May 3, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Jarryd Botha and Ricky Doverspike were one of 32 teams selected to the NCAA Doubles Championships, which will begin on May 24 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. This is the 16th time a Crimson Tide duo has been selected for postseason play.
Botha and Doverspike played at the No. 1 doubles position throughout the dual match season for Alabama, where they collected 11 wins. Five of their victories have come against nationally-ranked opponents, including two in the top 10. Last time out, Botha and Doverspike knocked off Tennessee's Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, ranked 10th at the time, in a tiebreaker at the SEC Championship to clinch the doubles point for the Tide. The team will head into the national tournament winners of six of their last seven matches.