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#21 Clemson Plays in Blue-Gray Men's National Tennis Classic This Weekend

Courtesy: Clemson Athletic Communications
Release: 02/19/2014
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CLEMSON, SC - The 21st-ranked Clemson men’s tennis team will play in the Blue-Gray Men’s National Tennis Classic this weekend February 21-23 in Montgomery, AL. The Tigers are seeded second in the tournament and will play Princeton in the first round on Friday at 2:30 p.m. eastern time.

Mississippi State, ranked 11th nationally, is the top-seeded team in the tournament. Auburn, ranked 28th nationally is the third seed and Alabama, ranked 36th is the fourth-seeded team. Other participants in the Classic include Virginia Commonwealth, Texas Tech, Boise State and Princeton. Each team is guaranteed to play three matches as places 1-8 will be determined in the three-day tournament.

The winner of the Clemson-Princeton match will play the winner of the Alabama-Boise State match on Saturday.

Clemson has a 10-1 record overall this season and is ranked 21st according to the latest ITA poll. The Tigers’ Hunter Harrington is ranked 67th in singles play. Harrington is 13-5 overall, 6-2 in dual match play. The doubles team of Harrington and Dominique Maden is 11-2 this season, 6-0 in dual matches.

This will be the 11th meeting between Clemson and Princeton on the tennis courts. Clemson leads the overall series, that was started in 1980, 7-3.
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