Who: Clemson Tigers (5-1) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-4)
When: Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
Where: Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
Follow: @ClemsonMTennis on Twitter and Instagram
– The Tigers are currently on a four-match winning streak dating back to Jan. 26. Clemson’s last and only loss this season came to Charlotte on Jan. 21.
– Clemson defeated the Georgia State Panthers 4-3 last Friday in the home opener at the AU Tennis Center.
– The Tigers opened the 2018 season on Jan. 13 with a win over Presbyterian College (6-1) at Furman’s Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
– Clemson’s 2018 roster is made up of two seniors, one junior, three sophomores and four freshmen.
– The duo of Alex Favrot and Simon Baudry are ranked 33rd in the country according to the ITA doubles ranking that were released on Feb. 7, 2018. The two teamed up and advanced to the Round of 16 at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championship and are 7-2 overall this season, 3-1 in dual matches at No. 1.
– Favrot is also ranked 91st according to the ITA singles rankings, having a 3-1 record at No. 1 in dual matches this season.
– Baudry is 8-2 in his last 10 matches, and is 5-1 from the top two positions in singles.
– Freshman Yizhou Liu earned a win at No. 5 singles in his collegiate debut on Jan. 13 against PC.
– Sam Edwards and Liu have teamed up to form the Tigers’ No. 2 doubles team, and the two are 5-1 in dual matches this season.
Scouting Georgia Tech
– The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 4-0 loss to No. 4 Georgia last weekend at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
– Carlos Divar is leading Georgia Tech, going 4-1 at No.1 and 13-4 overall this season. The sophomore is ranked 39th according to the ITA and is 2-2 against nationally ranked opponents.
– Kenny Thorne enters his 20th season at the helm of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
– The Tigers hold a slight lead in the all-time series, 29-28.
Carlos Divar (Georgia Tech) – 39th
Alex Favrot (Clemson) – 91st
Alex Favrot and Simon Baudry (Clemson) – 33rd
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