The USC men’s tennis team defeated arch-rival Clemson 5-2 to close out the 1993 season on a high note.
The win gave the Gamecocks a winning record at 11-10. Carolina coach Kent DeMars credited his three seniors, Mark Palus, P.J Langone, and Rich Lynch as being the difference in the match. Palus (No. 3) was especially big, as he made a big rally to win his singles match. He came back from a 4-1 deficit in the first set to win 6-4, and survived a break point in the second to win the singles matchup. Palus’ opponent Tom Herb was none too happy. Angered by an official’s call in the second set, Herb toppled several courtside chairs, earning himself a code violation.
Coach Kent DeMars had a long and distinguished career at Carolina. His tenure began in 1984, and lasted 26 seasons, until 2010.