Clemson, SC - From Clemson University
CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson Men's Tennis Team will play host to South Carolina at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Clemson, ranked 33rd in the latest ITA poll has a 15-1 record overall this season. This is the second best start in school history, second to the 1969 squad who finished that season with a 16-0 mark.
The Tigers are led by Kevin Galloway with a 18-7 record overall in singles and a 14-2 mark in dual matches. Carlos Alvarez has a 15-5 record overall and a 12-1 mark in dual action. Wes Moran is 12-8 overall in singles and 9-2 in dual matches this season.
South Carolina, ranked 48th overall in the latest ITA poll, has a 7-7 record overall. Pedro Campos is 11-1 overall in singles this year. Diego Cubas has a 15-10 record overall in singles this season and a 5-7 mark in dual matches.
This will be the 101st meeting between Clemson and South Carolina on the tennis courts. South Carolina leads the overall series 59-39-2. The series started in 1925 as both teams split the two matches played that season. In matches played at Clemson, South Carolina leads 22-21.
South Carolina mentor Kent DeMars is in his 37th season as a college head coach. He is in his 26th season at South Carolina. After the completion of this season he will retire. He has a career record of 602-356, and has a record of 388-285 at South Carolina.
During his career, his resume includes seven NCAA Division II National Championships at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances and six conference championships with South Carolina.
DeMars was named NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year in 1989 and was a seven-time NCAA Region II Coach of the Year selection while with the Gamecocks.