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Clemson Plays #1 Ranked Virginia Friday

Clemson Plays #1 Ranked Virginia Friday

March 19, 2009

CLEMSON, SC–The Clemson men’s tennis team will play at number-one ranked Virginia on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m and at number-21 ranked Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

Ike Belk leads the Tigers with a 13-4 record overall and an 8-1 mark in dual matches. Gera Boryachinskiy has a 12-10 record in singles action and an 8-6 record in dual matches.

The Tigers have an 8-6 record overall and a 0-3 mark in the ACC. This will be the 58th meeting between Clemson and Virginia on the tennis courts. Clemson leads the overall series 41-16. The series began in 1955.

When Clemson and Virginia Tech meet on Sunday, this will be the 12th meeting on the tennis courts between the two schools. Clemson leads the series 8-3. The series began in 1969.

The 2009 season marks 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.