Unique tennis story at Clemson

Clemson, SC March 22, 2013 – Clemson Men’s Tennis player Yannick Maden who has played number-one singles for the Tigers is ranked 41st according to the latest ITA poll. The Tigers’ number-one doubles team of Yannick and his brother Dominique are ranked 11th nationally.


The Maden brothers are the first doubles team consisting of brothers to start for the Tigers since the 1913 season (100 years ago) when brothers John and James Erwin teamed together for two years. In 1913, John and James Erwin won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) Doubles Championship after James won the SIAA Singles Title. The SIAA composed of many of today’s Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference teams.

The Erwin brothers were from Spartanburg, SC and were also stars on the Clemson basketball team. James stills holds the single-game scoring record with 58 points in a game against Butler Guards on February 9, 1912. John also played on the basketball team and was later the head coach/player on the 1913-14 team. He was the head coach of the Clemson Tiger basketball team in 1914-15. Both Erwin brothers were on Clemson’s first basketball team in 1911-12. James was the center and John was a forward.

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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