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Men’s Tennis Receives NCAA Tournament Bid

Men’s Tennis Receives NCAA Tournament Bid

May 3, 2006

The Clemson men’s tennis team received a bid to the NCAA Tournament to be played on May 13-14. Clemson will play South Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, May 13, in the first round. The winner of the Clemson-South Carolina match will play the winner of the North Carolina-S.C. State match on Sunday, May 14, in Chapel Hill, NC.

Clemson has a 22-9 record this season and has been ranked as high as fifth this year. Currently the Tigers are ranked 24th by the ITA. Clemson will be making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the tournament went to a dual match format in 1977. Clemson is one of the top teams nationally as far as appearances in the NCAA team tournament.

The Tigers went to 11 straight NCAA team tournaments between the years of 1979 and 1989, the second longest streak of NCAA Tournament appearances in Clemson team sports history. In the 23 total appearances, Clemson has a 15-21 overall record and has reached the Final Sixteen 12 times and the Final Eight seven times including 2004.