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No. 2 Gamecocks Host Wolfpack Friday Evening
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No. 2 Gamecocks Host Wolfpack Friday Evening

Columbia, S.C. – No. 2 South Carolina men’s tennis continues its non-conference schedule on Friday with a match against NC State at 4:00 p.m. at the Carolina Indoor Tennis Center. Free parking is available in the tennis center parking lot with overflow parking available at Camp BowWow.

Admission to the match is free and open to the public. Those not in attendance can view live stats here with live streaming here.

Gamecock Notables

  • South Carolina is ranked No. 2 in the latest ITA Coaches Top-25 poll. The No. 2 ranking ties for highest ranking in program history and marks the first time in program history that South Carolina has held the No. 2 ranking for multiple weeks.
  • The Gamecocks are off to a 3-0 start on the season with a upset of then-No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville to start the season and a pair of wins during the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
  • Freshman Jelani Sarr enters the match as the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week after clinching both of South Carolina’s matches during the ITA Kickoff Weekend, sending the Gamecocks to their third consecutive ITA Indoor Championships.
  • Senior Toby Samuel has led the team from the top of the singles lineup this season where he is 2-0.
  • 92 Casey Hoole has been a strong No. 2 for the Gamecocks this season. He is 2-1 in dual play and 14-10 overall with a pair of ranked wins on his resume.
  • Through its first three matches South Carolina has only won one doubles point this season over LSU. The win came along with the return of two-time doubles All-American Connor Thomson to the lineup.

Scouting the Wolfpack

  • NC State enters the weekend with a 3-2 record that includes wins over Northwestern, Princeton, and Cal with losses to Harvard and Duke.
  • The Wolfpack has two players in the ITA Singles Rankings – No. 52 Joseph Wayand and No. 120 Robin Catry.
  • Wayand and Marin Borisiouk pair together as the No. 13 team in the ITA Doubles Rankings with an 11-1 record.

Series History

  • South Carolina leads the all-time series against NC State 39-24 and has won three of the last four matches.
  • The two teams first faced on May 8, 1984 with the Gamecocks coming out on top 5-4.
  • South Carolina holds the longest win streak of the series with 14 wins between 1981-1998.
  • Under head coach Josh Goffi, South Carolina is 6-8 against NC State.

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