Men's Tennis Heads to New York for Doubleheader with Cornell and Harvard

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Daniil Proskura
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Daniil Proskura
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Jan. 31, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The men's tennis team (4-1) travels to Flushing, N.Y., for a doubleheader matchup against the Cornell Big Red (1-0) and the Harvard Crimson (1-1) on Friday. The matches will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at 10 a.m. CT and 6 p.m. CT, respectively.

The men are coming off a long road trip to Winston-Salem, N.C., that saw the Crimson Tide play three matches in two days. Alabama bounced back after a 4-3 loss to Wake Forest on Saturday to pick up wins against New Mexico, 4-1, and Penn State, 4-3, on Sunday.

Senior Jarryd Botha won all three of his singles matches at the No. 1 spot, as did junior Daniil Proskura on court three, to move them to 5-0 overall. Freshman Becker O'Shaughnessey came up big for the Tide, battling through cramps to pull out a three-set victory to help Alabama edge out the Nittany Lions.

The Tide last played Harvard in 2003, in which they defeated the Crimson 4-0, and lead the overall series 3-1. This will be the first match in program history for the men against Cornell.

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