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Clemson Will Play Host to #19 Alabama Sunday

Clemson Will Play Host to #19 Alabama Sunday

Feb. 13, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s tennis team will play host to 19th-ranked Alabama Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on the Tigers’ campus.

Clemson is now 4-3 on the season. The Tigers are ranked 61st in the latest ITA poll. Alabama is now 5-1 this year. Alabama is ranked 19th nationally this week.

This will be the 15th meeting between Clemson and Alabama on the tennis courts. Alabama leads the overall series 10-4. The series began on April 1, 1941 with the Crimson Tide winning the inaugural match 5-2 that year in Tuscaloosa, AL.

The 2009 season will mark the 100th year of men’s 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 was played in the 1921 season as the Tigers defeated Wofford 2-0 on April 28, in Spartanburg, SC.

After the Alabama match, the Tigers will play host to Navy, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech, Florida State, the College of Charleston, and Stetson over the next four weeks.

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