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Jan. 23, 2006

Columbia, S.C. – The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team is set to open up the 2006 dual match season on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 5 p.m. against the College of Charleston in Columbia. Carolina leads the all-time series with the Cougars 15-2, and has posted 15 straight victories since their last loss to Charleston in the 1978 season.

The Gamecocks are coming off a 15-9 season where they finished ranked No. 23 in the nation and advanced to the round of 32 in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. USC has made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, which is the 11th longest streak in Division I women’s tennis history. USC is currently ranked No. 22 in the country and returns five of their six singles starters from last season.

“We have a couple of new players added to the squad returning from last season,” said Head Coach Arlo Elkins. “Both of the newcomers had a good fall and we are excited to have them here. They will help in the lineup but we also expect a lot of contribution from our returning players. We are looking to have a very successful season.”

The match against Charleston is the first of three home contests for Carolina to open up the 2006 dual match season. After facing the Cougars, USC will host Davidson on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m., and Furman on Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. All three matches are scheduled to be played at the USC Indoor Tennis Facility located on Whaley St. Admission is free.