On a dark navy background, 13 people are posing for the camera. Four of the subjects are in white shirts and sitting in wheelchairs.

Wheelchair Tennis Team Wins 7th National Championship

The Crimson Tide Wheelchair Tennis team defeated San Diego State at the U.S. Tennis Association Collegiate National Championships April 16 in Orlando, Florida, winning its sixth consecutive national championship and seventh in program history.

Senior Thomas Venos also won the individual championship in the singles A bracket, making him a two-time singles champion.

“This is what we train for all year,” said team Head Coach Evan Enquist. “It’s being able to put on your uniform, represent your school, and I think they value this experience above all else.”

The team’s win comes less than a year after the opening of the Parker-Haun Tennis Facility, the only collegiate tennis facility in the nation for adapted student-athletes. This is the second national title UA Adapted Athletics has brought home to Tuscaloosa this spring. The Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team won its eighth national championship in March.


Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie, Strategic Communications, caroline.mckenzie@ua.edu