April 6, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The men's tennis team (12-9, 3-6 SEC) will host its final home match of the 2013 season on Sunday, welcoming the 12th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies (13-11, 4-5 SEC) to Tuscaloosa. The match will begin at Noon CT and will be preceded by a Senior Day ceremony recognizing Harris Barnard and Jarryd Botha.
The Crimson Tide dropped both its matches to a pair of top-15 opponents last week, losing 7-0, on Friday at No. 8 Kentucky before posting a 4-1 loss at No. 14 Vanderbilt on Sunday. Although unable to put up a point on the Wildcats, Alabama came back strong and won a convincing doubles point against the Commodores. Vanderbilt would storm back in singles, however, winning four of the six matches to clinch the team victory. Botha and Stuart Kenyon each pace the Tide in singles on their respective courts, posting a 5-3 record against SEC opponents, while Becker O'Shaughnessey and Daniil Proskura have collected a team-high five wins together in doubles against league foes.
The Aggies have lost their last four matches, most recently at Auburn on Friday. A&M is led in singles by Jeremy Efferding, who has compiled a 5-4 record in SEC play at the top of the lineup. The Aggies have a pair of solid doubles teams in Junior Ore and Jackson Winthrow and Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant that have combined for a record of 11-5 versus league opponents.
Live scoring will be available and can be accessed on the men's tennis page on RollTide.com.