Clemson tennis teams playing host to Duckworth Fall Classic this weekend

Twenty two teams will join Tiger men and women in three-day event

Women's Tennis - Ani Maio

Photo by Mark Crammer

Women's Tennis - Ani Maio

The Clemson tennis programs will play host to the second annual Duckworth Fall Tennis Classic at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14.

Twenty-four teams overall will participate, including 18 women’s teams and six men’s teams. There will be eight women’s singles flights and eight doubles flights, as well as four men’s singles and doubles flights.

Matches will be played on 16 of Clemson’s outdoor courts. The tentative schedule is to have one round of doubles and two rounds of singles on Friday, beginning at 9:00 am.

Saturday will include the singles finals, as well as the doubles second round, also beginning at 9:00 am. Sunday will be just the doubles finals, beginning at 9:00 am.

The women’s teams participating are Clemson, Wofford, Furman, Tennessee, USC Upstate, Troy, South Alabama, Mercer, UT Chattanooga, Charleston Southern, Clayton State, Citadel, Augusta State, Brenau, Armstrong Atlantic, Emory, Lipscomb, VCU, Kennesaw State.

Men’s teams will include Clemson, Citadel, Lipscomb, Mercer, Augusta State, Wofford, and Armstrong Atlantic.

The event is free to the public.

The tournament pays tribute to Ed and Jane Duckworth of Atlanta, for whom the recent addition of the Pavilion at the tennis center is named.

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