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Men's Tennis Gathering at Russell House Attracts Students

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The #22 ranked South Carolina men's tennis team took to Greene St. in front of the Russell House on Wednesday to hang out with students and hand out flyers for their big SEC opener match on Friday vs. #6 Georgia. The first 50 fans at the match will receive free pom poms and the all students can earn double Student Rewards points.

Head Coach Josh Goffi hands out flyers to students

The Gamecocks are off to a great start this season, entering conference play with a 10-1 record including upsets of ACC foes Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at the beginning of February. 

The SEC is one of the toughest tennis leagues in the country, setting up a very challenging schedule gauntlet. On the men's side, all 12 current league teams are ranked in the Top 50 with eight of those squads in the Top 25, including the Gamecocks who rose to #22 this week. Georgia is currently the highest ranked of the all the SEC squads at #6. Carolina will follow Friday's match with Georgia going up against #19 Tennessee on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

IMG_5852.JPG New potential doubles team? The team set up a portable net and hit a few balls back and forth with new found student partners.

The student-athletes and coaches handed out flyers to passing students

Match time is set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the new Carolina Tennis Center at the Athletics Village. Fans are encouraged to park in the new parking garage off Heyward Street. Parking in the garage is free for athletic events.

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