Elixane Lechemia
Elixane Lechemia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lyon, France

High School:
Home Schooled

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2L

Plays:
Left


2013-14 (JUNIOR): Had a breakout year for the Gamecocks ... Became just the fifth player in school history to earn first-team All-SEC honors ... Also took home the team's Most Valuable Player award ... Named SEC Player of the Week once during the season as well ... Established herself as South Carolina's clear No. 1 player for both singles and doubles ... Posted a 12-5 record in singles at the No. 1 spot and was 5-4 versus opponents in league play ... Led the team in overall singles wins with 22 and tied for the team high in doubles wins with 21 ... Tied for the team lead in dual match singles victories with a 16-6 record ... Also tied for the team high in dual match victories for doubles play with a 14-7 mark ... Played exclusively at No. 1 doubles with Meghan Blevins and Dominika Kanakova ... Received her first career national singles ranking in March coming in at No. 117 ... Ranked as high as No. 67 during the spring and finished the year ranked 80th ... Defeated three ranked players in the last month of the season and won six of seven matches to close out the year ... Posted two straight set victories against Alabama's top player Mary Anne Daines ... Daines was ranked 55th when the Gamecocks and Crimson Tide met in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, making her the highest ranked player Lechemia defeated on the season ... Began the fall ranked No. 38 in doubles with Kanakova, but the two did not play together until Feb. 21 ... Posted an 8-2 win against No. 20 Oyen and Woolcock from Florida ... Snagged an 8-4 win over Jansen and Routliffe of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, a duo ranked seventh at the time ... Jansen and Routliffe went on to win the NCAA Doubles Championship and finish No. 1 in the national rankings ... Also posted wins against ranked tandems from Mississippi State and Ohio State ... Lost to Capra and Mar of Duke in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Finished the year ranked 29th in doubles while ascending as high as No. 26.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): A late addition to the Gamecocks' roster who joined the team in January ... Had to sit out the first seven matches of the spring in order to become NCAA eligible ... Finished with an 11-6 record in singles while tying for the team lead in SEC victories with a 7-5 mark ... Had a 7-6 record playing doubles and was 5-5 in SEC competition ... Made her debut at Furman on Feb. 20 playing No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles ... Won the first three singles matches of her career ... Clinched South Carolina's 4-1 win over No. 18 Auburn, the Gamecocks' top win of the spring ... Came back from a set down against the Tigers' Emily Flickinger to snag the win ... Moved up to No. 2 singles against Mississippi State on April 5 and won a thrilling three set match over Alexandra Perper 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to give South Carolina a 4-3 triumph ... Followed up that performance with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Mai El Kamash of Ole Miss, a player ranked No. 82 at the time, to give herself the first ranked victory of her career ... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after posting an undefeated record against Mississippi State and Ole Miss ... End the season winning five of her final six contests, including one in the Gamecocks' first-round NCAA Tournament match versus Purdue ... Played her doubles matches almost exclusively with Ximena Siles Luna ... The duo went 7-5 and 5-4 against SEC foes ... Helped the Gamecocks secure doubles points against Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss and Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL: An accomplished player on the ITF Circuit ... Ranked as high as No. 380 in the world in singles in August 2011 ... Achieved a career-high world ranking of No. 323 in doubles also in August 2011 ... Winner of one singles title on the circuit in 2010 at Lleida in Spain ... Won all five of her matches in straight sets and earned 12 WTA points in the process with the win ... Picked up a doubles title in 2010 as well at Innsbruck in Austria with Victoria Larriere ... Also a doubles finalist in 2010 at Clermont-Ferrand in France with partner Alize Lim ... Won two ITF doubles titles in 2009, the first coming at Espinho, Portugal, with Caroline Garcia and the second at Equeurdreville, France, with Constance Sibille ... A doubles finalist at Bournemouth, Great Britain, with Lim that same year as well ... Played higher level tournaments in 2011 ... Scored a victory against Ekaterina Bychkova of Russia, ranked No. 184 in the world at the time, in Paris in the first round of the qualifying draw ... A singles finalist at Getxo, Spain, and Florence, Italy ... Most recent tournament prior to joining the Gamecocks was in Vienna, Austria, where she reached the semifinals in singles and doubles ... Listed as having a 91-95 singles record playing on the WTA Tour and ITF Circuit main draw of events and 53-52 for doubles.

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2012-13 11-6 -- 11-6 (7-5) -- 1-1 (1-1) 10-5 (6-4) -- -- --
2013-14 22-10 6-4 16-6 (5-4) 12-5 (5-4) 3-0 (0-0) 1-1 (0-0) -- -- --
Total 33-16 6-4 27-12 (12-9) 12-5 (5-4) 4-1 (1-1) 11-6 (6-4) -- -- --

CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2012-13 7-6 -- 7-6 (5-5) -- -- 7-6 (5-5)
2013-14 21-12 7-5 14-7 (7-4) 14-7 (7-4) -- --
Total 28-18 7-5 21-13 (12-9) 14-7 (7-4) -- 7-6 (5-5)