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Men’s Tennis Travels to No. 34 NC State
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Men’s Tennis Travels to No. 34 NC State

Raleigh, N.C.  – No. 6 South Carolina men’s tennis will face No. 34 NC State in a rescheduled non-conference matchup on Wednesday, March 23. First serve will be at 3 p.m. at the J. W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C.  Live stats and streaming links are available on
Gamecock Notables

  • The Gamecocks are 15-4 on the season with four of their wins coming over top-10 opponents.
  • South Carolina is No. 6 in the latest ITA rankings and has spent all 12 weeks of the season in the top 15, including the last five weeks in the top 10.
  • Junior Daniel Rodrigues is No. 3 in the latest singles rankings. He is on a five-match win streak with all five wins coming over top-35 opponents – Nos. 35, 18, 19, 21, and 25 respectively.
  • With a 9-4 singles record from the No. 2 position, sophomore Toby Samuel is ranked No. 57. He holds ranked wins over Nos. 38, 55, and 71.
  • Doubles pair Rodrigues and Connor Thomson are ranked 13th in the nation. They are 12-2 from the No. 1 doubles position and took down the nation’s No. 2 pair of Ole Miss 6-1 in their most recent match.

Scouting the Wolfpack

  • NC State is 11-5 on the season and 1-3 in conference play. It holds ranked wins over No. 25 Illinois, No. 25 UCF,  No. 23 North Carolina, and No. 20 Northwestern.
  • The Wolfpack is 9-1 at home on the season and most recently upset No. 20 Northwestern in a 4-2 decision.
  • NC State is home to No. 82 Rafael Iziquierdo Luque and No. 108 Robin Catry and two ranked doubles pairs in No. 19 Catry/Luca Staeheli and No. 39 Martins Rocens/Fons Van Sambeek and

Series History

  • South Carolina is 37-22 all time against NC State.
  • South Carolina holds the longest win streak of the series with 14 wins between 1981-98.
  • The Gamecocks have won four of the last six matchups. South Carolina defeated NC State twice at home last season with a 4-0 win during the regular season and a 4-0 win in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • South Carolina last beat NC State in Raleigh in February 2019 by a score of 6-1.

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