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Clemson Will Play Host to South Carolina Wednesday

March 23, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson Men’s Tennis Team will play host to South Carolina at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Clemson, ranked 33rd in the latest ITA poll has a 15-1 record overall this season. This is the second best start in school history, second to the 1969 squad who finished that season with a 16-0 mark.

The Tigers are led by Kevin Galloway with a 18-7 record overall in singles and a 14-2 mark in dual matches. Carlos Alvarez has a 15-5 record overall and a 12-1 mark in dual action. Wes Moran is 12-8 overall in singles and 9-2 in dual matches this season.

South Carolina, ranked 48th overall in the latest ITA poll, has a 7-7 record overall. Pedro Campos is 11-1 overall in singles this year. Diego Cubas has a 15-10 record overall in singles this season and a 5-7 mark in dual matches.

This will be the 101st meeting between Clemson and South Carolina on the tennis courts. South Carolina leads the overall series 59-39-2. The series started in 1925 as both teams split the two matches played that season. In matches played at Clemson, South Carolina leads 22-21.

South Carolina mentor Kent DeMars is in his 37th season as a college head coach. He is in his 26th season at South Carolina. After the completion of this season he will retire. He has a career record of 602-356, and has a record of 388-285 at South Carolina.

During his career, his resume includes seven NCAA Division II National Championships at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances and six conference championships with South Carolina. DeMars was named NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year in 1989 and was a seven-time NCAA Region II Coach of the Year selection while with the Gamecocks.

“We need for our fans to come out and support us,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “It will be an excellent opportunity to watch an exciting collegiate tennis match.”

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