TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The No. 60 University of Alabama women’s tennis team heads on the road for the second consecutive weekend and will face No. 3 Florida and No. 32 South Carolina. The Tide plays the Gators Friday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex before dualing South Carolina Sunday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center.
“This team must stay the course, continue working forward and expecting big things, said Alabama head coach Jenny Mainz. “We have two considerable opportunities this weekend in Florida and South Carolina and we need to be primed and eager for our chances.”
Alabama (5-10, 1-5 SEC) tackles yet another ranked opponent, and the second top 10 team in two matches in No. 3 Florida and the sixth consecutive ranked opponent in No. 32 South Carolina.
Last weekend the Crimson Tide became only the third team this year to win the doubles over the top-ranked Georgia squad.
Florida (13-1, 4-1 SEC) comes into the match after a successful weekend, defeating No. 52 Arkansas and No. 32 LSU. Four Gators figure in the national rankings. They are led by freshman Megan Alexander in the rankings at No. 22. In doubles, Srebrovic and Alexander are No. 28 while Suvak and Benik are No. 59.
Alabama is winless against Florida since the two teams first started competing in 1977.
South Carolina (13-3, 5-1 SEC) is on a five-match winning streak since losing to Georgia in Athens and is led by Gira Schofield at No. 118 and Natasa Vuckovic at No. 125. Last weekend the Gamecocks defeated LSU and Arkansas on the road. The series between Alabama and South Carolina is tied at seven games a piece, starting in 1980.
Live stats will be available for the Florida match www.gatorzone.com and for the South Carolina match at www.uscsports.cstv.com.