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Alabama Men’s Tennis Hits the Road to Face No. 5 South Carolina, No. 16 Florida

Alabama Men’s Tennis Hits the Road to Face No. 5 South Carolina, No. 16 Florida

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ––The Alabama men’s tennis (8-6, 0-1 SEC) continues SEC play as the team takes on No. 5 South Carolina (13-1, 2-0 SEC) and No. 16 Florida (6-6, 1-1 SEC) in pair of road matches. The Crimson Tide heads to Columbia, S.C., Friday to face the Gamecocks in a 2 p.m. CT match, before traveling to Gainesville, Fla., to face the Gators at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday.

The Matches

South Carolina:

  • Date: Friday, March 10
  • Time: 2 p.m. CT
  • Location: Columbia, S.C.
  • Venues: Carolina Indoor Tennis Center


  • Date: Sunday, March 12
  • Time: 11 a.m. CT
  • Location: Gainesville, Fla.
  • Venues: Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex

How to Follow

  • A link to live scoring will be available at Updates will be provided on the team’s Twitter account, @AlabamaMTN

About The Crimson Tide

  • Alabama is coming off a loss after falling to then-ranked No. 9 Georgia last Thursday in the team’s SEC opener
  • German Samofalov led the team in the match, securing a three-set victory over then-No. 67 Blake Croyder
  • Enzo Aguiard ranks 63rd in the latest ITA rankings, holding an 18-8 overall record and a 10-3 record at the top of the ladder for the Tide
  • Roan Jones trails close behind with a 9-4 record in the No. 3 spot
  • In doubles, Samofalov and Yair Sarouk lead the team with a 5-1 dual match record

Scouting The Gamecocks

  • The Gamecocks are coming off a win, after bettering No. 4 Ohio State, 4-1, Wednesday afternoon
  • South Carolina has only one loss this dual match season, falling to then-ranked No. 13 Georgia
  • The Gamecocks have four players ranked in singles as Connor Thomson leads the squad ranked No. 5
  • Toby Samuel ranks No. 6, Casey Hoole ranks No. 83 and Raphael Lambling ranks No. 84 to round out the singles lineup
  • No. 1 Toby Samuel and Connor Thomson continue to hold the top position in ITA rankings for the third week in a row as they secure a 7-1 record
  • In doubles, Jake Beasley and James Story rank 22nd nationally with an 11-2 record at the No. 2 spot
  • The Tide and the Gamecocks will go head-to-head for the 46th time in series history with UA holding a 24-21 advantage
  • South Carolina won the last meeting in April 2022, 7-0

Scouting The Gators

  • Florida is ranked 16th entering the match with a 6-6 record and a 1-1 conference record
  • The Gators are coming off a win last Thursday, topping then-ranked No. 34 LSU
  • Florida has also recorded two other wins over ranked opponents,…

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