June 5, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. -
The Crimson Tide earned its highest final ranking in program history, coming in at No. 6 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. Additionally, four of Alabama's doubles teams were ranked, including NCAA Doubles Champions Maya Jansen
and Erin Routliffe
at No. 1, while five of the Tide's singles players also finished the season in the national standings.
Alabama, after finishing 11th the past two seasons, cracked the top 10 for the first time in the final poll of the season at the No. 6 spot. The Tide went 25-5, its best record under head coach Jenny Mainz, after winning the Southeastern Conference Championship for the first time and advancing to its first NCAA Championship quarterfinals.
Joining All-Americans Jansen and Routliffe in doubles was the Tide's No. 2 pair of Mary Anne Daines and Danielle Spielmann, who rank 36th, UA's No. 3 duo of Luicelena Perez and Emily Zabor at 69 and Routliffe and Spielmann at No. 51.
In singles, Routliffe led the way at No. 65. She was followed by Daines (No. 73), Spielmann (No. 74), Jansen (No. 116) and Perez (No. 123).
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