Tide Women Have Best Tennis Ranking

After wins over Georgia and Tennessee last week, the Alabama women's tennis team of Coach Jenny Mainz climbed to No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, which is the highest ranking in program history. The Crimson Tide began the season ranked 12th and has been in the top 10 since late February.

In addition to being ranked as a team, Alabama also has several representatives in singles and doubles. Mary Anne Daines leads the way at No. 55 in singles, followed by Erin Routliffe at No. 73, Maya Jansen at No. 85, Luicelena Perez at No. 86 and Danielle Spielmann at No. 115. The Tide's top pair of Jansen and Routliffe moved up to No. 7 in the nation in doubles, while Routliffe and Spielmann rank 38th, Spielmann and Daines No. 41 and Emily Zabor and Perez No. 48.

Having concluded regular-season play, Alabama now heads to Columbia, Mo., for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Tournament, where the Tide enters as the No. 1 seed. Alabama has a pair of byes and will play its first match in the quarterfinals on Friday at 2 p.m. CDT where it will take on the winner of the No. 8 seed South Carolina/No. 9 seed Ole Miss match.

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