Men's Tennis


Ben Barnette
Ben  Barnette

Hometown:
Spartanburg, S.C.

High School:
Spartanburg High

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 140

10/18/2013

Gamecocks Shine in Doubles at ITA Carolina Regional

Cox/Koch and Mihov/Pinheiro reach round of 16 with wins Friday.

10/17/2013

Four Gamecocks Advance at ITA Carolina Regional

Cox, Koch, Mihov and Pinheiro post two wins each to move into round of 32.

09/29/2013

Schafer Wins Twice to Advance at ITA All-American Championships

Freshman Andrew Schafer will play Monday morning for a spot in the qualifying draw.

09/20/2013

Mihov and Koch/Cox Advance in SEC Fall Classic Main Draws

Tsvetan Mihov moves into singles quarterfinals; Koch/Cox reach doubles quarters as well.

09/19/2013

Gamecocks Dominate Doubles in Day 1 of SEC Fall Classic

Mihov and Koch advance in singles main draw as well.

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

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