News from MSU Media Relations--Mar. 24, 2012.

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Men's Tennis.

Men's Tennis
STARKVILLE, Miss. - On the heels of a stellar 4-3 upset over the No. 11 Florida Gators, the 12th-ranked Mississippi State men's tennis team (13-4, 4-1 SEC) returns home as they host the No. 40 Gamecocks of South Carolina on Sunday.

In the overall campaign, MSU holds a 14-9 advantage over USC with the Bulldogs taking a 5-2 win over the Gamecocks last spring.

South Carolina is led by 104th-ranked Ivan Machado followed by No. 117 Thiago Pinheiro. In doubles, Chip Cox and Nick Jones lead the charge as they are ranked 64th in the recent ITA poll.

Match time is slated for 1:00 p.m. CT at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre on Mississippi State's campus.

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