Kyle Koch
Kyle  Koch

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Chapin High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 201


2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Koch's Career Match Results Get Acrobat Reader


Awards
Senior Year (2014-15)
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Second-Team All-SEC
ITA Scholar-Athlete
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Junior Year (2013-14)
ITA Scholar-Athlete
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore Year (2012-13)
ITA Scholar-Athlete
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Freshman Year (2011-12)
ITA Scholar-Athlete
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


In the Record Books
Career
1st -- Doubles wins in a career (91)
15th -- Doubles winning percentage in a career (.632, 91-53)
1st -- Doubles matches played in a career (144)
6th -- Combined wins in a career (176)
4th -- Combined matches played in a career (281)
5th -- Doubles team winning percentage in a career (Adams/Koch, .733, 22-8)
5th -- Dual-match singles wins in a career (60)
10th -- Dual-match singles winning percentage in a career (.652, 60-32)
1st -- Dual-match doubles wins in a career (64)
3rd -- Dual-match doubles winning percentage in a career (.627, 46-38)
1st -- Dual-match doubles matches played in a career (102)
3rd -- Dual-match combined wins in a career (124)
6th -- Dual-match combined winning percentage in a career (.639, 124-70)
2nd -- Dual-match combined matches played in a career (194)
6th -- SEC singles matches won in a career (23)
3rd -- SEC singles winning percentage in a career (.639, 23-13)
1st -- SEC doubles matches won in a career (25)
2nd -- SEC doubles winning percentage in a career (.556, 25-20)
1st -- SEC doubles matches played in a career (45)
1st -- SEC combined wins in a career (48)
1st -- SEC combined winning percentage in a career (.593, 48-33)
4th -- SEC combined matches played in a career (81)
3rd -- Tiebreak wins in a career (20)
1st -- Tiebreaks played in a career (47)

Season
8th -- Doubles matches won in a season (26 in 2011-12)
9th -- Doubles matches played in a season (38 in 2011=12)
7th -- Doubles team winning percentage in a season (.683 (10-2) in 2014-15)
2nd -- Dual-match doubles wins in a season (19 in 2011-12)
2nd -- SEC singles wins in a season (9 in 2012-13)
2nd -- SEC singles winning percentage in a season (.900 (9-1) in 2012-13)
7th -- SEC singles wins in a season (8 in 2013-14)
5th -- SEC singles winning percentage in a season (.889 (8-1) in 2013-14)
1st -- SEC doubles wins in a season (8 in 2013-14)
8th -- SEC doubles wins in a season (7 in 2012-13)
9th -- SEC doubles winning percentage in a season (.667 (8-4) in 2013-14)
2nd -- SEC combined wins in a season (16 in 2013-14 and in 2012-13)
2nd -- SEC combined winning percentage in a season (.762 (16-5) in 2013-14)
3rd -- SEC combined winning percentage in a season (.727 (16-6) in 2012-13)
Most doubles wins by a freshman (26 in 2011-12)
Most dual-match doubles wins by a freshman (19 in 2011-12)
Most SEC singles wins by a sophomore (9 in 2012-13)
Most SEC singles wins by a junior (8 in 2013-14)
Best SEC singles winning percentage by a sophomore (.900 (9-1) in 2012-13)
Best SEC singles winning percentage by a junior (8-1 (.889) in 2013-14)
Most SEC doubles wins by a junior (8 in 2013-14)
Most SEC combined wins by a sophomore (16 in 2012-13)
Most SEC combined wins by a junior (16 in 2013-14)
Best SEC combined winning percentage by a sophomore (.727 (16-6) in 2012-13)
Best SEC combined winning percentage by a junior (.762 (16-5) in 2013-14)


Career Summary
Ranks among the most successful competitors in Gamecock history, ranking among the program's top 10 in 23 career categories and 14 single-season lists ... Holds nine career school records and one single-season top mark ... Was especially dominant in SEC play as his SEC singles career winning percentage of .639 (23-13) is third best in program history and includes a 21-6 record over his final three seasons, including a 17-2 mark during his sophomore and junior campaigns ... Earned a final national ranking in doubles three times with three different partners -- No. 44 with Harry Menzies in 2012-13, No. 77 with Chip Cox in 2013-14 and a career-best No. 24 with Thiago Pinheiro in 2014-15 ... Qualified for one NCAA Doubles Championship (2015) ... With Cox, became the first Gamecock tandem to earn a spot in the main draw of the 2013 ITA All-American Championships in 14 years ... Became the program's first SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2015) and first four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete selection.

Senior Year (2014-15)
Capped his career with his best season, playing in the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup and the No. 1 position in doubles ... Earned All-SEC Second Team honors and was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league's coaches, the first in Gamecock history ... Went 26-11 overall in singles, including a 17-7 mark in dual matches and 4-4 slate in SEC play (4-2 in the No. 2 spot), to climb as high as No. 103 ... Posted the match-clinching point four times, including three out of the No. 2 spot in the order, and went 7-4 in three-set matches ... Also led the team in doubles wins behind a 24-12 record, 15-9 in dual matches, that saw him team with three different partners ... Teamed with Thiago Pinheiro for most of dual-match play, finishing the season with a career-best No. 24 national ranking and his first spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship (with Pinheiro) ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship with a win over the No. 20 team in the nation ... Sealed the Gamecocks' dominant win over Kentucky (Mar. 12) with a three-set singles win ... Teamed with Pinheiro to upset the No. 8 doubles team in the nation (Texas A&M, Mar. 8) 6-2 to catapult the duo in to the national rankings for the first time ... Posted his highest-ranked singles win in dual-match play with a three-set effort against the No. 98 player in the nation that clinched the team's win over then-No. 28 LSU (Mar. 6) ... Drew the No. 1 doubles spot with Pinheiro at the start of dual-match play and won four of their first five matches ... Set the tone for his career-best singles season in the fall with a 9-4 record that included the highest-ranked win of his career (No. 32) and earned him spots in the quarterfinals of the SEC Fall Classic and the round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Regional ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete, becoming the first Gamecock to earn the award all four years of his career, and was on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Junior Year (2013-14)
Closed the season with a 12-match win streak that helped propel the Gamecocks into the NCAA Tournament second round for the first time since 2005 ... Played most of the dual-match season in the No. 5 singles spot, where he posted a perfect 11-0 record, including an 8-0 SEC slate, to lift his dual-match mark to 13-7 ... Earned a national ranking in singles for the first time in his career, coming in at No. 103 ... Teamed with Andrew Adams for a team-best 8-3 SEC doubles record ... Began the season paired with Chip Cox in doubles, climbing as high as No. 24 in the nation then ending the season at No. 77 after changing partners for the last two months of the season ... Recorded the team's lone point in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals against Texas A&M (Apr. 18) ... Scored the team's first singles point in the SEC Tournament first-round win over Alabama (Apr. 17) ... Clinched the team's 4-0 win at Arkansas (Mar. 30) with a steady 6-4, 6-4 win ... Posted an efficient win at No. 5 singles to keep momentum early in a 4-3 win over Alabama (Mar. 21), which set the stage for the Gamecocks' first SEC win of the season and launched a 5-1 stretch that turned the team's season around ... With Cox, posted a commanding 8-3 win over the No. 22 doubles team in the nation to set the tone of the Gamecocks' win over USF (Feb. 21) ... Earned a spot, with Cox, in the doubles main draw of the ITA All-America Championships and advanced to the round of 16 ... Advanced to the SEC Fall Classic doubles semifinals with Cox, falling in a tough tiebreak to the nation's 13th-ranked tandem ... Captured ITA Scholar-Athlete honors and was on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Tied for second in school history with nine SEC singles victories and a .900 (9-1) SEC singles winning percentage ... Also ranks among program's top 10 in combined SEC wins (16, 2nd), combined SEC winning percentage (.727, 2nd), SEC doubles wins (7, T-6th) tiebreak wins in a season (8, T-10th) and tiebreaks played in a season (14, T-8th) ... Led team with 22 singles wins, including a team-best 16 in dual-match play ... Finished season ranked No. 44 in nation in doubles (with Harry Menzies), climbing as high as No. 39 during the season ... Posted a team-best 22 doubles victories, including a 15-8 mark (with Menzies) in dual matches, highlighted by three wins over nationally ranked tandems ... Won his singles match in a pair of tiebreaks to tie team score against then-No. 8 Kentucky (Apr. 14) to set up program's first top-10 victory since 2005 ... Recorded team's lone singles victory in loss at Mississippi State (Apr. 5), his ninth-straight singles win ... Clinched team victory over LSU (Mar. 31) ... Captured his first career win over a nationally ranked opponent with a super-tiebreak win over then-No. 101 Hernus Pieters of Georgia (Mar. 17) ... Posted only point for the Gamecocks at Tennessee (Mar. 15) with decisive straight-set singles win ... Scored first team point of the win over Florida (Mar. 8) and clinched the team's victory over Clemson (Mar. 3) to start nine-match win streak ... Recorded the match-clinching point in three of team's first four wins of the season ... Teamed with Chip Cox to win the consolation doubles final of the ITA Carolina Regional ... Advanced to the Flight 1 singles and doubles (with Cox) finals at the UTC/Steve Baras Fall Classic ... Claimed third in the consolation side of the White bracket at the Duke Fab Four to open the fall season ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Freshman Year (2011-12)
Turned in one of the most productive seasons in program history, etching his name in the Gamecock single-season top 10 seven times ... Tied school record for dual-match doubles victories with 19 ... Teamed with Carl Eguez to win nine straight doubles matches, the third-longest streak in school history ... Also shares with Nick Jones the program's eighth-longest doubles win streak at seven consecutive ... Ranks eighth in the single-season record books with 26 doubles victories, 38 doubles matches played and six SEC match doubles wins ... Is among the single-season top 10 with 33 combined singles (14) and doubles (19) wins in dual matches ... Sits among the five most productive freshmen in Gamecock history in dual-match doubles victories (T-1st, 19), overall doubles victories (2nd, 26), dual-match doubles winning percentage (3rd, .704), combined dual-match wins (4th, 33) and SEC doubles wins (4th, 6) ... Was 11-4 when paired with Eguez, playing in the No. 3 spot in the lineup, as part of his team-best 26-12 overall doubles record ... Finished second on the team with 20 singles victories, including a 14-8 dual-match record playing mostly in the No. 6 spot in the lineup ... Clinched the win at Arkansas with a straight-set singles victory ... Put the Gamecocks up 2-0 with a decisive 6-0, 6-1 win against Auburn ... Won his first 10 dual-match singles outings, including on in the No. 3 spot and two in the No. 4 position ... Reached the consolation finals at the SEC Indoor Championships behind super-tiebreak wins in the consolation quarter and semifinals ... Named ITA Scholar-Athlete.

High School/Junior Highlights
Rated a five-star recruit and the No. 3 player (August 2011) in South Carolina by tennisrecruiting.net ... Advanced to the third round of the 2011 USTA Boys 18 National Championships ... Was a 2011 All-America selection ... Earned all-state honors four of his six seasons playing for Coach John Rodgers' Eagles ... Named all-region every year and regional player of the year four times ... Won three straight 4A-3A singles state titles ... Turned in a high school record of 134-7, including a perfect 28-0 mark as a senior ... Broke the state record with 75 consecutive singles victories, spanning three seasons ... Helped Chapin to back-to-back state titles in his final two seasons.

Koch'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 20-15 6-7 14-8 2-7 -- -- 1-0 2-1 6-2 5-5 0-2 4-1 1-5 3-3
2012-13 22-14 6-4 16-10 9-1 -- -- 3-2 2-4 11-4 -- 1-1 1-4 6-4 2-2
2013-14 17-12 4-5 13-7 8-1 -- 0-4 -- 2-3 11-0 -- 1-5 1-3 5-7 0-0
2014-15 26-11 9-4 17-7 4-4 1-2 11-4 4-1 1-0 -- -- 3-9 7-4 3-5 0-1
Career 85-52 25-20 60-32 23-13 1-2 11-8 8-3 7-8 28-6 5-5 5-17 13-12 15-21 5-6
DOUBLES
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3
2011-12 26-12 7-4 19-8 6-5 6-3 -- 13-5
2012-13 22-12 7-4 15-8 7-5 -- 15-8 --
2013-14 19-17 4-4 15-13 8-4 4-8 11-5 --
2014-15 24-12 9-3 15-9 4-6 10-8 5-1 --
Career 91-53 27-15 64-38 25-20 20-19 31-14 13-5