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The Tide Players

Creighton Blanchard Fr. • 6-0 • 173 Orange Park, Fla.

Michael Jung Sr. • 5-11 • 150 Atlanta, Ga.

Trey Walston Soph. • 5-11 • 155 Birmingham, Ala.

Dan Buikema Sr. • 6-5 • 200 Battle Creek, Mich.

Michael Davis Fr. • 6-1 • 170 London, England

Ricky Doverspike Fr. • 6-4 • 175 Atlanta, Ga.

Andrew Felsenthal Sr. • 5-11 • 165 Memphis, Tenn.

John Lewis Fr. • 6-2 • 180 Birmingham, Ala.

Billy Mertz Sr. • 6-0 • 155 Silver Spring, Md.

Saketh Myneni Jr. • 6-4 • 175 Andhra Pradesh, India

Mathieu Thibaudeau Sr. • 6-3 • 180 St. Georges, Quebec

Houssam Yassine Jr. • 6-0 • 182 Rabat, Morocco

Billy Pate Head Coach Seventh Year

Bo Hodge Assistant Coach First Year

Paul Thoesen Volunteer Coach First Year


Inside Alabama Tennis

ALABAMA TENNIS

Quick Facts...............................................................2 Media Information..................................................3 President Dr. Robert E. Witt..................................4 Athletics Director Mal Moore...............................5 Athletic Support Staff.............................................6 University of Alabama...........................................7 Alabama Academics...............................................8 Campus Life...........................................................10 This is Alabama Tennis........................................12 Blue Gray Tennis Classic.....................................14 Alabama in the Community................................16 Alumni Weekend..................................................17

The Preview

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THE TEAM

2008-09 Preview....................................................18 Players.....................................................................20 Head Coach Billy Pate..........................................32 Assistant Coach Bo Hodge..................................34 Volunteer Coach Paul Thoesen...........................35 Men’s Tennis Support Staff.................................35 Athletic Training ..................................................36 Strength and Conditioning..................................37

OPPONENTS

Opponents’ Section...............................................38

Player Bios

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HISTORY

2008 Season Recap................................................41 UA in the Professional Ranks.............................44 Alabama’s All-Americans....................................45 Alabama’s NCAA History...................................46 ITA Rankings.........................................................52 Southeastern Conference.....................................53 Record Book...........................................................56 All-Time Results....................................................57 All-Time Roster.....................................................64 Raquet Club...........................................................66 Nike Tennis Camp................................................67 Tennis Stadium......................................................68

Records

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This Is Alabama

2008 University Information Location:...........................................................................................................................................................Tuscaloosa, Alabama Enrollment: . ........................................................................................................................................................................ 27,052 Founded: .................................................................................................................................................................. April 12, 1831 Conference: ....................................................................................................................................................... Southeastern (SEC) Colors: ................................................................................................................................................. Crimson (PMS 201) & White Nickname: ...................................................................................................................................................................Crimson Tide President: .............................................................................................................................................................Dr. Robert E. Witt Athletics Director: . .......................................................................................................................................................... Mal Moore Senior Associate Athletics Director/CFO.........................................................................................................................Finus Gaston Executive Director of Athletics............................................................................................................................................ Dave Hart Senior Women Administrator: ....................................................................................................................................Marie Robbins NCAA Faculty Representative:.........................................................................................................................................Joe Hornsby Associate AD/Media Relations Director:.........................................................................................................................Doug Walker Associate AD/Football Media Relations:.........................................................................................................................Jeff Purinton Associate Media Relations Directors: . .......................................................................................................................Roots Woodruff Assistant Media Relations Directors:.................................................................Skip Powers, Barry Allen, Josh Maxson, Jessica Pare’ Media Relations Office Staff:.............................................................................................................Brenda Burnette, Karen Deaver Web Coordinator:......................................................................................................................................................... Cory Johnson Director of Photography:.................................................................................................................................................Kent Gidley

Media Guide Cover: The front cover of the 2009 Men’s Tennis Media Guide features Head Coach Billy Pate’s five seniors: Andrew Felsenthal, Billy Mertz, Mathieu Thibaudeau, Dan Buikema and Michael Jung.

Credits: The 2009 Alabama Men’s Tennis Media Guide was produced in-house by The University of Alabama Athletic Media Relations Office. Photography by Kent Gidley and his staff. Special thanks to student assistant Tiffany Schwarz for her assistance on the cover designs. Special thanks to the SEC Office and Ebsco Media.

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Team / Media Information Alabama Men’s Tennis at a Glance 2008 Dual Record 2008 SEC Record 2008 Final National Ranking 2008 Finish Letterman Returning/Lost NCAA Tournament Appearances All-Americans All-Time Program Record Facilities

19-10 7-4 24

NCAA First Round 3/8

20 19 740-546-2 Alabama Tennis Stadium Hank Crisp Indoor Facility

2007-08 Individual Honors All-SEC Mathieu Thibaudeau (Second Team) SEC Community Service Team Jordie Kindervater MEN’s tennis Media contact Jessica Pare’ Office Phone Email Address:

Cell Phone (770) 883-3620 (205) 348-6084 jpare@ia.ua.edu

Billy Mertz

2008-09 Returning Players Sr. • Billy Mertz (6-0, 3L, Silver Spring, Md.) – Redshirted Sr. • Daniel Buikema (6-5, 3L, Battle Creek, Mich.) – 23-13/29-13 Sr. • Andrew Felsenthal (5-11, 3L, Memphis, Tenn.) – 12-5/15-10 Sr. • Michael Jung (5-11, 1L, Atlanta, Ga.) – 11-8/4-4 Sr. • Mathieu Thibaudeau (6-3, 3L, St. Georges, Quebec) – 23-15/29-12 Jr. • Saketh Myneni (6-3, 2L, Andhra Pradesh, India) – 21-19/18-15 Jr. • Houssam Yassine (6-0, 2L, Rabat, Morocco) – 16-9/9-4 Soph. • Trey Walston (5-11, 1L, Birmingham, Ala.) – 8-3/4-5 2008-09 Newcomers Fr. •Creighton Blanchard (6-1, HS, Orange Park, Fla.) Fr. •Ricky Doverspike (6-4, HS, Atlanta, Ga.) Fr. •John Lewis (6-2, HS, Birmingham, Ala.) Fr. •Michael Davis (6-1, HS, London, England) Name Class Creighton Blanchard Fr. Daniel Buikema Sr. Michael Davis Fr. Ricky Doverspike Fr. Andrew Felsenthal Sr. Michael Jung Sr. John Lewis Fr. Billy Mertz Sr. Saketh Myneni Jr. Mathieu Thibaudeau Sr. Trey Walston Soph. Houssam Yassine Jr.

Ht Wt 6-0 173 6-5 200 6-1 170 6-4 175 5-11 165 5-11 150 6-2 180 6-0 155 6-5 175 6-3 180 5-11 155 6-0 182

Hometown Orange Park, Fla. Battle Creek, Mich. London, England Atlanta, Ga. Memphis, Tenn. Atlanta, Ga. Birmingham, Ala. Silver Spring, Md. Andhra Pradesh, India St. Georges, Quebec Birmingham, Ala. Rabat, Morocco

Head Coach: Billy Pate (Seventh Season, Mississippi State, 1992) Assistant Coach: Bo Hodge (First Season, Georgia, 2008) Athletic Trainer: Andrea Torbey Managers: Blake Hall, Adam Richardson MEN’S - 3 - TENNIS

John Lewis

Below: Mathieu Thibaudeau


President Robert E. Witt

As president of The University of Alabama, Dr. Robert E. Witt has committed the University to an ambitious plan for growth and achievement. His goals include increasing enrollment to 28,000 students by 2010 and stimulating significant growth in research in support of economic expansion for the state and nation. Under his leadership, enrollment has reached record levels and academic quality has increased significantly. The University ranks 12th nationally among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and leads the nation in the number of students named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Teams. Since its inception in 2003, the University’s Honors College has

grown exponentially, enrolling more than 1,000 freshmen in 2007. Dr. Witt has also led a major building program on campus with 20 new facilities opening in the last five years. Private giving to the University is at an all-time high with supporters embracing the “Our Students. Our Future.” capital campaign and its major goal of improving scholarship opportunities for deserving students. Now in his sixth year as president, Dr. Witt came to UA with 35 years experience in the University of Texas System. He received his B.A. in economics from Bates College, his M.B.A. from Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and his Ph.D. from Penn State University. He cur-

>>>>>> (Right) Seven Students Named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team -- Seven University of Alabama students were named to the 2008 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team, the most of any school. This year’s team brings UA’s total for the last six years to 31, a figure that tops all other colleges and universities. In addition to this year, UA had the most students on the list in 2006 with six and in 2005 and 2003, both with five. In 2007, UA tied with Washington University-St. Louis for the most team members with four. In 2004, with four students on the team, UA came in second only to Harvard. Pictured (L-R) are Renee Rivas, Jackson Switzer, Dana Lewis, Dylan Whisenhunt, Adam Harbison, Michelle McGaha and Alex Flachsbart.

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rently chairs the board of directors of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, serves on the board of directors of the Black Warrior Council Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority. Dr. Witt and his wife Sandee have two grandchildren.


Athletics Director Mal Moore

Normally, the naming of a building in your honor would serve as a fitting end to an outstanding career, but Mal Moore’s ongoing vision remains focused on two primary objectives: elevating athletic facilities at the Capstone to premier status nationally for all sports and making all Crimson Tide athletic teams competitive at the highest level nationally. Moore’s distinguished record of service to UA began almost 50 years ago when he joined the Crimson Tide football squad as a scholarship player for Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from 195862. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1963 and a master’s in secondary education in 1962. Moore has the distinction of earning seven national championship rings during his career as a player and coach, the first as a member of the Crimson Tide’s 1961 national championship team. During his coaching tenure, Moore served as Coach Bryant’s graduate assistant in 1964, then as defensive backfield coach for five years beginning in 1965 before becoming quarterbacks coach from 1971-1982 and taking on additional responsibility as the Tide’s first offensive coordinator in 1975. He is the only individual connected with the Alabama coaching staffs, both past and present, to be a part of seven national championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, and 1992). After coaching stops at Montana State, Notre Dame and the NFL’s St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals, Moore returned to Alabama and was named assistant athletics director in 1993 and associate director for external affairs in 1994. He was named director of athletics on Nov. 23, 1999. Three elements of his story make Mal Moore deserving of a special place in UA athletics

“Thanks to Coach Moore’s vision we have some of the finest facilities in the nation. Our tennis center is among the top outdoor venues in the country and it is a wonderful place to view matches. This is a fantastic time to be at Alabama and it is truly an honor to work for Coach Moore and share in his commitment to compete for championships.” -- Head Tennis Coach Billy Pate history. First, he has been a part of seven national championship football teams (as a player and coach). Second, he’s been the leader who brought the UA athletic program into the 21st century in terms of facilities and staffing. Third and, perhaps most importantly, his love for the University of Alabama is unsurpassed. Now in his 10th year as the Tide’s Director of Athletics, Moore made an indelible mark on one of the nation’s most storied athletic programs. Alabama’s athletic teams have excelled in competition and he directed completion of a $125 million facilities campaign that revitalized the Crimson Tide’s athletic facilities. Moore’s leadership, vision and initiative enabled the monumental project to reach fruition. A 1963 graduate of The University of Alabama, Moore holds both an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a 1964 Master’s De-

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gree in Secondary Education from the Capstone. A scholarship player for Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, Moore was a member of Alabama’s 1961 national championship team. Under Moore’s direction Alabama’s athletic teams have produced a number of Southeastern Conference titles, including men’s basketball, gymnastics, baseball men’s golf and softball and SEC tournament titles in both baseball and softball, and an NCAA gymnastics title. 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. Coaching football for 31 years, 22 of those at Alabama, provided Moore with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the world of college athletics. Alabama won national championships, in 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979 and 1992 with Moore coordinating all the offensive plays for the last four of those championship teams. 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.


Senior Support Staff THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA MISSION STATEMENT

KEVIN ALMOND

CHRIS BESANCENEY

JON DEVER

FINUS GASTON

JON GILBERT

DAVE HART

JOE HORNSBY

CAROL PARK

CHRIS KING

SARAH PATTERSON

RONNY ROBERTSON

MARIE ROBBINS

THAD TURNIPSEED

DOUG WALKER

Mike WARD

LARRY WHITE

Associate Athletics Director Support Services

Director of Major Gifts Development

Associate Athletics Director

Director of Athletic Capital Projects

Assistant Athletics Director Ticket Office/TIDE PRIDE

Executive Director of Athletics

Associate Athletics Director Community Relations

Associate Athletics Director Media Relations

Assistant Athletics Director Student Services

Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief Financial Officer

Faculty Athletic Representative

Associate Athletics Director Development

Assistant Athletics Director Compliance

Associate Athletics Director Business

Associate Athletics Director Sr. Woman Administrator

Associate Athletics Director Events

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The mission of The University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to actively support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service, by providing an atmosphere in which student-athletes can succeed at championship levels within the spirit of fair play, sportsmanship and integrity. Towards this mission, the following athletics-related objectives are promoted: Development of the total person Demonstration of academic achievement Adherence to NCAA and SEC rules of competition Development of programs and services which ensure equitable treatment, respect and opportunity for men and women Expectation of success in all sponsored programs Recognition and enhancement of the athletic traditions at The University Programmed outreach initiatives for student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff to serve The University and local communities


The University of Alabama

• The University of Alabama ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, fall 2007. • The University of Alabama ranks 12th in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars. • The Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranks The University of Alabama seventh in the nation among public universities in a study published in Forbes magazine, May 2008. Criteria included student evaluations, graduation rates, the percentage of students winning top national awards, and professional achievement of graduates. • Seven University of Alabama students were named to the 2008 USA Today AllUSA College Academic Team, the most of any school. This year’s team brings UA’s total for the last six years to 31, a figure that tops all other colleges and universities. • Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high of 27,052 for fall 2007. The entering freshman class, at 4,538 students, was the largest in UA history.

• The University of Alabama has a dramatic impact on the economy of Alabama, returning three dollars for every one dollar invested in the University by the state. UA each year contributes $1.8 BILLION to the state’s economy.

combine “great academics and affordable tuition.”

• The University of Alabama School of Law is ranked 11th among public law schools and 32nd among all law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication, spring 2008.

• The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars. And, in the past two decades, we’ve produced 26 Goldwater Scholars, 13 Hollings Scholars, 6 Truman Scholars, two Javits Fellows, one Udall Scholar and one Portz Scholar.

• U.S. News and World Report ranked the UA School of Social Work 28th among social work programs at public universities and 42nd when both public and private institutions are included in its graduate school rankings, spring 2008.

• One in four freshmen enrolled in UA’s Honors College for fall 2007. These 1,066 students scored in the top 2 percent nationally on the ACT.

• UA’s undergraduate business program ranked 29th among public undergraduate business schools in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, fall 2007, and 48th when private universities are included. • UA is regularly ranked among the top 100 public universities in Kiplinger’s annual list of colleges and universities that

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• The University of Alabama debate and forensics program has won 16 national debate championships.

• For over a decade, UA has been one of the top public flagship universities in the Southeast in enrollment of AfricanAmerican students. For the 2007-2008 academic year, African-Americans represent 11 percent of the student body. • This year alone, over 900 University of Alabama students will receive a total of more than $2.3 million in scholarships provided by the National Alumni Association.


Alabama Excellence

The Paul W. Bryant Academic Center, is the crown jewel in Alabama’s $125 million Crimson Tradition building initiative. Through the auspices of the Crimson Tradition Fund, Alabama took its former athletic dorm and converted it into a 55,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility that benefits all 475-plus Crimson Tide student-athletes. Among the building’s many amenities is a 48-seat computer lab with brand new equipment. The computer lab also houses 25 laptop computers that can be checked out by student-athletes for use on road trips. There are math, English, and writing labs as well as individual study rooms. The athletic academic advisor offices are also housed in the building along with several study lounges, two 50 seat classrooms and a 140 seat classroom. The classrooms have cutting edge teaching devices, including digital overhead projectors and “smart boards” that allow instructors to interact with students on the go. Throughout the building there are 16 information stations that provide student-athletes with news about tutorials, study sessions and even practice schedules.

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Campus Life

Life on The University of Alabama campus is defined by opportunities. If you want to get involved, join one of more than 250 student organizations, help plan concerts and speaker series, participate in intramural teams or run for student government. If you enjoy the arts, you can take advantage of a rich and varied schedule of musical, dance and theatre performances, art galleries and exhibitions, lectures and readings by writers, poets and experts on every topic imaginable. You can enrich your knowledge of the state and university’s history by visiting one of UA’s fine museums, which house countless historical artifacts and offer hands-on exploration opportunities.

The University of Alabama offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Whatever your interests, you’ll find a group, an organization, an activity or a program that will appeal to you at UA.

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If academic excellence, character and values, pride and tradition, service and leadership are important to you, then you belong at The University of Alabama. Everything you need to find your place with the best and brightest is here - a beautiful campus, 200 academic majors, outstanding Honors programs, freshman learning communities and generous scholarships and financial aid. Your options for involvement are many, from our championship athletic tradition and diverse volunteer opportunities to our Greek society and state-of-the-art student recreation center. We also offer active campus ministries and a vibrant student newspaper, The Crimson White.

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Alabama Tennis

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The Blue-Gray Classic

16 Team Blue-Gray Field

Alabama Auburn Boise State Clemson Fresno State Hawaii Middle Tennessee Mississippi State Notre Dame Penn State Oklahoma State Tennessee Texas Tech VCU William & Mary Wisconsin

The 60th Blue-Gray Classic March 19 - 22, 2009 Top Finishes-1989 - - Tournament Champion 2007 - - Tournament Runner-Up

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For nearly 60 years, some of the finest tennis players in the world have come to Montgomery in early spring to do battle. How did Montgomery come to host one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country? The answer lies in Montgomery’s “Mr. Tennis”– Jack Bushman. In 1949, Mr. Bushman, a Montgomery resident, was the President of the Southern Lawn Tennis Association. He wanted to tie-in a world class tennis tournament to the prestigious Blue Gray football classic. He envisioned starting an event similar to the world renowned Sugar Bowl junior tennis tournament that is played in conjunction with the Sugar Bowl football game. However, he decided the tournament should feature top college players rather than juniors. Mr. Bushman was the captain of his tennis team at Louisiana State University. His memories of the excitement and color of college tennis was no doubt rooted in his decision to feature college players. For the first 30 years, the Blue Gray tournament was an individual contest rather than the present day team competition. In the beginning, the tournament was held at The Montgomery Country Club. In 1969, the site was moved to Huntingdon College for a few years until it was moved to the present locations of Lagoon Park and O’Conner Tennis Centers. During this time of individual competition, many of the finest college players in the country came to Montgomery to play the Blue Gray. Many of these players went on to become some of the top professional players in the world. A brief list of names would include: Stan Smith, Tony Trabert, Barry McKay, Chuck McKinley, Charlie Pasarell, Tim and Tom Gullickson, Kevin Curren, Steve Denton and Vince Van Patten. The tournament continued to bring in top players such as exhibition matches by Pancho Gonzalez, Frankie Parker, Jack Kramer, and Bobby Riggs. In 1983, Mr. Bushman went to the NCAA Championships and approached top college coaches about the possibility of changing the event to a team competition. The coaches liked the idea of playing in a team tournament to prepare them for the season ending NCAA team championships. Thus, the tournament was reborn as a team event and remains so today. Since becoming a team sport, the top tennis programs in the country have played the Blue Gray. Storied tennis programs such as USC, Pepperdine, Notre Dame, Harvard, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, as well as our local favorites Alabama and Auburn have participated. Perhaps the most unique feature of the Blue Gray is the southern hospitality it offers. Tennis fans across Montgomery open up their homes and keep the players throughout the tournament. Life long friendships have developed between players and host families. Many of the players from the current era have gone on to great success in the professional ranks. Some of the more notable former Blue Gray players would include Paul Annacone, Mikael Pernfors, Richey Reneberg, Murphy and Luke Jensen, Mali Vai Washington and current stars – Mahesh Bhupathi and James Blake. In all, there have been seven Grand Slam (Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Open and Australian Open) single finalists and over thirty Grand Slam double champions that can trace their careers back to Montgomery and the Blue Gray. It is a unanimous consensus among college coaches that the Blue Gray National Collegiate Tennis Classic is one of the top tennis events in the country. Mr. Bushman’s legacy and his spirit live on in this great sporting event.

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Driving Directions From Atlanta: Take I-85 South to Exit 6. Turn right on the Eastern Boulevard (US80/US-231) and continue for 2.5 miles. Turn left at Plantation Way and continue on Lagoon Park Drive. Lagoon Park will be 0.5 miles on your right. From Birmingham: Take I-65 South to Exit 173 and continue on the Northern Boulevard for 8.5 miles. Turn right at Plantation Way and continue on Lagoon Park Drive. Lagoon Park will be 0.5 miles on you right. From Mobile: Take I-65 North to Exit 171 (I-85 North) toward Atlanta. Stay on I-85 North to Exit 6 (US-231/US-80 East ramp to Gunter AFB/Wetumpka). Bear right at Eastern Boulevard and continue for 3 miles. Turn left at Plantation Way and continue on Lagoon Park Drive. Lagoon Park will be 0.5 miles on your right.

Ellis Ferreira – University of Alabama Ferreira played at Alabama ’88-’91 and was a 3-Time AllAmerican. As a pro, he achieved a career high world ranking of 2 in doubles and no 1 as a team with Rich Leach. He captured both the men’s (2000) and mixed (2001) doubles titles at the Australian Open. He was a member of the South African Olympic and Davis Cup Squads.


Tide In The Community Junior High and High School Tennis Coaches Convention January 23, 2009 (Fourth Annual) Hank Crisp Indoor Facility Presented by the University of Alabama and USTA The University of Alabama men’s tennis program is hosting the fourth annual Junior High and High School Tennis Coaches Convention at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The clinic provides a unique atmosphere where head coach Billy Pate and assistant coach Bo Hodge can impart their knowledge of tennis to coaches at all levels and stages in their careers. The event offers “hands on experience to its participants” while teaching coaching techniques.

The Alabama men’s tennis team participated in the 2008 Walk to D’Feet ALS. The team raised money and marched for the cause around the University of Alabama campus.

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Alumni Weekend

The University of Alabama men’s tennis team invites its alumni back to the Capstone every year to challenge the varsity in a dual match. Last year, the 2008 squad played against some of the best players in Alabama tennis history and came out on top, 32-16. “It’s always a pleasure to have our alumni back on campus for various events,” said Alabama head coach Billy Pate. “With such a talented and diverse group of individuals, we have had a rich history of achievement with our men’s tennis program. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in different parts of the United States and around the world so it means a great deal to our current players to have them visit and enjoy the tremendous growth our university has experienced the past few years.” The varsity and alumni teamed up to play four pro-set doubles matches. The

cumulative score of the four matches was taken to determine the winner. Alabama’s Daniel Buikema and Mathieu Thibaudeau teamed up against former All-American Max Belski and William Boyles with the varsity outlasting the alumni, 8-6. Belski and Boyles were both a part of the 2003 Sweet 16 team. The Tide’s Javier Bes and Sammy Struyf defeated John Isern and former All-American and SEC champion John Stimpson, 8-2. Isern was also a part of the 2003 Sweet 16 team and Stimpson is one of the most decorated players in Alabama history. A 1990 graduate, Stimpson was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990, an SEC singles champion and ranked as high as 179 in the ITF rankings. Andrew Felsenthal and Trey Walston paired up to defeat Joseph Jung and Tom Givan, 8-6, in their match. Jung, a 2007 graduate, was a 2006 NCAA singles quali-

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fier and helped lead his team to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007, while Givan was a member of the 2003 NCAA squad. In the final match of the day, Jordie Kindervater and Saketh Myneni teamed up to defeat the Swedish duo of Hans Carlsson and Stefan Olsson, 8-2. Carlsson along with three-time SEC selection Olsson qualified for the 1981 NCAA doubles tournament.


2008 Preview

Senior Moment Crimson Tide Looking to Make Waves In 2008-09

When Billy Pate took over the Alabama men’s tennis team in 2002, his goal was to build a consistent program that would routinely find itself in the top 10 nationally while having a chance to compete for a national championship. Seven years later, that goal could be a reality. The Tide returns five seasoned veterans this season, providing plenty of depth to make a run at the dream that Pate had when he signed on. MEN’S - 18 - TENNIS

Michael Jung


Mathieu Thibaudeau

Billy Mertz

Andrew Felsenthal

“I feel like we could possibly have the deepest team in the history of our tennis program,” Pate said. “We’ve got 12 guys who can all play. We’ve got a lot of talent and a lot of experience, for once. We’ve had a younger team during a lot of my tenure here but now we have an experienced group.” This year’s Alabama team brings a blend of both experienced veterans and highly touted newcomers, with a roster that features five seniors and four freshmen. Included in the list of seniors is the return of Billy Mertz, a former No. 1 player for the Tide who sat out last season with a medical redshirt. Mertz’s return, Pate said, has brought an attitude and sense of urgency to the senior class, which views 2008 as its last chance to bring Alabama tennis to the forefront of the national discussion. “I think with (Mertz) getting injured and having to go through that, and now he’s just getting back, there’s a new lease on life for him,” Pate said. “He’s a competitor, so he’s like a caged animal right now. He’s ready to get out and compete.”

The experience will be key this season for an Alabama lineup that, according to Pate, could be one of the strongest in the country in spots four through six. Also a strength for the team will be its doubles play, which includes the return of last year’s 19th-ranked doubles team of Mat Thibaudeau and Dan Buikema, which finished the season 29-12. Alabama is coming off what Pate describes as an “up and down” year, which ended in a 4-3 upset loss to South Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, however, Alabama scored major wins over nationally ranked programs including Pepperdine, Florida, LSU and Auburn. “It was like a tale of two seasons at times,” Pate said. “On the surface it was a good year, but we saw a lot of big highs and tremendous lows. We lost to three or four teams where I felt like we should have won. “[The South Alabama loss] was one of those matches where I feel like if we play it 10 times we win eight or nine of them, and it was just that day. But we re-evaluated what happened and how we’re going to go forward. I think that

left the team really hungry going into this year. There’s a sense of urgency from the guys coming back.” Alabama’s home schedule this spring includes matches against in-state foes Troy, Samford, UAB and Jacksonville State, as well as SEC matches against Mississippi, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Florida and South Carolina. The Tide will face stiff non-conference tests on the road at Clemson and Indiana. “Our goal has always been to win the national title, and if we weren’t as good as we are then we wouldn’t set such a lofty standard,” Pate said. “We feel like we could achieve that. We’ve got a great schedule, we’ve got all the resources necessary. “I think the sky’s the limit. I think we have a chance to do very well.”

Ricky Doverspike

Michael Davis

John Lewis

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Player Bios

creighton blanchard Fr. • 6-0 • 173 Orange Park, Fla.

FRESHMAN (2008)

In his first collegiate season, he racked up a 3-3 singles record and 4-2 doubles record…All three singles losses went to a third set…Compiled a 2-1 record to advance to the quarterfinals with teammate Yassine in doubles play at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.

Prep Highlights

No. 114 ranked senior prospect on tennisrecruiting.net…Led Bolles High School to two overall team state championships…No. 5 Singles Champion in 2004…No. 3 Singles and No. 2 Doubles Champion in 2005…No. 1 Singles Champion in 2007…MVP of Bolles High School in 2006 and 2007…Earned Chester A. Skinner Award…Served as team captain his senior season.

Personal Information

Born April 18, 1990…Son of Robert and Alisa Blanchard…Has one brother, Carrigan, and one sister, Cameron…Majoring in Pre-Med and Finance…Top 10 percent of his class at Bolles High School.

“Creighton comes in with a great deal of experience on the junior circuit by competing in the exceptionally deep Florida junior tennis section. He has many positive attributes including a powerful serve and ability to raise his game and compete at a high level. As we make a few technical adjustments his game he will flourish in the competitive atmosphere of college tennis.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

CREIGHTON BLANCHARD’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........3-3 Doubles..........4-2

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Dan buikema Sr. • 6-5 • 200 Battle Creek, Mich. SENIOR (2008)

Ranked No. 14 in the preseason ITA doubles standings with Thibaudeau…Earned four singles wins and three doubles victories this season…Invited to compete at the D’Novo/ITA Men’s All-American Championships in both singles and doubles…Opened the fall with three straight singles wins at Penn State Fall Classic…Defeated the No. 29 ranked doubles team of Jay Weinaker and Christian Welte of NC State with Thibaudeau 8-6.

JUNIOR (2007-08)

Ranked No. 5 in the ITA pre-season doubles poll with partner Mathieu Thibaudeau…Posted an 8-4 singles record and a 7-7 doubles record in the fall…Won four out of five singles matches at the ITA Regional Championships en route to the consolation title where he defeated Tennessee’s Jeremy Tweedt…Recorded a big win at the Polo ITA All-American Championships in doubles with Thibaudeau over Southern California’s Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof, 8-4…Won three consecutive doubles matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships before falling to Ted Angelinos and Lee Singer of Virginia in the finals of the top bracket…Made first appearance at the ITA National Indoor Championships with Thibaudeau in doubles.

DAN BUIKEMA’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........4-3 Doubles..........3-3

sophomore (2006-07)

Posted an 11-8 singles record and a 27-15 doubles record...Finished the season ranked No. 26 nationally in doubles with partner Mathieu Thibaudeau...Made it to the first round of the NCAA doubles tournament with Thibaudeau, falling in a tight match to the reigning champions from Illinios...Defeated three top-20 opponents in doubles with Thibaudeau from the No. 1 slot... Clinched the match against No. 23 Clemson with a straight set victory over Carlos Alvarez at the No. 6 singles slot...Finished the fall sesason strong, winning his last four singles mataches and nine of the last 10 doubles contests...Earned five wins with Tibaudeau en route to the finals at the ITA Southeast Regional in the fall...Won all four matches of both singles and doubles at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships where he took home the doubles crown with Thibaudeau.

“Dan has come a long way during his tenure at the Capstone and he continues to improve. Last year, he was exceptionally strong in doubles while also garnering significant victories in singles. He has really committed himself physically and is in the best shape of his career.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

The Buikema File Singles Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 17-12 11-8 23-13 51-33

Dual 13-9 6-5 15-9 34-23

SEC 7-4 0-4 5-6 12-14

No. 1 -- -- -- --

No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -- -- 1-0 3-4 9-5 -- -- -- 1-1 5-4 -- -- 7-6 8-3 -- -- -- 14-9

Freshman (2005-06)

Second on the team with 17 singles victories and 15 doubles wins...Tallied a 7-4 record in SEC singles matches...Played 14 matches in the No. 6 slot with a 9-5 record...Put together a string of seven straight victories in singles to end the regular season...Won four of his first five singles matches in daul meet action...Teamed with Andrew Felsenthal to go 4-4 in SEC doubles and 7-10 in dual matches...Finished the fall season with a 4-3 singles ledger and a 4-4 doubles record.

Prep Highlights

Won the 2004 National Open where he defeated the nation’s top ranked juniors player in the finals...Advanced to the Round of 32 at Super Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich...Was ranked in the top 30 in boys 18’s...Participated in the junior Davis Cup...Won the Midwest Closed Doubles in 18’s.

Personal Information

Born on Feb. 19, 1987 ... Son of Matt and Emily Buikema ... Has two brothers Jake and Jim.

Doubles Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

MEN’S - 21 - TENNIS

Overall 15-15 26-15 8-2 49-32

Dual 11-11 16-12 22-4 49-27

SEC 4-4 5-7 8-2 17-13

No. 1 -- 15-12 -- 15-12

No. 2 4-6 -- -- 4-6

No. 3 7-5 1-0 -8-5


Player Bios

michael Davis Fr. • 6-1 • 170 London, England

FRESHMAN (2008-09) Redshirted

Prep Highlights Ranked No. 102 in the ITF World Juniors…Played Junior Wimbledon Doubles… Won three ITF singles titles as well as three doubles titles…Trained for two years at the IMG Bollitierri Tennis Academy in Florida. Personal Information Born April 9, 1990…Son of Roy Davis and Francine Maguire…Majoring in Communications. “Michael is extremely gifted and has an exceptionally savvy court sense and feel for the ball. He has true variety in his game with the ability to attack the net or stay back and be consistent. He has vast experience on the ITF junior circuit and though he must sit out the 2008-’09 season he’ll gain valuable experience while preparing to make an immediate impact in fall 2009.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

MICHAEL DAVIS’ FALL RESULTS Singles...........0-0 Doubles..........0-0

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ricky doverspike Fr. • 6-4 • 175 Atlanta, Ga.

FRESHMAN (2008)

Collected a 6-3 singles record and 8-3 doubles record in his first season with the Crimson Tide… Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championships with Felsenthal in doubles…Finished the season 4-0 in singles play to win his singles draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships…Also went 4-0 in doubles with Thibaudeau at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships where the duo earned the crimson draw finals title.

Prep Highlights

No. 48 ranked senior prospect on tennisrecruiting.net…Led Northview High School to three state titles and four regional titles…Earned three MVP awards at Northview as well as two Titan awars, the highest athletic accolade at Northview…Compiled a 82-3 record at Northview…Also played baseball, earning All-State honors as a pitcher.

Personal Information

Born April 24, 1990…Son of David and Debi Doverspike…Has one brother, David, and two sisters, Rachael and Sarah…Father, David, played college football at North Alabama…Mother, Debi, played tennis at Georgia…Brother, David, is currently playing for the tennis team at Appalachian State…Majoring in Business.

“Ricky is a raw athletic talent and has a great serve and attacking game. He is a very self confident, with a fierce competitive streak in matches. Once he develops a little more physically and mentally, while getting experience at this level, he can develop into a consistent winner for us. He had a great junior career but certainly has an upside that will allow him to do much more in his college career.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

RICKY DOVERSPIKE’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........6-3 Doubles..........8-3

Ricky Doverspike won the 2008 Crimson Tide Fall Championship doubles title (Mathieu Thibaudeau), as well as the 2008 Ken Stabler singles flight.

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Player Bios

Andrew felsenthal Sr. • 5-11 • 165 Memphis, Tenn.

SENIOR (2008) Andrew Felsenthal’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........5-5 Doubles..........7-6

Picked up five singles wins and seven doubles wins during the fall season…Opened with a pair of singles wins at Penn State Fall Classic…Advanced to the semifinals of his draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships…Finished the season with a win over Miami’s Hector Nieto 6-1, 6-1, who Felsenthal lost to just one year ago 6-0, 6-2.

JUNIOR (2007-08)

Posted a 12-5 singles record and a 15-10 doubles record in the spring…Posted a 3-1 dual match record from No. 6 singles…Picked up three conference doubles wins with partner Saketh Myneni from No. 2… Recorded a 9-2 singles record and a 7-1 doubles record in the fall…Won last five fall singles matches en route to the Hannah bracket championship match where he defeated Radford’s Zack Watson…Tallied four doubles wins with partner Houssam Yassine at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships to win the Tide doubles bracket…Picked up two singles wins at the Olympia Fields Invitiational and the ITA Regional Championships.

junior (2006-07) Redshirted.

Sophomore (2005-06)

Named to the SEC Good Works Team for outstanding service to the community...Earned a 2-2 singles record and a 5-6 mark in doubles during SEC competition...One of four Alabama players with 15 or more singles victories...Three of his dual match singles victories came against ranked teams...Played primarily at the five and six spots in singles and the two and three positions in doubles...Went 8-8 in singles and 3-4 in doubles during the fall season.

Freshman (2004-05)

Posted an 11-8 record as a freshman...Won seven of his first 10 matches at Alabama...Played with brother Scott (Memphis) in doubles at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Prep Highlights

Won the 2003 Tennessee State Class AAA singles tournament...Named the 2001 and 2002 Tennessee State Class AAA doubles champion...Named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s “Super Five” in 2002 and 2003...Won the 1998 Tennessee Tennis Association and USTA Southern Zone Sportsmanship of the Year Award...Posted a 62-3 high school singles record...Finished in the top 32 at the 18 year-old USTA National Clay Court Championships...

Personal Information

Born Dec. 12, 1985 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Peter and Judy ... Has a brother, Scott.

The Felsenthal file... Singles Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 11-8 15-13 0-0 12-5 38-26

Dual 4-4 7-5 0-0 3-1 14-10

SEC 0-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-4

No. 1 -- -- -- -- --

No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -- -- 1-0 3-2 0-2 -- -- -- 4-3 3-2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3-1 -- -- 1-0 7-5 6-5

“Andrew continued to improve last year.He’s another veteran player who has been through the rigors of SEC competition and will lend leadership and experience to our team. If he is able to work through a few technical adjustments in his game he has the chance to make a key impact in our lineup.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate Doubles Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

MEN’S - 24 - TENNIS

Overall 4-5 12-18 0-0 15-10 31-33

Dual 3-3 9-14 0-0 7-8 19-25

SEC 1-2 5-6 0-0 3-4 9-12

No. 1 -- -- -- -- --

No. 2 -- 4-8 -- -- 4-8

No. 3 3-3 5-6 --8-9


Michael jung Sr. • 5-11 • 150 Atlanta, Ga.

SENIOR (2008) MICHAEL JUNG’S FALL RESULTS Singles......... 13-4 Doubles..........5-4

Led the team with 13 singles wins and just four losses this season…also picked up a 5-4 doubles record…Won six matches in three days to capture the HEB Baylor Invitational Flight B Finals… Won nine consecutive matches to end the season before being edged in three sets in season finale…Claimed five doubles wins with Walston to win the white draw doubles final at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.

juNIOR (2007-08)

Redshirted Fall of 2007... Recorded an 11-8 singles record and a 4-4 doubles record in the spring …Posted a 9-5 record from No. 6 singles including five conference wins…Played in all 11 conference matches for the Tide…Played in two SEC matches in doubles, posting a 1-1 record with partner Saketh Myneni.

Collegiate Highlights at Arkansas Sophomore (2005-06)

One of five Arkansas players to record more than 20 singles victories, finishing with a 23-8 record...Posted a 9-6 dual record with seven wins at the No. 6 position...Earned a three-set victory over No. 97 Andy Connelly of Tulsa for his 20th win of the season...Started the spirng season with four straight victories and seven wins in his first nine singles matches...Won his first collegiate title in the fall with five victories to take the flight championship at the South Carolina Invitational.

Freshman (2004-05)

Finished his freshman season with an 11-11 record and 4-5 mark in the SEC, playing primarily in the bottom half of the lineup...Notched back-to-back victories against two ranked SEC squads, No. 40 Vanderbilt and No. 30 Kentucky...Teamed with Andrei Nicoara to go 3-4 in doubles, including a 3-3 conference record...Defeated his brother Joseph in doubles...Played in four fall tournaments, posting a 5-3 singles record, Including three victories at the Navy Invitational.

Prep Highlights

Attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Three-year letterwinner in tennis...Posted a career record of 47-1 in singles and 26-2 in doubles...Won seven gold medals for Coach Eddie Sposa...Named Broward County Player of the Year.

Personal Information

Born January 22, 1986 ... Son of Jeyun and Jisuk Jung ... Brother Joseph was a teammate on the Alabama tennis team.

The jung file...

“Michael really stepped up and worked his way into the starting line-up, winning some critical matches for us in the SEC. He lends tremendous experience to our squad and has a savvy and balanced style that allows him to find ways to win. As another fifth-year senior on our team, we’ll rely on his experience and leadership to help us be successful.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

Singles Year Overall Dual SEC No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 *2004-05 11-11 4-7 4-5 -- -- -- 1-0 1-5 2-2 *2005-06 23-8 9-6 2-3 -- -- -- 1-0 1-0 7-6 2007-08 11-8 11-8 5-5 -- -- -- 0-3 2-0 9-5 Career 45-27 24-21 11-13 -- -- -- 2-3 4-5 18-13 *At Arkansas

Doubles Year *2004-05 *2005-06 2007-08 Career *At Arkansas

MEN’S -25 - TENNIS

Overall 4-10 0-3 4-4 8-17

Dual 3-7 0-0 4-4 7-11

SEC 3-6 0-0 1-1 4-7

No. 1 0-0 0-0 -- 0-0

No. 2 0-0 0-0 -- 0-0

No. 3 3-7 0-0 -3-7


Player Bios

JOHN LEWIS Fr. • 6-2 • 180 Birmingham, Ala. FRESHMAN (2008)

Had an impressive start to his first season in the crimson and white with an 8-2 singles record including a big win to capture the USTA National Tennis Center Men’s Tennis Invitational Finals… Also advanced to the quarterfinals of the HEB Baylor Invitation before falling to teammate, and eventual champion, Jung…Defeated No. 80 Vijay Paul of Vanderbilt 6-4, 6-2 at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships…Also competed in doubles where he picked up a pair of victories with Felsenthal.

Prep Highlights

Top ranked 18 and under player in Alabama his senior year…Finished as No. 1 player in his age group three consecutive years (2005-07)… Was No. 41 ranked senior prospect on tennisrecruiting.net for his senior season…ITF 18U Singles Quarterfinalist in 2007…ITF 18U Doubles Finalist in 2007…Southern Closed Doubles Finalist 2007…Top 16 finish at USTA Winter National Championship…Two-time USTA sportsmanship award winner in 2006 and 2007.

Personal Information

Born February 28, 1989…Son of Walter and Rena Lewis…Has two brothers, Jacob and Joseph, and three sisters, Kristin, Kirsten and Christiana…Majoring in Business…Father Walter was a starting quarterback for the Tide.

“John is another gifted freshman who brings an array of physical talents to our team. He also experienced a great deal of success in junior tennis on the national level and has the chance to make a substantial impact during his time at Alabama. If he makes a few minor technical and tactical improvements while adjusting to the college game, he will have the opportunity to really do some damage as his ceiling is so high.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

JOHN LEWIS’ FALL RESULTS Singles...........8-2 Doubles..........2-5

John Lewis won the USTA Collegiate Invitational at Flushing, N.Y. in his first college tournament.

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BILLY MERTZ Sr. • 6-0 • 155 Silver Spring, Md.

SENIOR (2008)

Earned the No. 106 preseason singles ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association…Competed in his first match after sitting out last season on Sept. 19 where he earned a 6-4, 6-1 win over Army’s Phil Muhawi…Finished with five wins and only two losses in singles competition… Defeated No. 84 Nick Cromydas of Vanderbilt 6-3, 6-2 at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.

SENIOR (2007-08)

Started the fall season ranked No. 42 in singles and No. 53 in doubles with Javier Bes in the ITA pre-season rankings…Recorded a singles win over No. 32 Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame at the Olympia Fields Invitational…Was one of three Tide players to compete at the Polo ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. in singles…Picked up a first round win with partner Javier Bes at the ITA Regional Championships over Florida A&M, 8-3... Received a medical redshirt.

JUNIOR (2006-07)

BILLY MERTZ’S FALL RESULTS

Named to the SEC 2nd Team...Ended the season with a No. 71 national ranking...Posted a team-high 27 singles victories, tying him for sixth all-time for singles wins during a season... First Alabama player to earn 20 singles victories this season from the 1,3 and 4 slots...Won a team-high 13 consecutive singles matches from Oct. 26-March 2, all but one in straight sets... Went 13-3 from the No. 3 singles slot...Teamed up with Javier Bes in doubles, posting a 16-6 overall record...Won 10 consecutive matches with Bes to start the spring season...Opened the spring season with nine consecutive singles victories...Defeated three ranked individuals including No. 9 Luis Flores of Georgia, 7-6, 6-4...Went 6-4 in singles and 3-3 in doubles during the fall season...Earned victories in all four of of his singles matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships...Claimed two doubles wins in the Crimson Tide fall Championships...Recorded one victory in both singles and doubles at the ITA Southeast Regionals.

Singles...........5-2 Doubles..........0-0 “Billy has been one of the most successful players in our program. It will be great to have him back to lend his competitive and emotional leadership.”

SOPHOMORE (2005-06)

Began the season with three straight victories and ended by winning six straight matches... Played primarily at the No. 4 and 5 singles positions with an perfect 6-0 mark at the No. 5 slot...Teamed with Javier Bes for an 8-6 victory in doubles over No. 44 Adrians Zguns and Blake Strode of Arkansas...Posted a 13-5 record in doubles play with teammate Bes...Joined Bes to tally a 7-1 record in SEC doubles matches.

-- Head Coach Billy Pate

FRESHMAN (2004-05)

Became the 20th Alabama player to win 20 or more matches...Won first nine collegiate singles matches...Wone five SEC matches as a freshman...Posted a 7-2 record at No. 4 singles...Played in the pre-qualifying draw to the finals of the qualifying draw at ITA All-Americans.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

2004 National Open Champion (Stone Mountain)...Reached the ITF finals in Trinidad...Reached the Gator Bowl National Championship finals...Ranked as high as No. 12 nationally after winning National Open in Stone Mountain, Ga. in May 2004...Finished No. 47 nationally in Boys 18’s.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

the mertz file... Singles Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 24-16 14-15 27-11 1-8 66-50

Dual 14-11 12-8 21-7 0-1 47-27

SEC 5-7 5-4 7-4 0-0 17-15

No. 1 -- -- 3-4 -- 3-4

Doubles No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -- 1-0 7-2 4-7 2-2 -- 0-2 6-6 6-0 -- 3-0 13-3 1-0 1-0 -- -- -- 0-1 -- -- 3-0 14-5 14-9 11-7 2-2

Born on July 4, 1985 ... Son of William and Colleen Mertz ... Has two sisters, Shannon and Kelly. Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

MEN’S - 27 - TENNIS

Overall 7-12 13-6 18-7 -- 38-24

Dual 1-7 13-6 15-4 -- 29-17

SEC 0-5 7-1 6-2 -- 13-8

No. 1 -- 2-2 -- -- 2-2

No. 2 No. 3 0-1 1-6 5-4 6-0 2-0 13-4 -- -7-5 20-10


Player Bios

Saketh Myneni Jr. • 6-5 • 175 Andhra Pradesh, India JUNIOR (2008)

Earned the No. 45 ITA preseason ranking in singles…Went undefeated in limited playing time this season with three wins at the Penn State Fall Classic…Defeated No. 101 Peter Capkovic of Princeton 6-2, 6-0…Also picked up two wins in doubles, one with Blanchard and the other with Buikema.

SOPHOMORE (FALL 2007)

Posted a 21-19 singles record and an 18-15 doubles record for the spring…Played No. 1 singles for the Tide…Was one of four Tide players to earn more than 20 wins…Earned four conference victories from No. 1 singles…Defeated five ranked opponents, including two top 25 singles players in No. 22 Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine and No. 21 Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma.

freshman (2006-07)

Finished the fall with a 6-5 singles mark and a 9-2 doubles record...Defeated No. 125 Filip Kanzcula of Lamar at the Baylor 2006 men’s HEB Intercollegiate...Tallied three singles victories in the Crimson Tide Fall Championships...Won two singles matches at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational...Started his career with wins in his first six doubles matches...Posted at least two doubles victories at all four fall tournaments he competed in.

Prep Highlights

Won the 2006 Adidas MCC NJTC singles title and made it to the semi-finals in doubles...Led his team to the team title at the 2005 AITA Interstate Tennis Tournament...Won the singles and doubles title at the 2005 AITA Super Series Tournament...Finished second in singles and won doubles at the 2005 AITA Junior Super Series KTC Tournament...Led his state to the All-India National School Games Championships each year in high school...Ranked as high as No. 54 in the ITF World Junior rankings.

Personal Information

Born on October 19, 1987 ... Son of Prasad and Saroja Myneni.

“Sake went from playing No. 6 his freshman year to playing No. 1 last year as a sophomore so he certainly made a huge jump. He is extraordinarily gifted and has the ability to be a dominant No. 1 player for us. He won a number of important matches for us and was close in virtually each one he didn’t win. He is making strides on being more physically and mentally strong as that will be the next step to get him over the hump and become consistent force at the top of our line-up.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

SAKETH MYNENI’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........3-0 Doubles..........2-2

The Myneni File Singles Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 17-12 11-8 21-19 49-39

Dual 13-9 6-5 11-15 30-29

SEC 7-4 0-4 4-6 11-14

No. 1 -- -- 7-13 7-13

No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -- -- 1-0 3-4 9-5 -- -- -- 1-1 5-4 3-2 1-0 -- -- -- 3-2 1-0 1-0 4-5 14-9

Doubles Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

MEN’S - 28 - TENNIS

Overall 15-15 26-15 18-15 59-45

Dual 11-11 16-12 12-11 39-34

SEC 4-4 5-7 4-5 13-16

No. 1 -- 15-12 -- 15-12

No. 2 4-6 -- -- 4-6

No. 3 7-5 1-0 -8-5


Mathieu Thibaudeau Sr. • 6-3 • 180 St. Georges, Quebec

“Mathieu is a great, natural athlete who has world class attacking skills around the net. I’m confident he’ll lead us to victory many times this season.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

JUNIOR (2007-08)

Started the fall campaign ranked No. 97 in singles and No. 5 in doubles…Posted a 7-5 fall singles record and a 7-7 fall doubles record…Won three out of four singles matches at the Olympia Fields Invitational…Defeated NC State’s Derek Stephens in the first round of the Polo ITA All-American Invitational in singles…Made it to the round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships in singles…Made first appearance at the ITA National Indoor Championships in doubles with partner Daniel Buikema…Tallied three consecutive doubles wins at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships before falling to Virginia’s Ted Angelinos and Lee Singer in the finals of the top bracket.

Sophomore (2006-07)

MATHIEU THIBAuDEAu’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........7-3 Doubles..........6-2

Finished the sesaon with 23 total singles wins and 25 doubles wins and a No. 26 national ranking in doubles with teammate Dan Buikema...Tied Javier Bes for second on the team in singles victories with 23...Became the second Alabama player to reach 20 wins this season...Posted an 11-1 singles record from the No. 5 slot...Won first four SEC matches including a win over No. 33 Robbye Poole of Mississippi...Made it to the first round of the NCAA doubles tournament with partner Buikema...Thibaudeau and Buikema had a big win over No. 7 Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of Virginia...Clinched four matches for the Tide this season including the matchwinning point against Auburn for the second year in a row..Finished strong with wins in his last three singles matches and nine of the last 10 doubles contests...Teamed with Dan Buikema in doubles for a 10-3 record...Claimed doubles wins over No. 58 Sayer and Lloyd of Radford and No. 28 Piotrs Necajeus and Artem Kuznetsoc of MSU...Earned five wins with Buikema to advance to the finals of the ITA Southeast Regionals...Won all three singles and all four doubles matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.

Freshman (2005-06)

Played primarily at the No. 3 slot in singles and the top spot in doubles during dual matches... Won his first three contests in the dual season...Defeated Auburn’s Milan Krnjetin in straight sets twice in one week, once to clinch the tide’s dual match win over the Tigers...Teamed with Joseph Jung to knock off No. 22 marko Rajevac and David North of georgia Tech, 8-6 in doubles...Won his first collegiate doubles match with Jung as his partner against Vanderbilt’s Nicky Cromydas and Nathan Sachs...Did not compete in the fall season for the Tide.

Prep Highlights

Won the 2005 Canadian National Championship in singles...Six-time Canadian National Doubles Champion...Serve has been clocked at 130 mph...Won three consecutive Quebec Provincial Championships...Won the prestigious Eddie Hurr Under 16 Doubles title...Won two silver medals at the 2005 Canada Games.

SENIOR (2008)

Nationally ranked in the ITA preseason standings in both singles (No. 57) and doubles (No. 14)… Earned a 7-3 singles record and 6-2 doubles record…Invited to compete at the D’Novo/ITA Men’s AllAmerican Championships in both singles and doubles…Made it all the way to the third round of the singles qualifying draw at the All-American Championship…Ended the season with four straight wins capped off by a 6-4, 6-1 victory over No. 50 Lucas Jovita of South Florida 6-4, 6-1 to win his draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships.

the thibaudeau file... Singles Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 10-18 23-12 23-15 56-45

Dual 9-16 19-7 16-10 44-33

SEC 2-9 8-3 6-3 16-15

No. 1 -- -- 4-3 --

Doubles No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 2-1 6-12 1-3 -- -- -- 1-1 7-5 11-1 -- 12-7 -- -- -- -- 14-8 7-13 8-8 11-1 --

Personal Information

Born June 12, 1987 ... Son of Yvon Thibaudeau and Carmen Fortin ... Matt is also an avid golfer.

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Career

MEN’S - 29 - TENNIS

Overall 10-18 26-16 8-2 44-36

Dual 9-17 26-15 22-4 57-36

SEC 2-9 5-7 8-2 15-18

No. 1 6-15 15-12 -- 21-27

No. 2 3-2 -- -- 3-2

No. 3 ----


Player Bios

Trey Walston Soph. • 5-11 • 155 Birmingham, Ala. SOPHOMORE (2008)

Notched three singles wins and eight doubles victories in the fall…went on a seven-match winning streak in doubles with Felsenthal and Jung…partnered with Jung to win their doubles draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championship…Ended his singles season with a win at the Seminole Invitational over Florida State’s Michael O’Shea 6-4, 6-4.

FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Played in one dual match for the Tide against Georgia State and defeated Ross Hopper 6-0, 6-1 from No. 6 singles…Played two singles matches at the SEC Indoor Championships.

Prep Highlights

Held the top Alabama junior ranking for six consecutive years…Finished in the top 20 in the South every year of competition…Represented Alabama at the Davis Cup for five years… Represented the South in the U.S. Zonals…Competed at the USTA Super National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. for two years…Won two Class 6A Alabama State Championships in singles. Led Mountain Brook to a 6A team state Championship…Sportsmanship Award recipient Southern’s 16’s.

Personal Information

Born July 6, 1989 ... Son of Don and Shay Walston ... Has one sister, Elizabeth.

“Trey has shown continual improvement since starting his college career last year. He has a very balanced game and we’re working on him becoming more of an all-courter to take advantage of his rapidly improving volleys and transitional skills. Trey has also gotten stronger and put on some weight which will help him have the chance to push for a position in singles or doubles this year.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

TREY WALSTON’S FALL RESULTS Singles...........3-6 Doubles..........8-2

The WALSTON File Year 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Singles Overall 6-1 8-3 14-4

Dual 0-0 1-0 1-0

SEC 0-0 0-0 0-0

No. 1 -- -- --

No. 2 No. 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

No. 4 -- -- --

No. 5 No. 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Doubles Year Overall 2006-07 2-3 2007-08 4-5 Career 6-8

MEN’S - 30 - TENNIS

Dual 0-0 2-1 2-1

SEC 0-0 -- 0-0

No. 1 -- -- --

No. 2 -- -- --

No. 3 -- ---


Houssam Yassine Jr. • 6-0 • 182 Rabat, Morocco

JUNIOR (2008) HOUSSAM YASSINE’S FALL RESULTS

Went 7-3 in singles matches and 3-3 in doubles play…Won five consecutive singles matches during the month of September…Advanced to the Flight B semifinals at the HEB Baylor Invitational…Went 2-1 with Blanchard in doubles to reach the quarterfinals at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships…All three singles losses were decided in three sets.

SOPHOMORE (2007-08)

Singles...........7-3 Doubles..........3-3

Posted a 16-9 overall singles record and a 9-4 doubles record…Played in eight dual matches for the Tide, mainly at No. 6 singles and recorded a 4-4 ledger.

Freshman (2006-07)

Played in 11 singles matches and two conference matches as a freshman...Won his only match from the No. 4 slot...Beat Diego Pazsoldan of Jacksonville State, 6-3, 6-2, to pick up his first indoor win of his tennis career...Clinched one match for the Tide this season over Samford with a win from the No. 5 slot...Played in two singles matches and one doubles match at the SEC Indoor tournament in Baton Rouge, La...Joined Alabama in January for the spring semester.

Prep Highlights

2005 Moroccan National Champion...Won the 2006 African Juniors Championships...Led Morocco to the 2006 African Juniors team title ... was ranked as high as No. 54 in ITF Junior World rankings in 2006.

Personal Information

Born August 27, 1988 ... Son of Moulay and Ouafae Yassine ... Has a brother, Ilyas, and a sister, Aya.

“Houssam had a tremendous fall last year and had some chances to gain more experience and play consistently in the line-up. He is also a player that is gradually improving and just needs to make some minor technical adjustments to possess a more all-court style. He competes hard, covers the court well and is a good athlete so with a few more improvements he has a chance to win consistently for us.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

the yassine file... Singles Year 2006-07 2007-08 Career

Overall 5-6 16-9 21-15

Dual 5-4 3-4 8-8

SEC 1-1 0-0 1-1

No. 1 -- -- --

No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 -- -- 1-0 1-2 3-2 -- 1-0 1-0 0-2 1-2 -- 1-0 2-0 1-4 4-4

Doubles Year 2006-07 2007-08 Career

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Overall 0-1 9-4 9-5

Dual 0-1 0-1 0-2

SEC -- -- --

No. 1 -- -- --

No. 2 -- -- --

No. 3 -- ---


Head Coach Billy Pate PATE’S Quick Facts

When Billy Pate stepped onto campus six years ago, he envisioned building a program on the foundation of consistency and stability. He has done that. Over the past six years, Pate has led his squads to five NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. In his six-year tenure, Pate has coached 15 of the 32 winningest singles players that have 20-plus victories in one year. Although he stresses team achievements versus individual success, Pate has aslso coached four individuals to the NCAA tournament in either singles or doubles and four All-SEC players, and landed four teams in the Top 40 national rankings, including two teams in the Top 20. In 2007, Pate led his squad to its best finish and highest team ranking since 1993. The 14th-ranked Crimson Tide made its second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament where Alabama cruised by East Tennessee State and upset Duke to make its first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Juniors Daniel Buikema and Mathieu Thibaudeau

qualified for the NCAA tournament as the 23rd-ranked tandem and earned their first spot in the doubles draw. Buikema and Thibaudeau became only the 13th doubles pair in Alabama’s tennis history to compete in the NCAA doubles draw. The team’s success earned Pate recognition as well. The 2007 SEC Co-Coach of the Year earned the South Region Coach of the Year honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), after transforming Alabama tennis into a Southern powerhouse in a region that features the nation’s fiercest competition. In 2006, Pate led Alabama to its first winning season in three years and a berth to the NCAA tournament. Under Pate’s guidance, junior Joseph Jung made it to the

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• Recently elected Co-Chair of ITA Board of Directors (2008) • Won Regional Coach of the Year honors and SEC Co-Coach of the Year in 2007 • 2007 Bama reached the Top 10 in rankings since 1993 • Coached the Boy’s 18 Southern Team in 2006 and 2007. Advanced to the finals of the USTA National Team Championship before losing to Southern Cal both years. • Has led Alabama to five NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Round of 16 in 2007 and 2003. • ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, 2002 at Notre Dame • In 13 seasons as a college coach, Pate-coached teams have advanced to the national tournament 12 times (7 NCAA and 5 NJCAA). • Serves as ITA Regional Chair of Southeast • USTA High Performance Coach • Chair of ITA All-American Championships • Member of ITA Operating Committee • Member of the USTA Southern Section Player Development Committee • As an assistant at Notre Dame, he helped the Irish reach as high as No. 4 in the National rankings in 2002. • Played in one ATP event in 2000 • As an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thunder, he worked with some of the legends of the game such as Martina Navratilova, Bjorn Borg, Chanda Rubin, Zina Garrison and Ken Flach. • Head pro for the Ralston-Gorman International Tennis Academy in 1995. • Was the top player in 1995 and 1996 in the South Region men’s open doubles rankings. • Served as vice-president of the Georgia Professional Tennis association in 1998 and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award • A native of Starkville, Miss., Pate helped Mississippi State reach the SEC Championship match as a senior. He also helped the Bulldogs break into the national top 15 rankings for the first time in 20 years.


Billy Pate’s Collegiate Coaching Record Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

School Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Notre Dame (assistant) Notre Dame (assistant) Georgia Perimeter Georgia Perimeter Georgia Perimeter Georgia Perimeter Georgia Perimeter

Record 19-10 22-8 14-13 10-15 10-15 19-10 23-7 18-8 21-4 18-10 19-10 18-11 12-8

National Finish NCAA First Round NCAA Round of 16 NCAA First Round N/A NCAA First Round NCAA Round of 16 NCAA Round of 16 NCAA Round of 32 NJCAA National Champs NJCAA National Champs NJCAA National Champs NJCAA Fourth place NJCAA Fourth place

second round of the NCAA tournament’s singles draw and posted his third 20-win season. Jung would achieve another 20-win season in 2007, the only Alabama player in history to reach that accomplishment. Pate’s first recruit at Alabama, Jung finished the 2006 season nationally ranked three times and led the Tide from the No. 1 singles slot the majority of his career. In his first year at the Capstone, Pate led Alabama to its first trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in five years. The Crimson Tide defeated Marist and Harvard before falling to Baylor. Pate made his move to Division I college tennis in 2000 when he joined Bobby Bayliss’s staff at the University of Notre Dame. During Pate’s stint with the Irish, Notre Dame consistently finished in the Top 10 nationally, ranking as high as No. 4 nationally. In 2002, Pate was named National and Region IV Assistant Coach of the Year by the ITA. As a part of the Irish coaching staff, Pate was the recruiting coordinator and served as the team’s primary liaison to the strength and conditioning program. No stranger to success, Pate came to the Capstone after an illustrious coaching tenure at Georgia Perimeter College. In five years at GPC, while playing against all divisions, Pate’s teams posted a 87-43 record and won three consecutive Junior College National Championships. The three-time recipient of the Max Grubbs award, given to the National Junior College Coach of the Year, Pate has been named Coach of the Year by five organizations, including the United States Professional Tennis Association, the ITA, Georgia Professional Tennis Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Prior to his position at Georgia Perimeter, Pate served as the assistant coach of Atlanta Thunder of the World Team Tennis League, and in conjunction with his position with the Thunder, he was the Stadium Operations Director and Community Relations Director from 1993-1995. While on-the-court success is a Pate trademark, he knows that the overall key to success is a healthy balance between athletics and academics. “Winning is the ultimate goal, but I strongly believe in providing a framework to help our team accomplish many things on and off the court,” Pate said.

Pate received his undergraduate degree in 1992 while playing tennis at Mississippi State. He earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State in 1995.

“Billy Pate is one of the top coaches in college tennis today. As my assistant he made a significant difference in our fortunes due to his technical and tactical knowledge, but moreso because of his character. It has been truly gratifying to see him become so successful at Alabama as a head coach who is so highly respected by all of us in the coaching ranks.” -Bobby Bayliss, Notre Dame Head Men’s Tennis Coach “Billy Pate is one of the finest coaches in America. He is one of the best there is at developing his players’ talent and bringing out their potential. His Alabama program has become of the best in the country, and I beleive it will stay there for years to come.” -Chuck Kriese, Clemson Head Men’s Tennis Coach “Billy is one of the very best coaches in the NCAA. He has built Alabama tennis into a national power and he has done it ‘the right way.’ Billy is one of the “good guys” and I’m very pleased to see him and Alabama succeed.” - Andy Jackson, Florida Head Men’s Tennis Coach “Billy Pate is someone I would want my son to play for. He not only is a fantastic on-court coach, but he is also one of the finest people in our business. College tennis is lucky to have Billy Pate.”

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- Brian Boland, Virginia Head Men’s Tennis Coach


Assistant Coach Bo Hodge Hodge Quick Facts • • • • • • • • • •

Served as a volunteer coach at Georgia from August 2006 to May 2008, helping lead the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA championships Coached ATP professional Mardy Fish in 2007 From 2005-2006 worked with Serena and Venus Williams as both a coach and hitting partner Played professionally on the ATP Tour from 2004-2006 Four-time All-American while at Georgia (2001-2004) Member of the 2001 National Championship team Won three Southeastern Conference championships as a Bulldogs (2001, 2002, 2004) Spent much of his college career ranked in the top five of both singles and doubles Was the No. 2 singles player in college in 2001 and 2004 Reached the NCAA Doubles Finals in 2004 with teammate John Isner

Bo Hodge, one of the nation’s top collegiate and juniors players of the past, enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Crimson Tide. Most recently, the former Georgia Bulldog standout completed course work on a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication following several years on the professional tour. While finishing his degree, Hodge served as a volunteer coach under Manuel Diaz from August 2006 to May 2008, helping lead the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA national championships. Hodge boasts impressive credentials having served stints as a coach and hitting partner for Venus and Serena Williams in 2005-06. In addition, he served as coach of ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) professional Mardy Fish in 2007. A touring professional on the ATP Tour from 2004-06, Hodge embarked on a coaching career when his playing days ended. Having played and coached in Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and the United States, Hodge brings experience and impressive international connections to his post on Pate’s staff. As a player, Hodge was a four-time All-American at Georgia from 2001-04. He played on three Southeastern Conference championship teams (2001, 2002 and 2004) and one national championship team (2001). The No. 2-ranked collegiate player in the nation in both 2001 and 2004, Hodge spent much of his college career ranked in the nation’s top five in both singles and doubles and reached the NCAA Doubles finals in 2004 with teammate John Isner. Prior to attending Georgia, Hodge had an outstanding career in junior tennis that included leading Athens Academy to the 1998 Class A High School state title as a sophomore. After helping the Spartans win the title, Hodge moved to Boca Raton, Fla., to study under famed South African coach Stanford Boster while attending Boca Prep, where he also played on the basketball team. His teammates at Boca Prep included Andy Roddick.

A native of Athens, Ga., born December 13, 1981, Hodge is the son of Mark and Suzette Hodge. His father is a former Georgia football star and was a tight end and offensive captain of the 1978 Bulldogs.

“I am excited to have Bo Hodge join our staff. Bo’s experiences as both a player and a coach will be of tremendous benefit to our players. He brings insight and perspective to our program, having played and coached at the highest levels of collegiate and professional tennis.” -- Head Coach Billy Pate

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Volunteer Coach Paul Thoesen. Paul Thoesen Volunteer Coach

Adam Richardson

Paul Thoesen joins the Alabama men’s tennis coaching staff for his first season as volunteer assistant coach. For the past six years Thoesen has been working with state, southern, nationally, and internationally ranked juniors. In that time, he coached over 25 players that received scholarships at the DiviPaul Thoesen sion I level, two of which are currently at the University of Alabama. From 2006-2008, Thoesen was the Owner and Director of Birmingham's Elite Tennis Academy (BETA) at the Lakeshore Foundation Tennis Center. His program consisted of more than 75 players and more than 30 BETA players holding Southern and/or National rankings. In that time, Thoesen was also named as the Team Alabama Southerns Coach for two consecutive years. Since arriving in Alabama, he has coached Alabama state qualifying champions in the Boys 18s, 16s and 12s divisions and the Girls 18s, 14s and 12s divisions. Thoesen, a native of Marietta, Ga., spent two years at Birmingham Southern College where he earned a scholarship and was part of the men’s tennis team. He is currently finishing up work on his undergraduate degree at Alabama and plans on beginning his master’s. As a junior player, Thoesen was nationally ranked in both the USTA Boys 16s and 18s divisions. He advanced to the Round of 16 at the USTA National Clay Courts and Indoor Doubles.

Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson is responsible for racquet stringing for the Crimson Tide and also serves as marketing and promotions assistant for Coach Pate. Richardson was born in Tuscaloosa and played tennis at the University of North Florida from 2005-06. He returned home to coach American Christian Academy’s high school tennis team from 2007-08. Richardson will be graduating in May 2009 with a degree in accounting. He will continue his education at the Capstone until the summer of 2010 in preparation for medical school.

Blake Hall

Blake Hall’s responsibilities with the men’s tennis program include racquet stringing as well as video work for the Tide. In addition to four years of high school experience, Hall also played for one year at the University of Indianapolis. He became interested in the Alabama program his freshman year of high school and eventually struck up friendships with Coach Pate as well as Tide players. Hall is a senior majoring in finance and real estate.

Blake Hall

Support Staff / Physicians

Todd Poley Intern Marketing

Patrick McDonald Director, Olympic Sports Video Services

Jessica Pare’ Assistant Director Media Relations

Fern Hampton Academic Program Advisor

Sherry Selby Administrative Assistant

Jason Nance Equipment Manager

Jonathan King Video

Team Physicians Dr. James Andrews Orthopedic Surgeon

Craig Buettner Primary Care

Lyle Cain Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeff Laubenthal Primary Care

Rick McKenzie Neurosurgeon

Les Fowler Orthopedic Surgeon

Bryan Givhan Neurosurgeon

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Jimmy Robinson Primary Care

Rush Smith Dentist

Trent Barnes Event Management


Athletic Trainer Andrea Torbey

Andrea Torbey is in her first year with Alabama as a graduate assistant athletic trainer where she is working with both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. In her current role, she not only provides care to the student-athletes, but she also acts as a liaison to the team physicians and medical professionals, serves as a host athletic trainer for events on campus, evaluates and educates student-athletes about the injury and creates protocols for treatment and rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Torbey worked at Disney’s Wide World of Sports where she was first an athletic training intern and then moved into a contract certified athletic trainer position. As an intern, she provided basic coverage for all sporting events held and the complex along with various administrative duties. After she moved into the contract certified athletic trainer position, Torbey was given added responsibilities including the evaluation of athletes and implementation of appropriate treatments. She was also responsible for educating the athlete and his parents about the injury. Torbey, a 2007 graduate of Florida State University, was given a wide range of experience as an athletic training student. With the Seminoles, she assisted head athletic trainers for the 2007 Gaylord Hotel Music City Bowl, the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Men’s Track & Field Championships, along with men’s and women’s tennis, softball, golf, volleyball and cross country tournaments. In addition to working with Florida State student-athletes, Torbey also spent time

at the Lawton Chiles Community High School where she assisted head athletic trainers with football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross country. Torbey is board certified in athletic training and CPR and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Student Athletic Trainers’ Association, Phi Eta Sigma academic fraternity and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Andrea Torbey Athletic Trainer

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Strength Coach Eric Grantham

Eric Grantham is entering his fourth season as a member of the Alabama Strength and Conditioning staff. Grantham began as in intern in 2005 while completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Fitness Management. He became a full-time member of the Crimson Tide’s Strength and Condition Department in 2007. During his four years, Grantham has worked with several sports including football, basketball, baseball, swimming and tennis. In 2006, he worked closely alongside Terry Jones in establishing the strength and conditioning program for Alabama’s baseball team that captured the Southeastern Conference Championship. Grantham and Jones also helped condition the men’s basketball team during the 2005-2006 season. Currently Grantham is the head strength and conditioning coach for both men’s and women’s tennis and also trains both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Aside from his primary responsibilities he also assists Scott Cochran with the football team. Grantham is planning to pursue a master’s degree in Sports Management this coming year. He also plans to receive his Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association certification in the coming months.

Eric Grantham Strength Coach

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February 8 • Tuscalooa, Ala.

Location: Key Biscayne, Fla. Facility: Crandon Park Tennis Center Teams Participating: Alabama, Michigan, Texas and Georgia Tech

FURMAN

January 9-11 • Key Biscayne, Fla.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama Nickname: Bulldogs Facility: Samford Tennis Center Enrollment: 4,500 Conference: Ohio Valley President: Dr. Andrew Westmoreland Athletics Director: Bob Roller Head Coach: Kemper Baker Alma Mater: University of Mississippi Record at school: 63-46 Assistant Coach: 2007 Record: 14-9 Returners/Lost: 6/3 SID Contact: Katie Walden Email: kjwalden@samford.edu Office Phone: (205) 726-4005 Office Fax: (205) 726-2545 Website: www.samfordsports.cstv.com

January 16 • Lexington, Ky.

January 31 • Malibu, California

Location: Lexington, Ky. Facility: Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex Conference: Southeastern Commissioner: Mike Slive SID Contact: Jeremy Strachan Email: jstrachan@uky.edu Office Phone: 859-257-8431 Office Fax: (859) 323-4310 Website: www.ukathletics.com

Location: Malibu, California Facility: Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center Conference: West Coast Conference Commissioner: Jamie Zaninovich SID Contact: Karen Costello Email: karen.costello@pepperdine.edu Office Phone: (310) 506-4455 Office Fax: (310) 506-4322 Website: www.pepperdinesports.com

Location: Birmingham, Alabama Nickname: Blazers Facility: Brook Highland Racquet Club Enrollment: 16,149 Conference: Conference USA President: Carol Garrison Athletics Director: Brian Mackin Head Coach: Derek Tarr Alma Mater: Auburn ‘81 Record at school: 271-130 (17 seasons) Assistant Coach: Davidson Kozlowski 2008 Record: 12/5 Returners/Lost: 2/3 SID Contact: Norm Reilly Email: nreilly@uab.edu Office Phone: (205) 934-0722 Office Fax: (205) 934-7503 Website: www.uabsports.cstv.com

Location: Malibu, California Nickname: Waves Facility: Ralph-Strauss Tennis Center Enrollment: 8,300 Conference: West Coast President: Andrew K. Benton Athletics Director: Dr. John Watson Head Coach: Adam Steinburg Alma Mater: Penn State ‘98 Record at school: 122-43 (6 seasons) Assistant Coach: Nick Carless 2007 Record: 23-8 Returners/Lost:6/1 SID Contact: Karen Costello Email: karen.costello@pepperdine.edu Office Phone: (310) 506-4160 Office Fax: (310) 506-4322 Website: www.pepperdinesports.com

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NATIONAL INDOORS

February 1 • Malibu, Calif.

INDOOR QUALIFYING

Location: Troy, Alabama Nickname: Trojans Facility: Lunsford Tennis Complex Enrollment: 27,117 Conference: Sun Belt Chancellor: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. Athletics Director: Steve Dennis Head Coach: Eric Hayes Alma Mater: Carson-Newman College Record at school: 71-46 (6 seasons) Assistant Coach: N/A 2008 Record: 5-13 Returners/Lost: 4/3 SID Contact: Travis Jarome Email: tjarome@troy.edu Office Phone: (334) 670-5655 Office Fax: (334) 670-5665 Website: www.troytrojans.com

UAB

February 8 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

January 24 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

TROY

Location: Greenville, S.C. Nickname: Purple Paladins Facility: Minor Herndon Mickel Tennis Center Enrollment: 2,600 Conference: Southern Conference President: Dr. David E. Shi Athletics Director: Dr. Gary Clark Head Coach: Paul Scarpa Alma Mater: Florida State ‘62 Record at school: 802-446 (43 seasons) Assistant Coach: Alan Ferguson 2007 Record: 17-11 Returners/Lost: 6/2 SID Contact: Kim Tonkin Email: kim.tonkin@furman.edu Office Phone: (864) 294-3062 Office Fax: (864) 294-3061 Website: www.furmanpaladins.com

SAMFORD

January 24 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

MIAMI

SEC INDOORS

KEY BISCAYNE INVITATIONAL

Opponents

February 13 • Chicago, Ill. Location: Chicago, Ill. Facility: Atkins Tennis Center Conference: Big Ten Commissioner: James E. Delany SID Contact: Cassie Arner Email: arner@illinois.edu Office Phone: 217-244-3886 Office Fax: 217-244-3630 Website: www.fightingillini.cstv.com


March 1 •Tuscaloosa, Ala.

March 6 • Fayetteville,Ark.

Location: Bloomington, Ind. Nickname: Hoosiers Facility: Indiana University Tennis Center Enrollment: 37,821 Conference: Big Ten President: Michael McRobbie Director of Athletics: Rick Greenspan Head Coach: Randy Bloemendaal Alma Mater: Lees-McRae, 1992 Record at school: 78-32 (4th season) Assistant Coach: Scott Linn 2007 Record: 16-10 Returners/Lost: 3/1 SID Contact: Kyle Kuhlman Email: kkuhlman@indiana.edu Office Phone: (812) 855-4770 Office Fax: (812) 855-9401 Website: www.iuhoosiers.com

Location: Fayetteville,Ark. Nickname: Razorbacks Facility: Billingsley Tennis Center Enrollment: 22,255 Conference: Southeastern Chancellor: Dr. G. David Gearheart Director of Athletics: Jeff Long Head Coach: Robert Cox Alma Mater: University of Arkansas, ‘78 Record at school: 264-238 (23 seasons) Assistant Coach: Eduardo Rincon 2007 Record: 12-13 Returners/Lost:10/1 SID Contact: Molly O’Mara Email: momara@arkansas.edu Office Phone: 479-575-3114 Office Fax: (479) 575-2648 Website: www.arkansasrazorbacks.com

ARKANSAS

February 21 • Bloomington, Ind.

March 1 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

March 8 • Baton Rouge, La.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee Nickname: Tigers Facility: The Raquet Club of Memphis Enrollment: 20,379 Conference: Conference USA President: Dr. Shirley Raines Athletics Director: R.C. Johnson Head Coach: Paul Goebel Alma Mater: Middle Tennessee ‘94 Record at school: 26-38 Assistant Coach: Alex Jago 2007 Record: 8-13 Returners/Lost: 5/3 SID Contact: Tammy DeGroff Email: tdegroff@memphis.edu Office Phone: (901) 678-5787 Office Fax: (901) 678-4134 Website: www.gotigersgo.cstv.com

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nickname: Tigers Facility: W.T. “Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium Enrollment: 30, 584 Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. William L. Jenkins Athletics Director: Stanley “Skip” Bertman Head Coach: Jeff Brown Alma Mater: LSU ‘88 Record at school: 177-81 Assistant Coach: Mark Booras 2007 Record: 18-7 Returners/Lost: 8/4 SID Contact: Alex Restrepo Email: arestr1@lsu.edu Office Phone: (225) 578-8226 Office Fax: (225) 578-1861 Website: www.lsusports.net

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VANDERBILT

March 29 • Tuscaloosa, Ala. Location: Nashville, Tenn. Nickname: Commodores Facility: Enrollment: 6,378 Conference: Southeastern Chancellor: Dr. Robert C. Khayat Athletics Director: Pete Boone Head Coach: Billy Chadwick Alma Mater: Belhaven ‘74 Record at school: 426-204 Assistant Coach: Toby Hansson 2007 Record: 24-5 Returners/Lost: 8/2 SID Contact: Ryan Schulz Email: kling@olemiss.edu Office Phone: (662)915-7522 Office Fax: (662)915-7006 Website: www.vucommodores.com

March 15 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Location: Jacksonville, Ala. Nickname: Gamecocks Facility: Jacksonville State University Tennis Courts Enrollment: 9,000 Conference: Ohio Valley Conference President: Dr. William A. Meehan Athletics Director: Oval Jaynes Head Coach: Steve Bailey Alma Mater: Jacksonville State ‘76 Record at school: N/A (30 seasons) Assistant Coach: Tim MacTaggart 2007 Record: 13-9 Returners/Lost: 6/3 SID Contact: Fred Sington Email: fsington@jsu.edu Office Phone: (256) 782-5377 Office Fax: (256) 782-5958 Website: www.jsugamecocksports.com

Location: Starkville, Miss. Nickname: Bulldogs A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre Enrollment: 17,039 Conference: Southeastern President: Robert H. Fogelsong Athletics Director: Larry Templeton Head Coach: Per Nilsson Alma Mater: Mississippi State University ‘94 Record at school: 0-0 (1 season) Assistant Coach: Matt Hill 2007 Record: 7-14 Returners/Lost: 6/3 SID Contact: Jay Middleton Email: jgm71@msstate.edu Office Phone: 662-325-2703 Office Fax: (662) 325-2563 Website: www.mstateathletics.com

March 27 • Lexington, Ky.

KENTUCKY

JACKSONVILLE STATE

Location: Clemson, South Carolina Nickname: Tigers Facility: Hoke Sloan Tennis Center Enrollment: 17,309 Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference President: James F. Barker Athletics Director: Dr. Terry Don Phillips Head Coach: Charles McCuen Jr. Alma Mater: Flagler College, ‘83 Record at school: (1st season) Assistant Coach: John Boetsch 2007 Record: 39-9 Returners/Lost: 5/3 SID Contact: Sam Blackman Email: blackmj@clemson.edu Office Phone: (864) 656-1924 Office Fax: (864) 656-0299 Website: www.clemsontigers.cstv.com

LSU

MEMPHIS

INDIANA

CLEMSON

February 15 • Clemson, S.C.

Location: Lexington, Ky. Nickname: Wildcats Facility: Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex Enrollment: 27,000 Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr. Athletics Director: Mitch Barnhart Head Coach: Dennis Emery Alma Mater: Carson-Newman, ‘78 Record at school: 543-353 (30 years) Assistant Coach: Cedric Kauffmann 2007 Record: 13-15 Returners/Lost: 7/4 SID Contact: Jeremy Strachan Email: jstrachan@uky.edu Office Phone: 859-257-8431 Office Fax: (859) 323-4310 Website: www.ukathletics.com


April 10 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

FLORIDA

Location: Oxford, Miss. Nickname: Rebels Facility: Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Enrollment: 6,378 Conference: Southeastern Interim Chancellor: Nicholas S. Zeppos Vice Chancellor Athletics David Williams II Head Coach: Ian Duvenhage Alma Mater: University of Miami, ‘80 Record at school: 426-204 (25 years) Assistant Coach: Tom Boysen 2007 Record: 24-5 Returners/Lost: 8/2 SID Contact: Ryan Schulz Email: ryan.schulz@vanderbilt.edu Office Phone: (615)343-4396 Office Fax: (615)343-7064 Website: www.olemisssports.com

Location: Gainsville, Florida Nickname: Gators Facility: Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex Enrollment: 51,725 Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Bernie Machen Athletics Director: Jeremy N. Foley Head Coach: Andy Jackson Alma Mater: University of Kentucky, ‘84 Record at school: 404-193 (24 seasons) Assistant Coach: Jeremy Bayon 2007 Record: 15-8 Returners/Lost: 5/3 SID Contact: Zack Higbee Email: zackh@gators.uaa.ufl.edu Office Phone: (352) 375-4683, ext. 6100 Office Fax: (352) 375-4809 Website: www.gatorzone.com

April 3 • Knoxville, Tennessee

April 12 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee Nickname: Volunteers Facility: Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center Enrollment: 26,400 Conference: Southeastern President: John D. Petersen Athletics Director: Mike Hamilton Head Coach: Sam Winterbotham Alma Mater: Oklahoma Christian University ‘99 Record at school: 40-12 (7rd season) Associate Head Coach: Chris Woodruff 2008 Record: 17-8 Returners/Lost: 6/3 SID Contact: Craig Hammel Email: chammel@ut.edu Office Phone: (865) 974-6315 Office Fax: (865) 974-1269 Website: www.utsports.com

Location: Columbia, South Carolina Nickname: Gamecocks Facility: Sam Daniels Tennis Center Enrollment: 39,876 Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Harris Pastides Athletics Director: Eric Hyman Head Coach: Kent Demars Alma Mater: St. Mary’s University (TX) Record at school: 366-267 (24 seasons) Assistant Coach: Jeff Kefalos 2008 Record: 11-13 Returners/Lost: 7/5 SID Contact: Emily Feeney Email: efeeney@sc.edu Office Phone: (803) 777-5204 Office Fax: (803) 777-2967 Website: www.uscsports.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE

Mississippi

March 13 • Tuscaloosa, Ala.

SEC TOURNAMENT

Opponents

April 23 • Columbia, S.C. Location: Columbia, S.C. Facility: Sam Daniels Tennis Center Conference: Southeastern Commissioner: Mike Sligh SID Contact: Emily Feeney Email: efeeney@sc.edu Office Phone: (803) 777-5204 Office Fax: (803) 777-2967 Website: www.uscsports.com

April 5 • Athens, Ga.

April 18 • Auburn, Ala.

Location: Athens, Ga. Nickname: Bulldogs Facility: Dan Magill Tennis Complex Enrollment: 33,831 Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Michael F. Adams Athletics Director: Damon Evans Head Coach: Manuel Diaz Alma Mater: University of Georgia ‘75 Record at school: 463-96 Assosciate Head Coach: Will Glenn 2007 Record: 27-3 Returners/Lost: 7/2 SID Contact: Ben Beaty Email: bbeaty@sports.uga.edu Office Phone: (706)542-1621 Office Fax: (706)542-1615 Website: www.georgiadogs.com

Location: Auburn, Alabama Nickname: Tigers Facility: Luther Young Tennis Complex Enrollment: 24,137 Conference: Southeastern President: Jay Gogue Director of Athletics: Jay Jacobs Head Coach: Eric Shore Alma Mater: Francis Marion University, ‘84 Record at school: 234-184 Assistant Coach: Gabor Pelva 2007 Record: 11-3 Returners/Lost: 7/4 SID Contact: Matt Crouch Email: mcrouch@auburn.edu Office Phone: (334)844-9800 Office Fax: (334)826-9151 Website: www.AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN

GEORGIA

Mathieu Thibaudeau

Michael Jung

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2007-08 Season Review

Tennis Scores Upsets, NCAA Bid in ‘Up And Down’ Year When he looks at how his men’s tennis team finished the 2007-08 season, head coach Billy Pate won’t necessarily see how it began, with the seven-match winning streak to open the season, or the upset wins that dotted the schedule along the way. He’ll likely only be focused on one thing. How it ended. “Last year we had a good year, but to be candid, we weren’t very happy how we finished the year,” Pate said. “We had significant SEC home wins against LSU and Auburn and also posted two huge road wins against top 10 teams Pepperdine, who had a 54-match home winning streak at the time, and Florida. But we were a little inconsistent and lost to a few teams I felt we should have beaten.”

For the Crimson Tide, the 2007-08 season was perhaps one of missed opportunities; strong doubles play, led by the No. 1 doubles team of Mathieu Thibaudeau and Dan Buikema, keyed the Tide throughout a 19-9 regular season that eventually propelled the team into the NCAA Tournament. But a first-round upset loss to the 62nd-ranked South Alabama Jaguars ended the Tide’s season early and left both Pate and his Alabama squad with a bad taste in their mouths. `“Overall I thought it was a good year, but we had a chance to return to the Sweet 16 and really achieve some special milestones and just didn’t finish the way we needed to,” Pate said. “However, on a positive note I think that disappointing finish left a sour taste in some of our players mouths and they are anxious to make amends and have a tremendous spring in 2009.” The regular season got off on a strong note for Alabama, which opened the spring season with a seven-match winning streak that included wins over 65th-ranked Furman and 57th-ranked Georgia State. The Tide then entered one of the toughest stretches of its schedule, facing eight consecutive teams ranked in the Top 60, which it split 4-4 with wins over Indiana, LSU and Mississippi State included. Along the way to its SEC and NCAA Tournament appearances, Alabama also recorded

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non-conference wins over NC State, UAB and Samford to go with the conference victories it notched over SEC foes Kentucky, South Carolina, Auburn and 11th-ranked Florida. Individually, Pate said many of Alabama’s players made strides throughout the season that will undoubtedly benefit the team as it looks ahead to 2009. One such player was Saketh Myneni, who arguably made the biggest strides of anyone on the team. In only his second year, Myneni finished 21-19 overall on the year and played 20 matches at the No. 1 spot for the Tide. “Most notably, I think Saketh Myneni really proved that he could play at the top of the lineup and could become one of the best players in the conference and in the country,” Pate said. “What is surprising is he went from playing No. 6 as a freshmen to playing No. 1 as a sophomore. That is almost unheard of.” One notably absent player during the 2008 season was Billy Mertz, a former No. 1 player for Alabama who sat out last season and earned a medical redshirt to return this year. Mertz was second-team All-SEC his junior year and won 27 singles matches, ending the season with a No. 71 ranking.


2007-08 Season Recap 2007-08 CRIMSON TIDE MATCH MATRIX SINGLES Overall Dual Javier Bes 17-18 15-11 Daniel Buikema 23-13 15-9 Andrew Felsenthal 12-5 3-1 Michael Jung 11-8 11-8 Jordie Kindervater 6-1 1-0 Billy Mertz 1-8 0-1 Saketh Myneni 21-19 11-15 Taylor Striplin 3-5 0-0 Sammy Struyf 26-10 19-8 Mathieu Thibaudeau 23-15 16-10 Trey Walston 8-3 1-0 Houssam Yassine 16-9 3-4 Totals 169-114 97-67 Percentage .597 .591 DOUBLES Overall Daniel Buikema/Mathieu Thibaudeau 29-12 Javier Bes/Billy Mertz 2-4 Saketh Myneni/Sammy Struyf 3-2 Andrew Felsenthal/Houssam Yassine 7-3 Andrew Felsenthal/Saketh Myneni 8-7 Taylor Striplin/Trey Walston 0-1 Trey Walston/Houssam Yassine 0-1 Jordie Kindervater/Saketh Myneni 0-1 Jordie Kindervater/Houssam Yassine 2-0 Jordie Kindervater/Taylor Striplin 0-1 Saketh Myneni/Trey Walston 3-1 Javier Bes/Sammy Struyf 17-6 Jordie Kindervater/Trey Walston 1-1 Javier Bes/Jordie Kindervater 1-0 Michael Jung/Saketh Myneni 4-4 Daniel Buikema/Trey Walston 0-1 Totals 77-45

SEC 4-7 5-6 0-0 5-5 0-0 0-0 4-6 0-0 7-3 6-3 0-0 0-0

1 --- --- --- --- --- --- 7-13 --- --- 4-3 --- --- 32-30 .516

2 --- --- --- --- --- --- 3-2 --- 1-1 12-7 --- --- 11-16 .407

3 --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 --- 18-7 --- --- 1-0 17-10 .630

4 5-6 7-6 --- 0-3 --- 0-1 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 20-7 .741

5 8-3 8-3 --- 2-0 1-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- 0-2 13-16 .448

Dual 22-4 1-0 0-0 0-1 7-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 16-6 1-0 1-0 4-4 0-1 53-23

SEC 8-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 18-11

1 22-4 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 --- 23-4

2 --- --- --- --- 5-6 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 1-3 --- --- 2-4 0-1 9-14

3 --- 1-0 --- 0-1 2-1 --- --- --- --- --- --- 15-3 1-0 1-0 1-0 --- 21-5

Nat’l Reg’l Streak 2-2 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 W 1 0-0 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 L 2 0-0 0-0 L 3 0-0 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 W 2 0-0 0-0 L 1 0-0 0-0 W 1 0-1 0-0 W 6 0-0 0-0 W 1 0-0 0-0 W 1 0-0 0-0 W 2 0-0 0-0 L 1 2-3 0-0

INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES RECORDS Player Javier Bes Daniel Buikema Andrew Felsenthal Michael Jung Jordie Kindervater Saketh Myneni Taylor Striplin Sammy Struyf Mathieu Thibaudeau Trey Walston Houssam Yassine

Overall

Dual

SEC

20-10 8-2 15-10 4-4 4-3 18-15 0-2 20-8 8-2 4-5 9-4

18-6 22-4 7-8 4-4 4-3 12-11 --- 16-6 22-4 2-1 0-1

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

Mathieu Thibaudeau

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6 2-2 --- 3-1 9-5 --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 1-2 19-8 .704

Nat’l Reg’l Streak 0-3 0-0 W1 0-0 0-0 L1 0-0 0-0 W1 0-0 0-0 W4 0-0 0-0 W1 1-3 0-0 L7 1-7 0-0 L2 0-0 0-0 W1 2-2 0-0 L2 2-4 0-0 W1 0-0 0-0 W1 0-1 0-0 L3 17-10 6-20 0-0 .630 .231 .000 Last10 7-3 2-4 3-2 6-3 4-6 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-0 0-1 3-1 7-3 1-1 1-0 4-4 0-1


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Alabama in the Professional Ranks Ellis Ferreira

• 2000 Australian Open Doubles Champion • Winner of 18 professional events and finalists in 15 others, including the 2000 U.S. Open. • 2004 World Team Tennis Champion • He won his first three professional doubles events in 1992-1993. • Once occupied the No. 1 world ranking for doubles players • 1996 Olympian for South Afirca (L-R) Crimson Tide legend Ellis Ferreira with partner Rick Leach following the duo’s triumphant win in the Australian Open finals in 2000.

Clinton Ferreira

Won three doubles titles and played in nine finals on tour.

Stephen Mitchell

Juan Carlos Bianchi

John Stimpson

Fransico Rodriguez

Won first three futures events and qualified for and entered the ATP World rankings in Nov. 2004.

Won first career event in April of 1991.

Three-time member of Venezuala’s Davis Cup Team (1989, 1991, 1996).

Actively playing on ATP tour. Stars in Davis Cup for Paraguay.

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Rick Witsken

An All-American at Alabama and doubles specialist.


Alabama’s All-Americans Note: Clinton Ferreira and Gregg Hahn, while paired together in 1986, also earned All-American honors.

Jeff Robinson Singles 1976 and 1977

Andy Solis Singles 1984

Maxim Belski Doubles 2001

Greg Hahn Singles 1985 Doubles 1986

Andy Solis/ Greg Hahn Doubles 1985

John Stimpson Singles 1990

Greg Hahn Clinton Ferriera Doubles 1986

Francisco Rodriguez Singles 1998 & 199

Clinton Ferreira Ellis Ferreira Doubles 1989

Maxim Belski Singles 2001

Ellis Ferreira Rick Witsken Doubles 1991

Cr i ms o n T i de M en ’ s T enn i s

Alabama’s Olympians

Juan Carlos Bianchi/ Rick Witsken Doubles 1993

Constantinos Efremoglou

Ellis Ferreira South Africa

Venezuela

Greece

1996 Atlanta

1996 Atlanta

1992 Seoul

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Juan Carlos Bianchi


Alabama in the NCAA

2007

2008

NCAA Championships Coach: Billy Pate Site: Athens, Ga. First round -- Alabama 4, ETSU 2 Second round -- Alabama 4, Duke 3 Round of 16 -- Baylor 4, Alabama 0

NCAA Championships Coach: Billy Pate Site: Tallahassee, Fla. First round -- South Alabama 4, Alabama 3 From left: Assistant Coach Lee Nickell, Javier Bes, Sammy Struyf, Volunteer Assistant Tyler Faulkner, Trey Walston, Jordie Kindervater, Houssam Yassine, Mathieu Thibaudeau, Billy Mertz, Daniel Buikema, Andrew Felsenthal, Saketh Myneni, Michael Jung, Head Coach Billy Pate Singles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

No. 34 Jack Baker (USA) d. No.88 Saketh Myneni (UA) 6-4, 6-3 No. 99 Mathieu Thibaudeau (UA) d. Robert Hodel (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 No. 107 Marek Sramek (USA) d. Sammy Struyf (UA) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 R.J. Nagel (USA) d. Daniel Buikema (UA) 6-4, 6-3 Javier Bes (UA) d. Aaron Krisan (USA) 6-3, 6-2 Michael Jung (UA) d. Michael O’Brien (USA) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles 1. 2. 3.

Jack Baker/R.J. Nagel (USA) d. No.19 Daniel Buikema/ Mat Thibaudeau (UA) 8-5 Robert Hodel/Marek Sramek (USA) d. Saketh Myneni/Andrew Felsenthal (UA) 9-7 Sammy Struyf/Javier Bes (UA) d. Aaron Krisan/Michael O’Brien (USA) 8-3

Back Row (From left): Asst. Coach Lee Nickell, Head Coach Billy Pate, Jordie Kindervater, Sammy Struyf, Houssam Yassine, Billy Mertz, Saketh Myneni, Daniel Buikema. Front Row (from left): Javier Bes, Mathieu Thibaudeau, Taylor Striplin, Joseph Jung, Volunteer Asst. Matt Hill

Head Coach Billy Pate at the 2008 NCAA Tournament

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2003

2006

NCAA Championships Coach: Billy Pate Site: Athens, Ga. First round -- Georgia Tech 4, Alabama 2

NCAA Championships Coach: Billy Pate Site: Cambridge, Mass. First round -- Alabama 4, Marist 0 Second round -- Alabama 4, Harvard 0 Round of 16 -- Baylor 4, Alabama 1

The 2006 Crimson Tide squad (from left): Head Coach Billy Pate, Mathieu Thibaudeau, Javier Bes, Jordie Kindervater, Dan Buikema, Asst. Coach Lee Nickell, John Wood (Mgr.), Volunteer Asst. Coach Matt Hill, Joseph Jung, Andrew Felsenthal, Sammy Struyf, Taylor Striplin, Billy Mertz, Kelley Etheridge (Athletic Trainer)

The 2003 Crimson Tide squad (from left): Head Coach Billy Pate, Asst. Coach Mario Rincon, Brad Friedman, William Boyles, Maxim Belski, Tom Givan, Geoff Hiscox, Christian Brodersen, Chris Gostek, Brian Isern, Stephen Mitchell, Matt Drummond, Michael Ray Pallares

2002

2004

NCAA Championships Coach: Billy Pate Site: Richmond, Va. First round -- Texas A&M 4, Alabama 0

NCAA Championships Coach: Adam Steinberg Site: Oxford, Miss. First round -- MTSU 4, Alabama 3

The 2004 Crimson Tide squad (from left): Eric Law (Trainer), Head Coach Billy Pate, Stephen Mitchelll, Chris Gostek, RJ Murray, Christain Brodersen, Asst. Coach Mario Rincon, Student Asst. Geoff Hiscox, Tom McVey, Mike Green, Luigi D’Agord, Eric Molnar, Joseph Jung, Matt Drummond

The 2002 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Chris McRae, Brian Isern, Chris Gostek, Matt Way (trainer), Tom Givan, William Boyles, Christian Brodersen, Michael Ray Pallares, Mario Rincon (Asst. Coach), Bradley Friedman, Stephen Mitchell, Nick Beuque, Adam Steinberg (head coach)

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Alabama in the NCAA

1998

2001

NCAA Championships Coach: Adam Steinberg Site: Miami, Fla. First round -- Minnesota 4, Alabama 1

Region III Qualifier Coach: Adam Steinberg Site: Lexington, Ky. First round -- Alabama 4, Kentucky 0 Semifinals -- Florida 4, Alabama 3 Region finals -- Auburn 4, Alabama 2

The 2001 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Tad Berkowitz, Brad Friedman, William Boyles, Stephen Mitchell, Chris Gostek, Maxim Belski, Michael Ray Pallares, Susheel Narla, Head Coach Adam Steinberg, Chris McRae, Tom Givan, Christian Brodersen, Alfonso Perez, Brian Isern

The 1998 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Jimmy Chambers, Graydon Oliver, Karim Zahner, Alin Taranga, Ariel Rivero, Shea Richardson (Trainer), Mason Snider, Francisco Rodriguez, Thompson, Chris Lopez, Weylu Chang, Student Asst. Coach Rashid Hassan, Head Coach Adam Steinberg, Asst. Coach Geoff Young

1997

1999

NCAA Championships Coach: Adam Steinberg Site: Blacksburg, Va. First round -- Alabama 4, Hampton 1 Second round -- Virginia Tech 4, Alabama 3

Region III Qualifier Coach: Joey Rivé Site: Gainesville, Fla. First round - Alabama 4, Southern Miss 2 Second round -- Alabama 4, MTSU 3 Region finals -- Florida 4, Alabama 2

The 1999 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Head Coach Adam Steinberg, Graydon Oliver, Alin Taranga, Ariel Rivero, Jason Welden (Mgr.), Asst. Coach Geoff Young, Jimmy Chambers, Mason Snider, Francisco Rodriguez, Weylu Chang, Chris McRae, Karim Zaher

The 1997 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Rashid Hassan, Greg Thompson, Mason Snider, Marc Urbainczyk, Alin Taranga, Ariel Rivero, Karim Zaher, Asst. Coach Geoff Young, Student Asst. Mark Johnson, Tim Bates (Mgr.), Seth Woodard (Trainer), Head Coach Joey Rive

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1990

1996

Region III Qualifier Coach: Joey Rivé Site: Baton Rouge, La. First round -- Alabama 4, MTSU 3 Second round -- Auburn 4, Alabama 3

Team Finals Coach: John Kreis Site: Indian Wells, Calif. First round -- Northwestern 5, Alabama 2

The 1996 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Head Coach Joey Rive, Alin Taranga, Karim Zaher, Kip Layman, Ariel Rivero, Marco Mazzotta, Asst. Coach Chuck Coleman, mark Johnson, Marc Hayden, Chris Lopez, Rashid Hassan, Sven Goth Not Pictured: Robert Sproul

The 1990 Crimson Tide squad (from left back); Head Coach John Kreis, Brad McMurray, Rick Wisken, Ellis Ferreira, Tony Matkulak, John Stimpson, Asst. Coach Kevin Swank, Jim Ramage (Mgr.), Matt McKelvain, Michael Sass, Jerome Fournier, Warren Ruttenberg

1989

1993

Team Finals Coach: John Kreis Site: Athens, Ga. Second round -- Alabama 5, UAB 4 Round of 16 -- UCLA 5, Alabama 0

Team Finals Coach: John Kreis Site: Athens, Ga. First round - South Carolina 5, Alabama 4

First Round - The 1993 Crimson Tide squad (from left back); Mohamed Elwany, mark Johnson, Cecil Brandon, Tommy Patterson (Trainer), Matt Turner, Marc Hayden, Stan Long (Mgr.), Asst. Coach Brian Rahaley, Head Coach John Kreis, Anders Lindgren, Rick Witsken, Brett Gibson (Mgr.), Juan Carlos Bianchi, Kip Layman

The 1989 Crimson Tide squad (from left back): Brad McMurry, Clinton Ferreira, Head Coach John Kreis, Constantinos Efremoglou, Ellis Ferreira, Scott France, Warren Ruttenberg, Jerome Fournier, Ben Bowden (Mgr.)

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Alabama in the NCAA Alabama’s NCAA Individual Qualifiers Year 1974

Name Mike Cahill Chuck Bibee Sam Vuille Chip Wade Vuille/Wade Cahill/Bibee

Event Singles Singles Singles Singles Doubles Doubles

Final Round Fourth Round (Round of 32) First Round Second Round Fourth Round (Round of 32) Third Round Second Round

1976

Jeff Robinson Steve Pierre Bob Deller Sam Vuille Deller/Vuille Robinson/Pierre

Singles Singles Singles Singles Doubles Doubles

Second Round (128 Draw) First Round First Round First Round Second Round First Round

1977

Jeff Robinson

Singles

Second Round (68 Draw)

1981

Olsson/Carlson

Doubles

First Round

1984

Andy Solis Gregg Hahn

Singles Singles

First Round First Round

1985

Gregg Hahn Andy Solis Hahn/Solis

Singles Singles Doubles

First Round First Round First Round

1986

Ferreira/Hahn Gregg Hahn

Doubles Singles

Semifinals First Round

1989

Clinton Ferreira John Stimpson Ferreira/Ellis Ferreira

Singles Singles Doubles

Second Round First Round Round of 16

1990

Ellis Ferreira John Stimpson Ferreira/Stimpson

Singles Singles Doubles

First Round First Round (9-16 Seed) Semifinal (5-8 Seed)

1991

Ellis Ferreira Ferreira/Rick Witsken

Singles Doubles

Second Round Quarterfinals (5-8 Seed)

1993

Juan Carlos Bianchi Bianchi/Rick Witsken

Singles Doubles

Second Round First Round

1994

Cecil Brandon Marco Mazzotta

Singles Singles

Second Round First Round

1997

Francisco Rodriguez

Singles

First Round

1998

Francisco Rodriguez

Singles

First Round

1999

Francisco Rodriguez

Singles

First Round

2000

Francisco Rodriguez Francisco Rodriguez Maxim Belski

Singles Doubles Doubles

First Round First Round First Round

2001

Maxim Belski

Singles

First Round

2002

Maxim Belski

Singles

Second Round

2004

Stephen Mitchell

Singles

First Round

2006

Joseph Jung

Singles

Second Round

2007

Dan Buikema Mathieu Thibaudeau

Doubles Doubles

First Round First Round

2008

Dan Buikema Mathieu Thibaudeau

Doubles Doubles

First Round First Round

Francisco Rodriguez

MaximBelski

Dan Buikema Joseph Jung

Chris Gostek

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Alabama in the NCAA Championships The best teams in collegiate tennis have gathered annually since 1946 to determine the men’s national champion. The first national collegiate team championship was held at Northwestern with Southern Cal defeating William & Mary for the championship. The University of Georgia has hosted the national event at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and Henry Field Stadium more than any other school in the nation. Athens has hosted the event 20 times, including a consecutive stretch from 1977 through 1989. The championships were last in Athens in 2007. Individual national titles have been officially contested since 1883 when Harvard’s Joseph Clark won the spring title and his teammate Howard Taylor won the fall national championship. The format was changed the following year and only one championship has been awarded per year. The tournament was not held in 1917 and 1918. Clark and Taylor paired to win the first doubles title in the spring of 1883, and the Harvard duo of Taylor and R.E. Presbrey were champions in the fall.

Team Champions

Year Champion Runner-up Host 1990 Stanford Tennessee Southern Cal 1991 Southern Cal Georgia Georgia 1992 Stanford Notre Dame Georgia 1993 Southern Cal UCLA Georgia 1994 Southern Cal Stanford Notre Dame 1995 Stanford Mississippi Georgia 1996 Stanford Georgia Georgia 1997 Stanford Georgia UCLA 1998 Stanford Georgia Georgia 1999 Georgia UCLA Georgia 2000 Stanford VCU Georgia 2001 Georgia Tennessee Georgia 2002 Southern Cal Georgia Texas A&M 2003 Illinois Vanderbilt Georgia 2004 Baylor UCLA Tulsa 2005 UCLA Baylor Texas A&M 2006 Pepperdine Georgia Stanford 2007 Georgia Illinois Georgia 2008 Georgia Texas Tulsa All-Time Team Champions: Stanford (17), Southern Cal (16), UCLA (16), Georgia (7), William & Mary (2), Michigan (1), Notre Dame (1), Pepperdine (1), San Francisco (1), Trinity (1), Tulane (1), Illinois (1), Baylor (1)

Singles Champions

Year Champion School 1990 Steve Bryan Texas 1991 Jared Palmer Stanford 1992 Alex O’Brien Stanford 1993 Chris Woodruff Tennessee 1994 Mark Merklein Florida 1995 Sargis Sargsian Arizona State 1996 Cecil Mamiit USC 1997 Luke Smith UCLA 1998 Bob Bryan Stanford 1999 Jeff Morrison Florida 2000 Alex Kim Stanford 2001 Matias Boeker Georgia 2002 Matias Boeker Georgia 2003 Amer Delic Illinois 2004 Benjamin Becker Baylor 2005 Benedikt Dorsch Baylor 2006 Benjamin Kohlloeffel UCLA 2007 Somdev Devvarman Virginia 2008 Somdev Devvarman Virginia All-Time Singles Champions (By Institution): Harvard (16), USC (13), Stanford (13), UCLA (10), Yale (9), Tulane (8), Princeton (5), Georgia (4), Miami (4), Texas (4), Pennsylvania (3), Rice (3), California (2), Columbia (2), Florida (2), Michigan (2), Trinity (2), Virginia (2), Arizona State (1), Brown (1), Cincinnati (1), Cornell (1), Kenyon (1), Lehigh (1), LSU (1), Navy (1), Pepperdine (1), Philadelphis Osteo (1), San Francisco (1), San Jose State (1), Tennessee (1), Trinity (Conn.), Utah (1), Washington (1), William & Mary (1) and UNLV (1), Illinois (1), Baylor (2)

Doubles Champions

Year Duo (School) 1990 Doug Eisenman & Matt Lucena (California) 1991 Matt Lucena & Bent-Ove Pedersen (California) 1992 Chris Cocotos & Alex O’Brien (Stanford) 1993 David Blair & Mark Merklein (Florida) 1994 Laurent Miquelard & Joc Simmons (Mississippi State) 1995 Mahesh Bhupahti & Ali Hamadeh (Mississippi) 1996 Justin Gimelstob & Srdjan Muskatirovic (UCLA) 1997 Tim Blenkiron & Luke Smith (UNLV) 1998 Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (Stanford) 1999 Ryan Wolters & K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) 2000 Cary Franklin & Graydon Oliver (Illinois) 2001 Matias Boeker & Travis Parrott (Georgia) 2002 Andrew Columbo & Mark Kovacs (Auburn) 2003 Brian Wilson & Rajeev Ram (Illinois) 2004 KC Corkery & Sam Warburg (Stanford) 2005 John Isner & Antonio Ruiz (Georgia) 2006 Kevin Anderson & Ryan Rowe (Illinois) 2007 Marco Borne & Andreas Siljestrom (Middle Tennessee) 2008 Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof (Southern California) All-Time Doubles Champions (By Institution): Southern Cal (20), Harvard (17), Stanford (14), UCLA (11), Yale (11), California (9), Princeton (5), Texas (5), Illinois (3), Pennsylvania (3), Columbia (2), Miami (2), Pepperdine (2), Tulane (2), Georgia (2), Arkansas (1), Auburn (1), Brown (1), Florida (1), Mississippi (1), Mississippi State (1), Occidental (1), Rice (1), Tennessee (1), TCU (1), Trinity (1), Washington (1), William & Mary (1), UNLV (1), Middle Tennessee (1), Southern Cal (1).

Career Record Singles Titles

Three by Malcolm Chance, Brown & Yale (1893-94-95) and Francisco Segura, Miami (1943-44-45)

Career Record Individual Titles

Six by Malcolm Chance, Brown & Yale (singles: 1893-94-95 and doubles:1893-94-95). Five by W.P. Knapp, Yale (singles:1884-85 and doubles 1884-85-86)

Professionals Who Won NCAA Singles Championships 1963, 64 1965 1968 1971 1972 1978 1979 1984, 85 2007, 2008

Stephen Mitchell

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Dennis Ralston (Southern Cal) Arthur Ashe (UCLA) Stan Smith (Southern Cal) Jimmy Connors (UCLA) Dick Stockton (Trinity) John McEnroe (Stanford) Kevin Curren (Texas) Mikael Pernfors (Georgia) Somdev Devvarman (Virginia)


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association Final 2008 Team Rankings (TOP 50) 1 .......................................Georgia 2 .......................................Virginia 3 ...................................Ohio State 4 ...........................................Texas 5 ...........................................UCLA 6 ...................................Mississippi 7 .................... Southern California 8 .........................................Baylor 9 .....................................TenNesse 10 ...................................... Florida 11 ......................................... Tulsa 12 ...............................Pepperdine 13 ..........................North Carolina 14 .............................Florida State 15 .......................................Illinois 16 ...................................Michigan 17 ....................... Oklahoma State 18 ........................................... LSU 19 ............................. Miami (Fla.) 20 .................................Texas Tech 21 ....................................Stanford 22 ...........................................Rice 23 ................................Texas A&M 24 ..................................ALABAMA 25 ............................Arizona State 26 .................................Vanderbilt 27 ..................................California 28 .............................Virginia Tech 29 ..............................Notre Dame 30 ..............................Wake Forest 31 ......................................Auburn 32 ...........Virginia Commonwealth 33.................................. Wisconsin 34 ........................................... TCU 35 ................................Boise State 36 ...............................Washington 37 .................East Tennessee State 38 ................................ Penn State 39 .........................................Duke 40 ...................................Kentucky 41 ..............................New Mexico 42 .....................................Indiana 43 ..........................................SMU 44 ............................South Florida 45 ......................................Denver 46 ..............................Fresno State 47 ............................. Saint Mary’s 48 ...................................Louisville 49 ........................................Drake 50 ...................................Arkansas

About the ITA

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is a non-profit service organization comprised of men’s and women’s college tennis coaches from all three NCAA divisions, NAIA, and Junior and Community colleges and universities, and auxiliary members who are dedicated to the growth and promotion of college tennis. Their primary goals are to increase the visibility and recognition of college tennis players and coaches, to improve the quality of competition and sportsmanship at all of the different levels of college tennis, and to educate and serve those individuals and groups who are involved in college tennis: junior and college players, their coaches and parents, tournament officials and the at-large tennis public. ITA National Coach of the Year Manuel Diaz, Georgia ITA Assistant Coach of the Year Mark Booras, LSU ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year John Isner, Georgia ITA National Rookie Player of the Year Jesse Levine, Florida

ITA National Player to Watch Kevin Anderson, Illinois ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship Danny Bryan, LSU ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award Somdev Devvarman, Virginia ITA/John Van Nostrand Memorial Award Stephen Bass, Notre Dame

Alabama in the ITA End of the Season Rankings TEAM Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1994 1993 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1976 1975 1974 1973

Singles

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Ranking No. 24 No. 14 No. 40 No. 56 No. 39 No. 15 No. 18 No. 19 No. 50 No. 18 No. 22 No. 28 No. 34 No. 9 No. 18 No. 11 No. 21 No. 19 No. 19 No. 22 No. 16 No. 14 No. 28 No. 19 No. 12 No. 16

Name Saketh Mynemi Mathieu Thibeaudeau Billy Mertz Joseph Jung Joseph Jung Luigi D’Agord Joseph Jung Stephen Mitchell Maxim Belski Chris Gostek Stephen Mitchell

Record 19-10 22-8 14-13 10-15 10-15 19-10 15-8 19-9 5-17 17-11 13-12 15-12 7-17 19-5 16-12 18-8 17-10 20-8 18-11 20-11 20-12 20-4 23-3 16-8 16-6 18-5

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

Coach Billy Pate Billy Pate Billy Pate Billy Pate Billy Pate Billy Pate Adam Steinberg Adam Steinberg Adam Steinberg Adam Steinberg Adam Steinberg Joey Rive’ John Kreis John Kreis John Kreis John Kreis Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Bill McClain Bill McClain Bill McClain Bill McClain

Ranking No. 80 No. 96 No. 71 No. 88 No. 55 No. 54 No. 64 No. 45 No. 78 No. 85 No. 97

Record * * 27-10 20-22 21-17 27-18 23-12 21-15 15-22 19-6 23-12

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2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1985

Maxim Belski Maxim Belski Francisco Rodriguez Maxim Belski Francisco Rodriguez Francisco Rodriguez Chris Lopez Marco Mazzotta Cecil Brandon Marco Mazzotta Juan Carlos Bianchi Cecil Brandon Rick Witsken Matt Turner Cecil Brandon Ellis Ferreira John Stimpson Ellis Ferreira John Stimpson Clinton Ferreira Gregg Hahn

Doubles

Year 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 2000 1999 1998 1993 1991 1990 1989 1986 1985

Duo Dan Buikema/Mat Thibaudeau Dan Buikema/Mat Thibaudeau Luigi D’Agord/Eric Molnar Chris Gostek/Stephen Mitchell Maxim Belski/Stephen Mitchell Francisco Rodriguez/Maxim Belski Francisco Rodriguez/Ariel Rivero Chris Lopez/Graydon Oliver Rick Witsken/Juan Carlos Bianchi Ellis Ferreira/Rick Witsken John Stimpson/Ellis Ferreira Clinton Ferreira/Ellis Ferreira Clinton Ferreira/Gregg Hahn Andy Solis/Gregg Hahn

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

No. 48 No. 19 No. 47 No. 62 No. 10 No. 15 No. 83 No. 97 No. 47 No. 59 No. 21 No. 62 No. 75 No. 63 No. 77 No. 35 No. 10 No. 57 No. 31 No. 32 No. 18

CL Jr./Jr. Soph./Soph. Soph./Soph. Sr./Sr. Jr./Soph. Sr./Fr. Jr./Sr. Sr./Fr. Sr./Soph. Sr./Soph. Jr./Jr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Sr. Sr./Jr.

RNK No. 22 No. 23 No. 35 No. 45 No. 58 No. 16 No. 43 No. 39 No. 7 No. 6 No. 6 No. 8 No. 6 No. 10

14-15 21-12 13-14 13-8 29-15 25-16 16-17 18-20 19-19 23-19 23-15 31-7 25-16 22-13 31-7 30-20 34-11 29-16 23-9 22-13 25-5

REC * 25-15 14-14 7-11 8-3 15-7 15-15 19-15 23-9 23-6 17-6 23-8 17-2 19-4


The Southeastern Conference

Setting the Standard for Intercollegiate Athletics in Tennis * 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.

Parrott of Georgia took home the title. The next year, Auburn’s Andrew Colombo and Mark Kovacs took the title. In 2005, the Georgia duo of John Isner and Antonio Ruiz were crowned champions.

* The conference made another strong national showing in 2008 as the Georgia men won their second consecutive and sixth overall national title and the Florida women advanced to the semifinals at the 2008 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

* All six national team titles for the league have been captured by Georgia, having won in 1985, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008.

* Georgia advanced to the title with wins over Radford, Auburn, Pepperdine, Mississippi, Virgina and Texas. The Bulldogs defeated Texas, 4-2 in the final to finish the season. * In the singles tournament, Tennessee freshman J.P. Smith fell to topranked and defending champion Somdev Devvarman of Virginia in the finals. While in doubles, the Mississippi duo of Jonas Berg and Erling Tveit were defeated in the finals by Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof of Southern California. Overall the SEC has 16 NCAA singles champions in men’s tennis dating back to 1930, with eight of those titles coming since 1984. Six of the ten doubles titles have come since 1993, with five different SEC schools being represented. Florida won in 1993 with the doubles tandem of David Blair and partner, singles champion Merklein. Mississippi State followed in 1994 with Laurent Miquelard and Joc Simmons and Mississippi duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh captured the doubles title in 1995. In 2001, Matias Boeker and Travis

SEC by the numbers... •6 NCAA team championships (85, 87, 99, 2001, 07, 08) •13 NCAA runner-up teams (88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95, 97, 98, 2001, 02, 03, 06) •11 consecutive years with a team in the national semifinals (1993-2003) •10 NCAA doubles titles (57, 59, 80, 83, 93, 94, 95, 2001, 02, 05) •16 NCAA singles champions dating back to 1930, with eight since 1984 and three of the last 10 individual champions •136 singles ITA All-Americans since 1990 •132 players have received ITA All-American doubles honors since 1990 •Back-to-back NCAA singles champions six times (36-37, 53-54, 54-55, 84-85, 93-94, 2001-02)

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2008-09 SEC Championships Team Eastern Division Georgia* Florida Tennessee Kentucky Vanderbilt South Carolina

Western Division Mississippi^ LSU Alabama Auburn Mississippi State Arkansas

SEC

All

11-0 7-4 7-4 3-8 4-7 2-9

28-0 17-8

8-3 7-41 7-4 6-5 3-8 0-11

22-6 4-10 22-8 7-21

* SEC Champion, SEC Eastern Division Champion and SEC Tournament Champion ^ SEC Western Division Champion

Year 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Champion(s) Georgia Tech Tulane LSU Tulane Tulane Georgia Tech Tulane Tulane Tulane Florida Tenn./Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Georgia Tech Florida Tulane Tulane Tulane Miss. State Tennessee Miss. State Florida Florida Tennessee Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Fla./Georgia Alabama/LSU Georgia Georgia Georgia Tennessee

Pts. 24 19 19 18 21 17 23 23 21 25 24 32 36 29 32 31 31 32 34 26 30 28 33 27 32 27 28 27 35 22 34 27 23 30 21 23 26 25 28 26

Runners-Up Tulane Vanderbilt Vanderbilt LSU LSU Tulane Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Tennessee/Tulane Florida Tennessee Florida/LSU LSU Florida Georgia Tech LSU LSU Georgia Tech Tulane Georgia Georgia Georgia Mississippi State Tulane Mississippi State Tennessee Mississippi State Georgia Georgia Tennessee MSU/Tennessee Alabama Tennessee Tennessee Florida LSU Tennessee Tennessee Georgia

Pts. 16 12 12 11 9 12 12 12 8 23 19 28 17 23 21 21 24 26 21 24 22 22 21 24 25 26 26 24 27 21 17 21 21 22 20 20 21 15 25 22

UA’s Tournament Finish Champ --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- --Fifth(4-0) --Sixth(4-2) --Fifth(6-3) --Sixth (2-6) --Sixth (0-9) --Sixth (1-7) --No Entry (0-4) --No Entry (3-3) --Ninth (1-6) --No Entry (1-4) --No Entry (0-6) --No Entry (1-6) --Eighth (3-4-1) --Fifth (7-0) --Third (7-5) --Fifth (4-2) --10 (4-3) --Seventh (3-4) --Sixth (3-5) --Seventh (0-6) --Eighth (3-2) --Eighth (1-4) --Fifth(5-4-1) --Fourth (8-4) --Second (5-0) --Third (4-3) --Fourth (4-5) --First-Tie (7-0) --Third (7-3) --Sixth-Tie (4-5) — Seventh-Tie (2-5) --Fifth(3-6)

Year 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

Champion(s) Georgia Georgia Auburn Auburn Georgia/LSU Tennessee Georgia Georgia Georgia Tennessee Georgia Kentucky Georgia/Miss St Florida Georgia Mississippi/Georgia Mississippi/Georgia LSU LSU/Georgia Tennessee/Florida Georgia Georgia Florida Mississippi Florida/Mississippi Georgia Georgia Georgia

Pts. 26 25 25 29 25 25 26 20 22 12 10 12 11.5 13 14 12 12 15 11 10-1 11-0 10-1 11-0 9-2 10-1 11-0 11-0 10-1

Runners-Up Alabama Tennessee Alabama Georgia Tennessee Georgia Tennessee Kentucky Kentucky Georgia LSU LSU Alabama/LSU (3rd) Georgia/Miss. St. LSU Miss. St. (3rd) LSU (3rd) Georgia Mississippi/Florida Mississippi Tennessee Auburn Mississippi/Vanderbilt Florida Georgia Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi

Pts. 25 19 21 26 20 18 18 18 15 10 9 11 9.5 10 11 11 9 13 10 9-2 9-2 7-4 9-3 8-3 8-3 8-3 8-3 9-2

UA’s Finish Second (7-2) Third (4-3) Second (7-2) Third (6-5) Fourth (7-3) Fourth-Tie (9-3) Fifth (4-6) Eighth (4-6) Fourth (5-4) Fifth (5-3) Eighth (2-9) Eighth-Tie (4-8) Third-Tie (9-2) 11-Tie (2-10) 12 (0-12) Seventh (6-7) Seventh (6-7) 10 (3-9) Fifth (7-7) 11 (2-10) Sixth-Tie (7-7) Sixth-Tie (7-4) Sixth-Tie (5-6) 12-Tie (2-9) 12 (1-10) Eighth (4-7) Third-Tie (7-4) Fifth (7-4)

Champ --------------------------------------Florida Georgia Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia

Championship Breakdown

Georgia 24, Tennessee 7, Florida 8, LSU 4, Mississippi State 3, Auburn 2, Mississippi 4, Alabama 1, Kentucky 1. Former members: Tulane 15, Georgia Tech 2.

The Points Formula

One point is awarded for each SEC team victory during the regular season. In the SEC Tournament, the winners of first round matches receive a half point, as well as another half point if they win in the next round. The top four seeded teams, who receive a bye in the first round, also receive a half point for being a top seed. Thereafter, the winners of the subsequent rounds shall receive one point. The final order of finish for the SEC Championship is determined by the total of aggregate points accumulated at the end of the tournament. This method was used until 1999. From 1938-39, the SEC Champion was determined by the accumulation of points in an individual flighted tournament. Today the champion is determined by best winning percentage within the SEC.

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Alabama In The SEC The Crimson Tide’s All-SEC Players 1967 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008

Jim Heacock (2nd Team) Mike Cahill (1st Team) Mike Cahill (1st Team) John Antonas (2nd Team) Mike Cahill (1st Team) John Antonas (2nd Team) Mike Cahill Bob Deeler Speedy Gilstrap Sam Vuille Chip Wade Bob Deller Jeff Robinson Jeff Robinson Mike Shore Jeff Robinson Pat Perrin Denys Maasdorp Stefan Olsson Michael Wennberg Dennys Maasdorp Stefan Olsson Stefan Olsson Mark Wilder Gregg Hahn Gregg Hahn Andy Solis Gregg Hahn Andy Solis Clinton Ferreira (Doubles) Gregg Hahn (Singles and Doubles) Clinton Ferreira (Singles) Clinton Ferreira John Stimpson (Singles and Doubles) Ellis Ferreira (Singles and Doubles) Ellis Ferreira (Singles and Doubles) Rick Witsken (Doubles) Juan Carlos Bianchi (2nd Team S&D) Cecil Brandon (2nd Team Singles) Rick Witsken (2nd Team Singles) Francisco Rodriguez (1st Team Singles) Francisco Rodriguez (1st Team S and 2nd team D) Ariel Rivero (2nd Team Doubles) Francisco Rodriguez (1st Team Doubles) Maxim Belski (1st Team Doubles) Maxim Belski (1st Team Singles) Maxim Belski (2nd Team Singles) Maxim Belski (2nd Team Singles) Stephen Mitchell (2nd Team Singles) Luigi D’Agord (2nd Team Singles) Joseph Jung (2nd Team Singles) Billy Mertz (2nd Team Singles) Mathieu Thibaudeau (2nd Team Singles)

Selection Formats

1966-73: First Team and Second Team 1974-84: One Team List 1985: Six First Team and 12 Honorable Mention 1986-88: Can be All-SEC in singles, doubles or both 1989: Only six were selected 1990-92: Converted back to format used in 1988 1993: First and Second teams for singles and doubles 1994: Converted back to format used in 1992 1995-Present: Converted back to format used in 1993

Billy Mertz and Javier Bes.

SINGLES Year 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1981 1982 1983 1989 2008

DOUBLES

Year 1963 1972 1975 1976 1985 1988 1989

Alabama’s SEC Outdoor Individual Champions Name Sam Vuille Mike Cahill Speedy Gilstrap Bob Deller Steve Pierre Jeff Robinson Sam Vuille Jeff Robinson Mike Shore Michael Wennberg Dennys Maasdorp Dennys Maasdorp Gregg Hahn Clinton Ferreira John Stimpson Mathieu Thibaudeau

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

Duo Jamie Musalem/G. O’Connell Mike Voyles/John Antonas Speedy Gilstrap/Bob Deller Steve Pierre/Jeff Robinson Bob Deller/Sam Vuille Andy Solis/Gregg Hahn Wynard van den Boom/Ellis Ferreira Clinton Ferreira/Ellis Ferreira

Position No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 1 No. 2 No. 1 No. 2 No. 1

Note: From 1953-1989 the SEC Champion was determined by the accumulation of points in an individual flighted tournament. After 1989, the flighted tournament was discontinued, thus there were no singles and doubles champions named from 1990-92. In 1990, the SEC began using a team dual match format to determine the conference champion. From 1993-94, the SEC individual champions were those singles players and doubles teams which win their respective titles at the Coaches Indoor Tournament held each fall. In 1993, Alabama’s Juan Carlos Bianchi and Rick Witsken teamed up to win the indoor title. No singles or doubles champions were recognized by the SEC after the 1994 season. The SEC Indoor Coaches Classic is still held each year, but the winner is not considered a conference champion.

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Alabama Records Alabama’s Single-Season Records 20-Win squads

Year 1972 1976 1981 1983 1987 1985 1984 2007

Record (Pct.) 27-7 (.794) 23-3 (.885) 20-4 (.833) 20-4 (.833) 20-8 (.714) 20-11 (.645) 20-12 (.625) 22-8 (.733)

Doubles Records

Coach Bill McClain Bill McClain Armistead Neely Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Tommy Wade Billy Pate

Record 24-0 27-2 21-3 25-5 33-7 31-7 22-5 26-6 21-5 34-11 31-10 27-9 32-11 22-8 27-10 26-10 29-15 23-12 22-11 28-15 23-13 21-12 21-12 21-13 25-16 23-15 30-20 27-18 24-16 21-17 21-19 20-21

(Pct.) 1.000 .931 .875 .833 .825 .816 .815 .813 .808 .756 .756 .750 .744 .733 .730 .722 .659 .657 .667 .651 .639 .636 .636 .618 .609 .605 .600 .600 .600 .553 .525 .476

Year 1986 1985 1991 1989 1990 2007 2006 1993 2007 1996 2008

Record 17-2 19-4 23-6 23-8 17-6 16-6 13-5 23-9 20-8 22-9 29-12

Pct. .895 .826 .793 .742 .739 .727 .722 .719 .714 .710 .707

Best Team Record

Singles Winning (20+ wINS IN A SEASON)

Name Denys Maasdorp Mike Shore John Antonas Mike Cahill Andy Solis Cecil Brandon Chris Lopez Chip Wade Christian Brodersen John Stimpson Gregg Hahn Christian Brodersen Gregg Hahn Chris Gostek Billy Mertz Sammy Struyf Francisco Rodriguez Joseph Jung Javier Bes Gregg Hahn Daniel Buikema Maxim Belski Mathieu Thibaudeau Stephen Mitchell Francisco Rodriguez Mathieu Thibaudeau Ellis Ferreira Luigi D’Agord Billy Mertz Joseph Jung Saketh Myneni Joseph Jung

Duo Gregg Hahn/Clinton Ferreira Gregg Hahn/Andy Solis Ellis Ferreira/Rick Witsken Clinton Ferreira/Ellis Ferreira John Stimpson/Ellis Ferreira Javier Bes/Billy Mertz Javier Bes/Billy Mertz Rick Witsken/Juan Carlos Bianchi Joseph Jung/Saketh Myneni Alin Taranga/Rashid Hassan Daniel Buikema/Mathieu Thibaudeau

Year Position 1981 No. 6 1976 No. 3 1972 No. 2 1975 No. 1 1983 No. 1 1993 No. 3 1977 No. 3 1975 No. 3 2002 No. 6 1990 No. 1 1983 No. 5 2003 No. 5 1985 No. 2 2003 No. 3 2007 Nos. 1/3/4/5 2008 No. 3 1999 No. 1 2005 No. 1/2 2007 No. 4/5 28-15 No. 2 2008 No. 5 2001 No. 1 2007 Nos. 3/4/5 2004 No. 1 1998 No. 1 2008 No. 2 1991 No. 1 2005 No. 1/2 2005 No. 4/5/6 2006 No. 1 2008 No. 1 2007 No. 1/2

Highest Ranking During the Season No. 5 Francisco Rodriguez Pre-Season and May 5 1999

27-7 — 1972 Team — Coach Bill McClain

Most Consecutive Team Wins

12 in 1986 (23-3) 10 in 1973 (18-5), 1983 (20-4), 1989 (18-8)

Most Consecutive Team Losses 20 in 1995 (1-22) Seven in 1959 (2-10)

Most Shutout Team Wins in a Season Five in 1993

Shutout Win Streak Four to begin the 1993 season

Most 1 Point Matches in a Season (5-4 or 4-3 Wins) 14 in 1997 (Won 7 and Lost 7) 11 in 1996 (Won 6 and Lost 5) 10 in 2007 (Won 9 and Lost 1)

Most Consecutive Singles Wins 24 by Denys Maasdorp in 1981

Most Consecutive Doubles Wins 16 by Clinton Ferreira and Greg Hahn in 1986

Highest Rankings During the Season

Singles No. 5 Francisco Rodriguez, Pre-Season and May 5, 1999 No. 7 Greg Hahn, First Poll, Spring 1985 No. 9 John Stimpson, April 17-May 1, 1990 Doubles No. 3 Clinton Ferreira/Ellis Ferreira, April-Mid May 1989 No. 3 Ellis Ferreira/Rick Witsken, March 12-26, 1991 No. 5 Daniel Buikema/Mathieu Thibaudeau, September 7, 2007 Team No. 7 Pre-Season, 1993-1994 No. 8 May 6-27, 1993 No. 9 March 23, 1999 No. 10 Feb. 5, 2008 No. 11 Feb. 26, 2003 No. 11 March 20, 2007

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All-Time Alabama Tennis Results 2008

Coach Billy Pate Fifth in SEC Jan. 10 at Hawaii Jan. 26 Troy Jan. 26 Souther Miss Feb. 3 Furman Feb. 3 Georgia State Feb. 8 at Cal Irvine Feb. 9 at Pepperdine Feb. 15 ^Texas Feb. 16 ^Washington Feb. 17 ^Boise State Feb. 24 Indiana Feb. 29 LSU* Mar. 2 Arkansas* Mar. 7 at Mississippi State* Mar. 9 at Mississippi* Mar. 13 #Penn State Mar. 14 #Oklahoma Mar. 15 #NC State Mar. 21 Kentucky* Mar. 23 at Vanderbilt* Mar. 28 Georgia* Mar. 30 Tennessee* Apr. 4 at South Carolina* Apr. 6 at Florida* Apr. 9 at UAB Apr. 9 at Samford Apr. 12 Auburn* Apr. 17 %South Carolina May 10 $South Alabama

2007

Coach Billy Pate T-Third in SEC Jan. 27 Troy Jan. 27 Jacksonville State Feb. 4 Virginia Feb. 10 Furman Feb. 10 Winthrop Feb. 16 Clemson Feb. 23 Princeton Feb. 24 Columbia Mar. 2 *Vanderbilt Mar. 4 *Kentucky Mar. 9 *Mississippi Mar. 11 *Miss. State Mar. 15 Louisville Mar. 16 North Carolina State Mar. 18 Notre Dame Mar. 23 *Tennessee Mar. 25 *Georgia Mar. 30 *Florida April 1 *South Carolina April 6 *LSU April 8 *Arkansas April 11 Samford April 14 UAB April 16 at Auburn April 19 +South Carolina April 20 +Florida May 11 #East Tennessee St. May 12 #Duke May 17 #Baylor

( 19-10) (7-4) W 5-2 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 6-1 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 0-4 L 2-4 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-0 L 1-6 L 3-4 W 4-0 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 1-5 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 3-4 (22-8) (7-4) W 5-2 W 7-0 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-2 W 4-2 L 1-4 L 2-5 L 2-5 W 5-2 W 6-1 L 2-5 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-1 L 3-4 W 4-2 W 4-3 L 0-4

2006

Coach Billy Pate Eighth in SEC Jan. 29 Furman Jan. 29 Troy Feb. 10 Oklahoma Feb. 12 Michigan Feb. 18 Georgia Tech Feb. 25 Florida State Mar. 3 Vanderbilt Mar. 5 Kentucky Mar. 10 Mississippi Mar. 12 Mississippi State Mar. 16 Tulsa Mar. 17 Oregon Mar. 18 Colorado Mar. 22 Southern Miss. Mar. 22 Birmingham Southern Mar. 24 Tennessee Mar. 26 Georgia Mar. 31 Florida April 2 South Carolina April 7 LSU April 9 Arkansas April 12 Samford April 12 UAB April 15 *Auburn April 20 +Auburn April 21 +Georgia May 13 #Georgia Tech

( 14-13) (4-7) W 6-1 W 6-1 W 5-2 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 2-5 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 0-7 L 3-4 L 0-4 W 4-1 W 4-3 W 6-1 W 6-1 W 5-2 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 6-0 W 4-3 W 4-2 W 4-1 L 0-4 L 2-4

Coach Billy Pate 12th in SEC Jan. 28 Birmingham Southern Jan. 28 Central Florida Jan. 30 Furman Jan. 30 Troy Feb. 5 Rice Feb. 11 Virginia Feb. 13 William & Mary Feb. 19 Michigan Feb. 27 Ohio State Mar. 4 *Georgia Mar. 6 *Tennessee Mar. 11 *Mississippi Mar. 13 *Miss. State Mar. 18 North Carolina Mar. 23 Southern Miss. Mar. 25 *South Carolina Mar. 27 *Florida April 1 *Vanderbilt April 3 *Kentucky April 8 *Arkansas April 10 *LSU April 13 Samford April 13 UAB April 16 *Auburn April 21 +Tennessee

( 10-15) (1-10) W 6-1 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 5-2 L 2-5 L 1-6 W 4-3 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 2-5 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 2-5 L 1-6 L 3-4 L 2-5 W 6-1 W 6-1 W 6-1 L 2-4

2005

2004

2002

Coach Billy Pate 12th in SEC Feb. 7 Troy State Feb. 7 Furman Feb. 14 Ohio State Feb. 20 South Florida Feb. 22 Central Florida Feb. 25 Middle Tennessee Mar. 5 *Mississippi Mar. 7 *Mississippi State Mar. 11 William & Mary Mar. 12 North Carolina Mar. 13 Boise State Mar. 19 *South Carolina Mar. 21 *Florida Mar. 26 *Vanderbilt Mar. 28 *Kentucky Mar. 31 Rice April 2 *Arkansas April 4 *LSU April 7 UAB April 10 *Auburn April 16 Georgia April 18 Tennessee April 22 +LSU May 15 #Texas A&M

( 10-15) (2-9) W 7-0 W 6-1 L 1-6 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 3-4 W 4-3 L 0-4 L 1-4 W 4-3 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 1-6 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 1-6 W 6-1 L 2-5 L 3-4 L 3-4 L 0-4 L 0-4

Coach Adam Steinberg Sixth in SEC Jan. 25 Samford Jan. 27 Southern Miss Feb. 2 TCU Feb. 8 Louisville Feb. 9 Ohio State Feb. 15 Clemson Feb. 17 Michigan Feb. 22 Florida State Feb. 25 Furman Mar. 1 *LSU Mar. 3 *Arkansas Mar. 8 *Tennessee Mar. 15 *Georgia Mar. 15 *Mississippi State Mar. 17 *Mississippi Mar. 25 Columbia Mar. 29 *Florida Mar. 31 *South Carolina April 5 *Kentucky April 7 *Vanderbilt April 13 *Auburn April 18 +LSU May 11 #Middle Tennessee

(15-8) (7-4) W 7-0 W 6-1 L 2-5 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-1 W 4-2 L 2-4 L 1-6 W 4-3 L 0-6 W 6-1 L 2-5 W 4-3 W 4-2 W 4-3 W 4-0 L 2-4 L 3-4

Coach Billy Pate T-Sixth in SEC Jan. 26 Troy State Jan. 26 Southern Miss Feb. 1 Northwestern Feb. 7 Georgia Tech Feb. 9 Jacksonville State Feb. 9 Georgia State Feb. 12 Tenn.-Chattanooga Feb. 14 Ohio State Feb. 16 Florida State Feb. 19 Middle Tennessee Feb. 28 *LSU Mar. 2 *Arkansas Mar. 7 *Tennessee Mar. 9 *Georgia Mar. 12 South Florida Mar. 14 *Mississippi State Mar. 16 *Mississippi Mar. 22 Texas A&M Mar. 28 *Florida Mar. 30 *South Carolina April 4 *Kentucky April 6 *Vanderbilt April 9 UAB April 12 *Auburn April 17 +Mississippi State April 18 + Florida May 10 # Marist May 11 # Harvard May 17 # Baylor

( 19-10) (4-7) W 7-0 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 6-1 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 5-2 W 6-1 L 4-3 L 4-1 W 5-2 W 4-3 L 4-3 L 4-2 L 6-1 L 5-2 W 4-3 W 4-2 L 7-0 W 6-1 L 4-3 W 4-1 L 4-0 W 4-0 W 4-0 L 4-1

Coach Adam Steinberg Sixth in SEC Jan. 28 Troy State Feb. 2 Southern Miss Feb. 2 Samford Feb. 11 Florida State Feb. 18 Kentucky Feb. 21 Auburn-Montgomery Feb. 24 South Carolina State Feb. 24 UAB Mar. 2 *Mississippi Mar. 4 *Tennessee Mar. 9 *South Carolina Mar. 11 *Georgia Mar. 15 Indiana State Mar. 16 Harvard Mar. 17 Northwestern Mar. 21 Middle Tennessee Mar. 24 *Vanderbilt Mar. 27 Furman Mar. 28 Clemson April 4 *Florida April 7 *LSU April 8 *Arkansas April 11 *Mississippi State April 14 Baylor April 15 *Auburn April 19 +Florida April 20 +LSU April 21 +Tennessee May 12 #Minnesota

(19-10) (5-6) W 7-0 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 2-5 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 4-1 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 4-3 L 0-7 L 2-4 W 4-0 W 4-1 W 6-1 L 3-4 W 5-2 W 6-1 W 4-2 L 2-5 L 3-4 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 4-0 W 4-3 L 2-4 L 1-4

2003

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2001


All-Time Alabama Tennis Results 2000

Coach Adam Steinberg 11th in SEC Feb. 10 Baylor Feb. 12 Miami Feb. 16 *Tennessee Feb. 20 UAB Feb. 26 Jacksonville State Feb. 26 Georgia State Mar. 3 *Arkansas Mar. 8 *South Carolina Mar. 12 *Georgia Mar. 17 Harvard Mar. 18 VCU Mar. 19 Auburn Mar. 22 *LSU Mar. 25 *Vanderbilt Mar. 28 Texas A&M Mar. 30 SMU April 4 *Mississippi April 7 *Florida April 9 *Kentucky April 14 *Mississippi State April 16 *Auburn April 20 *Mississippi State

(5-17) (2-10) L 2-5 L 2-5 L 3-4 L 2-5 W 8-0 W 4-3 L 1-4 W 5-2 W 4-2 W 4-0 L 1-4 L 1-4 L 0-7 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 0-7 L 0-4

Coach Adam Steinberg Fifth in SEC Jan. 16 Troy State Jan. 16 Georgia State Jan. 20 Southern Miss Jan. 29 Illinois Jan. 30 Northwestern Feb. 12 *Vanderbilt Feb. 21 UAB Feb. 27 Princeton Mar. 2 *Tennessee Mar. 5 *South Carolina Mar. 7 *Georgia Mar. 11 *Mississippi Mar. 18 Virginia Mar. 19 Wake Forest Mar. 20 Boise State Mar. 24 *Kentucky Mar. 26 *Auburn Mar. 28 *Arkansas April 1 BYU-Hawaii April 2 Hawaii April 7 *Florida April 9 *LSU April 15 *Mississippi State April 22 *Vanderbilt April 23 *Florida April 24 *Georgia May14 #Hampton May 15 #Virginia Tech

(17-11) (7-7) W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 4-3 L 1-4 W 4-1 W 4-2 L 2-5 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 6-1 W 5-2 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 2-5 W 4-2 W 4-3 L 0-4 W 4-1 L 3-4

1999

1998

Coach Adam Steinberg 10th in SEC Jan. 24 Troy State Jan. 24 Georgia State Jan. 30 Southern Miss Feb. 13 Georgia Tech Feb. 14 Northwestern Feb. 25 UAB

( 13-12) (3-9) W 7-0 W 6-1 W 7-0 W 5-2 L 5-2 W 4-3

Mar. 2 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 14 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 25 Mar. 28 Mar. 31 April 2 April 5 April 9 May 15 May 16 May 17

Miami *Georgia *Florida *Tennessee *Kentucky Fresno State Harvard New Mexico *Mississippi St. *Mississippi *Arkansas *LSU *South Carolina *Auburrn +Kentucky +Florida +Auburn

1997

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

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

Coach Joey Rivé Seventh in SEC Jan. 18 Troy State Jan. 18 Georgia State Feb. 1 Southern Miss Feb. 5 UAB Feb. 14 Florida Atlantic Feb. 15 Miami Feb. 22 Georgia Tech Feb. 28 *Mississippi State Mar. 2 *Mississippi Mar. 5 *Arkansas Mar. 7 *Georgia Mar. 9 *South Carolina Mar. 13 Michigan Mar. 14 MTSU Mar. 14 North Carolina Mar. 15 Tulane Mar. 19 *LSU Mar. 22 *Auburn Mar. 29 *Vanderbilt Mar. 31 *Kentucky April 6 *Tennessee April 12 *Florida April 17 +Vanderbilt April 18 +Mississippi May 9 #Southern Miss May 10 #MTSU May 11 *#Florida

(16-11) (6-7) W 6-1 W 5-2 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 1-6 W 7-0 L 2-5 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 5-2 L 3-4 W 7-0 L 3-4 W 4-0 L 0-4 W 4-2 W 4-3 L 2-4

Coach Joey Rive’ Seventh in SEC Jan. 20 Troy State Jan. 20 Georgia State Feb. 2 Northwestern Feb. 3 Michigan State Feb. 18 Miami Feb. 24 Samford Feb. 25 Southern Miss Mar. 5 *South Carolina Mar. 9 *at LSU Mar. 12 *Kentucky Mar. 14 Tulane Mar. 14 *Mississippi Mar. 15 New Mexico Mar. 16 Florida State Mar. 22 *Mississippi State

(15-12) (6-7) W 7-0 W 7-0 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 4-1 W 4-3 W 6-1 W 4-3 L 1-6 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 0-4 L 3-4 W 4-1 L 1-6

1996

Mar. 25 Mar. 27 April 6 April 9 April 12 April 17 April 19 April 21 April 25 April 26 May 10 May 11

*Mississippi *Arkansas *Tennessee UAB *Georgia *at Auburn *Florida *Vanderbilt *South Carolina *Georgia #MTSU *#Auburn

1995

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

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

Coach Joey Rivé 12th in SEC Jan. 27 Miami Jan. 28 Pepperdine (at Miami) Feb. 11 Southern Miss Feb. 11 Southwestern Louisiana Feb. 18 ^Minnesota Feb. 19 ^Ohio State Feb. 26 UAB Mar. 11 *Mississippi Mar. 16 ~Mississippi State Mar. 17 ~Miami Mar. 18 ~Auburn Mar. 22 *Tennessee Mar. 25 MTSU Mar. 27 *Kentucky Mar. 29 *Vanderbilt April 1 *Florida April 4 *Auburn April 9 *Arkansas April 14 *Georgia April 15 *South Carolina April 19 *Mississippi State April 22 *LSU April 27 *Florida

(1-22) (0-12) L 0-7 L 2-5 W 7-0 L 3-4 L 2-5 L 3-4 L 2-5 L 1-6 L 0-6 L 3-4 L 2-4 L 2-5 L 3-4 L 1-4 L 2-5 L 0-7 L 2-5 L 1-6 L 0-7 L 1-5 L 0-7 L 2-5 L 0-4

Coach John Kreis 11th in SEC Jan. 28 ^Minnesota Jan. 29 ^Indiana Feb. 12 UAB Feb. 19 Miami Feb. 24 $Mississippi State Feb. 25 $Notre Dame Feb. 26 $VCU Mar. 5 MTSU Mar. 5 Southeast Louisiana Mar. 13 LSU Mar. 17 ~Duke Mar. 18 ~Drake Mar. 19 ~Arizona State Mar. 26 Tennessee Mar. 28 Mississippi Mar. 30 Arkansas April 2 Auburn April 8 Kentucky April 10 Georgia April 14 Mississippi State April 17 Florida April 22 South Carolina April 24 Vanderbilt May 28 Auburn

(7-17) (2-10) L 1-6 W 5-2 W 4-3 L 2-5 L 0-7 L 3-4 L 3-4 W 4-3 W 7-0 W 6-1 L 1-6 W 6-3 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 0-7 L 2-5 L 3-4 W 5-2 L 3-4 L 1-6 L 1-6 L 2-5 L 3-4 L 2-5

1994

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1993

Coach John Kreis Third in SEC Jan. 30 Southwestern Louisiana Jan. 30 Samford University Feb. 13 MTSU Feb. 13 Tulane Feb. 27 Miami Feb. 28 Arizona Mar. 7 *South Carolina Mar. 8 *Georgia Mar. 18 Indiana Mar. 19 North Carolina Mar. 20 UAB Mar. 21 Notre Dame Mar. 25 *Mississippi State Mar. 38 *Vanderbilt Mar. 30 *Kentucky April 1 *Florida April 6 Louisiana State April 9 *Arkansas April 10 *Mississippi April 13 *Auburn April 15 *Tennessee April 22 *Florida May 15 #UAB May 16 #UCLA

(19-5) (9-2) W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 7-0 W 5-2 W 4-3 W 5-2 L 1-6 W 5-2 W 5-2 W 4-3 L 2-5 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 W 4-3 L 1-6 W 6-1 W 5-2 W 7-0 W 5-2 L 2-5 W 5-4 L 0-5

Coach John Kreis Eighth in SEC Jan. 31 Kansas Feb. 1 Arizona State Feb. 15 Wisconsin Feb.16 Northwestern Feb. 22 Arkansas Feb. 29 Southwestern Louisiana Mar. 1 Vanderbilt Mar. 10 South Carolina Mar. 12 East Tennessee State Mar. 14 Georgia Mar. 21 Kentucky Mar. 27 Drake Mar. 28 South Florida Mar. 31 Tulane April 2 LSU April 4 Tennessee April 10 Mississippi April 15 Florida April 16 Mississippi State April 18 Auburn April 23 South Carolina April 24 Georgia

(9-13) (4-8) L 4-5 L 3-6 W 7-2 W 6-3 L 6-0 W 5-1 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 5-1 L 4-5 L 0-6 L 2-4 L 4-5 W 8-1 L 1-5 W 6-0 L 4-5 L 4-5 L 4-5 L 4-5 W 5-1 L 1-5

Coach John Kreis Eighth in SEC Indiana Feb. 3 MTSU Feb. 15 Clemson Feb. 16 Miami Feb. 24 Murray State Feb. 26 UAB Mar. 1 Southwestern Louisiana Mar. 2 Mississippi Mar. 7 Long Beach State

( 11-14) (2-9) L 1-5 W 6-3 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 7-1 L 4-5 W 5-1

1992

1991


Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 28 April 3 April 25 April 8 April 13 April 19 April 20 April 25 April 26

1990

Notre Dame Harvard *Mississippi *Georgia Indiana Texas Christian Arizona *Florida *LSU *Vanderbilt *Kentucky *Auburn *Tennessee *Mississippi State *Vanderbilt *Georgia

Coach John Kreis Fifth in SEC Jan. 13 Minnesota Jan. 14 Southern Methodist Feb. 15 UAB Feb. 17 *Georgia Feb. 22 $Texas Christian Feb. 23 $Georgia Feb. 24 $UCLA Mar. 4 *Florida Mar. 7 UNLV Mar. 9 *Tennessee Mar. 11 Minnesota Mar. 13 Arizona State Mar. 16 Oklahoma Mar. 17 Notre Dame Mar. 18 Texas Mar. 24 *LSU Mar. 25 SW Louisiana Mar. 29 Clemson Mar. 30 San Diego Mar. 31 South Carolina April 6 Florida International April 7 *Kentucky April 12 *Mississippi April 14 *Auburn April 21 *Vanderbilt April 24 *Mississippi State April 27 Auburn # Northwestern

1989

Coach John Kreis Fourth in SEC Jan. 13 Southern Methodist Jan. 14 Indiana Jan. 15 Tennessee Mar. 2 Wake Forest Mar. 3 Arkansas Mar. 4 South Carolina Mar. 5 Cal-Santa Barbara Mar. 12 *Florida Mar. 14 *Kentucky Mar. 15 *Vanderbilt Mar. 18 SIU-Carbondale Mar. 19 Southwestern Louisiana Mar. 22 *Tennessee Mar. 24 West Virginia

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

(16-12) (5-3) L 4-5 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 3-6 W 5-3 L 3-5 L 1-5 W 8-1 W 7-2 L 0-6 W 9-0 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 5-4 L 1-5 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-1 W 5-4 L 1-5 W 8-1 W 5-1 W 5-2 L 3-6 W 5-1 L 2-5 L 4-5 L 2-5 (18-8) (5-4) W 6-3 L 3-6 L 3-6 W 7-2 W 5-4 L 4-5 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 5-1 W 6-3 W 7-2

Mar. 25 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 April 1 April 2 April 8 April 12 April 18 April 20 April 23 April 28 May 12

Clemson Southern California Miami South Carolina Kentucky South Florida *LSU *Mississippi *Mississippi State *Auburn *Georgia # South Carolina

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

April 5 April 7 April 9 April 14 April 18 April 19 April 21 April 25 April 28

1986

Indiana *Tennessee *Mississippi *LSU *Kentucky *Vanderbilt *Georgia *Auburn *Mississippi State

Coach Tommy Wade Eighth in SEC Feb. 12 Southeastern Louisiana Feb. 13 *Mississippi State Feb. 14 Florida State Feb. 17 Texas Feb. 19 West Virginia Utah Feb. 28 Southern Miss Mar. 3 Miami Mar. 4 Cal-Santa Barbara Mar. 5 Texas Christian Mar. 10 MTSU Mar. 12 Southwestern Louisiana Mar. 13 *LSU Murray State Mar. 18 Austin Peay State Mar. 24 Pepperdine Mar. 26 Trinity April 2 *Tennessee April 9 *Vanderbilt April 11 Tennessee Tech April 15 *Mississippi State April 17 *Kentucky April 20 Memphis State April 23 *Georgia April 25 *Mississippi April 30 *Auburn May 10 *Florida

( 17-10) (4-6) W 5-2 L 4-5 W 5-1 L 2-5 L 4-5 W 5-1 W 8-1 W 6-3 W 6-3 L 1-5 W 8-1 W 5-4 L 1-8 W 5-1 W 5-1 L 1-5 W 5-3 L 2-7 W 9-0 W 6-2 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 6-0 L 3-6 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 6-3

Coach Tommy Wade Fourth in SEC Feb. 22 *Mississippi State Mar. 3 Texas Christian Mar. 5 Arkansas-Little Rock Mar. 6 Southern Methodist Mar. 7 SW Louisiana Mar. 8 *Kentucky Mar. 9 Houston Mar. 12 Murray State Mar. 15 Wake Forest Mar. 17 Memphis State Mar. 22 Florida State Mar. 22 SW Louisiana Mar. 23 Louisville Mar. 26 Cal-State-Long Beach Mar. 27 Arkansas Mar. 28 *Georgia Mar. 29 South Carolina April 3 *Mississippi April 6 *Florida April 9 UAB April 12 *LSU April 13 NE Louisiana April 17 *Vanderbilt April 19 *Kentucky April 20 Louisiana Tech April 27 *Auburn April 26 *Tennessee May 1 *Mississippi State May 3 *Georgia

Coach Tommy Wade Fifth in SEC Jan. 24 Louisville Jan. 25 Southwestern Louisiana Jan. 25 *Tennessee Feb. 14 Wake Forest Feb. 15 North Carolina State Feb. 22 Mississippi State Feb. 27 Southeast Louisiana Feb. 28 South Alabama Mar. 1 Georgia Southern Mar. 5 UAB Mar. 11 Florida State Mar. 12 *Florida Mar. 14 Murray State Mar. 17 Tennessee Tech Mar. 20 Southern Illinois Mar. 21 Louisville Mar. 26 Clemson Mar. 28 Minnesota April 4 Northeast Louisiana

(20-8) (4-6) W 6-3 W 5-4 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 5-1 W 7-2 W 5-1 W 8-1 W 5-1 W 9-0 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 5-1 W 5-1 W 8-1 W 5-1 L 4-5 W 5-1 L 2-7

Coach Tommy Wade Fourth in SEC Emory Feb. 16 Georgia Tech Feb. 23 Memphis State Feb. 27 *Mississippi State Mar. 2 Murray State Mar. 3 Wake Forest Mar. 3 Southern Methodist Mar. 6 Arizona Mar. 7 Texas A & M Mar. 8 Arkansas-Little Rock Mar. 8 Arkansas Mar. 9 SW Louisiana Mar. 12 Lander College Mar. 15 Florida State Mar. 16 *Florida Mar. 19 Texas Christian Mar. 22 South Florida Mar. 25 *Mississippi State Wichita State Pepperdine

1988

1987

1985

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

(18-11) (9-3) W 7-2 L 3-6 W 6-0 L 2-7 L 4-5 L 1-5 W 6-1 W 5-1 L 4-5 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 4-5 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 1-5 W 5-4 L 1-5 W 6-3 W 5-4 W 6-0 L 4-5 L 4-5 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 5-4 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 6-3 (20-11) (7-3) W 6-0 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 8-1 L 1-8 W 6-1 L 4-5 W 5-3 L 3-5 W 5-4 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 5-1 W 7-2 W 6-3 L 2-7

1984

South Carolina Arkansas-Little Rock NE Louisiana Louisiana Tech *LSU *Kentucky *Vanderbilt *Mississippi *Auburn *Georgia *Tennessee

Coach Tommy Wade Third in SEC Jan. 21 Kentucky Feb. 2 Stanford Feb. 4 Utah Feb. 26 Southern Methodist Mar. 1 Texas Christian Mar. 1 Trinity Texas A & M Mar. 7 Landor College Texas Mar. 8 *Vanderbilt Mar. 9 Memphis State Mar. 14 SW Louisiana Mar. 16 West Texas State Mar. 17 *LSU Mar. 18 Indiana Mar. 22 South Florida Mar. 24 Austin Peay State Mar. 25 South Alabama Mar. 29 South Carolina Mar. 30 *Florida Mar. 31 *Georgia April 1 *Tennessee April 6 *Florida April 7 Florida State April 10 *Georgia April 13 *Auburn April 14 Arkansas-Little Rock Miami *Mississippi April 18 *Tennessee Georgia Tech Kentucky

1983

Coach Tommy Wade Second in SEC Mar. 2 Brigham Young Mar. 3 Arkansas Mar. 3 Tulsa Mar. 5 *Auburn Mar. 6 Texas Christian Mar. 13 South Florida Mar. 14 Central Florida Mar. 16 *Florida Mar. 18 South Alabama Mar. 19 Texas A & M Mar. 28 *LSU Mar. 31 South Alabama April 2 *Auburn April 3 *Tennessee April 4 Murray State

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

( 20-12) (6-5) W 5-4 L 4-5 W 6-3 L 2-7 W 6-0 L 3-5 L 2-7 W 9-0 L 2-5 W 8-0 W 8-1 L 2-7 W 8-1 L 3-6 W 5-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-2 W 5-1 L 3-6 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 8-1 L 3-6 L 2-7 W 5-2 W 9-0 L 4-5 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 7-2

(20-4) (7-2) W 7-2 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 5-2 W 5-4 W 5-1 W 7-2 W 7-1 W 6-3 L 3-6 L 2-7 W 5-4 W 7-2 L 3-6 W 8-1


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*Mississippi State *Vanderbilt Memphis State SW Louisiana Tulane *Kentucky Murray State Georgia *Mississippi

1982

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

Coach Armistead Neely Third in SEC Feb. 12 Murray State Feb. 13 Tennessee-Chattanooga Mar. 3 Arizona State Mar. 4 TCU Mar. 5 Oklahoma State Mar. 5 Arizona Mar. 9 Trinity Mar. 13 South Florida Mar. 15 Miami Mar. 20 North Carolina Mar. 24 Georgia Southern Mar. 26 *LSU Mar. 30 *Vanderbilt April 1 Florida International April 2 Samford April 3 South Alabama April 9 *Mississippi April 10 Florida State April 13 *Mississippi April 15 *Tennessee *Kentucky *Florida

(14-8) (4-3) W 8-1 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 1-5 L 2-5 L 0-6 L 2-7 W 6-1 L 3-6 W 5-4 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 6-3 L 4-5 L 2-7 W 6-3 L 4-5

Coach Armistead Neely Second in SEC Feb. 20 Austin Peay State Feb. 26 Birmingham-Southern Feb. 28 Louisiana Tech Mar. 3 Alabama State Mar. 7 *Florida Mar. 8 South Florida Mar. 10 Miami Mar. 11 Rollins College Mar. 13 Florida State Mar. 23 Wake Forest Mar. 25 Samford Mar. 26 Tennessee-Martin Mar. 30 *Mississippi Mar. 30 Jefferson State April 6 SW Louisiana April 8 Jackson April 11 *Tennessee April 13 *LSU April 15 *Mississippi State April 17 *Auburn April 18 *Kentucky April 20 *Vanderbilt April 22 South Alabama April 24 *Georgia

(20-4) (7-2) W 9-0 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 5-4 W 7-2 L 3-6 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 9-0 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 7-0 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 4-5 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 9-0 L 3-6

1981

1980

Coach Armistead Neely Fifth in SEC Feb. 16 *Auburn Mar. 1 William & Mary Mar. 7 Penn State Mar. 9 Davidson Mar. 10 Furman Mar. 11 North Carolina Mar. 12 North Carolina State Mar. 21 Samford Mar. 24 Southern Miss Mar. 28 Memphis State Mar. 31 Florida State April 2 UAB April 10 *Kentucky April 12 *Tennessee April 15 Jefferson State April 11 SW Louisiana April 19 *LSU April 21 *Georgia April 26 *Florida May 8 Miami May 10 *Auburn May 12 *Mississippi May 13 Mississippi State

( 13-10) (3-6) L 1-5 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 5-4 L 4-5 L 0-8 W 8-1 W 9-0 L 2-7 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 8-1 L 2-7 W 9-0 W 5-4 L 3-6 L 4-5 L 4-5 L 0-9 L 0-9 W 6-3 W 6-3

Coach Armistead Neely Seventh in SEC Mar. 2 NE Louisiana Mar. 4 North Carolina State Mar. 10 *at Florida Mar. 12 at South Florida Mar. 14 at Miami Mar. 15 at Columbia Mar. 16 at Rollins College Mar. 18 at Florida State Mar. 21 Samford Mar. 23 *at Georgia Mar. 29 South Carolina April 1 SW Louisiana April 11 *LSU April 13 at Houston April 14 at Pan American April 16 at Trinity April 20 *Kentucky April 21 *Auburn April 23 *Vanderbilt May 9 Memphis State May 13 *Mississippi State May 14 Alabama College

(11-11) (2-5) W 9-0 L 2-7 L 3-6 W 6-3 L 3-6 L 2.5-5.5 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 9-0 L 0-9 W 5-4 W 6-3 L 1-8 L 1-8 W 5-4 L 1-7 W 7-2 L 3-6 W 7-2 L 4-5 L 2-7 W 8-1

Coach Armistead Neely Sixth in SEC Feb. 12 *at Vanderbilt Feb. 24 Samford Mar. 3 MTSU Mar. 11 at Presbyterian Mar. 13 at Furman Mar. 14 at North Carolina State Mar. 15 at Duke Mar. 17 at South Carolina Mar. 22 Southern Illinois Mar. 28 Wisconsin Mar. 31 at SW Louisiana

(15-8) (4-5) W 5-4 W 7-2 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 8-1 L 4-5 W 8-1 L 3-6 W 7-2 W 6-0 W 6-3

1979

1978

April 1 April 2 April 7 April 8 April 10 April 14 April 15 April 17 April 19 April 23 April 25 April 28

*at LSU at NE Louisiana Georgia Tech *Florida Washington & Lee *Tennessee *Kentucky Florida State *Georgia *Mississippi State *Mississippi *Auburn

1977

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

Coach Bill McClain Third in SEC Feb. 20 Clemson Mar. 6 *Vanderbilt Mar. 9 *Mississippi State Mar. 12 *Florida Mar. 14 Wake Forest Mar. 15 Yale Mar. 17 Miami Mar. 19 Florida State Mar. 24 South Carolina Mar. 31 Houston April 2 Trinity April 6 Northeast Louisiana April 13 *Mississippi April 16 *Georgia April 18 Georgia Tech April 21 *Vanderbilt April 25 *Tennessee April 30 *LSU May 8 Southern California May 12 *Auburn May 15 *Kentucky

(13-8) (7-3) W 6-3 W 6-0 W 6-3 L 4-5 L 4-5 W 7-2 L 2-7 W 9-0 L 3-6 W 5-4 L 1-8 W 8-1 W 6-3 L 1-8 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 7-2 L 2-7 L 1-8 W 7-2 W 9-0

Coach Bill McClain First in SEC Mar. 1 *Mississippi Mar. 7 Penn State Mar. 8 North Carolina State Mar. 9 Furman Mar. 10 Wake Forest Mar. 11 Clemson Mar. 14 Houston Mar. 19 Tennessee Tech Mar. 19 Eastern Kentucky Mar. 20 Ohio State Mar. 21 *Georgia Mar. 27 *Tennessee April 2 *LSU April 3 SW Louisiana April 4 NE Louisiana April 8 *Mississippi State April 10 *Auburn April 11 Florida State April 12 Georgia Tech April 15 Trinity April 17 *Vanderbilt April 18 MTSU April 20 Pan American April 25 MTSU May 1 Samford May 5 Michigan

(23-3) (7-0) W 5-4 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 8-1 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 9-0 L 2-7 W 8-1 W 9-0 L 4-5 W 8-1 W 7-0 W 7-2

1976

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1975

Coach Bill McClain Fourth in SEC Feb. 2 at Samford Mar. 3 at Trinity Mar. 4 at Texas Mar. 5 at Southern Methodist Mar. 7 Houston Mar. 8 Pan American Mar. 11 Missouri Mar. 12 Austin Peay State Mar. 17 Clemson Mar. 21 Southern Illinois Mar. 21 *Mississippi Mar. 22 Mercy Hurst Mar. 22 *Vanderbilt Mar. 25 Illinois Mar. 27 *Florida State Mar. 29 *Florida Mar. 11 *Kentucky Mar. 12 *Tennessee Mar. 14 Austin Peay State Mar. 16 *Auburn Mar. 17 *LSU Mar. 19 *Georgia Mar. 21 Georgia Tech Mar. 23 Pepperdine

(16-8) (4-5) W 7-2 L 3-6 L 3-6 L 2-7 W 5-4 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 6-0 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 4-5 L 3-6 L 4-5 L 3-6 W 8-1 W 9-1 W 6-3 L 3-6 W 9-0 W 5-4

Coach Bill McClain Third in SEC Feb. 25 Southern Methodist Mar. 4 Huntingdon College Mar./9 Samford Mar. 11 Houston Mar. 13 Missouri Mar. 13 Kansas Mar. 18 *Florida Mar. 22 *at Mississippi Mar. 23 *at Vanderbilt Mar. 24 Michigan State Mar. 30 *at Georgia Mar. 31 Pan American April 9 at Clemson April 10 at Furman April 10 at Edinboro State April 19 *at LSU April 20 at Tulane April 21 at Northeast Louisiana April 23 *at Mississippi State April 26 *Auburn April 27 Florida State May 7 at Samford

(16-6) (4-3) L 1-8 W 9-0 W 7-2 L 3-6 W 8-1 W 4-2 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 7-2 L 4-7 W 8-4 W 8-1 W 8-0 W 9-0 L 4-5 W 7-2 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-2 W 8-1

1974

1973

Coach Bill McClain Second in SEC Mar. 2 Wake Forest Mar. 5 Memphis State Mar. 7 Marshall Mar. 13 Indiana Mar. 15 Arkansas Mar. 17 *Mississippi Mar. 17 *at LSU Mar. 19 Austin Peay State Mar. 20 Michigan State Mar. 24 *Kentucky

(18-5) (5-0) L 4-5 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 7-1 W 9-0


Mar. 27 Mar. 31 April 1 April 2 April 3 April 11 April 13 April 13 April 14 April 19 April 21 April 24 April 26

*Auburn at Southern Methodist at Texas A & M at Rice at Trinity Presbyterian at Southern Illinois at Missouri at Michigan at Columbus College *at Florida South Alabama at Samford

1972

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

Coach Bill McClain Fourth in SEC Feb. 19 Samford Mar. 3 Wake Forest Mar. 4 Furman Mar. 11 Austin Peay State Mar. 14 at Samford Mar. 15 Hawaii Mar. 18 *Georgia Mar. 19 Minnesota Mar. 20 Minnesota Mar. 21 Michigan State Mar. 22 Michigan State Mar. 24 *LSU Mar. 24 *at Mississippi Mar. 25 Southern Illinois Mar. 25 at Memphis State Mar. 28 at Houston Mar. 31 at Tennessee Tech April 1 *at Tennessee April 2 *at Vanderbilt April 4 *at Kentucky April 5 at Middle Tennessee State April 7 *Florida April 8 Georgia Tech April 11 at South Alabama April 12 *at Mississippi State April 14 *at Auburn April 15 Columbus College April 21 *at LSU April 22 at Tulane April 25 *Mississippi State April 26 Samford May 5 *Auburn May 6 Florida State May 6 South Alabama

(27-7) (8-4) W 7-2 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 6-1 W 5-3 W 9-0 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 7-1 W 9-0 W 7-2 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 5-4 W 6-3 L 2-7 W 8-1 L 3-6 W 9-0 W 6-3 W 8-1 W 6-3 W 9-0 W 8-1 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 8-1 L 4-5 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-4 W 5-4 L 4-5 W 9-0

Coach Bill McClain Fifth in SEC Mar. 3 Northwood Mar. 10 Memphis State Austin Peay State Mar. 14 *at Mississippi State Austin Peay State Mar. 20 *Tennessee Mar. 24 Michigan State Mar. 26 Southern Illinois Western Illinois Mar. 27 William & Mary Mar. 31 Southern Miss April 4 Illinois St.

(19-12-1) (5-4-1) W 7-2 L 3-6 W 8-0 W 5-4 W 8-2 L 4-5 L 3-6 L 3-6 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 9-0 W 7-2

1971

April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 12 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 21 April 23 April 23 April 26 April 27 April 28 May 1 May 1 May 2 May 3

at Jacksonville *at Florida at Florida State *at Auburn South Alabama Eastern Michigan *Kentucky at Georgia Tech *at Georgia at Columbus College at Samford at Springhill College at South Alabama *Mississippi State Samford *Auburn *LSU *Mississippi Tulane Tennessee Tech

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1970

Coach Bill McClain Eighth in SEC Mar. 16 Samford Mar. 18 Birmingham-Southern Westchester Street Mar. 20 Furman Mar. 24 Indiana State Mar. 24 *Vanderbilt Mar. 25 Illinois State Mar. 26 Southern Miss Mar. 27 Tulane Mar. 28 *LSU Wisconsin April 10 Oglethorpe April 11 *Georgia April 15 Springhill Southwestern (Tenn.) April18 Memphis State April 21 Columbus College April 22 Birmingham-Southern April 25 *Auburn April 28 *Mississippi

1969

Coach Dale Anderson Eighth in SEC Mar. 15 Birmingham-Southern Mar. 19 David Lipscomb Mar. 20 *Georgia Mar. 31 Columbus College April 7 Tulane April 11 *at Mississippi April 12 *at Mississippi State April 18 at Springhill April 19 South Alabama April 24 *Auburn April 28 Southern Miss April 30 *at Auburn

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

( 10-10) (1-4) W 9-0 W 9-0 W 8-0 L 1-5 L 4-5 L 1-8 W 8-1 W 6-3 L 1-8 L 1-8 L 0-9 W 7-2 L 0-9 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 3-6 L 0-9 W 7-2 W 6-3 L 1 .5-7.5 W W L L L W L L W W W W

(7-5) (3-2) 9-0 9-0 0-9 3-6 0-9 5-4 3-6 4-5 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3

1968

Coach Dale Anderson Seventh in SEC *Mississippi State Mar. 25 Birmingham-Southern Mar. 27 *Vanderbilt Mar. 29 Kalamazoo Mar. 30 at Birmingham-Southern April 5 Florida State April 6 *at Georgia April 11 *Tennessee April 12 at Southern Miss April 20 at Samford April 25 *Auburn April 26 South Carolina April 27 Samford April 29 *Mississippi State April 30 *at Auburn May 2 *Mississippi State

(4-10) (0-6) L 0-9 W 6-3 L 2-7 L 1-8 W 8-1 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 0-9 W 6-2 W 8-1 L 4-5 L 2-7 W 4-1 L 1-8 L 4-5 L 1-8

Coach Bill Mallory Eighth in SEC Sewanee Mar. 18 Birmingham-Southern Mar. 25 *Florida Mar. 31 Birmingham-Southern April 1 Illinois April 4 Southern Miss April 7 *Tennessee April 8 *Vanderbilt April 13 Murray State April 18 *Georgia April 22 *Auburn April 26 Southern Miss April 28 *Auburn May 5 *Mississippi May 6 *Mississippi State

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

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

Coach Earl Baumgardner Seventh in SEC Mar. 19 Florida State Mar. 25 *Mississippi State Mar. 29 *Mississippi April 1 *Auburn April 8 *Tennessee April 12 Eastern Kentucky April 13 Wisconsin April 14 *Auburn April 15 *Georgia April 22 *LSU April 23 Tulane April 28 Southern Miss April 29 Pensacola Naval Station April 30 Murray State

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

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

Coach Earl Baumgardner 10th in SEC Mar. 19 *Tulane Mar. 20 *LSU Mar. 27 Pensacola Naval Station April 2 *Mississippi State April 3 Emory April 6 *Auburn April 9 Springhill College

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(8-6) (4-3) 0-6 5-4 3-6 0-9 5-4 6-3 8-1

1967

1966

1965

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April 10 April 15 April 16 April 23 April 24 April 30 May 1

*Georgia Southern Miss *Auburn Springhill Pensacola Naval Station *Vanderbilt Murray State

1964

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

Coach Jason Morton Fifth in SEC Mar. 16 *Vanderbilt Mar. 18 David Lipscomb Mar. 21 Kalamazoo Mar. 21 Springhill College Mar. 26 *at Georgia Mar. 27 Ohio State Mar. 27 at Furman Mar. 28 at Presbyterian April 1 Washington (MO) April 4 Sewanee April 6 at Georgia Tech April 10 *at Auburn April 11 *Tulane April 16 at Southern Miss April 17 at Springhill April 18 at Pensacola Naval April 25 *LSU April 28 *Auburn

(15-3) (4-2) W 9-0 W 8-1 W 6-3 W 7-0 L 2-7 W 7-3 W 9-0 W 5-4 W 7-2 W 7-2 L 2-6 W 9-0 L 0-9 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 7-2 W 8-0

Coach Jason Morton Third in SEC Springhill College Pensacola Naval Station Virginia Tech *at Auburn *at Mississippi State *at Mississippi Amherst *Georgia at Southern Miss *Georgia Tech Clemson Murray State at Springhill College *at Tulane *at LSU *Auburn *Mississippi *Mississippi State *at Vanderbilt at Sewanee

(15-5) (7-5) W 9-0 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 8-1 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 8-1 L 3-6 W 8-1 L 2.5-6.5 L 3-6 W 8-1 W 9-0 L 0-9 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 5-4 W 7.5-1.5 W 8-1

Coach Jason Morton Fifth in SEC Mar. 16 at Howard Mar. 19 *Vanderbilt Mar. 22 at Southern Mississippi Mar. 23 at Springhill Mar. 24 at Pensacola Naval Station Mar. 29 Sewanee April 6 *Auburn April 7 *Mississippi April 12 *Mississippi State April 17 *at Auburn

(13-2) (7-0) W 7-2 W 5-4 L 2-5 W 8-1 L 3-6 W 8-1 W 9-0 W 8-1 W 8-1 W 9-0

1963

1962


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1961

*at Mississippi State Springhill College Howard *at Mississippi at Southwestern (Tenn.)

W W W W W

8-1 6-3 8-1 9-0 8-1

Coach Jason Morton Eighth in SEC Mar. 15 at Howard Mar. 17 at Memphis State Mar. 18 at Southwestern (Tenn.) Mar. 20 Springhill College Mar. 24 *at Auburn Mar. 28 *Mississippi April 6 *at Mississippi State April 7 *at Mississippi April 11 at Birmingham-Southern April 13 *Auburn April 15 *at Vanderbilt April 20 *Tennessee April 21 at Springhill College April 22 at Pensacola Jr. College April 28 at Alabama College April 29 Florida State May 3 *Mississippi State May 5 Howard May 9 Birmingham-Southern

( 8-10-1) (3-4-1) L 2-7 L 4-5 W 6-3 L 2-5 T 3-3 W 8-1 L 0-9 W 7-2 W 9-0 W 7-2 L 4-5 L 3-6 L 4-5 W 9-0 W 9-0 L 0-9 L 4-5 L 4-5 W 8-1

Coach Rafael del Valle No SEC Finish Mar. 19 Southern Illinois Mar. 24 Howard Mar. 29 *Mississippi Mar. 31 at Birmingham-Southern April 6 Alabama College April 7 at Howard April 9 *Kentucky April 20 Southwestern (Tenn.) April 21 Alabama College April 22 *at Mississippi State April 23 *Vanderbilt April 26 *Auburn April 26 *Auburn May 5 *Mississippi May 6 Springhill May 10 Birmingham-Southern

(5-11) (1-6) L 0-9 L 3-6 L 0-9 W 7-2 W 9-0 L 0-8 W 6-3 L 2-7 W 9-0 L 1-8 L 1-8 L 4-5 L 1-8 L 2-7 L 3-4 W 8-1

1960

1959

Coach Rafael del Valle No SEC Finish Mar. 12 *Mississippi State Mar. 14 Pensacola Jr. College Mar. 19 Howard Mar. 23 Southern Illinois April 4 *Mississippi April 7 *at Mississippi State* April 9 at Howard April 15 *Auburn April 20 *at Auburn April 21 Birmingham-Southern April 23 *at Mississippi May 1 Springhill

(2-10) (0-6) L 0-9 W 9-0 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 1-8 L 0-9 L 0-9 L 1-8 L 1-8 W 5-2 L 0-9 L 3-4

1958

Coach Rafael del Valle No SEC Finish Mar. 18 Howard Mar. 22 at Springhill College Mar. 27 *at Mississippi State Mar. 29 Georgia State April 1 *at Auburn April 10 *Mississippi April 12 Murray State April 15 Howard April 17 *Vanderbilt April 19 *Georgia

L W L L W L L L L L

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

L L W L L L W L L L W

(3-8) (1-6) 2-6 1-8 5-4 1-7 2-7 2-6 6-1 3-6 2-7 1-8 8-1

Coach C. de la Menardiere No SEC Finish Mar. 14 *at Mississippi State Mar. 19 Marion Institute Mar. 21 Southern Illinois Mar. 24 Maxwell Field April 7 Milsaps April 12 at Birmingham-Southern April 19 *Auburn April 24 Birmingham-Southern April 27 *Mississippi State April 28 *Vanderbilt May 1 *at Auburn 4/28 *Vanderbilt 5/1 *at Auburn 5/10 *Georgia

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

(7-5) (3-3) 8-0 9-0 5-4 2-7 0-9 9-0 6-3 9-0 3-6 2-7 7-2 2-7 7-2 0-9

Coach Rafael del Valle No SEC Finish Mar. 31 Birmingham-Southern April 4 Indiana April 5 *Mississippi April 13 at Auburn April 18 *Mississippi State April 28 *at Mississippi State April 29 *Auburn April 30 Sewanee

W L L

(1-6) (0-4) 9-0 0-9 1-8

L L L L

2-7 0-9 0-9 1-8

1957

Coach Eugene Lambert Ninth in SEC Mar. 13 *Mississippi State Mar. 15 Pensacola Naval Station Mar. 20 Southwestern (Tenn.) Mar. 25 *Georgia Tech Mar. 26 *at Georgia Mar. 27 *at Georgia Tech April 13 Springhill College April 15 Howard April 20 *at Vanderbilt April 24 *at Mississippi State April 26 *Auburn

1956

1955

1954

Coach Rafael del Valle Sixth in SEC Mar. 18 Marion Institute Mar. 22 Springhill College April 5 Michigan April 7 *at Mississippi State April 10 Concordia April 13 Indiana April 14 Southwestern (Tenn.) April 15 *Tennessee April 17 *Vanderbilt April 20 *Mississippi State April 22 *Georgia Tech April 23 *Auburn April 27 *Georgia April 29 *at Auburn May 1 Sewanee

1953

Coach C. de la Menardiere Sixth in SEC Mar. 21 Davidson Mar. 23 at Springhill College Mar. 30 Indiana Mar. 31 Southwestern (Tenn.) April 1 LSU* April 7 *at Mississippi State April 17 at Sewanee April 19 Vanderbilt April 23 *Mississippi State April 24 Marion Institute April 25 *Auburn April 29 *at Auburn May 1 *at Georgia Tech May 2 *at Georgia May 5 *Tennessee May 6 *Florida

1952

Coach C. de la Menardiere No SEC Finish Mar. 29 Concordia April 1 *at Mississippi State April 5 *Georgia Tech April 7 *Mississippi State April 14 Western Michigan April 18 at Sewanee April 19 *at Vanderbilt April 24 *Auburn April 29 *at Auburn May 6 *at LSU May 7 *at Tulane

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1951

(5-10) (1-7) W 9-0 W 7-0 L 1-8 L 1-8 W 7-0 L 0-7 W 5-3 L 0-9 L 2-7 L 1-8 L 0-8 L 0-6 W 5-2 L 2-6 L 3-6

Coach C. de la Menardiere Fifth in SEC *Vanderbilt Concordia Indiana *Georgia Tech Illinois-Normal Birmingham-Southern *Mississippi State *Auburn *LSU *Tulane *Auburn Sewanee Birmingham-Southern *Mississippi State *Georgia

(3-12) (0-9) L 0-9 W 7-0 L 0-9 W 7-2 L 0-9 L 1-8 L 2-7 L 0-9 L 3-6 W 9-0 L 2-6 L 2-5 L 1-8 L 3-6 L 1-8 L 0-9

1950

W L L L L L L W W L L

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

Coach Lee Shapiro Sixth in SEC Mar. 24 Springhill College Mar. 31 at Springhill College April 3 Birmingham-Southern April 5 *LSU April 7 *Mississippi State April 8 *at Auburn April 13 Western Michigan April 14 *at LSU April 15 *at Tulane April 20 *Auburn April 22 Sewanee April 29 *at Mississippi State May 3 at Birmingham-Southern May 6 !Pensacola Naval Station May 10 at Sewanee

1949

Coach Lee Shapiro Fifth in SEC April 8 *Mississippi State April 14 Birmingham-Southern April 16 Howard April 18 *Auburn April 21 Michigan State April 25 *Auburn Aril 30 Birmingham Civic Club May 4 Howard May 7 *Mississippi State Legend *Denotes Conference Match +Denotes Conference Tournament #Denotes NCAA Tournament

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

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

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

(7-8) (4-2) 5-2 4-5 1-8 3-6 7-2 6-1 5-4 7-2 2-5 7-1 8-1 3-6 2-7

L 1-6

W W W W W W L W W

(8-1) (4-0) 6-0 9-0 9-0 6-1 6-3 7-2 2-7 7-0 6-0


Year-By-Year Results Alabama’s All-Time Record vs. Opponents (Won 740, Lost 546, Tied 2)

Alabama’s Year-by-Year Record SEC National Year Coach Record Finish Ranking 1949 Lee Shapiro 8-1 Fifth — 1950 Lee Shapiro 7-8 Sixth — 1951 C. de la Manardiere 9-6 Fifth — 1952 C. de la Manardiere 3-8 Sixth — 1953 C. de la Manardiere 3-12 Sixth — 1954 Rafael del Valle 5-10 Sixth — 1955 Rafael del Valle 1-6 * — 1956 C. de la Manardiere 7-5 * — 1957 Eugene Lambert 3-8 Ninth — 1958 Rafael del Valle 2-8 * — 1959 Rafael del Valle 2-10 * — 1960 Rafael del Valle 5-11 * — 1961 Jason Morton 8-10-1 Eight — 1962 Jason Morton 13-2 Fifth — 1963 Jason Morton 15-5 Third — 1964 Jason Morton 15-3 Fifth — 1965 Earl Baumgardner 8-6 10th — 1966 Earl Baumgardner 5-9 Seventh — 1967 Bill Mallory 7-7 Sixth — 1968 Dale Anderson 4-10 Seventh — 1969 Dale Anderson 7-5 Eighth — ^1970 Bill McClain 10-10 Eighth — 1971 Bill McClain 19-11-1 Fifth — 1972 Bill McClain 27-7 Fourth — 1973 Bill McClain 18-5 Second No. 16 1974 Bill McClain 16-6 Third No. 12 1975 Bill McClain 16-8 Fourth No. 19 1976 Bill McClain 23-3 First No. 28 1977 Bill McClain 13-8 Third — 1978 Armistead Neely 15-8 Sixth — 1979 Armistead Neely 11-11 Seventh — 1980 Armistead Neely 13-9 Fifth — 1981 Armistead Neely 20-4 Second — 1982 Armistead Neely 14-8 Third — 1983 Tommy Wade 20-4 Second No. 14 1984 Tommy Wade 20-12 Third No. 16 1985 Tommy Wade 20-11 Fourth No. 22 1986 Tommy Wade 18-11 Fourth No. 19 1987 Tommy Wade 20-8 Fifth No. 19 1988 Tommy Wade 17-10 Eighth No. 21 1989 John Kreis 18-8 Fourth No. 11 #1990 John Kreis 16-12 Fifth No. 18 1991 John Kreis 11-14 Eighth — 1992 John Kreis 9-13 Eighth — 1993 John Kreis 19-5 Third No. 9 1994 John Kreis 7-17 11th No. 34 1995 Joey Rivé 1-22 12th — 1996 Joey Rivé 15-12 Seventh No. 28 1997 Joey Rivé 16-11 Seventh No. 21 1998 Adam Steinberg 13-12 10th No. 22 1999 Adam Steinberg 17-11 Fifth No. 18 2000 Adam Steinberg 5-17 11th No. 50 2001 Adam Steinberg 19-9 11th No. 19 2002 Adam Steinberg 15-8 Sixth No. 18 2003 Billy Pate 19-10 Sixth No. 15 2004 Billy Pate 10-15 12th --2005 Billy Pate 10-15 12th No. 56 2006 Billy Pate 14-13 Eighth No. 40 2007 Billy Pate 22-8 T-Third No. 14 2008 Billy Pate 19-10 Fifth No. 24 * Alabama did not compete due to conflict with final exams ^ 1970 was the first year the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association began compiling its national rankings # SEC changed the format of the championship tournament to team dual play rather than individual and team championships

Opponent Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Alabama College Alabama State Amherst Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Arkansas-Little Rock Auburn Austin Peay State Baylor Birmingham Civic Club Birmingham Southern Boise State Brigham Young (BYU) Brigham Young - Hawaii Cal-Irvine Cal-Los Angeles (UCLA) Cal-Santa Barbara Central Florida Clemson Colorado Columbus College Columbia Concordia David Liscomb Davidson College Drake Duke Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan East Tennessee State (ETSU) Edinboro State Emory Florida Florida Atlantic Florida International Florida State Fresno State Furman Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Hampton Harvard Hawaii Houston Huntingdon College Illinois Illinois-Normal Illinois State Indiana Indiana State Jackson State Jacksonville Jacksonville State Jefferson State Kalamazoo Kansas Kentucky Lander College Long Beach State Louisiana State Louisiana Tech Louisville Marion Institute Marist Marshall Maxwell Field Memphis State Mercy Hurst Miami Michigan Michigan State

Series Began

UA-Opp.

Opponent

1980 1960 1981 1963 1982 1982 1973 1984 1949 1971 2000 1949 1949 1999 1983 1999 2008 1990 1988 1983 1963 2006 1969 1979 1951 1964 1953 1992 1978 1966 1971 1992 1974 1965 1953 1997 1982 1961 1998 1964 1951 1982 1958 1951 1999 1991 1972 1972 1974 1967 1951 1970 1951 1991 1981 1971 2000 1980 1964 1974 1960 1984 1986 1950 1981 1986 1953 2003 1973 1956 1961 1975 1977 1954 1949

14-4 4-0 1-0 1-0 2-2 1-3 11-9 4-0 54-29-1 9-0 0-3 0-1 20-4 2-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 2-0 3-0 8-3 1-0 2-2 2-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 17-28 0-1 2-0 13-9 1-0 12-1 8-48 2-0 6-1 9-11 1-0 3-1 3-0 3-4 1-0 1-2 1-0 1-0 6-6 0-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 22-17-1 2-0 2-0 18-32 3-0 5-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 7-5 1-0 8-9 3-4 7-1

Middle Tennessee State Millsaps Minnesota Mississippi Mississippi State Missouri Murray State Nevada-Las Vegas New Mexico Northeast Louisiana North Carolina North Carolina State Northwestern Notre Dame Norwood Oglethorpe Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oregon Pan American Penn State Pensacola Junior College Pensacola Naval Station Pepperdine Presbyterian Princeton Rice Rollins College Samford San Diego Sewanee South Alabama South Carolina Southeast Louisiana Southern California South Florida Southern Illinois S. Illinois-Carbondale SMU Southern Mississippi Southwestern Louisiana Southwestern (Tenn.) Springhill College Stanford Tennessee Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Texas Texas A&M TCU Trinity College Troy Tulane Tulsa Utah Vanderbilt Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington Washington (Mo.) Washington & Lee Westchester Street Western Illinois Western Michigan West Texas State West Virginia Wichita State William & Mary Winthrop Wisconsin Yale

MEN’S - 63 - TENNIS

Series Began

UA-Opp.

1972 1956 1972 1954 1949 1973 1958 1990 1996 1974 1980 1976 1990 1990 1971 1970 1964 1990 1982 2006 1974 1976 1959 1957 1975 1964 1999 1973 1979 1949 1990 1950 1969 1968 1987 1989 1979 1956 1989 1973 1962 1976 1953 1950 1984 1953 1982 1981 1971 1975 1973 1982 1973 1996 1950 1983 1984 1951 1999 1994 1963 1972 2008 1964 1978 1970 1971 1950 1984 1988 1985 1971 2007 1966 1977

12-3 0-1 4-3 29-29 30-43 3-0 9-4 1-0 1-1 4-4 4-2 4-2 3-4 2-3 1-0 1-0 3-4 3-0 0-1 1-0 3-1 2-1 2-0 2-6 2-3 3-0 2-0 2-1 2-0 29-9 1-0 4-6 12-1 17-14 3-0 1-1 8-2 7-3 1-0 2-7 23-1 13-6 6-1 15-6 0-1 11-33 2-0 1-0 4-1 0-5 0-6 3-6 1-7 10-0 7-11 1-1 2-0 35-18 0-3 0-2 1-1 6-4 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 4-0 1-0 2-2 1-0


All-Time Roster A

Farra Alford Jack Allison Roberta Alison Dale Anderson John Antonas

B

Charlton Bargeron Tim Bates Maxim Belski Javier Bes Nicolas-John Beuque Juan Carlos Bianchi Charles Bibee Jeff Bingo Creighton Blanchard Steve Bloomberg Charles Bolander Greg Boucher Bill Bowman Ben Bowden Ben Boykin William Boyles Cecil Brandon Christian Brodersen Mark Buckley Daniel Buikema

C

Mike Cahill Mike Campanaro Alex Canavatti Hans Carlson Bryan Cassis Weylu Chang Bob Coons Tom Cooper Miguel Cordova Tony Cox B.J. Crain Cameron Cross Maurice Crowe

D

Luigi D’Agord Carol Dailey Dan Davis Michael Davis Bob Deller Bobby Dickinson Don Dillard Slavko Djukic Ricky Doverspike Matt Drummond

E

Bob Eager Ray Edwards Constantinos Efremoglou Malcolm Elley Mohamed Elwany Tommy English John Evert

F

Akhter Farooq Fred Feinberg Andrew Felsenthal

(1970) (1958) (1963-65) (1966) (1972-73) (1957-58) (1996-97) (2000-03) (2005-08) (2001-02) (1993) (1971-74) (1984-85) (2008-) (1967-69) (1983) (1970-71) (1954) (1986-89) (1948-51) (2000-03) (1991-94) (2001-04) (1979) (2006-pres.)

3L

Alexander City, Ala.

2L

Nassau, Bahamas

1L 4L 1L 1L 4L 2L 1L

Orlando, Fla. Minks Belarus, Russia Zaragoza, Spain Gex, France Maracay, Venezuela Lynchburg, Va. Boca Raton, Fla. Orange Park, Fla.

1L 2L

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Van Nuys, Calif.

4L

Manager — Brundidge

1L 4L 4L 1L 3L

Pensacola, Fla. Charlotte, N.C. Heinsberg, Germany Petersburg, Va. Battle Creek, Mich.

(1971-74) (1985-86) (1991) (1981-84) (1988) (1995-99) (1982) (1956-59) (1964) (1953-54) (1950-51) (1994) (1977-78)

4L 2L 1L 3L 1L 3L 1L

Eagle, Wisc. Monroe, Conn. Monterrey, Mexico Oskalshamn, Sweden Louisville, Ky. Lynnfield, Mass. Glastonbury, Colo.

(2004-05) (1952) (1995) (2008-) (1975-78) (1985) (1972-74) (1994-95) (2008-) (2003-05)

All-Time Crimson Tide Assistant Coaches 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Antonas 1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Pierre 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Vuille 1979-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Masters 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Swindoll 1982-85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hannum 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy Solis 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Stewart 1987-88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Cleary 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Fanelli 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wynand van den Boom 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Swank 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren Ruttenberg 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joey Salerno 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Chase 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Long 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chuck Coleman 1996-99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Young 2000-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tad Berkowitz 2001-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Rincon 2004-08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Nickell 2008-present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bo Hodge Clinton Ferreira Ellis Ferreira Scott Fligel Jerome Fournier Scott France Brad Friedman

G

1L 2L

1L RS 4L 1L 3L 2L 1L 1L

London, Ontario Mobile, Ala. Freeport, Bahamas Naples, Fla. London, England Reno, Nev. Sarasota, Fla. Birmingham, Ala. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia Atlanta, Ga. Jasper, Ala.

Brett Gibson Heath Gibson Speedy Gilstrap Frank Giovanni Tom Givan Ken Goodwin Tripp Gordon Sven Goth Dave Green Mike Green Buddy Greer Mike Grossman Chris Gostek Fernando Guarachi

H

(1961-63) (1951-52) (1986-89) (1979-80) (1992-94) (1970-71) (1979-80)

4L Athens, Greece 2L Wellington, New Zealand 3L Cairo, Egypt 2L Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2L Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

(1972-73) 2L (1963-65) (2005-pres.) 2L

Lahore, Pakistan Memphis, Tenn.

Frank Hahn Gregg Hahn Jim Harris Joe Harvey Rashid Hassan Marc Hayden Jim Heacock Tom Henderson Gavin Hewson Pat Higginbotham Art Hill Bryant Hirsberg

(1986-89) (1988-91) (1989) (1988-91) (1989) (2000-03)

4L 4L 1L 4L 1L 4L

(1991-92) (1994-95) (1975) (1949) (2000-03) (1957-59) (1981-82) (1996) (1949) (1974-75) (1958-60) (1985-86) (2001-04) (1970-71)

2L Manager — Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2L Tuscaloosa, Ala.

(1957-59) (1983-86) (1961) (1979-80) (1996-97) (1993-96) (1967) (1960) (1987) (1960-61) (1956) (1986)

Durban, South Africa Durban, South Africa Charlotte, N.C. Quebec, Canada Atlanta, Ga. Birmingham, Ala.

4L

Atlanta, Ga.

2L 1L

Diablo, Calif. Strullendorf, Germany

2L

St. Petersburg, Fla.

2L 4L 2L

Dallas, Texas London, Ontario Santiago, Chili

4L

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2L 2L 4L

Auckland, New Zealand Harare, Zimbabwe Mobile, Ala.

1L Johannesburg, South Africa

MEN’S - 64 - TENNIS

Gordy Hirsch Merrill Horton Ken Howell Joe Hughes Geoff Hiscox

I

Brian Isern

J

Wayne Jackson Leslie Jacobs Mark Johnson Robert Johnson George Jordan Lonnie Jordan Joseph Jung Michael Jung

K

Paul Kantor Lynwood Keith Frank Kendall, Jr. Tom Kendall Jordie Kindervater Steve Kirson Don Kramer Sheldon Kramer Jimmy Kyle

L

Joe Lane Pete Lanier Russ Lanthorne Jerry Lapidus Lionel Layden Kip Layman Earl LeCroy Henner Lenhardt John Lewis Anders Lindgren Frank Lonshore Chris Lopez Brad Losson

M

Denys Maasdorp Rick MacKay Blake Mallick Billy Mann Joe Maples Alan Marks Sam Massey Tony Matkulak Rhodes Mazer Marco Mazzotta Matt McKelvain Brad McMurray Chris McRae John McWilliams Billy Mertz Mike Miller Tony Miller Monty Mims Stephen Mitchell Manny Morales Tony Morandini Eric Molnar Les Mullins

(1994) (1951) (1956) (1977) (2003)

1L 1L

Birmingham, Ala. Maple, Ontario

(2000-2003) 4L

Amarillo, Texas

(1981) (1967-70) (1993-96) (1977) (1952-56) (1949) (2004-2007) (2007-pres.) (1951) (1959) (1962) (1966-68) (2005-08) (1979-80) (1954-56) (1953) (1950-51)

1L

Rockwood, Canada

4L 1L

Dallas, Texas Eatonville, Fla.

4L 1L

Deerfield Beach, Fla. Atlanta, Ga.

4L St. John’s, Newfoundland 2L Balto, Md.

(1981-82) (1966) (1969-70) (1950-51) (1953) (1993-96) (1953-55) (1984-85) (2008-) (1992-94) (1952-53) (1995-96) (1972-75)

2L

Baltimore, Md.

2L

LaJolla, Calif.

4L

Newport News, Va.

2L 1L 3L

Orlando, Fla. Birmingham, Ala. Ahus, Sweden

2L 4L

Miami, Fla. St. Joseph, Mo.

(1981-82) (1971) (1985) (1960) (1972-74) (1992) (1959) (1989-90) (1953) (1994-96) (1990) (1987-90) (1999-02) (1955-57) (2005-pres.) (1962) (1965) (1971-72) (2001-04) (1969-70) (1978) (2004-05) (1968)

2L 1L 1L

Port Elizabeth, Africa Birmingham, Ala. Sarasota, Fla.

3L

Athens, Ala. Alexandria. La.

2L

Melbourne, Australia

3L 1L 4L 2L 3L 3L

Caracas, Venezuela Fairhope, Ala. Boynton Beach, Fla. Louisville, Ky. Captain, Selma, Ala. Silver Spring, Md.

2L 4L 2L 1L 1L

Jasper, Ala. Capetown, South Africa San Diego, Calif. Ribeirao Preto, Brazil Guelph, Ontario


RJ Murray Jaime Musaleu Saketh Myneni

N

Susheel Narla Cuan Neething

O

George O’Connell Jim Odom Mike O’Leary Graydon Oliver Stefan Olsson Barry Owen

P

Michael Ray Pallares 3L-Leonia, NJ Alton Parker Frank Parsons Alfonso Perez Pat Perrin Walter Perrin Fleming Peterson Steve Pierre Harvey Platt John Pool

R

Mike Reiney Louis Reynolds Walker Reynolds, III Grantland Rice, Jr. David Riggs Stokes Ritchie Ariel Rivero Jeff Robinson John Robinson Francisco Rodriguez Warren Ruttenberg

S

Joao Sacomandi Baura, Brazil Joey Salerno Michael Sass Greg Schweitzer Robert Seraphim Steve Shaw Mike Shore Mike Smith Stewart Smith Mason Snider Andy Solis Robert Sproul Richard Stewart Jack Stewart John Stimpson Taylor Striplin Sammy Struyf Wally Swanson, Jr.

(2004-05) 1L (1962-64) (2007-pres.) 2L (1999-2001) 2L (1978-80) 3L

(1962-64) (1957) (1975-77) (1998-99) (1981-84) (1969-70)

3L 2L 4L 2L

Clearwater, Fla. Andhra Pradesh, India Hyderabad, India Pretoria, South Africa

Houston, Texas Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Karlshamn, Sweden Anchorage, Alaska

(2001-03) (1966) (1961-63) (2000) (1978-80) (1960-61) (1954) (1975-77) (1953-54) (1959) (1985-88) (1956-58) (1967-68) (1949) (1952-55) (1971) (1996-99) (1976-78) (1949) (1997-2000) (1988-92)

1L 3L

Guadalajara, Mexico Richmond, Va.

2L

Panama

4L

Jacksonville, Fla.

Alin Taranga Ed Terrell Mathieu Thibaudeau John Thomas Bill Thompson Dick Thompson Joseph Tommie Joe Travis Phil Turits Matt Turner

V

Sten Van Beurden Wynand van den Boom Louis van Huyssteen Steven Viljoen Mike Voyles Sam Vuille

(1996-99) (1963-65) (2006-pres.) (1968-71) (1971) (1952) (1952-53) (1954) (1955) (1991-94) (1992) (1985-88) (1996) (1985) (1972-73) (1973-75)

4L

Dundee, South Africa

3L 3L 1L

St. Georges, Quebec Dothan Albuquerque, N.M.

2L

Birmingham, Ala.

4L

Knoxville, Tenn.

1L Duivendrecht, Holland 4L Amsterdam, Netherlands 1L Johannesburg, South Africa 1L Johannesburg, South Africa 2L Jacksonville, Fla. 3L St. Petersburg, Fla.

W

Chip Wade Trey Walston Frank Ward Scotty Watson Michael Wennberg Roy White Don Williamson Mark Wilder Clayton Wilson Rick Witsken Bee Wood Roy Woodruff

(1973-76) (2008-pres.) (1968) (1958) (1981-82) (1966) (1986) (1983-84) (1989-90) (1990-93) (1964-65) (1958-59)

Y

Houssam Yassine

Z

Karim Zaher

4L 1L

El Paso, Texas Birmingham, Ala.

2L

Gothenburg, Sweden

2L 2L 4L

Jacksonville, Fla. Tuscaloosa, Carmel, Ind.

(2007-pres.) 2L

Rabat, Morocco

(1996-99)

Chris McRae 1L 4L 3L

Montgomery, Ala. Buenos Aires, Argentina Los Gatos, Calif.

3L 3L

Ascuncion, Paraguay Birmingham, Ala.

1L

Omaha, Neb.

(2003) (1992-93) (1990) (2000) (1977) (1981-82) (1976-78) (1980-82) (1955) (1997-2000) (1982-85) (1995-96) (1961) (1979-82) (1987-90) (2005-08) (2005-08) (1966-67)

T

Mike Cahill

Greg Hahn

Chip  Wade

Brett Gibson

Joe Lane

Joey Salerno

Matt Turner

Ed Terrell

Mark Johnson 1L 2L 3L 3L

London, England Mercer Island, Wash. Brookfield, Wisc.

3L 4L 2L

Tallahassee, Fla. Gainesville, Fla. Birmingham, Ala.

3L 3L 4L 4L

Chagrin Fall, Ohio Mobile, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. Waregem, Belgium

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4L

Cairo, Egypt


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2009 Nike Tennis Camp

2009 Summer Camp Dates: May 31-June 4 June 7-11 June 14-18 (directed by Men’s Asst. Coach Bo Hodge and Women’s Asst. Rahim Esmail)

Roll Tide! Train this summer with Alabama’s best. The University of Alabama’s athletic program is steeped in tradition and pride, which makes this Crimson Tide Nike Tennis Camp an unforgettable experience. The Alabama camp continues to grow and each year sees record attendance. Please register early to ensure your participation before the registration fills up! Campers will train at one of the finest tennis complexes in the nation, which features twelve lighted outdoor courts, and four indoor courts at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility, along with 12 newly-surfaced recreation courts directly across the street – ensuring maximum potential for match play and small coachplayer ratios. Campers also have access to the varsity track, swimming pools, and numerous recreational facilities. Off-court activities include a pizza party, games on the “Quad”, and other social events. The Camp is staffed with some of the best coaches and players across the nation offering a unique opportunity to learn the game regardless of the camper’s skill level. Crimson Tide head men’s coach, Billy Pate directs the camp. In his seventh year as head coach, Pate not only offers unparalleled knowledge and teaching expertise but a long history of tennis coaching and camp experience. Assisting Coach Pate, will be men’s assistant coach, Bo Hodge. He is in his first year with the Tide and offers a wealth of tennis experience as a former college All American before going on to a career on tour as a player and as a coach. Hodge spent 18 months travelling and coaching Venus and Serena Williams along with another year of coaching Mardy Fish, top 20 world ranked men’s tour player. Also, assisting will be women’s assistant Coach Rahim Esmail. Coach Esmail also offers unique experience as a highly ranked collegian player before competing on the pro tour and joining the college coaching ranks. Esmail will coach all three weeks and partner with Coach Hodge to direct week three, June 21-25.

Typical Daily Schedule 7:00am: 8:15m: 8:30am: 8:45am: 9:00am: 11:45am: 1:15pm: 1:30pm: 2:30pm: 4:30pm: 5:15pm: 6:30pm: 10:00pm: 10:15pm:

Wake-up and breakfast Report to courts Jogging/Stretching Warm-ups Coaches’ presentation on technique/strategy Drill Groups with Focus on stroke mechanics, match tactics Lunch jogging/stretching followed by coaches’ presentation point play, matches, games off court speaker (topics include nutrition, mental toughness, fitness, college prep) Afternoon session ends, campers go to dorm Dinner Evening Activity – Includes Night Tennis, games, movies, social on campus, etc. Campers to rooms Lights Out MEN’S - 67 - TENNIS


The Alabama Men’s Tennis Stadium

Left: Alabama head coach Billy Pate receives the USTA Facility Award from USTA-Alabama’s Elaine Francis (left) and Jeff Gray (right).

The University of Alabama Tennis Stadium is among the best collegiate venues in the nation. “We’re very fortunate to be able to train and play in one of the nation’s top facilities,” head coach Billy Pate said. “This gives everything we do, from hosting a tournament to a dual match, from practice and exhibitions and clinics, a first class environment. It also places everything that our coaches and players need to be successful right at our fingertips. I couldn’t be prouder of our complex and what it means to our program.” The facility was recently named one of nine winners of the 25th annual USTA Facility Awards Program, recognizing excellence in the construction and/or renovation of public tennis facilities throughout the country. “We’re awfully proud of that award,” Pate said. “Only two collegiate programs in the nation earned that distinction and it’s great to be one of them.” The outdoor complex features 12 outdoor hard courts with permanent

seating for 2,000. The $4.2 million facility, built in 2004, is composed of a team lounge with plasma TV, a conference room, coaches’ offices, player locker rooms with private restrooms and showers, a full-service athletic training room, and a concession stand with a kitchen. Wireless internet access is available, and the facility is equipped with a sound system and electronic scoreboard. MEN’S - 68 - TENNIS

And while poor weather is a rarity in Tuscaloosa, Alabama does have the convienence of its own indoor facility which is located adjacent to Coleman Coliseum on the Alabama campus. The Hank Crisp Indoor Tennis Facility houses four courts, a players lounge and coaches offices.



2008-09 Men's Tennis Media Guide