Alabama Men's Tennis: 2009-10 Roster

Name Height Year Hometown
Harris Barnard 6-1 Freshman Dothan, Ala.
Creighton Blanchard 6-0 Sophmore Orange Park, Fla.
Jarryd Botha 6-1 Freshman Cape Town, South Africa
Ian Chadwell 5-11 Freshman Franklin, Tenn.
Michael Davis 6-1 Sophmore London, England
Ricky Doverspike 6-4 Sophmore Atlanta, Ga.
Saketh Myneni 6-4 Senior Andhra Pradesh, India
Michael Thompson 5-10 Sophomore Cape Town, South Africa
Trey Walston 6-0 Junior Birmingham, Ala.
Houssam Yassine 6-0 Senior Rabat, Morocco

COACHES:
Head Coach: Billy Pate (Eighth Season)
Assistant Coach: Bo Hodge (Second Season)
Volunteer Coach: Paul Thoesen (Second Season) 

Harris Barnard
Harris_bio
Height: 6-1
Class: Freshman
Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.
Career Singles
Record:
5-3
Career Doubles
Record:
0-0

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 5-3
  • Doubles Record: 0-0
  • Won a trio of matches in his singles draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships for a third-place finish

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ranked No. 1 in Alabama as a 16-year-old 
  • Four-Star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Ranked No. 2 in Alabama and No. 36 in the Southeast by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Won the 6A State Championship at No. 1 in 2009

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

Creighton Blanchard
Blanchard_bio
Height: 6-0
Class: Sophomore
Hometown:
Orange Park, Fla.
Career Singles
Record:
 10-10
Career Doubles
Record:
12-7

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 7-7
  • Doubles Record: 9-5
  • Picked up a win at No. 6 singles vs. Tulane on Feb. 7
  • Won final six singles matches of the fall, inlcuding four in a row at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships
  • Claimed the doubles finals in his draw with Michael Davis at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Went 5-0 in doubles with Michael Davis throughout the fall of 2009
  •  Won the Musso singles draw at the 2009 Crimson Tide Fall Championships
  • Appeared in two doubles matches as a freshman in dual-match play where he picked up a win with Andrew Felsenthal at the No. 3 spot

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

 
Jarryd Botha
Botha_bio
Height: 6-1
Class: Freshman
Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa
Career Singles
Record:
18-11
Career Double
Record:
14-13

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 18-11
  • Doubles Record: 14-13
  • Beat Georgia senior Jamie Hunt in straight sets to tie the match at 3-3
  • Started the season 3-0 in singles in dual-match play
  • Clinched the Tide's win over Tulane with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles
  • Joined the Crimson Tide in January 2009

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ranked as high as No. 161 in the ITF world rankings 
  • Collected a 22-5 record in singles on the ITF circuit, claiming back-to-back tournament titles at the Gauteng East Junior ITF and the South African Airways ITF 
  • Went 15-5 in doubles winning one title at an ITF event in Botswana
  • Member of the 2008 Africa Cup Team

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

 
Ian Chadwell
Chadwell_bio
Height: 5-11
Class: Freshman
Hometown:
Franklin, Tenn.
Career Singles
Record:
8-12
Career Doubles
Record:
5-6

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 8-12
  • Doubles Record: 5-6
  • Earned a doubles victory at the No. 2 spot with Ricky Doverspike ove No. 23 Arizona in the opening round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend
  • Sat out the 2009 fall season due to injury

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ranked No. 6 in the Southeast and No. 10 overall in the 2009 class by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Was on track to become the first player in Tennessee state history to win a singles title in each of his four seasons, but suffered an injury in the finals
  • Three-time Boys Tennis Player of the Year in Tennessee
  • Collected a trio of Sportsmanship Awards throughout his junior career

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

 
Michael Davis
Davis_bio
Height: 6-1
Class: Sophomore
Hometown:
London, England
Career Singles
Record:
9-16
Career Doubles
Record:
22-14

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Current Campbell/ITA Doubles Ranking: 86
  • Singles Record: 9-16
  • Doubles Record: 22-14
  • Went 9-0 in doubles action throughout the 2009 fall season
  • Compiled a 3-1 record at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships in singles
  • Won his doubles draw with Creighton Blanchard at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships going 5-0 over the three-day event

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ranked No. 102 in World Junior Rankings 
  • Appeared in the doubles draw at Junior Wimbledon
  • Won three singles and three doubles titles in juniors competition
  • Trained for two years at the MG Tennis Academy in Florida

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

 
Ricky Doverspike
Doverspike_bio
Height: 6-4
Class: Sophomore
Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.
Career Singles
Record:
48-28
Career Doubles
Record:
49-29

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 23-16
  • Doubles Record: 20-16
  • Provided the clinching win for the Tide over Mississippi State
  • Clinched Alabama's win over No. 23 Arizona with a victory at No. 2 singles in the first round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships
  • Went 2-1 in singles at the Harvard Fall Classic

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Remains undefeated in singles in dual-match play at 10-0
  • Won a team-high 19 doubles matches throughout the 2008-09 season
  • Won a pair of doubles matches in the 2009 NCAA Tournament

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

Saketh Myneni
Myneni_bio
Height: 6-4
Class: Senior
Hometown:
Andhra Pradesh, India
Career Singles
Record:
81-53
Career Doubles
Record:
78-56

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Current Campbell/ITA Singles Ranking: 22
  • Current Campbell/ITA Doubles Ranking: 47
  • Singles Record: 20-10
  • Doubles Record: 14-13
  • Clinched back-to-back wins for Alabama at No. 1 singles with victories over a pair of ranked opponents from LSU and Arkansas
  • Took down 10th-ranked Eric Quigley on March 28
  • Clinched the Tide's victory over No. 18 Duke sending Alabama to the ITA National Indoor Team Championship by defeating 17th-ranked Henrique Cunha in straight sets
  • Named SEC Player of the Week on February 3 and April 7

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2009 All-SEC First Team selection 
  • 2009 ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch
  • 2009 Blue Gray Sportsmanship Award
  • 2009 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV At-Large Team
  • Advanced to the 2009 NCAA Men's Singles Championship
  • Defeated 11 nationally-ranked opponents at No. 1 singles in 2009
  • Ranked as high as No. 10 in slngles and No. 14 in doubles in his career

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

Michael Thompson
Thompson_bio
Height: 5-10
Class: Sophomore
Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa
Career Singles
Record:
40-28
Career Doubles
Record:
26-22

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 15-15
  • Doubles Record: 16-14
  • Defeated No. 62 Dylan Arnould of Duke in straigh sets helping the Tide advance to the ITA National Indoor Team Championships
  • Won four matches at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships to claim the Stabler Draw finals

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earned singles victories against 15 ranked teams throughout his career 
  • Recorded clinching wins against No. 58 Indiana and No. 56 Tennessee as a freshman
  • Won a pair of doubles matches in the 2009 NCAA Tournament

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

Trey Walston
Walston_bio
Height: 6-0
Class: Junior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Career Singles
Record:
20-18
Career Doubles
Record:
34-20

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 6-8
  • Doubles Record: 20-12
  • Advanced to the doubles finals with Houssam Yassine at the Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships
  • Went 2-1 in the Crimson Tide Fall Championships in singles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Won six-consecutive doubles matches in the fall of 2009
  • Went on a seven-match winning streak in doubles throughout his sophomore season 
  • Undefeated in singles play in dual matches

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics

 
Houssam Yassine
Yassine_bio
Height: 6-0
Class: Senior
Hometown:
Rabat, Morocco
Career Singles
Record:
49-42
Career Doubles
Record:
28-14

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Singles Record: 16-13
  • Doubles Record: 16-5
  • Took down 88th-ranked Matt Brewer of Tennessee in straight sets
  • Picked up straight-sets victories at No. 5 singles against No. 23 Arizona and No. 18 Duke
  • Advanced to the doubles finals with Houssam Yassine at the Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships
  • Went 2-0 at the Harvard Fall Classic in doubles with Michael Davis

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started the 2009 fall season 8-0 in doubles
  • Had a five-match winning streak in singles throughout the fall of 2008
  • Provided the clinching win over Samford his freshman season

2009-10 Individual Match-by-Match Statistics