March 30: No.47 Alabama falls to No.40 Ole Miss in Oxford, 4-2
The Ole Miss Rebels point snagged the doubles point and the first singles point with a victory over freshman Paatrick Kaukovalta, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Riccardo Roberto won Alabama’s first point by defeating Cotter Wilson. Nesterov fell to Finn Reynolds, making the score 3-1. The Tide came within one point after Edson Ortiz beat Filip Kraljevic in three sets. A victory for No. 28 Tim Sandkaulen over No.95 Mazen Osama clinched the match for Ole Miss.
April 1: No.47 Alabama falls to No. 43 Arkansas, 4-3
Alabama started off hot, winning the doubles point. The Ortiz/Osama duo defeated the Mesquida/Sanjurjo duo, 6-1, and No. 71 Cancel/Nesterov defeated Razorback Salazar/Howard-Tripp, 6-4.
Then, Arkansas won four-straight singles matches to clinch the win. Cancel and Kaukovalta both fell to their Razorback oponents and freshman Riccardo Roberto retired in the second set. A victory over Ortiz clinched the match for the Razorbacks, but after, Nesterov and Osama both recorded a singles wins.
MARCH 29: Alabama falls on the road to No.8 Georgia, 4-0
Georgia started the match by winning the doubles point. UGA’s Shaffer/Goulak beat freshman Kylie Moulin and sophomore Jacqueline Pelletier, 6-2. The No.9 tandem of Jokic/Gould defeated the UA duo of Cortina-Pou/Selim, 6-4.
In singles play, UGA’s No. 110 Morgan Coppoc and Mariana Gould beat UA’s Moulin and Cortina-Pou respectively, giving UGA a 3-0 lead. No.6 Katarina Jokic gave Georgia the match victory by defeating UA’s Andie Daniell, 6-2, 6-3.
March 31: Alabama drops tough road to No. 38 Tennessee, 4-2
UT took the singles point with victories over Moulin/Gintrand and Selim/Cortina-Pou.
Alabama started to make a comeback with a victory from Daniell in straight sets. Senior Smith Hinton gave Alabama a 2-1 advantage by beating UT’s Elizabeth Profit, 6-3, 6-3, but the Volunteers struck back by winning back to back matches over Pelletier and Selim. The Volunteers clinched the match when UT’s Kaitlin Staines dropped Moulin, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.