Alabama Men’s Tennis Earns Bid in NCAA Tournament
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – For the first time since 2013 the Alabama men’s tennis team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The No. 3-seeded Crimson Tide will take on the No. 2-seeded Tulane in the first round of the tournament in the Tallahassee Regional (May 11-13) with a specific date and time to be announced.
“I’m just extremely happy,” head coach George Husack said. “There were unofficial reports that we were in the tournament, but until you see your name on that line you just have to stay positive and it was very exciting.”
Alabama is one of 10 teams in the Southeastern Conference to earn a bid in the tournament. The Tide is 18-12 on the season and is coming off two wins in the SEC Tournament last week in Tuscaloosa.
Florida State comes in as the No. 1 seed as the host team, and the No. 12 national seed. FSU is one of 16 teams to host a regional, as they will take on the No. 4 seed in the region, Alabama State.
First- and second-round competition takes place May 11-12 or 12-13 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 18-22. The event will be hosted by Wake Forest University.