||University of Alabama
||Thursday, April 15, 2010
FALL 2012 (SENIOR)
Collected two wins in singles at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships against Ethan Wilkinson of Mississippi State and Rafael Rondino of UAB ... Secured a win against Juan Pablo Murra of the University of Kentucky at the Duke Fab Four Invite.
Advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships with Ricky Doverspike ... ranked as high as No. 116 in singles and No. 20 in doubles with Doverspike ... posted a 22-12 overall doubles record, including an 11-3 mark at the No. 1 position throughout the dual match season ... picked up six wins against ranked doubles opponents this season including two in the top 10 ... ended the regular season winning five of their final six doubles contests ... picked up 11 singles wins during the season, including four from the No. 1 spot ... earned an SEC win in the Tide's match against Arkansas ... played in all three dual matches to open the Spring season and came away with two singles victories and a doubles victory with partner David Vieyra in the Tide's win over UC Irvine ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bryant Draw in singles at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships, while also reaching the finals of the Crimson Draw in doubles at the same event ... won his first round match at the ITA All-American Championships in singles ... notched a pair of wins in singles at the Duke Fab Four Invitational, as well as a doubles win with Doverspike.
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... clinched the Tide's win over No. 69 Penn State ... finished the season ranked 65th nationally in doubles with Ricky Doverspike ... collected 11 wins in dual match play this season, tying him for the most singles victories on the team ... went undefeated while playing at the No. 3 singles position ... notched six victories against SEC opponents giving him the most wins on the season in league play ... won a total of 15 singles matches and 13 doubles matches throughout the season ... made it to the third round of the qualifying singles draw at the Futures at Midtown Weston ... advanced to the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships in singles action ... teamed up with Trey Walston to make the Round of 32 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and Round of 16 at the Southern Regional Championships ... the duo also made a run to the quarterfinals of their flight at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships, falling to eventual champions David Zimmerman and Tom Puetz of UAB 8-6.
Compiled a 14-10 record in dual singles matches in the spring, including a 6-2 record at the No. 4 position ... finished the conference slate with a 5-5 singles record ... picked up a 7-5, 6-4 victory over No. 77 Torsten Wietoska of Duke ... won three matches against regionally ranked opponents ... posted a stellar 5-1 record in tiebreakers in singles ... played at least one dual match at all three doubles positions, collecting a combined 12 wins in dual matches ... played the majority of the spring with Trey Walston at the No. 3 spot, finishing with a 7-6 record, including 5-3 in SEC action.
Ranked as high as No. 161 in the International Tennis Federation world rankings ... owns a 22-5 singles record on the ITF circuit, claiming back-to-back tournament titles at the Gauteng East Junior ITF in Johannesburg and the South African Airways ITF in Durban ... also has a 15-5 doubles record, including winning one title at an ITF event in Botswana ... named the best individual player for his junior inter-provincial team for the 2009 season, while also participating as a member of the Africa Cup team in 2008 ... also competed in rugby, cricket, and squash for Reddam House High School in Cape Town, earning the director's award for sporting honors ... was coached by his father Dean, who was a former player on the professional tour and competed in Davis Cup for South Africa ... Dean also served as the primary coach to current Alabama player Michael Thompson and former Tide great Stephen Mitchell, who played for Alabama from 2001 to 2004.
Born January 14, 1992 ... son of Dean and Debbe Botha ... has one brother, Trent, and one sister, Courtney ... majoring in management.