Thiago Pinheiro
Thiago  Pinheiro

Hometown:
Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo

High School:
Marilda Pereira

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 183


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Awards
Senior Year (2014-15)
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Junior Year (2013-14)
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Second-Team All-SEC
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll


In the Record Books
Career
19th -- Doubles wins in a career (60)
11th -- Doubles matches played in a career (111)
19th -- Combined matches played in a career (215)
7th -- Dual-match doubles wins in a career (47)
8th -- Dual-match doubles matches played in a career (88)
9th -- SEC doubles wins in a career (16)
8th -- SEC doubles matches played in a career (38)
9th -- SEC combined wins in a career (31)


Career Summary
Ranks among program's top 10 in five career categories, including dual-match doubles wins (7th, 47), SEC doubles wins (9th, 16) and SEC combined wins (8th, 31) ... Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore behind a career-best singles record of 20-6, including a 5-3 mark in SEC action ... Ranked as high as No. 71 in singles and closed 2014-15 with career-best doubles ranking of No. 24 with Kyle Koch ... Also earned a doubles ranking with Tsvetan Mihov in 2013-14, climbing as high as No. 32 in the fall ... Qualified for one NCAA Doubles Championship (2015), advancing to the round of 16 with Kyle Koch ... Three-time selection on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Represented Brazil in the World University Games in South Korea in Summer 2015.

Senior Year (2014-15)
Closed the season ranked No. 24 in the nation in doubles with Kyle Koch ... Played most of the season in the No. 3 singles position, picking up four wins in the spot, although he saw action in top four spots in the order at least once ... Picked up three wins against ranked opponents in singles and five in doubles action ... Finished the season on a four-match win streak in singles ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship, teaming with Koch, posting a win over the No. 20 team in the nation ... Clinched the team's win over Arkansas (Apr. 11) with a commanding singles win ... Teamed with Koch to upset the No. 8 doubles team in the nation (Texas A&M, Mar. 8), which catapulted the duo in to the national rankings for the first time ... Powered past nationally ranked opponent in singles to help team defeat LSU (Mar. 6) for its first SEC win over the season ... Drew the No. 1 doubles spot with Koch at the start of dual-match play and won four of their first five matches ... Stretched No. 12 player in the nation to three sets (Wake Forest, Feb. 6) ... Had a great fall, going 7-2 in singles, including a spot in the round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Regional and four wins at the Bulldog Scramble, and entered the spring ranked No. 71 in the nation ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Junior Year (2013-14)
Took over the No. 3 spot in the singles lineup and turned in a 9-5 record in the position ... Posted a career-best 16 doubles victories, splitting time with three different partners and playing in all three spots in the lineup ... Ranked as high as No. 32 in the nation in doubles with Tsvetan Mihov as the duo went 13-9 on the season, playing together from the fall through February ... Closed regular season with a pair of singles wins that helped Gamecocks reach the NCAA Tournament, including a win over his ranked opponent from Kentucky (Apr. 11) ... Clinched the win over Auburn (Mar. 23), yielding just four games in his singles match ... Won five of his first six dual-match singles decisions ... Reached the ITA Carolina Regional doubles semifinals with Mihov ... Advanced to the round of 32 in singles at the same event, stretching the nation's fifth-ranked player to three sets ... Won a pair of qualifying matches to reach the main doubles draw of the ITA All-American Championships with Mihov ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors behind a 20-6 singles record and a 15-12 doubles mark with three different partners ... Posted a 7-1 record in three-set matches, including a 6-0 mark when rallying back from down one set ... Was second on the team in singles victories overall and in dual matches, closing the season playing in the No. 3 spot in the order after opening in the fourth position ... Clinched team's first SEC Tournament victory since 2008 with a comeback against LSU (Apr. 18), fighting off break point in the third set ... Won a tiebreak (with Adams) to clinch doubles point in 4-3 win over Kentucky in regular-season finale (Apr. 14) ... Teamed with Andrew Adams against LSU (Mar. 31) for first time in dual matches and won first six doubles matches in the No. 3 spot ... Posted his first win over a ranked opponent of the season with a three-set victory over then-No. 85 Lukas Ollert of Auburn (Mar. 22) ... Tied the Florida match (Mar. 8) by rallying from a set down ... Put Gamecocks on top 3-2 with a three-set comeback against Clemson (Mar. 3) ... Delivered team win over NC State (Feb. 10) with three-set victory ... Advanced to the consolation final of the ITA Carolina Regional ... Teamed with Kyle Koch to finish third in the Blue doubles bracket of the Duke Fab Four.

Freshman Year (2011-12)
Joined the team in January and immediately found a spot in the dual-match singles lineup, playing in the Nos. 4 and 5 spots in the order ... Was second on the team with four singles wins in SEC action ... Earned his first singles national ranking (No. 117) for the final two weeks of March ... Picked up a win in his SEC Tournament debut against Auburn (Apr. 19) ... Helped set up the emotion team win at archrival Clemson (Mar. 14) with a second-set tiebreak victory in the No. 5 spot for the Gamecocks' third point of the match ... Earned one of the team's two points against Tennessee (Mar. 4) with a third-set super-tiebreak win in his No. 6 match ... Posted his first win over a ranked opponent with a 6-4, 6-4 result against No. 47 Hernus Pieters of Georgia (Mar. 2) to score the team's lone point against the sixth-ranked Bulldogs ... Was the final match on court in a 3-3 match at Wake Forest (Feb. 9), rallying to win this third-set tiebreaker to stretch the team's win streak to seven matches ... Won his first seven dual-match singles contests, including a 6-0, 6-0 win in his dual-match debut against Wofford (Jan. 21).

High School/Junior Highlights
Ranked as high as No. 110 in the ITF Junior standings ... Competed in eight touraments throughout South America ... Reached the round of 16 in the Uruguay Bowl and Costa Rica's Coffee Bowl in early 2011 ... Participated in the 2010 South American Games and was a semifinalist at the 2009 Copa Nissan event in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Pinheiro'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 12-9 0-2 12-7 4-6 -- -- 1-1 2-5 6-1 3-0 1-4 2-0 3-1 1-2
2012-13 20-6 5-2 15-4 5-3 -- -- 6-2 9-2 -- -- 1-3 7-1 0-5 1-0
2013-14 14-14 5-4 9-10 2-9 -- -0-2 9-5 0-3 -- -- 2-4 1-2 0-5 1-0
2014-15 14-15 4-6 7-13 3-6 -0-5 -1-1 4-6 2-1 -- -- 4-6 2-8 3-3 0-3
Career 60-44 14-14 42-34 14-24 0-5 1-3 20-13 13-11 6-1 3-0 8-17 12-11 6-14 3-5
DOUBLES
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3
2011-12 15-11 1-1 14-10 5-5 1-1 13-8 0-1
2012-13 15-12 2-3 13-9 5-4 -- -- 13-9
2013-14 16-9 6-5 10-14 2-8 1-1 6-3 3-10
2014-15 14-9 4-1 10-8 4-5 10-8 -- --
Career 60-51 16-10 47-41 16-22 12-10 19-11 16-19