CLEMSON, SC Feb. 26, 2013 — The Clemson men’s tennis team is ranked 18th according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll released Tuesday afternoon.
The Clemson men’s team has a 9-1 record overall this season and is coming off of a 5-2 upset win of #21-ranked Auburn Friday evening. Last week, the Tigers were ranked 51st as a team and jumped 33 spots in this week’s poll.
This is the highest that the Tigers have been ranked since April 4, 2006 when Clemson was ranked 18th. Over the years, Clemson has been ranked in the ITA top 25 a total of 136 times. The Tigers have been ranked at the position of 18th four times.
Clemson’s number-one singles player Yannick Maden is ranked 57th according to the ITA singles poll. This season he has a 14-4 record overall in singles and an 8-1 mark in dual matches. The doubles team of Yannick Maden and his brother Dominique Maden is ranked 20th. The duo has a 15-3 record overall and a 5-0 mark in dual matches.
Clemson will play at South Carolina on Sunday afternoon in Columbia, SC at 1:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action. South Carolina is ranked 43rd in this week’s poll. The match will be the 105th meeting between the two schools. The series began in 1925.