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Alabama Men’s Tennis Kicks Off the 2023 Season at Home with a Saturday Double Header

Alabama Men’s Tennis Kicks Off the 2023 Season at Home with a Saturday Double Header

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama men’s tennis team opens the dual match season Saturday, hosting Samford and Mercer in a double header at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. The Crimson Tide will face the Bulldogs at 11 a.m. CT before battling the Bears at 4 p.m. CT.

Admission to all Alabama tennis matches is free. To welcome back the fans, the Tide will be giving out free Chick-Fil-A to the first 100 fans at this weekend’s matches.

Match Day

  • Saturday, January 14
  • Samford – 11 a.m. CT
  • Mercer – 4 p.m. CT
  • Location: Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility

How to Follow

  • Links to live scoring and the video stream for both matches will be available at
  • Updates will be provided on the team’s Twitter account @AlabamaMTN

Looking Back at the Fall

  • Enzo Aguiard had an impressive fall season, earning an automatic berth to the ITA National Fall Championships after winning the singles draw at the ITA Southern Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • After winning the head-to-head battle 6-3, 6-1 against teammate Roan Jones in the semifinals, Aguiard took a 6-4, 6-1 victory against the No. 5 seed Nemanja Malesevic from Mississippi State in the finals to clinch the regional title 
  • Freshmen Roan Jones started his career with the Tide on a 10-match winning streak before falling to teammate Aguiard in the semifinals of the ITA Southern Regional singles draw
  • Then-No. 33 doubles duo Filip Planinsek and German Samofalov upset the then-No. 10 Portland doubles team of Sema Pankin and Eleftherios Neos 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) in the ITA All-American Championships consolation draw
  • At the team’s home tournament, the Alabama Four-In-The-Fall, Joao Ferreira and Zach Foster competed as a pair and were crowned the champions for their bracket

The Crimson Tide

  • Alabama returns five players from last year’s team in Aguiard, Foster, Planinsek, Samofalov and Ferreira
  • Additionally, UA added three newcomers to its lineup, welcoming freshmen Roan Jones, Matias Ponce De Leon and Yair Sarouk
  • Jones and Ponce De Leon made their debut with the Tide during the fall, while Sarouk will dress in crimson and white for the first time this Saturday
  • Aguiard and Jones are coming into the spring season ranked nationally in singles at 35th and 96th, respectively

Scouting the Competition

  • Alabama hosts Samford and Mercer Saturday in a double header as the Tide kicks off the dual match season at home
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