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Wood Benton
Wood  Benton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Spartanburg, S.C.

High School:
Dorman

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 160

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

06/29/2016

South Carolina Posts 113 on 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks post over 100 for the 10th-straight year on the spring listing

07/01/2015

Gamecocks Post 98 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing

07/01/2015

Gamecocks Post 98 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll - 2016, 2017
  • ITA Scholar Athlete - 2015
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll - 2015

2016-17 (RS SOPHOMORE)


ATHLETICS

  • Posted a 9-6 overall record in singles play, including a 2-0 record in dual-match play
  • Went 7-6 in the fall, advancing to the quarterfinals of the South Carolina Collegiate Invitational and the Round of 32 in the ITA Carolina Regional Championships
  • Claimed his first win of the spring with a straight-set win over Roy Hobson of The Citadel (Jan. 20) in the No. 5 spot
  • Defeated Stanislav Baco of SC State (Feb. 10) with a 7-6(1), 6-1 victory from the No. 6 spot
  • Tallied a 2-4 record in doubles play with two partners
  • Advanced to the doubles semifinals in the South Carolina Collegiate Invitational with Sam Swank

2015-16 (RS FRESHMAN)


ATHLETICS

  • Became a regular in the lineup at the No. 6 singles position
  • Led the team in match-clinching victories with four
  • Took a three-set decision against No. 18 Arkansas (Apr. 21) in the SEC Tournament to clinch the 4-3 win
  • Clinched the team's 4-0 sweep at Clemson (Feb. 27) with a straight-set win
  • Fought back after losing a first-set tiebreaker to capture a three-set win against Auburn (Apr. 8) that clinched the match.
  • Jumped out to a 5-1 start in dual-match play, including a win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 30).
  • Posted a 5-2 doubles dual-match record and went 4-1 paired with fellow freshman Yancy Dennis.

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)


ATHLETICS

  • Did not compete

HIGH SCHOOL


  • Rated a five star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network, ranked as high as third in South Carolina and top 50 nationally
  • Went 46-19 in junior events
  • Went a perfect 21-0 in singles and 8-0 in doubles as a high school junior en route to the 4A singles title
  • Earned all-region and all-state honors as a junior and was named 2013 Boys' Tennis Player of the Year by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  • Helped team to 2013 state championship
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2014-15
2015-16

22-15 11-6 11-9 (2-6) 1-0 (0-0) 2-0 (0-0) 8-9 (2-6)
2016-17

9-6 7-6 2-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0)
Total 31-21 18-12 13-9 (2-6) 1-0 (0-0) 3-0 (0-0) 9-9 (2-6)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2014-15
2015-16 9-5 4-3 5-2 (0-1) 5-2 (0-1)
2016-17 2-4 2-4
Total 11-9 6-7 5-2 (0-1) 5-2 (0-1)

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