Ben Barnette
Ben  Barnette

Hometown:
Spartanburg, S.C.

High School:
Spartanburg High


2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Career Summary
Chose to leave the team following his junior season to focus on academics and internship opportunities in his senior year … Was a great teammate and vocal leader, despite limited playing time.

Junior Year (2013-14)
Played in three fall tournaments and two dual matches … Went 3-6 in singles and 1-1 in doubles action … Won his lone dual-match singles entry without ceding a game against The Citadel (Jan. 19) … Teamed with Andrew Schafer in the No. 3 doubles spot at The Citadel (Mar. 23) for a victory … Claimed a pair of singles wins in consolation play at the SEC Fall Classic.

Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Played singles in five dual matches, all in No. 6 spot, and teamed with Thiago Pinheiro in doubles in 15 ... Opened dual-match season with six wins in first seven doubles matches (with Pinheiro), helping Gamecocks win doubles point in their first eight matches ... Teamed with Harry Menzies to reach the Division I doubles final at the UTC/Steve Baras Fall Classic to close out the fall campaign.

Freshman Year (2011-12)
Won all five of his singles outings in dual-match play, all in the No. 6 spot in the order ... Did not yield more than five games in any of his five dual-match victories ... Was solid in doubles in the fall with a 3-2 record, playing mostly with former high school rival Kyle Koch ... Reached the quarterfinals of the doubles A bracket at the UNC Wilmington Collegiate Invitational ... Picked up his first career singles victories in the first round of the Southern Intercollegiates Division II bracket ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.

High School/Junior Highlights Rated a four-star recruit and the No. 5 player in South Carolina (August 2011) by tennisrecruiting.net ... Helped Coach Roy Shelton's Vikings to five regional titles in his six seasons ... Was a four-time all-state selection and all-area player of the year ... Was a high school state singles finalist twice ... Posted a 20-1 record at No. 1 singles as a senior, giving him a prep career record of 106-5 ... Earned singles and doubles titles in addition to the sportsmanship award at the Columbus Bullfrog Boys 18s.

Barnette's Career Record

SINGLES
Tiebreakers
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 vs. Ranked 3-Set 7-Pt. 10-Pt.
2011-12 6-7 1-7 5-0 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- 5-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1
2012-13 7-6 3-5 4-1 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- 4-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0
2013-14 3-6 2-6 1-0 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0
Career 16-19 6-18 10-1 0-0 -- -- -- -- -- 10-1 0-1 0-3 1-0 0-1
DOUBLES
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3
2011-12 4-4 3-4 1-0 0-0 -- -- 1-0
2012-13 11-10 4-2 7-8 0-4 -- -- 7-8
2013-14 1-1 0-1 1-0 0-0 -- -- 1-0
Career 16-15 7-7 9-8 0-4 -- -- 9-8