NCAA Mens Tennis

Alabama Set to Face Nebraska in Opening Round of ITA Kickoff Weekend

Alabama Set to Face Nebraska in Opening Round of ITA Kickoff Weekend

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –– Featured as the No. 2 seed, the Alabama men’s tennis team will open the Kentucky Regional in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend Tournament Friday against third-seeded Nebraska.

The Tide’s match against the Cornhuskers will be held at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky., Friday, with the first serve scheduled for 4 p.m. CT. The winner of Alabama and Nebraska will play the winner between No. 10 Kentucky and Notre Dame Saturday, while the two losing teams face off in a consolation match.  

The Match

  • Date: Friday, January 26 – Saturday, January 27
  • Time

    • First Round: 4 p.m. CT
    • Second Round: TBD

  • Location: Lexington, Ky.
  • Venue: Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex
  • Live Scoring
  • Live Video

The ITA Kickoff Weekend  

  • Alabama will compete as the No. 2 seed at the Kentucky Regional and will face third-seeded Nebraska in the opening round
  • The winner between Alabama and Nebraska will play the winner of the 10th-ranked and top seeded Kentucky and No. 4 seed Notre Dame
  • UA is making its third appearance in four years in the ITA Tournament
  • The regional winner will advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships Feb. 16-19

The Crimson Tide

  • Alabama is coming off a win in its last outing, sweeping the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a 7-0 decision
  • The match was the second of the day for the Tide as UA battled the then-20th ranked Florida State Seminoles to a 4-3 loss that came down to the final match
  • Three Alabama singles players continue to hold a national ranking as Filip Planinsek paces the squad at No. 35, followed by Enzo Aguiard at No. 51 and Matias Ponce De Leon at No. 76
  • Planinsek is also ranked in doubles alongside partner Andrii Zimnokh
  • The duo enter the weekend as the No. 25 doubles pairing
  • So far this year, Roan Jones and Ponce De Leon have tallied a team-leading 12 singles victories in addition to pacing the Tide as a doubles team with seven wins on the year

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