Men’s Tennis Earns Historic Team Ranking
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis made history in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings, released on Tuesday. The Gamecocks earned the No. 5 team ranking after taking down previous No. 5 Kentucky in Lexington last weekend.
South Carolina’s No. 5 ranking is the highest in-season ranking in program history and ties for highest ranking ever. The last time the Gamecocks were ranked in the top-5 was at the end of the 1989 season where the team earned a final ranking of T-5 under head coach Kent DeMars.
During the 1989 season, the team went 21-8 overall and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals, the furthest a South Carolina team has ever finished in the national championships.
The current Gamecock tennis team is 12-1 on the season and is on a four-match win streak. The Gamecocks are coming off of their first weekend of conference play where they went on the road and upset then-No. 5 Kentucky and shut out Vanderbilt 4-0 in Nashville.
South Carolina men’s tennis will continue action on Wednesday, March 7, hosting No. 4 Ohio State at the Carolina Tennis Center. The top-5 matchup will begin at 1 p.m. with gates opening at noon. Admission to the match is free and open to the public.
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