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Four Gamecocks Among ITA Ranked Singles
Jan. 6, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Four South Carolina men’s tennis players earned spots in the initial 2017 singles rankings, the ITA announced Thursday.

Sophomore Yancy Dennis will begin the season ranked No. 75 in the nation after posting a 9-2 record in the fall, including winning the DII singles championship at the Georgia Tech Invitational, his first career collegiate title. Redshirt junior Gabriel Friedrich enters the spring ranked 76th in the nation after going 12-5 in the fall. He finished his redshirt sophomore campaign ranked No. 49 with a 21-18 record.

Fellow redshirt juniors Harrison O’Keefe and Thomas Mayronne round out the group of ranked Gamecocks with O’Keefe at No. 89 and Mayronne at No. 92.

As a team, the Gamecocks received votes in the ITA top-25 rankings. Head coach Josh Goffi looks to build on a strong fall campaign with a squad that finished last season ranked No. 45.

South Carolina kicks off the 2017 season on Saturday, Jan. 21, with a doubleheader at home against the Citadel. Follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @GamecockMtennis, or visit for updates.




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