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Thorne Looks For Leadership As Men's Tennis Opens Fall Schedule

ATLANTA (Sept. 27) – Looking for players to step up their games, Georgia Tech men’s tennis coach Kenny Thorne takes his Yellow Jacket team to the Clemson Fall Classic beginning Friday and concluding Sunday.

“I’m hoping to have some gusy step up and take over the leadership of this team,” Thorne said. “That’s what we are lacking right now is leadership. We need to have some guys step up this weekend to see who might feel comfortable in that position. We haven’t had it up to now, but it’s early so I’m not paniced, but we are going to need some people to take over this team.”

The Clemson tournament marks Tech’s first fall tournament, and includes players from East Tennessee State, Furman, Indiana, UNC Charlotte, Penn State and Wake Forest. Tech will compete against players from other schools in a flighted singles and doubles round-robin format.

“The competition should be pretty good,” said Thorne. “We will find out where we are at right now. I don’t expect us, nor do I want us playing our best tennis right now, but I’m looking at our competitive heart. I don’t think we’ve shown that so far, but that’s what I expect to see at Clemson.”

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