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Clemson Women’s Tennis To Begin Play At 2007 ACC Championships

Clemson Women’s Tennis To Begin Play At 2007 ACC Championships

April 19, 2007

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CLEMSON, SC – The Tiger women’s tennis team will begin play at the 2007 ACC Championships on Friday morning at 9:00 am. Clemson earned the number one seed after posting a 10-1 record against conference foes and won the head-to-head tie-breaker over regular season co-champion Georgia Tech. As one of the top four seeds in the tournament, the Tigers received a first-round bye and, therefore, will face the winner of the eight-nine match-up between Virginia and NC State.

This year’s event will be held at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, NC with day one action beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, Apr. 19. Round two matches will be played on Friday with the semifinals beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday. The finals will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday morning.

Exclusive coverage of the tournament will be available for fans to watch from Fri., April 20 through Sun., April 22 on Friday’s second-round coverage will consist of a live same-day recap of the day’s action, with live coverage of the semifinal and championship matches on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The events will also be available for fans to watch on an on-demand replay basis; the complete schedule is below.

Viewers can watch the Championships live or on-demand with an All Event Pass ($9.99 per month) or on a per-event basis ($3.99 per event).

Tigers Verse Potential Quarterfinal Opponents Clemson defeated both of its potential second-round opponents during the 2007 season. The Tigers posted a 5-2 victory over NC State in Raleigh, NC on Apr. 7 and also won by a 5-2 margin over Virginia on Apr. 14 in Charlottesville, VA.

Clemson has faced the Wolfpack six times in the ACC Championships and won four of those match-ups. The teams last met in the first round of the 2001 tournament when the eighth-seeded Tigers upset number nine seed NC State, 4-2.

As the number three seed in 2000, Clemson defeated sixth-seeded Virginia by a 6-3 margin in a quarterfinal contest. With that win, the Tigers took a 3-1 series lead over the Cavaliers in the conference tournament.

Clemson’s ACC Tournament History The Tiger women’s tennis program earned the number one seed in the ACC Tournament for the third time since the conference began its post-season championship in 1986. The seeding has been indicative of success as Clemson won the title in both previous years (1986 and 2004). Overall, the Tigers have claimed the conference crown seven times with the last coming in 2004, the first under current head coach Nancy Harris.

That season, Clemson defeated Maryland in the quarterfinals (4-0), North Carolina in the semis (4-1) and Duke in the finals (4-2).

Overall, the Tigers own a 25-19 record in the ACC Championships with an 8-8 mark under Harris. Since the tournament changed to its current format in 1990, Clemson has made 10 semifinals appearances and advanced to the finals four times. Last year, the fourth-seeded Tigers won a 4-1 decision over #5-seed North Carolina in the second round before falling to eventual champion and number-one seed Georgia Tech, 4-1, in the semifinals.