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Clemson To Play Georgia Tuesday

Jan. 26, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s tennis team will play at third-ranked Georgia at 3:00 p.m. at the Hopkins Indoor Tennis Courts in Athens, GA Tuesday afternoon.

The match originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m. was moved to 3:00 p.m.

Clemson is now 1-0 after winning 7-0 over The Citadel in Clemson, SC Saturday afternoon. This will be the season opening match for the Bulldogs. Georgia has played for three straight NCAA Championships including winning back-to-back titles the past two years. The Bulldogs have combined to go 89-4 over the last three years with three SEC titles.

This will be the 59th meeting between the two schools on the tennis courts. The Bulldogs lead the overall series 45-13. The series began in 1937.

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.