Elixane Lechemia
Elixane  Lechemia

Hometown:
Lyon, France

High School:
Home Schooled

Height:
5-9

Experience:
3L

Majors:
Marketing, Management

Minor:
Sport and Entertainment Management



2014-15 (SENIOR)
Athletics
  • Earned All-SEC honors for the second year in a row by making the second team
  • Ranked No. 56 in singles to open the fall and No. 43 in doubles with Brigit Folland
  • Held a national ranking in singles the entire spring
  • Ranked as high as No. 43 during the spring, the top mark of her career
  • Finished the season ranked No. 54 in singles
  • Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship
  • One of only nine Gamecocks to compete in both the NCAA Singles Championship and the NCAA Doubles Championship over the course of her career
  • Played all dual matches at the top spot for singles
  • Had ranked singles wins during the spring over Julia Jones (12) of Ole Miss, Saska Gavrilovska (54) of Texas A&M, Pleun Burgmans (55) of Auburn, Emily Olivier (75) of New Mexico, Joanna Henderson (96) of Tennessee, and Yuliya Lysa (117) of Arkansas
  • Began the spring playing the No. 1 slot in doubles with Hadley Berg but then moved to the three spot with Megen Cochran and Ximena Siles Luna
  • Reached the singles quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships and the doubles final with Berg
  • Hampered by a shoulder injury during the fall that limited her play in tournaments
Academics/Other
  • An ITA Scholar Athlete honoree for having a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Dean’s List member for fall 2014 and spring 2015 for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • AD’s Honor Roll member for fall 2014 and spring 2015 for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


2013-14 (JUNIOR)
Athletics
  • 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
  • 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, who 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
  • Lechemia and Kanakova posted an 8-2 win against then-No. 20 Oyen/Woolcock from Florida
  • Snagged an 8-4 win over Jansen/Routliffe of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, a duo ranked seventh at the time who went on to win the NCAA Doubles Championship and finish No. 1 in the national rankings
  • Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship with Kanakova
  • Finished the year ranked 29th in doubles while ascending as high as No. 26
Academics/Other
  • An ITA Scholar Athlete honoree for having a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • President’s List member for spring 2014 for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA
  • Dean’s List member for fall 2013 for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • AD’s Honor Roll member for fall 2013 and spring 2014 for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


2012-13 (SOPHOMORE)
Athletics
  • 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
  • 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 season
  • 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
Academics/Other
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Dean’s List member for spring 2013 for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • AD’s Honor Roll member for spring 2013 for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


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) -- -- --
2014-15 14-11 3-2 11-9 (6-5) 11-9 (6-5)
Total 47-27 9-6 38-21 (18-14) 23-14 (11-9) 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) -- --
2014-15 19-10 5-3 14-7 (7-4) 2-4 (0-2) 1-0 (0-0) 11-3 (7-2)
Total 47-28 12-8 35-20 (19-13) 16-11 (7-6) 1-0 (0-0) 18-9 (12-7)