First Gamecock tandem to reach regional semifinals since 2009.
South Carolina ranks second among SEC on this list
Sophomore doubles team loses first-round match to nation's 16th-ranked duo.
Men's tennis stumbles in first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009.
Men's tennis takes on Texas A&M at noon (ET) in first NCAA Tournament match since 2009.
Finished his career among the program's most active players ... Holds school record for career SEC doubles matches played with 42 and is second in career SEC combined matches played (82) ... Played in 128 career doubles matches to rank third in program history ... Is also among the program's career top five in tiebreaks played (2nd, 38) and dual-match doubles matches played (4th, 91) ... Owns a spot in the program's career top in combined matches played (6th, 253), dual-match combined matches played (6th, 176), SEC doubles wins (7th, 15), matches versus ranked opponents (7th, 33), dual-match doubles wins (8th, 44), SEC singles matches played (9th, 40) and doubles victories (10th, 63) ... Closed his career with a No. 119 singles ranking at the end of his senior season ... Was ranked No. 27 in doubles at the end of his freshman year ... Competed in the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship ... Helped team to NCAA Tournament appearances in his freshman (2009) and senior (2012) seasons.
Senior Year (2011-12)
Ended the season ranked No. 119 in singles with a 14-17 overall record ... Tied his career high with SEC singles victories ... Teamed with Thiago Pinheiro for a team-best 12-10 doubles record ... Stretched No. 16 Andreas Mies, an All-American at the end of the season, to three sets in team's SEC Tournament loss to Auburn ... Strengthened the win at Arkansas with a win over his nationally ranked opponent at the top of the lineup ... Rallied back from a set down to win the next two in tiebreaks to deliver the emotional team victory at archrival Clemson just a day after earning his first singles national rank of the season ... Earned the team's only point at Kentucky, topping No. 14 Anthony Rossi in a third-set super-tiebreak for the highest-ranked victory of his career to start a three-match win streak ... Kicked off dual-match play with five straight singles wins ... Reached the round of 16 in both singles and doubles (teamed with Carl Eguez) at the ITA Carolina Regional after missing the early fall with an injury.
Junior Year (2010-11)
Moved into the top singles spot for 17 of his 21 dual matches played ... Included three wins over ranked opponents among his 11 singles victories on the season ... Was 4-2 in set-deciding tiebreakers ... Gutted out a win over No. 106 Derek DiFazio of archrival Clemson, 7-5, 7-6 (4) ... Stretched then-No. 23 Tim Puetz of Auburn to a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match ... Teamed with Nick Jones to top Arkansas' top doubles team as the Gamecocks won the doubles point and their SEC debut ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Regional, falling to then-No. 36 Tripp Carleton of Wake Forest ... Won two of his three matches in Flight 1 on of The Chowder Fest and teamed with Harry Menzies in Flight 1 Doubles to top then-No. 28 Sebastian Gallego and Phillip Arndt of Minnesota in a tiebreaker ... Claimed victory in his first three matches of the season, advancing to the final of the Singles B bracket at the Duke Fab Four, topping then-No. 66 Brennan Boyajian of North Carolina in the semifinals.
Was ranked as high as the No. 9 doubles team in the nation with Diego Cubas ... Played with two other partners throughout the season for a 17-14 overall doubles mark to go with his 13-17 singles record ... Had the most success in the No. 4 singles spot, posting a 4-4 mark ... Helped the Gamecocks come within a point of knocking of then-No. 8 Georgia with a win in the No. 5 singles spot ... Scored back-to-back singles wins against Kentucky and Clemson ... Also enjoyed doubles success during the stretch with three straight wins team's with Ivan Cressoni ... Clinched the team's win over Elon with a straight-set win in the No. 4 singles slot ... Was undefeated in three singles and three doubles matches at the Auburn Fall Classic ... Topped the nation's No. 10 doubles team of Austen Childs and Simon Childs of Louisville on the first day of the South Carolina Fall Invitational ... Teamed with Cubas at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Doubles Championship ... Advanced to the round of 32 in singles play at the ITA Carolinas Regional while reaching the semifinals of the doubles bracket at the event.
Finished the season ranked No. 27 in doubles with Diego Cubas after the pair qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Was 20-16 overall in doubles and 19-12 in singles action, including an 11-10 singles mark in dual matches ... Ranks ninth all-time among Gamecock freshman in doubles victories (20) and fifth in combined matches played (67) ... Won his SEC Tournament debut in straight sets over LSU's Sebastian Carlsson, snapping a five-match skid ... Closed the regular season well in doubles, working with Cubas to win their final two matches, including a defeat of then-14th-ranked duo from Florida ... Scored the match-clinching victory with a three-set comeback against Clemson's Kevin Galloway in the No. 4 position ... Teamed with Cubas to knock off the nation's top-ranked doubles team of Cory Parr and Steven Forman 9-8 (5) to post the decisive doubles victory in the Gamecocks' narrow 4-3 win over No. 18 Wake Forest ... Posted the team's lone point at Tennessee with a straight-set win over Davey Sandgren ... Worked with Cubas to secure the doubles point against Kentucky with a win over then-No. 20 Bruno Agostinelli and Brad Cox ... Scored first win over a ranked opponent with Cubas, posting an 8-5 win over then-No. 38 Jay Weinacker and Jaime Pulgar of NC State ... Decided the Davidson match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Arie Hefter ... Picked up a win at No. 3 singles against Troy ... Finished the fall with an 8-2 record to earn a national ranking of 105th ... Won all three of his singles matches at the Auburn Fall Classic, including a three-set victory over Auburn's Milan Krnjetin in Flight 3 ... Was the Flight 4 singles champion at the South Carolina Fall Invitational, topping North Carolina's Cameron Ahari 6-1, 6-0 in the final match.
Reached the eight-final round of qualifying at the 2007 and 2008 Belo Horizonte Tennis Opens ... Played in the first round of the 2007 Banana Bowl ... Was a wild card entry in the Brazil F13 and F23 Futures in 2007 ... Paired with Marcos Chiaretti to reach the first round of doubles at the 2007 Belo Horizonte Tennis Open.
Machado's Career Record