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No. 19 Gamecocks to Open SEC Play Hosting LSU, Texas A&M
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No. 19 Gamecocks to Open SEC Play Hosting LSU, Texas A&M

March 2, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 19 South Carolina men’s tennis dives into SEC play this weekend hosting LSU Friday, March 3 at 3 p.m. and No. 27 Texas A&M Sunday, March 5 at 12 p.m. at the Carolina Tennis Center. The Gamecocks are coming off of a productive trip to the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Carolina defeated Texas Tech, 4-3, and Auburn, 4-1, eventually falling to No. 34 Rice, 4-2, in the championship match. Admission and parking for all home tennis matches is free of charge.


  • The Gamecocks are 10-2 this season, their two losses coming from No. 34 Rice and No. 12 Georgia Tech.
  • Two are ranked for South Carolina; Gabriel Friedrich (43) and Thomas Mayronne (105).
  • Senior Andrew Schafer improved to 10-1 in the spring, adding a 3-0 record this weekend at the Blue Gray Invite.
  • Junior Gabriel Friedrich has notched seven wins in the No. 1 spot this season, including one over then No. 18 Adam Moundir of Old Dominion.

    • One Tiger is ranked in singles play, Justin Butsch (41).
    • LSU defeated South Carolina last season 4-3 at home.
    • The Tigers are 2-6 in dual play with wins over Lamar, 5-2, and UNF, 4-3.
    • Head coach Jeff Brown enters his 18th season at LSU.


  • The Aggies are 5-3 in dual play, coming off a 4-3 win over Florida St.
  • Texas A&M will face No. 10 Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Friday, March 3 before facing the Gamecocks.
  • Ranked doubles pairing: Max Lunkin and Arthur Rinderknech (19).
  • Ranked singles players: Arthur Rinderknech (16).
  • Head coach Steve Denton has been with the Aggies since 2006.

Up Next

After facing Texas A&M and LSU this weekend, the Gamecocks will face rival Clemson at the Carolina Tennis Center for a chance to earn a point in the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series. For the latest information on South Carolina men’s tennis follow the Gamecocks on Twitter and Instagram, at gamecockmtennis or check in at