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Yancy Dennis
Yancy  Dennis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Reisterstown, Md.

High School:
National Online

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Birthdate:
01/27/1997

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


AWARDS

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll -2017

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Season

  • T6th -- Dual match doubles wins (18 in 2016-17)
  • 8th -- Dual match doubles winning percentage (.720 (18-7) in 2016-17)
  • T8th -- SEC doubles matches won (7 in 2016-17)

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)


ATHLETICS

  • Compiled an impressive 18-8 dual-match doubles record with O'Keefe, including an 11-5 record in the No. 1 spot and a 7-5 record in the SEC
  • The pair defeated five ranked opponents, including two wins over top-10 pairs
  • Started the season with six-straight wins, blanking two of their first six opponents
  • Maintained an Oracle/ITA Ranking for seven weeks in doubles play, earning their highest career ranking of No. 13 (May 4)
  • Competed in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, falling to a pair from North Florida in the First Round
  • Went 21-12 overall in singles play, one of just five Gamecocks to earn 20 or more wins
  • Tallied an 12-10 dual-match record, including a 6-5 record in the SEC
  • Tied for ninth-most SEC regular-season singles matches won in a season for a sophomore (6)
  • Defeated two ranked opponents on the year (Nos. 102 and 104) and started the spring at No. 75 in the Oracle/ITA Rankings
  • Won the Georgia Tech Invitational (DII Draw) with a 6-3, 6-4 win over teammate Thomas Mayronne (Oct. 9)

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)


ATHLETICS

  • Flashed his raw potential throughout the season while battling injury midway through the spring
  • Posted 10 wins, including seven in tournament play
  • Played as high as No. 5 in the singles lineup, where he went 2-1
  • Scored a straight-set win against NC State (Feb. 7) at No. 6 singles
  • Closed the season as a regular in the doubles lineup, going 6-6 in dual matches

HIGH SCHOOL


  • Part of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md.
  • Considered a blue-chip prospect coming out of Peachtree Ridge High School by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Rated as the No. 17 player in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net and stands at No. 23 in the USTA
  • 11-1 record against five-star opponents
  • Won three matches to qualify for the ITF Futures Event in summer of 2015 and has compiled a 10-7 record overall in ITF Futures Junior events
  • Reached the round of 16 at the 2014 USTA B18-16 National Championships with wins over two top-25 players
  • Appeared in four USTA sectional championship finals in 2014 earning three titles
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2015-16 10-9 7-6 3-3 (0-2) 2-1 (0-1) 1-2 (0-1)
2016-17 21-12 9-2 12-10 (6-5) 1-0 (0-0) 0-2 (0-0) 10-8 (6-5) 1-0 (0-0)
Total 31-21 16-8 15-13 (6-7) 1-0 (0-0) 0-2 (0-0) 10-8 (6-5) 3-1 (0-1) 1-2 (0-1)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2015-16 13-10 7-4 6-6 (1-1) 1-0 (0-0) 5-6 (1-1)
2016-17 21-11 3-3 18-8 (7-5) 11-5 (6-4) 7-3 (1-1)
Total 34-21 10-7 24-14 (8-6) 11-5 (6-4) 8-3 (1-1) 5-6 (1-1)

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