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Clemson Looks to Continue Strong Start Friday and Sunday

Clemson Looks to Continue Strong Start Friday and Sunday

MATCH INFORMATION vs. Wofford

Who: Clemson (4-0) vs. Wofford (2-1)

When: Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

Where: Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)

MATCH INFORMATION vs. Michigan State & Presbyterian

Who: Clemson (4-0) vs. Michigan State (2-1) & Presbyterian (2-1)

When: Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Where: Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)

CLEMSON, S.C. –  The Clemson men’s tennis team looks to continue its strong start under first-year Head Coach John Boetsch on Friday against Wofford and then on Sunday against Michigan State and Presbyterian. The Tigers are off to their best start since 2014 after defeating Winthrop and Davidson this past weekend. In 2014 Clemson advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round before falling to Kentucky, and the Tigers aim to reach the tournament for the first time in three years in 2017.

Doubles play has proven to be a strong point for this year’s squad going 9-1 so far in dual matches. Senior Robert Dudley and freshman Carlos Kelaidis have clicked together quickly going 4-0 overall as a duo in 2017. In singles play, Alex Favrot, Brent Lett, and Kelaidis all remain unbeaten in dual matches combining for an 8-0 record in four matches.

You can follow the match via live stats at http://clemsontigers.com/fls/28500/tennisstats/xlive.htm. Periodic updates will also be available on Twitter, @ClemsonMTennis.

Scouting Wofford

  • The Wofford Terriers begin the season 2-1 defeating Bucknell and North Carolina A&T while falling 4-0 to UNC.
  • In their most recent 7-0 victory over North Carolina A&T, they picked up two points from freshmen Jack Thomas and John Crawford, Crawford’s first collegiate victory.
  • Head Coach Rod Ray is in his 17th year as the head tennis coach at Wofford College.  He also served as the Terriers’ head women’s coach for eight years until the 2007-08 season.
  • The Tigers are 26-12 all-time against the Terriers. The Tigers won 4-3 and 6-1 in a doubleheader in Clemson last year.

Scouting Michigan State

  • The Spartans begin the season 2-1, most recently falling 7-0 to Memphis last Friday in Tennessee.
  • As a team, they are 5-4 overall in doubles play with a 2-1 overall record at the No. 1 position with Michael Dube and Jasper Koenen.
  • The Spartans last winning season came in 2011-2012 when they finished 18-11 and 6-5 in the Big Ten Conference.
  • The Tigers are 3-0 all-time against the Spartans and Sunday is the first meeting between the two sides since 1994.

Scouting Presbyterian

  • The Blue Hose have started the season 2-1 and are picked to finish second in the Big South Conference.
  • They defeated USC Upstate 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
  • PC enters 2017 coming off a runner-up finish in the league last season, going 6-2 in Big South play in the regular season before falling to Coastal Carolina in the Big South title match.
  • The Tigers lead the all-time series 34-14. PC fell to Clemson last year, 3-4.

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