SCHEDULE NOTE: The doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11 vs. Georgia Southern and The Citadel at the AU Tennis Center has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.
Who: Clemson Tigers (4-1) vs. Georgia State Panters (4-4)
When: Friday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
Where: AU Tennis Center, Anderson, S.C.
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- Clemson is coming off a big 4-3 victory over Cornell on Sunday. It was the first time in program history that the Tigers had defeated the Big Red in their six meetings.
- The Tigers opened the 2018 season on Jan. 13 with a win over Presbyterian College (6-1) at Furman’s Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
- Clemson’s 2018 roster is made up of two seniors, one junior, three sophomores and four freshmen.
- The duo of Alex Favrot and Simon Baudry are ranked 33rd in the country according to the ITA doubles ranking that were released on Feb. 7, 2018. The two teamed up and advanced to the Round of 16 at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championship and are 7-1 overall this season, 3-0 in dual matches at No. 1.
- Favrot is also ranked 91st according to the ITA singles rankings, having a 2-1 record at No. 1 in dual matches this season.
- Baudry is 8-2 in his last 10 matches, and is 4-1 from the top two positions in singles.
- Freshman Yizhou Liu earned a win at No. 5 singles in his collegiate debut on Jan. 13 against PC, and is now 4-1 overall.
- Sam Edwards is 4-1 during dual matches this season, splitting time at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.
- Edwards and Liu have teamed up to form the Tigers’ No. 2 doubles team, and the two are 4-1 in dual matches this season.
Scouting Georgia State
- The Panthers are coming off a 4-2 loss against Auburn on Friday after opening the season with a 4-0 sweep over Mercer in the FSU Spring Invitational on Jan. 13.
- Sebastian Acuna is 4-1 on the season and is leading the team in singles along with Quentin Couland who is 4-4 and is riding a one-match winning streak.
- Georgia State finished third at both the FSU Spring Invite and the ITA Kickoff College Station Regional earlier this season.
Alex Favrot (Clemson) – 91st