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Swimming and Diving Teams Start Strong Against Davidson

Swimming and Diving Teams Start Strong Against Davidson

Oct. 4, 2010

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson swimming and diving teams began the 2010-11 season with a sweep of the Davidson Wildcats at McHugh Natatorium on Friday night. The men’s squad picked up a 193-98 win, and the women’s team won by a score of 203-93.

“I was really proud that a lot of our seniors decided to rise up and do a good job,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “Then a boatload of freshmen came in and did well.

“We saw a lot of people racing confidently. I think the coaching staff knows that we have a lot more options than we thought, especially on the women’s side.”

The Tigers were led by Tori Cervone on the women’s side. She won three individual events and anchored the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay team. Cervone got back-to-back wins in the 1000- and 200-yard freestyle events early in the meet, where she swam times of 10:28.74 and 1:52.49, respectively. Later, she posted the best time (2:07.53) in the 200-yard backstroke.

The men were paced by David Gordon. The senior won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:40.45, and then he swam the 100-yard butterfly in the fastest time at 52.60 seconds.

The Tigers will be back in action on Friday, October 29 at South Carolina. The next home meet for Clemson will be on Friday, November 5 against Georgia Tech.