No. 19 Clemson women's tennis faces No. 6 Georgia, No. 30 South Carolina

Matches set for Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at noon at Clemson Indoor Tennis Center

Women's Tennis -  Yana Koroleva

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Women's Tennis - Yana Koroleva

The Clemson women’s tennis team will play host to No. 6 Georgia and No. 30 South Carolina this weekend at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. Clemson (1-1) and Georgia will play at 11:00 am on Saturday, while the Tigers and Gamecocks (3-1) meet at noon on Sunday.

Live scoring is available at ClemsonTigers.com.

Georgia will be the third straight Top-25 team Clemson has played to open up the 2013 season, as the Tigers defeated No. 24 Tulsa before falling at No. 9 Alabama in the ITA Kick-off Weekend in Tuscaloosa, AL.

The matchups are almost as historically even as possible, as Clemson is 22-23 all-time against Georgia, and holds a 24-23 all-time lead against South Carolina.

Last season, Georgia topped Clemson twice in Athens, with the second coming in heartbreaking fashion in the NCAA Tournament. Clemson fell just short of a major upset of the sixth-seeded Bulldogs, losing 4-3 when Maho Kowase came back from a 0-6, 2-5 deficit to win on court three and clinch. Clemson’s two returners from last season, Beatrice Gumulya and Romy Koelzer, each won their match against the Bulldogs.

South Carolina topped Clemson, 4-3, as they won four singles matches after Clemson claimed the doubles point last season to snap a five-match losing skid to the Tigers.

Three Tigers are ranked in the national singles rankings, led by Yana Koroleva at No. 32. Korolvea is coming off a win against No. 12 Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama. Four Bulldogs find themselves in the singles rankings, and two Gamecock players are listed as well.

Liz Jeukeng has also made a bid for a national ranking, as she knocked off the 13th-ranked player in the nation against Alabama in straight sets.

Ranked Singles Players:

8 - Lauren Herring (Georgia)

18 - Maho Kowase (Georgia)

32 - Yana Koroleva (Clemson)

34 - Jaklin Alawi (South Carolina)

54 - Kate Fuller (Georgia)

69 - Romy Koelzer (Clemson)

76 - Mackenzie Craft (Georgia)

77 - Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson)

96 - Katerina Popova (South Carolina)

Ranked Doubles Teams:

15 - Fuller/Herring (Georgia)

22 - Kimbell/Kowase (Georgia)

46 - Alawi/Kanakova (South Carolina)

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