 17-13 14-11 10-14 17-9 13-10 14-9 17-7 10-11 11-10 8-13 13-12

----------Fifth* Sixth Fifth Ninth 10th Ninth Ninth Sixth T-Sixth Seventh Seventh Sixth Seventh Fourth Fifth Ninth 11th Eighth

1975 Jean Mills (6-5)

nATIonAL ------------------------------------19 30 20 32 22

1998 0-21 12th -1999 3-18 12th -2000 7-15 12th -2001 16-10 Eighth 26 2002 13-11 Ninth 40 2003 18-8 Sixth 31 2004 13-11 Seventh 30 2005 8-15 Tenth 38 2006 11-12 Sixth 39 2007 5-16 T-Tenth N/A 2008 6-15 Tenth N/A 2009 15-9 Eighth 26 TOTAL 442-422 * First year SEC Championships held ** Two match scores missing from records at all schools involved, overall record incomplete

TENNIS

Mississippi Women’s St. Bernard Mississippi Women’s Judson College Calhoun Middle Tennessee North Alabama Auburn Georgia Southern Collegiate AIAW Championship

1976 Jean Mills (12-4)

Mississippi State Mississippi College Auburn Samford Mississippi State LSU Louisiana-Monroe Auburn Mississippi Mississippi Women’s Judson College Middle Tennessee Memphis Vanderbilt Sewanee Samford AIAW Championship Southern Collegiate

1977 Jean Mills (13-6)

Southern Mississippi Lamar Mississippi Women’s Florida Georgia Auburn LSU Mississippi Mississippi Women’s Louisiana-Monroe South Alabama Chattanooga Tennessee Tennessee Jacksonville State Florida State Florida Rollins College Auburn AIAW Championships AIAW Region 3

L W L W W W W L L

3-8 9-0 2-12 4-2 9-0 6-3 7-2 5-10 0-12 Ninth Third

W W L W W L L W W L W W W W W W

9-0 8-0 4-9 6-0 8-1 2-10 4-5 6-3 7-2 0-9 8-2 12-0 8-1 9-0 8-1 4-0 Second Ninth

W L W L W W L W W L W L W W W W L W W

9-0 3-6 6-3 2-7 8-2 8-1 1-8 8-0 6-3 2-7 9-0 3-6 8-1 9-0 9-0 5-4 0-9 7-2 6-3 First Fifth

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Y E A R - BY-Y E A R

1978 Jean Mills (13‑11)

Memphis W 9-0 Mississippi Women’s L 4-5 Auburn L 2-7 Chattanooga L 2-7 Middle Tennessee W 6-1 Mississippi L 3-6 South Alabama W 8-1 Tennessee W 7-2 Sewanee W 8-1 Louisiana-Monroe L 0-9 # Mississippi State # Memphis State Mississippi L 4-5 Springhill College W 9-0 Southeast Missouri State W 11-0 South Alabama W 5-4 Houston L 2-7 Auburn L 2-7 Tennessee W 7-2 Vanderbilt W 8-1 Mississippi Women’s W 6-3 Mississippi L 4-5 Mississippi Women’s W 6-3 Florida L 0-9 South Alabama W 6-3 Auburn L 1-8 Southeastern Invitational Fourth Southern Invitational Sixth #Scores missing from records kept at both schools.

1979 Mark Heinrich (18‑9) Chattanooga Tennessee Memphis Mississippi State Florida State Chattanooga Auburn Mississippi Women’s Purdue Memphis Austin Peay Vanderbilt Sewanee Mississippi State South Alabama Pensacola (Fla.) JC Mississippi Tennessee Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky South Alabama Auburn Mississippi Mississippi Women’s Mississippi State Auburn South Alabama

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L L W W L L W W W W W W W W W W L L W W L  L W W L W W

0-9 3-6 8-1 5-4 2-7 3-6 6-3 7-2 9-0 8-1 8-1 8-1 8-1 6-3 6-3 9-0 4-5 4-5 8-1 6-3 4-5 4-5 5-4 6-3 3-6 5-4 9-0

1980 Mark Heinrich (21‑5) SEC: Fifth Mississippi W Vanderbilt W Mississippi State W Mississippi Women’s W Memphis W Tennessee L  Chattanooga W LSU L Texas A&M W South Alabama W Auburn W South Carolina L Georgia State W Mississippi State W UAB W UAB W Tennessee W South Alabama W Auburn W Mississippi Women’s W UAB W Auburn W Georgia L Mississippi W Mississippi Women’s W Rollins College L AIAW Championship AIAW Region 3 Champ.

1981 Lewis Lay (9‑21, 1-8 SEC) SEC: Sixth Clemson *Kentucky *Tennessee Rice Memphis Mississippi Women’s Florida State *Auburn *Mississippi Louisiana-Monroe Houston Oklahoma Oral Roberts *LSU Northwestern State Arkansas Birmingham Southern Memphis South Alabama *Georgia East Tennessee State College of Charleston UAB *Auburn *LSU South Alabama UAB *Mississippi *SEC Match

L L L L L W L W L L L W W L W L W L L L W L W L L L W L

6-3 7-2 6-3 7-2 7-2 1-8 5-4 1-8 5-4 8-1 5-4 0-9 9-0 8-1 8-1 9-0 5-4 6-3 8-1 9-0 9-0 5-4 4-5 7-2 9-0 2-7 First Fifth

1-8 3-6 0-9 3-6 3-6 7-3 1-8 5-4 3-6 1-8 4-5 6-3 8-1 1-8 8-1 1-8 8-1 4-5 2-7 1-8 9-0 3-6 9-0 2-7 2-7 4-5 8-1 2-7

1982 Peter Heffernan (27‑17, 10-9 SEC) SEC: Fifth Middle Tennessee Miami (Ohio) Mississippi Women’s *Tennessee *Vanderbilt *Kentucky *Mississippi *Mississippi State Mississippi Women’s *Tennessee Memphis Oklahoma State Houston Memphis Arkansas Birmingham Southern South Alabama Tulane *LSU Louisiana-Monroe Houston *Mississippi Tennessee-Martin *Mississippi State Iowa Clemson Harvard *Vanderbilt *Georgia Memphis *Auburn Louisiana-Monroe *Florida *Mississippi State *Tennessee Memphis Birmingham Southern South Alabama *Florida *Auburn *LSU *Georgia Texas Southern Methodist *SEC Match

L W W W W W L W W W L L L W L W W W W W W L W W W L W L L W L W L W L W W W L W W L L L

1-8 5-4 9-0 5-4 5-4 5-4 2-7 8-1 9-0 5-4 4-5 3-6 3-6 7-2 4-5 8-6 6-3 6-3 5-4 6-3 5-4 2-7 9-0 8-1 8-1 2-7 5-4 1-8 2-7 8-1 4-5 5-4 3-6 7-2 4-5 6-3 9-0 7-2 1-8 6-3 8-1 2-7 1-8 3-6

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Y E A R - BY-Y E A R 1983 Peter Heffernan (18‑17, 4-8 SEC) SEC: Ninth *Kentucky Indiana Miami (Ohio) South Alabama Memphis Clemson *Mississippi State South Alabama Tulane Florida State South Florida Mississippi Women’s Birmingham Southern *Georgia Florida State Louisiana-Monroe *Mississippi State Tulane *LSU West Florida *Auburn Southern Mississippi Southern Illinois Mississippi Women’s South Alabama Missouri State Memphis *Vanderbilt Florida State *Florida Eastern Kentucky *Kentucky *Tennessee *Vanderbilt *Mississippi State *SEC Match

L L W W W L W W W L W W W L L L W L L W L W L W L W W W L L W L L L W

1984 Peter Heffernan (22‑16, 4-6 SEC) SEC: 10th Miami (Ohio) Indiana *Kentucky Baylor Memphis UAB Florida State Florida A&M Birmingham Southern UAB Southern Mississippi Georgia Tech Florida State Lamar Louisiana-Monroe South Alabama *Mississippi State Syracuse Wake Forest Murray State Virginia Chattanooga

TENNIS

W L L W W W L W W W W W L L L W W L W W L L

3-6 1-8 6-3 8-1 8-1 2-7 6-3 6-3 5-2 3-6 7-2 8-1 8-1 2-7 1-8 3-6 5-4 3-6 1-8 9-0 4-5 9-0 4-5 7-2 3-6 5-2 8-1 6-3 1-8 1-8 6-3 3-6 1-8 4-5 5-2

5-4 0-9 3-6 8-1 8-1 6-3 3-6 9-0 8-1 8-1 9-0 9-0 2-7 3-6 1-8 5-4 6-3 4-5 9-0 8-1 3-6 0-9

Maryland *Vanderbilt *Tennessee Tulane Middle Tennessee South Alabama *Georgia *Florida Rollins College *Mississippi Murray State Southern Illinois Memphis *Kentucky *LSU *Auburn *SEC Match

W W W L W W L L L L W W W W L L

1985 Karin Gaiser (14-18, 2-8 SEC) SEC: Ninth Texas-San Antonio Lamar Arkansas Louisiana-Lafayette Houston Baptist Southern Mississippi Memphis South Florida Georgia Tech Florida State Miami Palm Beach JC Florida International *Kentucky Tulane *LSU *Auburn UAB North Florida Louisiana-Monroe *Tennessee Syracuse Southern Illinois Middle Tennessee Maryland Chattanooga *Mississippi *Georgia *Vanderbilt *Mississippi State *Florida *Auburn *SEC Match ^Flighted scoring

W L W W L W W L L L L W W L L L W W W L L W W W L L L L L L L W

7-2 6-3 6-3 4-5 9-0 8-1 4-5 1-8 3-6 1-8 9-0 8-1 7-2 5-4 3-6 1-8

8-1 4-5 5-4 8-1 4-5 9-0 8-1 0-9 2-7 3-6 0-9 5-4 9-0 2-7 3-6 2-6 46-43^ 9-0 6-3 1-5 3-6 8-1 9-0 7-2 4-5 2-7 2-7 4-5 4-5 4-5 0-9 5-4

1986 Karin Gaiser (10-13, 2-8 SEC) SEC: Sixth Feb. 22 Memphis Feb. 22 at UAB Feb. 22 North Florida Feb. 23 *LSU Feb. 26 *Mississippi March 1 *Auburn March 7 Florida State March 8 *at Florida March 8 College of Santa Fe March 10 Boston College March 11 Syracuse March 12 Pennsylvania March 13 Virginia March 14 James Madison March 26 *at Georgia March 28 *Kentucky April 3 at Houston April 4 *LSU April 5 Rice April 11 *at Tennessee April 12 *at Vanderbilt April 16 *at Mississippi State April 19 Louisiana Tech *SEC Match

1987 Karin Gaiser (17‑13, 1-6 SEC) SEC: T-Sixth

Peace College Nov. 8 Georgia Tech Jan. 31 Georgia Feb. 6 Georgia Tech Feb. 7 Memphis Feb. 7 Southern Mississippi Feb. 13 *Mississippi State Feb. 14 Birmingham Southern Feb. 14 Austin Peay Feb. 20 *Vanderbilt Feb. 21 North Florida Feb. 21 UAB Feb. 27 *at Kentucky Feb. 28 at Illinois March 1 at William & Mary March 4 at Utah March 5 at Nebraska March 6 at Wisconsin March 7 at Brigham Young March 8 at UC Santa Barbara March 14 Jefferson State March 21 Tulane March 28 *Florida April 5 *at Mississippi April 10 *at LSU April 11 at Lamar April 12 at Louisiana-Lafayette April 15 *Tennessee April 18 *at Auburn April 21 Columbus College *SEC Match

W W W L L W L L W W L W W L L L L L L W L L W

6-0 7-2 8-1 1-8 3-6 6-3 3-6 0-9 8-1 9-0 4-5 5-4 5-4 3-6 1-8 1-8 1-8 3-6 3-6 6-3 3-6 4-5 6-0

W W L W W W L W W W W W L W L L W L L L W W L L L W W L L W

9-0 7-2 1-8 5-1 9-0 9-0 2-7 8-1 7-2 8-1 5-4 5-1 0-9 8-1 3-6 4-5 7-2 1-8 0-9 2-5 9-0 5-4 0-9 0-9 3-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 4-5 7-2

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1988 Karin Gaiser (14‑11, 2-7 SEC) SEC: T-Sixth Jan. 23 Jefferson State Jan. 24 Samford Feb. 5 Arkansas Feb. 6 Ohio State Feb. 7 Wisconsin Feb. 12 *at Florida Feb. 13 at South Florida Feb. 20 Georgia Tech Feb. 21 *LSU Feb. 25 *at Mississippi State March 6 Baylor March 12 Western Michigan March 13 Colorado March 14 Texas Tech March 16 Notre Dame March 17 at UNLV March 25 *at Tennessee March 26 *at Vanderbilt April 1 UAB April 2 *Auburn April 9 *at Georgia April 11 Austin Peay April 16 *Kentucky April 17 Columbus College April 22 *Mississippi *SEC Match

W W W W L L W W W L W W L L W L L W W L L W L W L

9-0 9-0 5-4 6-3 3-6 0-9 7-2 9-0 6-3 4-5 9-0 8-1 1-5 4-5 7-2 4-5 1-8 5-4 9-0 4-5 0-9 6-0 0-9 8-1 4-5

1989 Karin Gaiser (10‑14, 1-6 SEC) SEC: Seventh Jan. 14 at Tampa Jan. 28 at Davidson Jan. 29 at Georgia Tech Feb. 3 at Wisconsin Feb. 4 Michigan State Feb. 5 Michigan Feb. 24 at Clemson Feb. 25 at Minnesota Feb. 26 at Richmond March 3 Tennessee March 5 North Florida March 8 *Mississippi State March 11 at U.S. International March 12 at San Diego March 15 at California March 17 at Fresno State March 24 South Alabama March 26 *Vanderbilt March 27 *Georgia April 1 *at Kentucky April 6 *at LSU April 8 *at Auburn April 15 *Florida *SEC Match

W W L L W W L L W L W L W L L W L W L L L L L

6-0 9-0 4-5 3-6 7-2 9-0 3-6 3-6 6-1 3-6 5-0 3-6 5-1 2-7 1-8 5-1 2-7 6-3 2-7 2-7 3-6 2-7 0-9

1990 Karin Gaiser (17‑9, 3-5 SEC) SEC: Seventh

Jan. 20 Birmingham Southern Feb. 9 UAB Feb. 11 Purdue Feb. 17 Georgia Tech Feb. 21 *Mississippi State Feb. 24 *Georgia March 2 *LSU March 3 Illinois March 4 East Tennessee State March 9 New Mexico March 12 Grand Canyon March 13 Northern Arizona March 14 Arizona State March 21 *Mississippi March 24 Duke March 25 Boston College March 26 North Carolina March 30 Samford April 1 *Auburn April 13 *Florida April 14 Sante Fe April 22 *Kentucky April 26 +Vanderbilt April 27 +Florida *SEC Match +SEC Tournament

W W W W W L L W W W W W L L L W W W W L W L W L

9-0 9-0 7-2 5-1 6-0 0-6 2-7 7-2 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 1-8 4-5 2-7 7-2 7-2 9-0 9-0 1-8 5-1 1-6 5-1 0-6

SNAPSHOTS In 1988, the Tide opened with four straight wins, including a pair of shutout victories, for its best start in eight seasons.

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Y E A R - BY-Y E A R 1991 Karin Gaiser (13‑10, 4-6 SEC) SEC: Sixth Feb. 1 South Alabama Feb. 2 Ohio State Feb. 3 UAB Feb. 8 *Arkansas Feb. 9 Wake Forest Feb. 10 Samford Feb. 16 *Georgia Feb. 21 at Indiana Feb. 22 TCU Feb. 23 Texas A&M Feb. 26 *Tennessee March 1 at Florida State March 5 *Mississippi State March 8 at Houston March 9 North Carolina March 23 *at Kentucky March 30 *at Auburn April 6 *Florida April 11 *at Mississippi April 13 *at LSU April 20 *Vanderbilt April 21 Auburn-Montgomery April 25 +LSU *SEC Match +SEC Tournament

1992 Karin Gaiser (14‑9, 5-6 SEC) SEC: Seventh

Feb. 2 *Georgia Feb. 7 at Wisconsin Feb. 8 Florida State Feb. 18 *at South Carolina Feb. 21 *at Arkansas Feb. 22 Kansas Feb. 23 Southern Methodist March 3 *at Mississippi State March 8 *at Tennessee March 14 *LSU March 20 Michigan March 21 Southeastern Louisiana March 22 South Alabama March 29 *at Vanderbilt April 2 at Miami April 4 at South Florida April 5 *at Florida April 10 *Mississippi April 11 *Auburn April 12 Houston April 19 *Kentucky April 23 +Auburn April 24 +Georgia *SEC Match + SEC Tournament

TENNIS

W W W L L W L L W W W L W W W L W L L L W W L

8-1 8-1 6-0 4-5 4-5 6-3 0-9 1-6 6-3 6-3 5-3 3-6 7-2 6-3 7-2 3-5 7-2 0-9 1-5 2-7 5-2 8-0 1-5

L W W W W L W L L W W W W W L W L L L W W W L

4-5 6-3 6-0 5-4 6-3 4-5 5-2 1-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-0 5-1 5-3 1-5 7-2 0-6 4-5 4-5 7-1 7-2 5-1 0-5

SNAPSHOTS Alabama women’s tennis won 10 consecutive matches in 1993 en route to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

1993 Karin Gaiser (17‑7, 8-3 SEC) SEC: Fourth

Feb. 5 South Florida W Feb. 7 Illinois W Feb. 20 at North Carolina L Feb. 22 *at Kentucky W Feb. 27 Clemson L Feb. 28 *Mississippi State W March 4 *Mississippi L March 8 *South Carolina W March 12 *Tennessee W March 19 *at LSU W March 21 at Houston W March 26 Fresno State W March 27 Northwestern W March 28 at San Diego W March 30 at UC Santa Barbara W April 3 Harvard W April 8 *Arkansas W April 11 *Florida L April 18 *Vanderbilt W April 23 *at Auburn W April 25 *at Georgia L April 30 +Auburn W  April 31 +Florida L May 12 #Notre Dame L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.) #NCAA Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.)

7-2 7-2 4-5 5-4 4-5 9-0 4-5 6-2 6-3 5-4 6-0 6-0 5-3 5-4 7-2 3-0 9-0 0-6 7-0 7-2 1-5 5-2 0-5 0-5

1994 Jim Tressler (10‑11, 7-4 SEC) SEC: Fifth

Feb. 4 South Alabama L Feb. 6 Oklahoma W Feb. 11 at Clemson L Feb. 13 *at Tennessee L Feb. 19 Kansas L Feb. 20 *at Arkansas W March 2 *at Vanderbilt W March 10 Purdue W March 12 *LSU W March 18 *Kentucky W March 26 at South Florida L March 27 *at Florida L March 31 Wisconsin L April 2 at Miami W April 9 *Georgia L April 10 *Auburn W April 12 *Mississippi L April 17 *at Mississippi State W April 23 *at South Carolina W April 28 +Mississippi State W April 29 +Mississippi L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Fayetteville, Ark.)

3-6 6-2 1-7 4-5 2-5 5-2 4-5 8-0 8-1 5-4 4-5 0-6 4-5 5-2 1-8 6-3 4-5 5-1 5-4 5-1 2-5

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1995 Jim Tressler (11‑10, 5-6 SEC) SEC: Ninth

Feb. 28 South Alabama Feb. 10 Miami Feb. 11 UAB Feb. 12 Clemson Feb. 18 at Indiana Feb. 19 at Notre Dame March 1 Mobile March 4 Syracuse March 5 at Kansas March 7 *South Carolina March 9 *at Auburn March 11 *Tennessee March 25 *at Mississippi March 27 *at LSU March 29 *at Kentucky April 8 *at Georgia April 12 *Mississippi State April 15 *Arkansas April 16 *Florida April 23 *Vanderbilt April 27 +Auburn *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Auburn, Ala.)

1996 Jim Tressler (8-13, 2-9 SEC) SEC: 11th

W W W L W L W W W L L W W L W L W W L L L

Feb. 11 Georgia Tech W Feb. 13 South Alabama W Feb. 16 at Indiana W Feb. 17 at Notre Dame L Feb. 23 UAB W March 1 *Auburn W March 3 Kansas W March 9 *at South Carolina L March 10 at Clemson L March 15 *at Tennessee L March 16 *at Vanderbilt L March 21 *Mississippi L March 24 at Florida International W March 25 at Miami (Fla.) L March 28 *at Florida L April 7 *Kentucky L April 10 *at Mississippi State W April 13 *Georgia L April 14 *LSU L April 20 *at Arkansas L April 25 +Auburn L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.)

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6-3 6-3 6-3 4-5 6-3 2-7 7-2 5-1 5-2 3-6 2-6 6-2 2-6 4-5 6-3 0-9 7-2 5-1 0-6 1-5 1-5

7-2 6-3 6-3 3-4 7-2 7-2 5-4 1-5 1-8 4-5 1-6 2-7 8-1 1-5 0-5 4-5 6-3 3-6 1-5 2-6 4-5

1997 Jim Tressler, Michelle Morton (13-12, 6-5 SEC) SEC: Eighth Jan. 29 Southern Mississippi Feb. 2 at Georgia Tech Feb. 3 *Arkansas Feb. 12 UAB Feb. 15 Maryland Feb. 16 at William and Mary Feb. 20 Stanford Feb. 22 Notre Dame Feb. 23 William and Mary March 1 *at Georgia March 7 *at Kentucky March 9 *at LSU March 12 *South Carolina March 15 *Tennessee March 20 Indiana March 21 *Vanderbilt March 28 *Mississippi State April 1 at South Florida April 3 Florida International April 6 *Auburn April 11 *Mississippi April 13 *Florida April 17 +Kentucky #Boston College #Harvard *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Athens, Ga.) #NCAA Tournament

1998 Jenny Mainz (0-21, 0-10 SEC) SEC: 12th

Jan. 31 Southern Mississippi Feb. 13 UAB Feb. 14 Georgia Tech Feb. 24 South Alabama Feb. 28 at South Carolina March 1 at Clemson March 8 *Kentucky March 12 Wake Forest March 14 *at Tennessee March 15 *at Vanderbilt March 21 *Mississippi March 24 *at Florida March 25 *Auburn March 28 *Georgia March 31 at South Florida April 2 at Florida International April 4 at Miami April 8 *at Mississippi State April 10 *at Arkansas April 12 *LSU April 16 +Arkansas *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Lexington, Ky.)

W W W W W W L L L L W L W W W L W L W W L L L W L

L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L

7-2 7-0 5-4 8-0 6-3 5-4 0-5 3-4 1-5 1-7 5-4 3-6 5-4 5-4 5-2 3-6 7-2 3-6 9-0 6-1 2-7 0-6 4-5 5-0 4-5

3-6 2-7 1-8 0-9 0-9 0-9 0-9 0-9 2-7 1-8 0-9 0-9 1-8 0-6 1-8 2-7 0-9 0-9 0-8 0-9 0-9

1999 Jenny Mainz (3-18, 0-11 SEC) SEC: 12th

Jan. 30 Southern Mississippi W Jan. 31 UAB W Feb. 13 at Georgia Tech W Feb. 14 *at Auburn L Feb. 27 at Maryland L Feb. 28 at William and Mary L March 6 *Florida L March 7 Clemson L March 9 *South Carolina L March 14 *at LSU L March 17 *Tennessee L March 20 *Vanderbilt L March 30 at Southern California L March 31 at Pepperdine L April 2 *Arkansas L April 6 *at Georgia L April 8 *Mississippi State L April 11 *at Kentucky L April 17 Miami (Fla.) L April 18 *at Mississippi L April 20 +Vanderbilt L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Baton Rouge, La.)

2000 Jenny Mainz (7-15, 0-12 SEC) SEC: 12th Jan. 28 Northwestern Jan. 30 Troy Feb. 5 Chattanooga Feb. 12 Georgia State Feb. 13 *Mississippi Feb. 18 at UAB Feb. 20 *at Mississippi State Feb. 26 *at Tennessee Feb. 27 *at Vanderbilt March 5 *at Arkansas March 9 Jacksonville State March 12 *at Florida March 17 *LSU March 19 *Kentucky March 27 at Texas-San Antonio March 28 at Texas A&M April 1 *at South Carolina April 8 Virginia Tech April 10 *South Alabama April 14 *Georgia April 16 *Auburn April 20 +Tennessee *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Oxford, Miss.)

L W W W L W L L L L W L L L W L L W L L L L

8-1 6-3 5-4 4-5 2-7 1-8 0-9 1-8 1-5 1-8 0-9 2-7 0-9 3-6 1-8 2-7 2-7 1-8 2-7 0-9 1-5

4-5 8-1 8-1 8-1 1-8 7-2 1-8 2-7 1-8 2-7 8-0 0-9 1-8 3-6 8-1 0-7 0-6 6-2 3-6 0-6 1-5 1-5

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Y E A R - BY-Y E A R 2001 Jenny Mainz (16-10, 4-7 SEC) SEC: Eighth

Jan. 20 Chattanooga W Jan. 21 Denver W Jan. 21 Samford W Jan. 27 UNC-Greensboro W Jan. 27 Troy W Feb. 4 at Florida State W Feb. 10 at Illinois-Chicago W Feb. 11 at Northwestern L Feb. 16 *Mississippi State W Feb. 18 *at LSU L Feb. 25 *at Auburn W March 3 *at Kentucky L March 10 *South Carolina L March 16 *Tennessee L March 18 *Florida L March 24 *at Georgia L March 27 *at Mississippi W March 31 *Vanderbilt L April 1 Houston W April 6 Louisiana-Monroe W April 13 UAB W April 15 *Arkansas W April 18 +Mississippi W April 19 +Florida L May 11 #BYU W May 12 #Duke L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Starkville, Miss.) #NCAA Tournament (Durham, N.C.)

2002 Jenny Mainz (13-11, 3-8 SEC) SEC: Ninth (Third in SEC West)

7-0 7-0 4-0 7-0 7-0 4-3 7-0 1-6 6-1 2-5 4-3 1-6 2-5 1-6 1-6 1-6 4-3 1-6 6-1 7-0 6-1 4-3 4-1 0-4 4-2 0-4

Jan. 26 Louisiana-Monroe W 7-0 Jan. 26 Southern Mississippi W 7-0 Feb. 1 Washington State W 5-2 Feb. 3 at Washington L 2-5 Feb. 9 at Houston W 4-3 Feb. 10 Rice W 5-2 Feb. 19 Troy W 7-0 Feb. 22 Middle Tennessee W 6-1 Feb. 24 Florida State W 4-3 March 3 *at Arkansas W 4-3 March 8 *at Tennessee L 0-7 March 10 *Georgia L 2-5 March 15 *Mississippi State W 7-0 March 17 *Mississippi L 3-4 March 22 Coastal Carolina W 7-0 March 24 *at LSU W 4-3 March 29 *Florida L 1-6 March 31 *South Carolina L 3-4 April 5 *at Kentucky L 0-7 April 7 *at Vanderbilt L 1-6 April 14 *at Auburn L 2-4 April 18 +Mississippi L 0-4 May 10 #Ohio State W 4-0 May 11 #Tennessee L 0-4 *SEC Match +SEC Tourney (Columbia, S.C.) #NCAA Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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2003 Jenny Mainz (18-8, 6-6 SEC) SEC: Sixth (First in SEC West)

Jan. 25 Georgia State W Jan. 25 Chattanooga W Jan. 31 Washington State W Feb. 2 Penn State W Feb. 8 Florida International W Feb. 9 South Alabama L Feb. 15 Houston W Feb. 20 West Virginia W Feb. 23 Florida State W Feb. 28 *LSU W March 2 *Arkansas W March 7 *Tennessee L March 9 *Georgia L March 14 *Mississippi State W March 16 *Mississippi W March 19 Minnesota W March 22 UAB W March 28 *Florida L March 30 *South Carolina W April 4 *Kentucky L April 6 *Vanderbilt L April 13 *Auburn W April 17 +Mississippi State W April 18 +Kentucky L April 10 #Oklahoma W May 11 #Georgia L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.) # NCAA Tournament (Norman, Okla.)

7-0 7-0 7-0 7-0 6-1 1-6 7-0 6-1 4-3 7-0 7-0 3-4 1-6 6-1 5-2 7-0 6-0 0-7 6-1 3-4 5-2 4-3 4-1 2-4 4-0 1-4

2004 Jenny Mainz (13-11, 5-6 SEC) SEC: T-Seventh (Second in SEC West)

Jan. 23 Louisville W 4-3 Jan. 31 at Harvard L 1-6 Feb. 8 at Miami L 2-5 Feb. 15 Florida State W 5-2 Feb. 20 at Houston W 7-0 Feb. 21 Southern Methodist L 1-6 Feb. 22 Rice W 4-3 Feb. 27 *Georgia L 2-5 Feb. 29 *at Tennessee W 4-3 March 5 *Mississippi W 5-2 March 7 *Mississippi State W 4-3 March 14 Michigan W 4-3 March 19 *South Carolina W 4-3 March 21 *Florida L 2-5 March 26 *at Vanderbilt L 7-0 March 28 *at Kentucky L 3-4 April 2 *at Arkansas W 5-2 April 4 *at LSU L 3-4 April 9 Marquette W 5-2 April 11 *at Auburn L 3-4 April 13 South Alabama W 4-3 April 15 +Auburn W 4-0 April 16 +Vanderbilt L 2-4 May 14 #Georgia Tech L 0-4 *SEC Match +SEC Tourney (Nashville, Tenn.) #NCAA Tournament (Athens, Ga.)

2005 Jenny Mainz (8-15, 3-8 SEC) SEC: 10th (Fourth in SEC West)

Jan. 22 Denver W Jan. 29 at Michigan L Jan. 30 Western Michigan W Feb. 12 at Florida State L Feb. 16 at Georgia Tech L Feb. 20 Rice W Feb. 25 Miami L Feb. 26 Murray State W March 4 *at Georgia L March 6 *Tennessee W March 11 *at Mississippi L March 13 *at Mississippi State L March 19 Harvard W March 25 *at South Carolina L March 27 *at Florida L April 1 *Vanderbilt L April 3 *Kentucky L April 8 *Arkansas W April 10 *LSU L April 13 South Alabama L April 16 *Auburn W April 21 +Mississippi L May 13 #South Alabama L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) #NCAA Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.)

2006 Jenny Mainz (11-12, 7-5 SEC) SEC: T-Fifth (First in SEC West)

Jan. 27 at Denver L Jan. 29 at Colorado L Feb. 11 at Northwestern L Feb. 12 ^Furman W Feb. 18 Georgia Tech L Feb. 19 Texas Tech W March 3 *at Vanderbilt L March 5 *at Kentucky W March 10 *Mississippi W March 12 *Mississippi State W March 18 Boston University W March 19 Michigan W March 24 *at Tennessee L March 26 *Georgia L March 31 *Florida L April 2 *South Carolina W April 7 *at LSU W April 9 *at Arkansas L April 12 at South Alabama L April 15 *at Auburn W April 20 * Mississippi State W April 21 +Kentucky L May 12 #Virginia L *SEC Match ^at Evanston, Ill. +SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.) #NCAA Regionals (Durham, N.C.)

6-1 2-5 4-3 2-5 3-4 4-3 2-5 6-1 2-5 4-3 2-5 1-6 4-2 3-4 0-7 1-6 2-5 6-1 3-4 3-4 5-2 2-4 2-4

3-4 3-4 0-6 7-0 2-5 4-0 3-4 4-3 4-3 5-2 6-1 4-3 2-5 2-5 1-6 4-3 5-2 3-4 1-6 6-1 4-0 2-4 2-4

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2007 Jenny Mainz (5-16, 1-10 SEC) SEC: T-10th (Fourth in SEC West) Jan. 27 Oregon Jan. 28 at Texas Tech Feb. 3 Colorado Feb. 9 Furman Feb. 11 Iowa Feb. 16 Chattanooga Feb. 24 Oklahoma March 2 *Vanderbilt March 4 *Kentucky March 7 *at Mississippi March 7 *at Mississippi State March 14 Washington State March 17 at Michigan March 23 *at Georgia March 25 *Tennessee March 30 *at Florida April 1 *at South Carolina April 6 *LSU April 8 *Arkansas April 14 *Auburn April 19 +Tennessee *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Lexington, Ky.)

2008 Jenny Mainz (6-15, 2-9 SEC) SEC: 11th (Fifth in SEC West)

Jan. 27 Southern Mississippi Feb. 2 at Charlotte Feb. 3 at Furman Feb. 7 Louisville Feb. 9 Rice Feb. 16 at Iowa Feb. 20 Georgia State Feb. 23 at Oklahoma Feb. 29 *at LSU March 2 *at Arkansas March 7 *Mississippi State March 9 *Mississippi March 15 Houston March 21 *at Kentucky March 23 *Vanderbilt March 28 *at Georgia March 30 *at Tennessee April 4 *South Carolina April 6 *Florida April 12 *at Auburn April 17 #LSU *SEC Match # SEC Tournament (Auburn, Ala.)

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1-6 2-5 4-3 4-3 3-4 5-2 4-3 0-7 3-4 5-2 2-5 3-4 1-6 1-6 0-7 0-6 0-7 2-5 2-5 3-4 0-4

SNAPSHOTS The 2009 season was one of the most memorable during the Mainz era as the Tide got off to its best start in program history with 11-straight wins and ranked as high as No. 16 in the nation.

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7-0 7-0 1-6 2-5 3-4 3-4 5-1 3-4 2-5 0-7 4-3 4-3 7-0 2-5 3-4 1-6 0-7 2-4 0-7 1-6 1-4

2009 Jenny Mainz (15-9, 4-7 SEC) SEC: Eighth (Third in SEC West)

Jan. 25 Chattanooga W Jan. 30 Tulane W Feb. 1 Georgia State W Feb. 7 Oklahoma W Feb. 14 Iowa W Feb. 22 Samford W Feb. 22 Southern Miss W Feb. 28 at TCU W March 6 *Arkansas W March 8 *LSU W March 11 Marquette W March 13 *at Mississippi L March 15 *at Mississippi State W March 23 Oregon W March 27 *Kentucky L March 29 *at Vanderbilt L April 3 *Tennessee L April 5 *Georgia L April 10 *at Florida L April 12 *at South Carolina L April 18 *Auburn W April 23 +vs. Auburn W April 24 +vs. Georgia L May 9 #vs. Boise State L *SEC Match +SEC Tournament (Fayetteville, Ark.) #NCAA Tournament (Athens, Ga.)

7-0 7-0 4-3 4-2 6-1 7-0 7-0 4-3 4-3 4-3 7-0 5-2 7-0 5-2 4-3 5-2 5-2 6-1 4-1 6-1 4-3 4-0 4-1 4-3

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WOMEN’S TENNIS YEAR-BY-YEAR

Opponent Arkansas Arizona State Auburn Auburn-Montgomery Austin Peay Baylor Birmingham-Southern Boise State Boston College Boston University Brigham Young California Calhoun Jr. College UC Santa Barbara Chattanooga Clemson Coastal Carolina College of Charleston College of Santa Fe Colorado Columbus College Davidson Denver Duke Eastern Kentucky East Tennessee State Florida Florida A&M Florida International Florida State Fresno State Furman Georgia Georgia State Georgia Tech Grand Canyon Harvard Houston Houston Baptist Illinois Illinois-Chicago Indiana Iowa Jacksonville James Madison Jefferson State Judson College Kansas

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Began 1981 1990 1975 1991 1979 1984 1981 2009 1986 2006 1987 1989 1975 1987 1977 1981 2002 1981 1986 1988 1987 1989 2001 1990 1983 1981 1977 1984 1985 1977 1989 2006 1975 1980 1984 1990 1982 1978 1985 1987 2001 1983 1982 1977 1986 1987 1975 1992

UA-Opp 15-8 0-1 27-24 1-0 3-0 2-0 7-0 0-1 3-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 6-6 0-8 1-0 0-1 2-0 1-2 2-0 1-0 2-1 0-2 1-0 2-0 0-33 1-0 3-1 6-11 2-0 2-1 1-33 9-0 7-5 1-0 3-2 8-5 0-1 3-0 1-0 2-3 2-2 2-0 0-1 2-0 2-0 1-2

Opponent Kentucky Lamar LSU Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Louisville Maryland Marquette Memphis Miami Miami-Ohio Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee State Minnesota Mississippi Mississippi College Mississippi State Mississippi Univ. - Women Mobile Murray State Nebraska Nevada-Las Vegas New Mexico North Alabama North Carolina North Carolina Charlotte North Carolina-Greensboro Northern Arizona North Florida Northwestern Northwestern State Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oral Roberts Oregon Palm Beach Jr. College Peace College Pennsylvania Penn State Pensacola Jr. College Pepperdine Purdue Rice Richmond Rollins College

Began 1981 1977 1975 1976 1986 2004 1984 2004 1976 1985 1982 1989 1989 1975 1989 1976 1976 1976 1975 1995 1984 1987 1988 1990 1975 1990 2008 2001 1990 1985 1993 1981 1988 1988 1981 1982 1981 2007 1985 1987 1986 2003 1979 1999 1979 1981 1989 1977

UA-Opp 8-24 2-2 10-26 4-7 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 15-3 2-5 3-0 4-2 1-0 7-1 1-1 12-28 1-0 29-11 13-5 1-0 3-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 1-3 1-0 1-3 3-0 3-3 0-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 3 -0 3-3 1-0 1-2

Opponent Saint Bernard Samford San Diego Sewanee South Alabama South Carolina South Florida Southeastern Louisiana Southeast Missouri State Southern California Southern Illinois Southern Methodiest Southern Mississippi Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri State Springhill College Stanford Syracuse Tampa Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Texas Texas A&M TCU Texas-San Antonio Texas Tech Troy Tulane UAB U.S. International Utah Vanderbilt Virginia Wake Forest Washington Washington State West Florida West Virginia Western Kentucky Western Michigan William & Mary Wisconsin

Began 1975 1976 1989 1976 1977 1980 1983 1992 1978 1999 1983 1982 1977 1985 1983 1978 1997 1984 1989 1977 1982 1982 1980 1991 1985 1988 2000 1982 1980 1989 1987 1976 1984 1984 2002 2002 1983 2003 1979 1988 1987 1987

UA-Opp 1-0 7-0 1-1 3-0 18-11 7-10 3-4 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-1 1-2 10-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-2 1-0 13-25 1-0 0-1 2-1 2-0 2-0 1-2 3-0 4-3 19-1 1-0 0-1 14-19 1-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-3 1-4

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J

Allen, Amy .....................................................1976-77 Ayala, Sofia ................................................ 2006-07

Johnson, Pamela ...............................................1976 Jones, Cynthia . ............................................1977-79

B

K

Ballinger, Amanda ..................................... 1996-97 Baum, Becca ................................................1999-02 Bedwell, Gloria .............................................1976-77 Begovic, Millie ...................................... 2000-2003 Bentley, Ashley ......................................... 2003-06 Berard, Emmanuelle ..................................2001-02 Bethemann, Paige . ......................................... 2008 Bigos, Paulina ....................2007-Present Blair, Carol .....................................................1977-79 Blake, Bari ..................................................... 1978-81 Boedecker, Linda ....................................... 1985-88 Braeuning, Erin ........................................... 1995-96 Brasington, Cantillon ................................ 1994-97 Brenes, Andrea ......................................... 2005-08 Breslin, Jill ....................................................1996-99 Briceno, Nicole ................................................. 2007 Broad, Kathy . .....................................................1982 Broad, Kristin . ....................................................1987 Burrow, Jeanne . ......................................... 1983-84 Butcher, Scott ....................................................1998

Keeney, Caroline .............................................. 2008 Kervandjian, Monica .................................. 1993-95 Ketchum, Jenny ..........................................1999-02 Kidd, Courtney ...................................................1998 Krajeck, Linda . ...................................................1987 Koppelle, Nathalie . .................................. 2003-04

C Camino, Baili ................................................ 1996-97 Carter, Chrissie . .................................................1993 Carver, Susan .............................................. 1983-85 Chang, Weyli ...............................................1999-02 Christopher, Amy ............................................. 1990 Cleary, Lynne . ............................................. 1983-87 Cleino, Beth.................................................... 1975-77 Coetzer, Martelle ........................................ 1987-88 Coffin, Brenda .............................................1990-93 Collins, Stacey ................................................... 1990 Cremers, Sophie ........................................2002-03

L

Meritt Emery

Cupers, Inge . ......................................................1985

D Day, Melissa ............................................... 2005-06 Denton, Kathy .............................................1980-83 Dill, Whitney .......................................................1996 Dougherty, Amy .........................................1980-83 Duke, Emily .................................................. 1983-84 Dunlap, Mary Ann ...................................... 1976-78

E Eager, Allison .............................................. 1994-97 Edwards, Susan .......................................... 1983-85 Emes, Kerry . .......................................................1998 Emery, Meritt .......................2008-present

F Fabiania, Tania ............................................ 1997-98 Farmer, Patti . .............................................. 1985-87 Julie Ferguson . ..........................................2002-03 Fink, Molly ...........................................................1988

G Geros, Heather ............................................1998-99 Grossman, Leslie ...............................................1976 Glinzler, Dominique ....................................1997-01 Godwin, Shelley ........................................ 2005-09 Guarachi, Alexa...................2010-present

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Laven, Shelly ......................................................1979 Lawwill, Mary Margaret ...................................1985 Leach, Mindy ................................................ 1991-92 Lester, Susan .......................................................1981 Leung, Stefanie ......................................... 2000-03 Lindsey, Taylor....................2009-Present Loomis, Myke ..............................................1980-82 Lord-Andrade, Marie-France ....................... 2003

Harris, Nancy ...................................................... 1977 Higgins, Cari .......................................................1998 Hosch, Heidi ........................................................1983 Hugenberg, Margaret ......................................1976

Taylor Lindsey

M Marrow, Beth ...............................................1987-90 Marrow, Rachel ...........................................1987-90 Mascotti, Amy ..............................................1991-94 Massucci, Lee Ann ..................................... 1979-82 Mathew, Selia ..............................................1998-02 Mayer, Ellen ........................................................1996 McCarney, Kelly ..........................................1993-94 McElveen, Natalie . ................................... 2003-06 McLane, Courtney..............2009-Present McNulty, Laurie ..................................................1978 McKeown, Therese ...........................................1983

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P

W

Partlow, Theresa ...............................................1979 Pate, Nancy .................................................. 1977-80 Penick, Mollie . ............................................. 1976-78 Phillips, Jane ................................................1990-92 Phillips, Suzanne . ........................................1976-77

Welcher, Tiffany ...............2008-present Wettermark, Elise . .......................................... 2008 Whalen, Jenny ............................................1990-93 White, Jessie.................................................. 1975-77 Wilmink, Titia ............................................... 1991-93 Wilson, Aoife ............................................... 1988-89 Wittichen, Martha ....................................... 1981-82 Woods, Kelly ................................................ 1981-82

S Schambeau, Michele ........................................1987 Shands, Elizabeth ..............................................1983 Sherman, Susan ..........................................1987-90 Shipley, Denee Fitzmorris ....................... 1984-85 Sisel, Andi .....................................................1989-90 Smith, Kimberly ................................................. 1977 Smith, Lori .................................................... 1992-95 Stephenson, Robin .................................. 2003-06 Svensson, Bianca . .............2007-Present Courtney McLane

McKibbens, Missy ....................................... 1989-92 Mele, Kathleen ........................................... 1999-00 Minor, Melissa .............................................2003-05 Mohlman, Linda .......................................... 1983-85 Morgan, Patricia ..........................................1977-79 Morton, Michelle .........................................1987-90 Muller, Mari . ............................................... 2004-07 Mullins, Mary Ann . ............................................1983

T Taylor, Laura........................................................1998 Taylor, Valarie................................................1977-79 Thayer, Kay.................................................... 1986-89 Tregoning, Carolyn .................................... 1988-89 Tunaru, Alice ......................2007-Present

All-Time Coaches Breakdown NAME YEARS RECORD Jean Mills 1975-78 44-26 Mark Heinrich 1977-80 39-14 Lewis Lay 1981 9-21 Peter Heffernan 1982-84 67-50 Karin Gaiser 1985-93 126-104 Jim Tressler 1994-97 29-34 *Michelle Morton 1997 13-12 Jenny Mainz 1998-present 115-161 * Interim head coach from January through season’s end.

N Nikolic, Sonja ........................................ 2004-2005 Nolen, Alli .......................................... 2008-present Novotny, Amy .............................................1989-90

O Oliver, Adrienne ................................................1999 Otterman, Hilde ..........................................1994-95 Alice Tunaru

V van Dijk, Marouschka . ............................. 1992-95 van Riet Paap, Daphne ....................................1995 Vining, Valerie ............................................. 1985-86

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