Tide Rises Against at Georgia Open

At the annual Georgia Open, the University of Alabama Wheelchair Tennis team finished the weekend 11-13 against competition from near and far. Veteran Captain Shelby Baron led the tide, with assistance from French partner Charlotte Famin, to two major doubles wins. The first win came from a quarterfinal victory over the top two doubles players in the world from the Netherlands, and the second against another team of top 10 players from Britain and Japan. Lauren Haneke-Hopps and Thomas Venos competed against similar world class competition in excellent matches coming just short of the next rounds. Alex Saporito received his first win in Men’s A Singles, and Jeremy Boyd brought home his first title for the Tide in Men’s B singles. Together they worked for a second place trophy against tough Men’s A competition. With one singles title, two doubles runner ups, wins over 4 top ten doubles players in the world, and tough matches against many of the greatest the world and the US has to offer, the University of Alabama Wheelchair Tennis team leaves Rome, Georgia and heads home to repack for Cajun Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana next week for the final USTA tournament of the spring season with the Spring Swing and Collegiate Wheelchair Championships to come in April!! ROLL TIDE!!!!