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 ... 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 ... 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 and the team victory clinching win against Alabama ... 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.
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.