TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of Alabama men’s tennis player Joseph Jung was named SEC Player of the Week for March 11-17, becomming the first member of the squad to earn the honor this season.
Jung, a senior from Atlanta, went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles from the No. 2 slot with two matches unfinished last week. With his efforts, the Crimson Tide made it to the finals of the prestigious Blue Gray National Tournament, eventually falling to No. 7 Notre Dame.
Jung, ranked No. 84 nationally, played two ranked individuals last weekend, in No. 64 Clancy Shields of Boise State and No. 57 Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame. Jung defeated Shields in straight sets and was behind to Parbhu before the match was called.
Jung also received the Sportsmanship Award at the Blue Gray National this weekend to add to his growing list of accomplishments. Jung is the only Alabama player to receive the award since its inception in 1985. With his efforts, Alabama turned in its highest team finish at the tournament since the 1989 squad defeated Kentucky in the finals.
The Crimson Tide is back to SEC action this weekend, traveling to Tennessee on Friday, Mar. 23 and returning home to host Georgia on Sunday, Mar. 25.