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Men's Tennis


Andrew Schafer
Andrew  Schafer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hilton Head Island, S.C.

High School:
Hilton Head Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 167

Experience:
4L

Major:
Finance

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list

06/30/2015

Gamecocks Top SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ninth-straight spring with over 100 students making the list


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


AWARDS

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll -- 2015, 2016, 2017
  • SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2014
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2014

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Season

  • T1st -- Dual match doubles wins (20 in 2016-17)
  • 6th -- SEC combined winning percentage in a season (.647 (11-6) in 2014-15)
  • 3rd -- Tiebreak wins in a season (10 in 2014-15)
  • 4th -- Tiebreak winning percentage in a season (.769 (10-3) in 2014-15)
  • T4th -- SEC combined matches won (15 in 2016-17)
  • 7th -- Dual match combined win percentage (.738 (31-11) in 2016-17)
  • T8th -- SEC doubles matches won (7 in 2016-17)

Career

  • T1st -- Dual match singles matches played (100)
  • 3rd -- Tiebreak win percentage (.639, 23-13)
  • 2nd -- Tiebreak Wins (23)
  • 4th -- Dual match combined win percentage (.660, 66-34)
  • 4th -- Singles matches played (154)
  • 5th -- Dual match singles wins (66)
  • T5th -- SEC doubles win percentage (.500, 14-14)
  • 6th -- Tiebreaks played (36)
  • 6th -- Three-set matches played (44)
  • 6th -- SEC combined win percentage (.522, 36-33)
  • T6th -- SEC combined matches won (36)
  • T6th -- SEC singles matches played (41)
  • T7th -- SEC singles matches won (22)
  • T8th -- Dual match doubles win percentage (.583, 35-22)
  • 9th -- Singles matches won (100)
  • 10th -- Combines matches played (247)
  • T10th -- Combined matches won (155)
  • T10th -- Three-set wins (19)

2016-17 (SENIOR)


ATHLETICS

  • Led the team in singles wins (28), dual-match singles wins (20), SEC singles wins (8), combined win percentage (.686), doubles win percentage (.690) and singles win percentage (.683)
  • Compiled a 28-13 overall singles record including a 20-6 dual-match record and 8-4 SEC record
  • Played the majority of his matches from the No. 3 spot where he tallied a 10-5 (8-4) record
  • Captured his 100th win with a straight-set victory over Diego Nunez of East Tennessee in the First Round of the NCAA Team Tournament (May 12)
  • Defeated his first ranked opponent of the year with a three-set victory over Emil Reinberg (68) of Georgia
  • Won 15 of the first 16 matches to open dual-match play
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the Ivy-Plus Invitational (Lenz Draw) with wins over Max Schmidt of Dartmouth and Luke Gamble of Princeton
  • Went 19-9 overall in doubles play including a 11-5 (7-4) dual-match record with the majority of his wins coming from the No. 3 spot
  • Won the doubles title at the Ivy-Plus Invitational (Pagado Draw) with teammate Thomas Mayronne
  • Advanced to the semifinals oft he Georgia Tech Invitational and SEC Coaches Classic with Mayronne
  • Captured seven SEC wins with Gabriel Friedrich in the No. 3 spot, including two key wins over SEC pairs from Auburn and Mississippi St. to secure the program's first No. 4 seed in the SEC Tournament since 2005

2015-16 (JUNIOR)


ATHLETICS

  • Posted third-consecutive season of 20+ wins, going 22-18 on the season
  • Moved up to No. 2 in the singles lineup for dual-match play, fighting his way to a 10-14 mark and 3-9 SEC record
  • Particularly strong in three-set matches, compiling a 6-3 record, which included wins over opponents from Vanderbilt (Mar. 10), Tennessee (Mar. 27), and Arkansas (Apr. 17)
  • Clinched South Carolina's biggest win in the regular season finale at No. 12 Arkansas (Apr. 17), topping his opponent in dramatic fashion, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
  • Earned a commanding win over the same opponent from No. 19 Arkansas (Apr. 21) in the SEC Tournament to help the Gamecocks reach the quarterfinals
  • Posted a 5-7 mark at No. 2 doubles with teammate Gabriel Friedrich and a 3-4 record at No. 3 with partner Thomas Mayronne
  • Won the Flight B singles title at the SEC Fall Classic
  • Also took home the doubles crown at the South Carolina Men's Collegiate Championships and finished as runner-up in the singles draw

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)


ATHLETICS

  • Was second on the team with 23 singles victories, including 16 in dual-match play
  • Led team with six SEC wins, playing mostly in the No. 4 position
  • Went 10-3 in singles tiebreaks, ranking third in program single-season history in wins and fourth in winning percentage
  • Ranked as high as No. 83 in singles
  • Provided the deciding point in four team victories
  • Tied for team-high honors with five SEC doubles wins, teaming with Andrew Adams in the No. 3 spot in the lineup
  • Doubled his doubles win total from freshman year with a 15-9 record
  • Closed out the regular season on a four-match singles win streak
  • Kicked off SEC play with a four-match singles win streak, including a win over his ranked foe from LSU (Mar. 6)
  • Took a three-set win over the nation's No. 40 player to clinch the team's win over Memphis (Feb. 15)
  • Powered team to first opening-round win at ITA Kickoff Weekend since 2010 with three-set win over ranked opponent from Stanford (Jan. 24)
  • Stretched seventh-ranked player in the nation to three sets in ITA Carolina Regional round of 32
  • Claimed the highest-ranked win over his career, topping No. 15 player in the nation in second round of the SEC Fall Classic en route to the round of 16

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)


ATHLETICS

  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after one of the best freshman campaigns in program history
  • Led the team in singles victories and winning percentage, overall and in dual matches
  • Ranks in program's freshman top five in dual-match singles wins (20, 4th) and dual-match singles winning percentage (.800, 3rd)
  • Tied for second on the team with five SEC singles wings, ninth-best mark for a freshman in program history
  • Provided the match-clinching point six times in 16 team wins, including both postseason victories, and went 7-2 in three-set matches
  • Ranked as high as No. 88 in the nation in singles
  • Claimed his first NCAA Tournament career victory to clinch the team's win over George Washington (May 10)
  • Rallied to win a first-set tiebreak then rolled in the second set of his first SEC Tournament victory, which clinched the team win over Alabama (Apr. 17)
  • Won six of his last seven regular-season singles matches, including four SEC contests
  • Three-set win sealed team's victory over Ole Miss (Apr. 4)
  • Picked up his first SEC win in his league debut with a commanding performance against Texas A&M (Mar. 1)
  • Opened dual-match play with 10 wins in first 11 decisions in singles
  • Won all four matches in pre-qualifying for the ITA All-American Championships
  • Claimed his first win over a ranked opponent in the SEC Fall Classic, topping the nation's No. 39 player from Florida

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL


  • Rated a blue chip signee and ranked No. 10 in the nation (August 2013) by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Helped Coach Clint Van Wasagen's Dolphins to a state championship in 2011, a finalist position in 2013 and a semifinalist spot in 2012
  • Never lost a high school singles match, playing in the No. 1 position
  • Named Island Packet Player of the Year three times (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Earned South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Player of the Year honors in 2011
  • Also played No. 1 doubles for Hilton Head Prep
  • Trained with B.J. Stearns at Smith Stearns Academy on Hilton Head Island
  • Won National Open titles in 2013 (18U) and 2011 (16U)
  • Reached the finals of the Eddie Herr International 16U in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Turned in a 24-11 combined record against five-star and blue chip opponents
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2013-14 27-10 7-5 20-5 (5-3) 1-0 (0-0) 3-0 (0-0) 16-5 (5-3)
2014-15 23-14 7-5 16-9 (6-3) 1-2 (0-0) 4-4 (1-1) 11-3 (5-2)
2015-16 22-18 12-4 10-14 (3-9) 5-9 (3-9) 3-2 (0-0) 2-3 (0-0)
2016-17 28-13 8-7 20-6 (8-4) 0-0 (0-0) 10-5 (8-4) 2-0 (0-0) 8-1 (0-0)
Total 100-55 34-21 66-34 (22-19) 6-11 (3-9) 17-11 (9-5) 16-6 (5-2) 11-1 (0-0) 16-5 (5-3)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2013-14 7-9 1-2 6-7 (0-2) 6-7 (0-2)
2014-15 15-9 2-4 13-5 (5-3) 13-5 (5-3)
2015-16 12-11 7-3 5-8 (2-5) 0-1 (0-1) 5-7 (2-4)
2016-17 19-9 9-4 10-5 (7-4) 1-0 (0-0) 9-5 (7-4)
Total 53-38 19-13 34-25 (14-14) 1-1 (0-1) 34-24 (14-13)

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