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Paul Jubb wins NCAA tennis title for Gamecocks

South Carolina's Paul Jubb took the NCAA tennis singles national championship in Orlando, Florida to claim the first singles tennis title in program history.
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South Carolina's Paul Jubb took the NCAA tennis singles national championship in Orlando, Florida to claim the first singles tennis title in program history.

For the first time in program history, a South Carolina men’s tennis player will play for a national title.

The Gamecocks’ Paul Jubb, the No. 5 seed in the bracket, advanced to Saturday’s singles championship match with a win Friday afternoon. He knocked off No. 7 Aleksander Kovacevic out of Illinois 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

On the season, the native of Hull, England went 32-4 on an 18-10 team.

Jubb will face off against Mississippi State’s Nuno Borges, the No. 1 overall seed. The pair faced off twice this season, with Borges winning both in three sets.

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