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Men’s Tennis To Play Host To North Carolina And #11 Duke This Weekend

Men’s Tennis To Play Host To North Carolina And #11 Duke This Weekend

March 27, 2003

The Clemson men’s tennis team will play host to North Carolina and #11 Duke this weekend at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on the campus of Clemson University. The Tigers will play host to the Tar Heels on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and play host to the Blue Devils on Sunday, also at 1:00 p.m.

The Tigers enter this weekend’s matches with an 18-7 overall record, after dropping a 4-3 match to South Carolina Wednesday, Mar. 26. Clemson has posted a 2-0 mark in conference play this season with wins over NC State and Florida State. This season the Tigers have tallied an 11-0 record at home.

In singles, sophomore Sander Koning leads the team in wins with a 21-7 overall record. Freshman Jarmaine Jenkins has won nine of his last 11 matches and has posted a 20-5 overall record this season. Junior Damiisa Robinson has a 21-5 overall record and a 20-4 mark in dual matches.

In doubles, the Tigers’ duo of Nathan Thompson and Jenkins leads the team with an 18-6 overall record, most recently defeating South Carolina at number one doubles.

The Tigers are 21-37 all-time against the Tar Heel’s, with a 12-11 mark at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. North Carolina is 7-6 the season and 0-1 in ACC play, after dropping a 4-3 decision to Georgia Tech on Mar. 23.

Clemson holds a 29-28 all-time advantage over Duke. The Tigers are 14-10 against the Blue Devils at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Duke is 10-5 overall and 2-0 in conference action