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Nov. 13, 2015

ATHENS, Ga. — Juniors Alex Fennell and Sam Swank kicked off Day One at the Bulldog Scramble, going 3-1 in singles play.

Fennell defeated his first opponent of the day, Andy Zhou of Harvard, 7-5, 6-1. He continued his strong play in the afternoon session with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Eric Schnurrenberger from Notre Dame. The transfer from Penn State is now 9-3 in his first fall as a Gamecock.

Swank dropped a tight 6-4, 6-3 match to Andrew Li of Georgia Tech to start the day, but rebounded with an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win over Xavier Gonzalez of Harvard, bringing his fall record to 11-5.

Play continues Saturday with doubles action at 10 a.m. For team updates and information visit or follow the team on Twitter (@GamecockMTennis).

Alex Fennell (SC) def. Andrew Li (GT), 7-5, 6-1
Andy Zhou (Harvard) def. Sam Swank (SC), 6-4, 6-3
Alex Fennell (SC) def. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), 6-1, 6-2
Sam Swank (SC) def. Xavier Gonzalez (Harvard), 6-2, 6-2


10 a.m. – Fennell/Swank (SC) vs. Siegel/Milstead (OU)
11 a.m. – Fennell/Swank (SC) vs. Montgomery/Reinberg (UGA)