Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen played number 1 doubles for the Crimson Tide in the NCAA Team Championship. Their Bama team made it to the quarterfinals before losing a tight dual match to UNC. But Erin and Maya had the chance to keep playing as the 4 seeds in the individual competition a few days later. They made an impressive run through the draw, finally clinching the Championship Title with a win over University of Georgia’s Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase who were seeded #2 in the tournament.
Neither Erin nor Maya is from Alabama or even from the South for that matter. Erin is Canadian, and Maya is from Washington, but both girls knew pretty early in their recruiting process that Bama and coach Jenny Mainz were the right fit for them.