The Alabama men’s tennis team is returning to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships for the second consecutive year after earning a No. 2 seed in the Austin Regional. The Crimson Tide (16-10) will take on No. 3 seed USF (17-7) in the first round of action on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. CT at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin, Texas. Texas (23-2) is the host and No. 1 seed and will play against No. 4 seed Tennessee Tech (10-13) on Friday.
This marks the 19th team appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history, while it is the first time the team has gone in back-to-back years since 2009-10. Alabama is one of 10 teams in the Southeastern Conference to earn a bid in the tournament. The Tide will enter the tournament with a 16-10 record, including seven wins over nationally ranked opponents.
The winners of each match on Friday will advance to the finals of the regional and play on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. CT. Texas is the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament with the winner of its regional advancing to take on the winner of the Champaign Regional.
The regional rounds will be held at campus sites with Super Regional action beginning the following week at campus sites from May 11-12. The 2019 championships will be conducted May 16-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The men’s team semifinals and title match are scheduled for May 18 and 19, respectively.