The Alabama women’s tennis program is off to a great start, and a freshman is getting recognition from the SEC. Here are the details from UA’s Media Relations:
Crimson Tide Freshman Owns two of the Three Honors Given thus far this Season
TUSCALOOSA â€” For the second time in three weeks, Alabama freshman Taylor Lindsey has been awarded Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Honors which was announced by the league office Tuesday. This is the eighth overall weekly distinction for the Crimson Tide womenâ€™s tennis program.
â€œTaylor is very deserving of this recognition by the SEC,â€ said head coach Jenny Mainz. â€œWe are proud of her achievement. She has made considerable contributions this season evidenced in clinching two of our last four dual matches. She has been clutch in some pivotal situations this spring. Taylor has proven she will finish when the match is on the line and seems to thrive on it.â€
Lindsey, a native of Birmingham, has stepped up big in her young Crimson Tide career already securing three doubles points for Alabama and clinching two of the five matches. In the Tideâ€™s match against Iowa, she and junior doubles partner Paulina Bigos picked up an 8-2 win at the No. 2 spot against sophomore Lynne Poggoensee-Wei and junior Kelcie Klockenga. In singles, Lindsey put Alabama within one point of the team win as she demolished Hawkeye freshman Allison Majercik 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6. As of yet, she is yet to drop a match this season sporting a 4-0 record in singles and 5-0 record in doubles.
â€œTaylor continues to elevate her game with each match,â€ added Mainz. â€œShe is committed to doing the right things to improve and understands the big picture. She is dedicated to the team and brings a competitive spirit to our squad. And, the exciting thing is that Taylorâ€™s best tennis is in front of her.â€
Lindsey, and the rest of the undefeated Tide, returns to the courts Sunday, Feb. 22 for a doubleheader against Samford at 10:00 a.m. (CST) and Southern Mississippi at 3:00 p.m. (CST).