Feb. 20, 2005
Columbia, S.C. –
— The sweep of the doubleheaders was Carolina’s fourth sweep in four doubleheaders this season.
— Carolina is now 16-2 all-time against the Eagles, and 14 of the last 15 meetings.
— The win over Georgia Southern marks USC’s 120th win over current tennis members of the Southern Conference (120-4). Ironically, half of the Gamecocks’ losses to SoCon members are to Georgia Southern (1974, 79). The only other conference that Carolina has achieved the 120 win mark against is the ACC, whose members they have defeated 138 times.
— USC junior Geraldo Knorr’s twin brother Germano is a member of the 2005 Georgia Southern squad. The two brothers, who did not meet on the court on Sunday, made it to the Brazilian National Doubles Final during their junior tennis years. Geraldo had the better day on Sunday, winning both his doubles and singles matches, while Germano won his singles match over Kazuya Otani, but fell in doubles to Tom Eklund and Jaime Cuellar.
— The Troy match Sunday morning was the first meeting between the two schools, however USC is now 9-0 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
— Three Gamecocks reached milestones against Georgia Southern with sophomore Pedro Rodrigues winning his 10th doubles match of the year, becoming the second USC player this season to reach that mark. Freshman Jaime Cuellar, who has 16 doubles wins this season, won his 15th singles match of the year on Sunday, defeating Dani van den Heever of the Eagles 7-5, 6-3. Junior Adam Adler, a transfer from Coastal Carolina, won his 10th singles match of the year against GSU, joining Cuellar and Rodrigues as the only Gamecocks with double-digit win totals in singles play.