Feb. 22, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The men's tennis team will host its final pair of matches before starting the Southeastern Conference portion of its schedule on Saturday when it welcomes Furman and Southern Miss to Tuscaloosa. The matches will take place at the Alabama Tennis Stadium at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT.
The Crimson Tide (7-3) will look to snap its two-match losing skid on Saturday against the Paladins and Golden Eagles. Alabama had started the season 7-1 with its lone setback coming on the road at Wake Forest, 4-3. Leading the way for the Tide is junior Daniil Proskura at No. 3 singles, who carries a 10-0 record in dual matches into the weekend.
Furman (2-4) has not played a match since Feb. 10, when it beat Presbyterian, 5-2. Prior to that, the Paladins had lost four-straight, all coming against ACC and SEC competition. Alabama is 15-1 all-time against Furman, including a 6-1 victory last season.
Southern Miss (7-3) is coming off a 5-2 loss to Tulane, which ended the Golden Eagles' four-match winning streak. The team has been solid at the No. 3 doubles spot, not losing a match all season there, as well as the No. 2 and No. 4 singles positions where Southern Miss holds a combined 15-4 record. The Tide and Golden Eagles last met in 2010, with Alabama winning, 5-2, to improve its overall records against Southern Miss to 24-1.
Live scoring will be available for Saturday's match and can be found by clicking here.