TEMPE, Ariz. – The Alabama men’s tennis team climbed two spots to No. 19 in the latest Oracle/ITA National Team Rankings, the organization announced on Wednesday morning. The Crimson Tide also was ranked as the No. 18 team in the country according to the first rankings of the year from the United States Tennis Association.

The Tide is ranked inside the top 20 for the first time since 2009, after starting the 2019 campaign with a 6-0 mark. Over the weekend Alabama bested Northwestern, 5-2, on Friday and then handled Harvard, 4-2, on Sunday.

Next up for the Tide is a matchup with Minnesota on Friday at 6 p.m. inside the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility. The match will be streamed live on RollTide.com.