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Jun 05, 2019

Clemson Men’s Tennis

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Founded in 1889 as Clemson Agricultural College, the university began as an all-male military school nestled on 1,400 acres on the shores of Lake Hartwell. With over 80-plus majors and 120-plus graduate degree programs, Clemson offers an array of academic opportunities for its 19,669 undergraduate students.

A college town at its core, Clemson sits just two hours away from both Atlanta and Charlotte and is just an hour away from some of the best kayaking, whitewater rafting and hiking in the nation.

 

Clemson University

  • Ranked among the top 25 public universities for the 11th year in a row according to US News and World Report
  • 500-plus ways to get involved on campus: student government, service efforts, religious groups, social events, military organizations, etc.
  • 16-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, and more than half of all classes have fewer than 20 students
Where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness • Where the Tigers play
Here the sons of dear Old Clemson • Reign supreme alway.
Dear Old Clemson, we will triumph • And with all our might.
That the Tiger's roar may echo • O'er the mountain height.

572 student-athletes compete on 19 NCAA Division I teams for Clemson University under the leadership of Director of Athletics Graham Neff. The Tigers compete in the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference.

Clemson Athletics

7 National Championships

  • Football (3): 1981, 2016, 2018
  • Men’s Soccer (3): 1984, 1987, 2021
  • Men’s Golf (1): 2003

176 ACC Championships

  • Current sports: baseball (26), football (18), women’s tennis (14), men’s soccer (14), men’s indoor track/field (12), men’s tennis (11), men’s outdoor track/field (11), golf (10), women’s outdoor track/field (7), men’s cross country (7), women’s indoor track and field (6), women’s basketball (3), volleyball (3), women’s soccer (2), women’s rowing (1), women’s cross country (1)
  • Discontinued sports: fencing (23), women’s swimming/diving (4), men’s swimming/diving (1), wrestling (1)

19 Olympic Medalists

  • 9 gold medals
  • 5 silver medals
  • 8 bronze medals

40 Academic All-Americans

  • Current sports: football (8), women’s track/field (6), women’s soccer (4), baseball (3), men’s track/field (3), men’s basketball (3), men’s golf (2), volleyball (2), men’s soccer (1), women’s tennis (1), men’s tennis (1)
  • Discontinued sports: women’s swimming (4), men’s swimming (4)

 

The goal of the Tiger Strength, Speed and Conditioning Program is to provide to our competitive athletes the means by which they develop attitude, work ethic, mental toughness, discipline and pride, in-self and total program.

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The goal of the Nieri Center is to support all student-athletes in maintaining high academic standards while also encouraging them to work towards their future goals. Academic coordinators, learning specialists and tutors are on hand to facilitate these processes.

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The Clemson Sports Nutrition Department educates, counsels, and fuels Clemson student-athletes utilizing best evidence-based practice to promote optimal athletic and academic performance, injury prevention, and overall health and wellness now and in the future.

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• Earned a pair of All-American honors in 1986 and 1988 at Pepperdine University

• Claimed the NCAA Singles Championship and was named ITA Player of the Year in 1988, maintaining a 55-2 singles record and the No. 1 singles ranking

• Member of the USTA Junior Davis Cup Team from 1984-1986

• Won 13 national junior championships and was runner up in 12 other events

• Captured the Wimbledon Juniors doubles title in 1984

• Earned a title in 1990 at the ATP World Tour 250 Series event in Sao Paulo, Brazil

• Won three ATP Challenger events while also finishing as a runner-up in four others

• Ranked as high as No. 85 in the world during his eight-year career

• Defeated four former No. 1 players including Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl and Patrick Rafter

• Inducted into the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame and the Pepperdine University Hall of Fame in 2008

The Team

Since the inception of the team in 1921, Clemson has always strove to put competitive teams on the court year in and year out, playing in one of the best conferences (ACC) in the nation.

The Tigers have made 25 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 12 Sweet Sixteen berths and seven Final Four runs. Clemson is an 11-time ACC Champion and 22 All-Americans have played for the Tigers.

The Facility

The Duckworth Family Tennis Center opened in the fall of 2018 and features:

  • Six Indoor Courts
  • Six Outdoor Stadium Courts
  • Team Locker Rooms
  • Team Offices and meeting spaces
  • Team Lounge

360 Facility Tour

Former Clemson Players - ATP Rankings Tracker (As of January 2022)

Yannick Maden: Current Singles 307, Current Doubles 521; Career High Singles 96, Career High Doubles 375

Luke Johnson: Current Singles 617, Current Doubles 375; Career High Singles 606, Career High Doubles 298

Nathan Thompson: Current Singles 429, Current Doubles 414; Career High Singles 351, Career High Doubles 265

Ryan Young: Current Singles 670, Current Doubles 433; Career High Singles 551, Career High Doubles 433

Clement Reix: Current Singles 724, Current Doubles 879; Career High Singles 597, Career High Doubles 437

Jarmaine Jenkins: Current Singles: 1472, Career High Doubles 1210; Career High Singles: 1386

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