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Clemson and South Carolina Will Meet for 100th Time in Men's Tennis

CLEMSON, SC--The Clemson men's tennis team will play at South Carolina on Wednesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sam Daniel Tennis Facility in Columbia, SC.

This will be the 100th meeting between the two schools on the tennis courts. South Carolina leads the overall series 58-39-2.  The first match played was in 1925.  The two teams split the two matches played in 1925 as South Carolina won at Clemson 4-2 on April 13, and Clemson won in Columbia by the same 4-2 score on April 18.

Clemson has an overall record of 8-8 this season.  South Carolina, ranked 19th last week, has a 13-3 record overall this season.

The Tigers are led by Ike Belk with a 13-6 record in singles.  He also has an 8-3 record in dual matches.  Carlos Alvarez has been playing number one singles for Clemson, and he has a 5-5 record at that flight this season.

The 2009 season marks the 100th year of men¹s tennis at Tigertown.  Clemson first sponsored men's tennis in 1910 when two Tiger tennis players entered the annual state tournament.  The first dual match Clemson played was in the 1921 season as the Tigers defeated Wofford 2-0 on April 28, in Spartanburg, SC.