Doubles team of Cox/Mihov makes second-straight appearance in NCAA Doubles Championship.
. Senior Chip Cox won the game-deciding point in a hard fought three-set contest to claim the Gamecocks' first conference win of the season.
32nd-ranked doubles team in nation moves on with win on Saturday.
Cox/Koch and Mihov/Pinheiro reach round of 16 with wins Friday.
Cox, Koch, Mihov and Pinheiro post two wins each to move into round of 32.
Starksville, MS (04/19/12)
Was the first Gamecock to play in three NCAA Doubles Championships (2012 with Nick Jones; 2013 and 2014 with Tsvetan Mihov) … Ranks among program’s all-time top 10 in 12 career categories, including six top-five entries – 96 dual-match doubles matches played (2nd), 40 SEC doubles matches played (3rd), 191 combined dual-match matches played (3rd), 81 combined SEC matches played (4th), 123 doubles matches played (5th) and 18 SEC doubles matches won (5th) … Ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation in doubles (with Mihov, April 2013) … Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete two times and was a three-time member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Senior Year (2013-14)
Finished second on the team with 23 singles victories, including 18 in dual-match play … Dominated the Nos. 4 and 5 spots in the lineup going 7-2 and 8-2, respectively … Delivered the match-clinching singles point four times and was 5-3 in three-set matches … Closed season as part of two ranked doubles teams – No. 33 with Tsvetan Mihov and No. 77 with Kyle Koch … Played in his third-straight NCAA Doubles Championship … Won his singles match in both Gamecock postseason victories … Closed the regular-season with three-set comeback victory at Vanderbilt (Apr. 13) to start three-match win streak that capped his career … Started the Vanderbilt match with a doubles win with Mihov over the No. 3 tandem in the nation, a win that, paired with the duo’s upset of the No. 20 team from Kentucky (Apr. 11) the match before, catapulted the Gamecock tandem from unranked to No. 23 in the nation … Rallied from a set down to break as the last player on court in a 3-3 match against Alabama (Mar. 21) to deliver the team’s first SEC win of the season … Opened dual-match play with four straight singles victories … Had great spring in doubles with Koch, advancing to the semifinal of the SEC Fall Classic and the Round of 16 at the ITA Regional to climb as high as No. 24 in the nation … Reached the Round of 32 in the ITA Regional and the consolation semifinals of the SEC Fall Classic in singles.
Junior Year (2012-13)
Was third on team with 18 singles wins on the season, including 10 in dual-match play ... Finished season ranked 19th in nation in doubles (with Tsvetan Mihov), climbing as high as No. 14 during the season behind a 12-12 record highlighted by five wins over nationally ranked tandems, including three in the top 25 ... Earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship (with Mihov) ... Teamed with Mihov to clinch the doubles point against LSU (Apr. 18) to give Gamecocks their first SEC Tournament victory since 2008 ... Posted his first SEC win of the season in a 6-1, 6-3 match at Alabama (Mar. 24) to open a three-match win streak that helped the team win four straight in league play... Posted (with Mihov) 8-5 win over No. 3 doubles team in nation from Auburn (Mar. 22) ... Scored first top-10 doubles win of career with 8-6 win over UNC Wilmington's tandem with a No. 8 national ranking (Feb. 20) ... Teamed with Kyle Koch to win consolation doubles final at ITA Carolina Regional while also reaching the consolation final in singles ... Advanced to Flight 1 doubles final of UTC/Steve Baras Fall Classic with Koch ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Sophomore Year (2011-12)
Finished season as part of the nation's 29th-ranked doubles team with Nick Jones ... Competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship (with Jones) ... Posted a 6-4 record against nationally ranked duos in doubles, including a 5-4 mark with Jones, among his season total of 15-12 on the doubles court ... Went an even 12-12 in singles in dual matches ... Clinched the doubles point in the regular-season finale at Florida (Apr. 14) as he and Jones upset the nation's ninth-ranked tandem at the top of the lineup ... Won his first six outings in dual-match play ... Sealed the team win against Coastal Carolina (Mar. 18) with a straight-set win at No. 4 singles ... Sparked the team's rally to defeat then-No. 22 Georgia Tech (Feb. 4), winning 12 of the final 13 games to turn a 1-5 first-set deficit into a 7-5, 6-1 win in the No. 4 spot to even the match a 2-2 ... Closed the fall with a strong showing at the ITA Carolina Regional, advancing to the round of 32 in singles before falling to a top-50 foe ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Freshman Year (2010-11)
Joined the team in January and won his first three singles matches ... Led the team with 10 dual-match singles wins, including three in SEC action ... Posted a team-best nine doubles win in dual matches as well, teaming with junior Alexander Kostanov for five of those ... Played largely in the No. 3 singles spot ... Turned in a 3-1 record in three-set matches and was 2-0 in 10-point tiebreakers to decide matches ... Took No. 80 Nassim Slilam of Florida to three sets in the season finale (Apr. 16) ... Picked up his first win over a ranked player with a three-set comeback win over No. 100 Alberto Gonzalez of Kentucky (Apr. 3) ... Won his three-set battle with Kevin Galloway of archrival Clemson (Mar. 23) ... Scored the team's lone point against Auburn (Mar. 11), outlasting Daniel Cochrane in a 10-point tiebreaker ... Collected his first collegiate win in his debut against Wofford (Jan. 16), yielding just three games over the two-set match.
High School/Junior Highlights Rated a four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net ... Ranked as high as No. 36 in the nation and No. 1 in South Carolina ... Won the 2009 Wachovia Palmetto Championship in Boys 18 Singles ... Advanced to the semifinals of the South Carolina High School State Singles Tournament (2008, 2009) ... Helped his team to three straight 3A state titles (2007, 2008, 2009).
Cox's Career Record