||University of South Carolina
Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Named All-SEC Second Team and ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch ... Closed season ranked No. 89 in the nation in singles, coming in as high as No. 62 during the season ... Posted five of his 10 dual-match singles wins in SEC action, playing in No. 2 singles spot for majority of season ... Collected five wins over nationally ranked opponents ... Joined doubles lineup midway through SEC slate, teaming with Thiago Pinheiro to win first six matches ... Fought through tough third set to put team up 3-2 against LSU in SEC Tournament (Apr. 18), helping team to first win at the event since 2008 ... Won a tiebreak (with Pinheiro) to clinch doubles point in 4-3 win over Kentucky in regular-season finale (Apr. 14) ... Yielded just three games to then-No. 46 Gonzales Austin of Vanderbilt (Apr. 12) in dominant Gamecock win over nation's 13th-ranked team ... Delivered team's 4-3 win over Florida (Mar. 8) with a three-set comeback victory over then-No. 6 Florent Diep ... Rallied from a set down against NC State (Feb. 10) to win his singles match and tie team score at 3-3 in eventual Gamecock win ... Advanced to quarterfinal of ITA Carolina Regional, ceding just 10 games over first three rounds of play ... Earned a spot in the qualifying for the ITA All-American Championships.
Freshman Year (2011-12)
Finished season ranked No. 111 in the nation in singles ... Earned ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year honors and a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team after leading the team with a 28-10 overall singles record ... Stands ninth in school history with a .725 (29-11) combined winning percentage in dual matches in a season ... Ranks among program's top five freshmen in several categories - singles wins (4th, 28), dual-match singles wins (4th, 20), dual-match singles winning percentage (5th, .769), SEC match singles wins (5th, 6), SEC match singles winning percentage (5th, .545) and dual-match combined winning percentage (4th, .725) ... Became one of just nine Gamecock freshmen since 1985 to compete solely in one of the top three singles positions and is second among the group in dual-match winning percentage (.769, 20-6), just behind four-time All-SEC selection Guillaume Legat (.808, 21-5) ... Won six of his last seven matches, including three of four against ranked opponents ... Posted 27 of his 28 wins in straight sets ... Moved up to the No. 2 spot in the SEC Tournament, knocking off No. 66 Alex Stamchev of Auburn 6-4. 6-3 to record his highest-ranked win of the season (Apr. 19) ... Recorded five of his six SEC wins in the final six regular-season matches, including a third-set tiebreak victory against No. 98 Chris Simpson of LSU (Apr. 6) and the team victory clinching win against Alabama (Mar. 30) ... Opened the dual-match season with six straight victories, highlighted by providing the decisive team point four times ... Did not play doubles in the second half of the dual-match season ... Led the team with a 7-2 singles record in the fall ... Won two matches at the ITA Carolina Regional before withdrawing with an injury ... Took third in the Black bracket of the Duke Fab Four Invitational, winning three of his four matches, including his first win over a ranked opponent in his second collegiate outing ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
High School/Junior Highlights
Rated a blue chip signee and rated No. 16 in the nation (August 2011) by tennisrecruiting.net ... Earned the No. 22 seed in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in 2011 ... Did not play high school tennis ... Was 49-19 as a junior, including a 34-17 mark against players rated five-star or above ... Advanced to the 2011 USTA Winter National Championships quarterfinals, defeating two top-11 players at the event ... Reached the fourth round of the 2010 U.S. Junior ITF International Hardcourt Championships ... Earned a spot in the final of the USTA Eastern Sectional Closed Championships as well ... Was ranked among the nation's top 10 in the Boys 16 age division.