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  Kyle Koch
School: University of South Carolina
Year: Junior
Home Town: Irmo
Home State: South Carolina
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Chapin High
Height: 6-2
Weight: 201 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
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Singles Record: 16-15
Doubles Record: 17-16
Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Tied for second in school history with nine SEC singles victories and a .900 (9-1) SEC singles winning percentage ... Also ranks among program's top 10 in combined SEC wins (16, 2nd), combined SEC winning percentage (.727, 2nd), SEC doubles wins (7, T-6th) tiebreak wins in a season (8, T-10th) and tiebreaks played in a season (14, T-8th) ... Led team with 22 singles wins, including a team-best 16 in dual-match play ... Finished season ranked No. 44 in nation in doubles (with Harry Menzies), climbing as high as No. 39 during the season ... Posted a team-best 22 doubles victories, including a 15-8 mark (with Menzies) in dual matches, highlighted by three wins over nationally ranked tandems ... Won his singles match in a pair of tiebreaks to tie team score against then-No. 8 Kentucky (Apr. 14) to set up program's first top-10 victory since 2005 ... Recorded team's lone singles victory in loss at Mississippi State (Apr. 5), his ninth-straight singles win ... Clinched team victory over LSU (Mar. 31) ... Captured his first career win over a nationally ranked opponent with a super-tiebreak win over then-No. 101 Hernus Pieters of Georgia (Mar. 17) ... Posted only point for the Gamecocks at Tennessee (Mar. 15) with decisive straight-set singles win ... Scored first team point of the win over Florida (Mar. 8) and clinched the team's victory over Clemson (Mar. 3) to start nine-match win streak ... Recorded the match-clinching point in three of team's first four wins of the season ... Teamed with Chip Cox to win the consolation doubles final of the ITA Carolina Regional ... Advanced to the Flight 1 singles and doubles (with Cox) finals at the UTC/Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Claimed third in the consolation side of the White bracket at the Duke Fab Four to open the fall season ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete. Freshman Year (2011-12)
Turned in one of the most productive seasons in program history, etching his name in the Gamecock single-season top 10 seven times ... Tied school record for dual-match doubles victories with 19 ... Teamed with Carl Eguez to win nine straight doubles matches, the third-longest streak in school history ... Also shares with Nick Jones the program's eighth-longest doubles win streak at seven consecutive ... Ranks eighth in the single-season record books with 26 doubles victories, 38 doubles matches played and six SEC match doubles wins ... Is among the single-season top 10 with 33 combined singles (14) and doubles (19) wins in dual matches ... Sits among the five most productive freshmen in Gamecock history in dual-match doubles victories (T-1st, 19), overall doubles victories (2nd, 26), dual-match doubles winning percentage (3rd, .704), combined dual-match wins (4th, 33) and SEC doubles wins (4th, 6) ... Was 11-4 when paired with Eguez, playing in the No. 3 spot in the lineup, as part of his team-best 26-12 overall doubles record ... Finished second on the team with 20 singles victories, including a 14-8 dual-match record playing mostly in the No. 6 spot in the lineup ... Clinched the win at Arkansas with a straight-set singles victory ... Put the Gamecocks up 2-0 with a decisive 6-0, 6-1 win against Auburn ... Won his first 10 dual-match singles outings, including on in the No. 3 spot and two in the No. 4 position ... Reached the consolation finals at the SEC Indoor Championships behind super-tiebreak wins in the consolation quarter and semifinals ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete. High School/Junior Highlights
Rated a five-star recruit and the No. 3 player (August 2011) in South Carolina by tennisrecruiting.net ... Advanced to the third round of the 2011 USTA Boys 18 National Championships ... Was a 2011 All-America selection ... Earned all-state honors four of his six seasons playing for Coach John Rodgers' Eagles ... Named all-region every year and regional player of the year four times ... Won three straight 4A-3A singles state titles ... Turned in a high school record of 134-7, including a perfect 28-0 mark as a senior ... Broke the state record with 75 consecutive singles victories, spanning three seasons ... Helped Chapin to back-to-back state titles in his final two seasons.