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Clemson to Play Central Florida and Miami this Weekend

Clemson to Play Central Florida and Miami this Weekend

Feb. 5, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s tennis team will play Central Florida on Friday and ACC foe and 23rd-ranked Miami on Saturday. Both matches will be played in Miami, FL.

The Central Florida match will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and the Miami match will begin on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Clemson is now 2-2 on the season. The Tigers’ Gera Boryachinskiy has a 3-1 record in dual matches and is now 7-5 overall in singles.

Miami also has a 2-2 record this season and this will mark the first ACC contest for the Hurricanes. Central Florida is 3-1 on the year and will play at seventh-ranked Florida Thursday (Feb. 5) afternoon. Miami is ranked 23rd in this week’s ITA poll, and Clemson is ranked 63rd.

This will be the second meeting between Clemson and Central Florida on the tennis courts. The Tigers won the previous meeting 6-1 in 2007. This will be the 46th meeting between Clemson and Miami in men’s tennis. Miami leads the series 23-22. The series began in 1968.

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 that season, in Spartanburg, SC.

Also the 2009 season marks the first year for Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. McCuen has been an assistant at Clemson for the past six years. He is only the seventh head Coach in the history of the program.