After a strong opening weekend against Southeastern Conference opponents on the road, All-American Mazen Osama was named the SEC men’s tennis Player of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Osama holds a 9-4 mark in dual match play and a three-match winning streak against nationally-ranked opponents. Against then-No.18 LSU on March 1, Osama and Patrick Kaukovalta captured the doubles point for Alabama in exciting fashion, downing No. 45 Rafael Wagner and Joey Thomas, 6-4. Osama, ranked No. 36 nationally, notched a strong straight-set singles triumph against the Tiger’s Shane Monroe at the No. 1 singles position, upending Monroe, 6-2, 6-2, to seal Alabama’s SEC-opening victory.