Alabama Tennis Coach Jenny Mainz Earns 300th Win
Alabama's women's tennis 4-0 victory against TCU marks head coach Jenny Mainz 300th win. Alabama’s winning streak of seven continues while the Horned Frog's record moves to 6-2.
Mainz is an accomplished coach in the SEC with 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, 15 NCAA double qualifiers and 22 NCAA singles. In 2014 and 2015 she led the program to back-to-back women's doubles national titles.
Coach Mainz said the team as a whole overcame adversity and she is pleased with their performance throughout the entire game.
"We took a step forward as a team today. We knew it was going to be a battle on every court and the girls were ready to compete,” said Mainz, “We did a great job in doubles playing aggressively and getting out to a good start. Our goal was to get our teeth into all six courts in singles with good intensity. I'm proud of the work and intensity that we had from start to finish today. It was a total team effort.”
Early in the match, pair Anne Marie Hiser and Loudmilla Bencheikh had a slow start against TCU’S Stevie Kennedy and Aleska Cveticanin but fought hard for the 6-2 win.
Ola Pitak and Kasia Pitak secured the team's second win in doubles.
Hiser then took Alabama's first win in singles play over Jade Otway followed by sophomore Anne Parkhomenko winning 6-2, 6-3 against Cveticanin.
Ola Pitak ultimately secured Alabama’s win against TCU by defeating Mercedes Aristegui on court two.
After a struggle to victory, Mainz was grateful for the competitiveness TCU brought out of her team.
"We had a solid weekend overall with a good win over Houston on Friday and a solid finish with TCU today. Both matches were battles and great tests for Bama.”
Alabama will host Memphis on February 18th at 5p.m. CT.