Really 'Fresh' Tider Gets SEC Honor

Alabama's Antonia Foehse was named SEC Women's Tennis Freshman of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 24 for her performance against then-No. 73 ranked Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Waldbroel, Germany native won both her singles and doubles match against the Ducks.

"This is an impressive honor for Antonia," said Coach Jenny Mainz. "She is certainly deserving as she's worked diligently to improve each week since her arrival in January. She has adjusted extremely well to the high level of competition and the demands of college life. We feel fortunate to have Toni as part of our Crimson Tide family. I'm sure that Toni is going to be an impact player on our team."

Foehse and junior Meritt Emery gave Alabama its only win in doubles on the day, teaming up to down Patricia Skowronski and Emmanuelle Cor 8-4 at the No. 3 position. The Crimson Tide duo fell behind an early break, but bounced back to dominate the match.

Foehse then found herself locked in a first-set battle with Cor at the No. 5 singles spot. The set was eventually decided in a tiebreak, which Foehse took seven points to three. The second set remained close the entire way, with the Alabama freshman securing a break for a 5-3 lead, and then successfully serving out the match. Her win put the Tide ahead 3-2 in the overall dual match.

Foehse and the rest of the team return home this weekend for two matches at The University of Alabama Tennis Stadium, hosting No. 27 TCU on Saturday at Noon (CST) and Eastern Kentucky on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CST).

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