Senior Finishes Season With 21-10 Record
Gamecock Senior Faces Aeriel Ellis of Texas in Second Round Thursday
Gamecock Senior Begins Tournament Play at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday
Gamecocks End 2012 Season With 16-9 Record
Gamecock Advance to Second Round in Durham, N.C.
2010-11 (JUNIOR): Had a breakout season for South Carolina in her ascension to the No. 1 singles spot from No. 3 the previous year ... Ended the year earning All-SEC First Team honors, becoming just the fourth player in school history to land on the first team ... Also captured the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch award ... Morgina was just the second Gamecock in the history of the program to receive the regional award, joining Heather Greene in 1994 ... Her 24-15 record in singles led the team for victories, as did her 8-3 mark in SEC matches ... Became the 15th Gamecock to compete in the 64-person NCAA Singles Championship, falling in three sets in the first round to the tournament's No. 4 seed Denise Dy of Washington ... Her eight wins in SEC matches at No. 1 singles tied a school record first set by Danielle Wiggins in 2004 ... Morgina had the most wins at No. 1 singles in conference matches during the regular season than any other SEC competitor ... Ranked No. 70 in the nation to start the fall and climbed as high as No. 29 in the April 12 rankings before settling at 45th at season's end ... Jumped into the doubles rankings in the preseason spring rankings with Dominika Kanakova at 37th ... The pair posted a 5-0 record during the fall and claimed their flight at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic to open the year ... Morgina and Miljana Jocic also snagged the doubles champion title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic ... Ended the year ranked 65th in doubles with Kanakova ... Defeated seven ranked players on the season in singles ... Within a two-week period, Morgina defeated two players ranked in the top 30 with wins over Anouk Tigu of Arkansas (23) and Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama (29) ... Had an eight-match winning streak beginning with Auburn on March 11 through Kentucky on April 3 ... Registered a marquee singles victory versus Georgia when she defeated defending NCAA champion Chelsey Gullickson in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) ... Morgina trailed 4-2 in the second set and 5-2 in the third set before coming back to win the match ... She also picked up a win in doubles against then-No. 9-ranked Gullickson and Kate Fuller that day with Kanakova ... Provided the Gamecocks with the winning point in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Arizona, coming back to defeat Natasha Marks 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Displayed a powerful game that allowed her to play in the top half of the lineup for the Gamecocks all spring ... Gave a solid performance in the fall with a 5-4 record ... Her highlight victory of the fall and season as a whole included a three-set triumph over Catherine Newman of Vanderbilt at the Furman Fall Classic in September ... Newman entered the match ranked No. 46 nationally and played No. 1 singles for the Commodores in the spring, ending the season with a ranking of 23rd ... Morgina played the entire spring at No. 3 singles, where she posted a 15-8 record ... Held a 14-3 record after her first 17 dual matches and began the spring ranked No. 69, her highest of the year ... Won the first NCAA Tournament match of her career with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Kayla Duncan of TCU that helped the Gamecocks come back from losing the doubles point to defeat the Horned Frogs 4-2 ... A strong performer in doubles for South Carolina as well, playing the bulk of the spring with Adriana Pereira at the No. 3 spot ... The pair went 6-4 in regular-season SEC matches at the third position ... Ended the year, however, with a different partner in Miljana Jocic, which proved to be a successful combination as well ... The two went 5-2 overall and were 3-0 at No. 2 doubles ... Listed at No. 105 in the nation in the final ITA singles rankings and appeared in every edition but one of the association's spring rankings ... Named the New Female Athlete of the Year for the entire athletics department at the annual Gamecock Gala in April.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Spent her freshman year in Terre Haute, Ind., playing for the Indiana State Sycamores ... Helped her team to a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 6-2 record ... ISU finished 8-12 overall after losing to Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament ... Voted to the MVC All-Select Team ... Posted a 17-3 record in singles matches while going 14-6 in doubles ... Dominated the No. 2 singles slot with a 14-1 mark ... Played five matches at No. 1 singles, going 3-2 ... Partnered primarily with Sofya Lifanova for doubles, going 14-5 with her ... Morgina and Lifanova collected a 14-3 record playing the second slot ... Ranked fifth in the conference in singles winning percentage thanks to her .850 figure ... Had the highest winning percentage of any player in the league at No. 2 singles at 93.3 percent ... She and Lifanova also turned in the highest percentage of wins at the second doubles position with an 82.4 percent mark ... Morgina ranked in the top 10 in the league for conference singles winning percentage with a 7-1 record (.875) and went undefeated at No. 2 doubles with Lifanova with a 7-0 slate to lead the MVC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as high as 142nd in the world in the International Tennis Federation juniors ... Won the ITF Egypt International Championships in singles in 2007 and 2008 ... Picked up the doubles title at the 2008 Egypt championships as well with partner Natela Dzalamidze ... Claimed the 2007 Egypt doubles title with May El Wardany ... She and Petra Jurova won the doubles championship at the Damascus International Junior Tournament in Syria in July 2008 ... Won a singles title at the ITF East Africa Circuit in Burundi in November 2007 ... Won a pair of additional doubles titles on the ITF circuit with Galina Fokina and the duo made the finals of two ITA tournaments as well.
|CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS|
|Year||Overall||Tourn.||Dual (SEC)||#1 (SEC)||#2 (SEC)||#3 (SEC)||#4 (SEC)||#5 (SEC)||#6 (SEC)|
|2009-10||20-12||5-4||15-8 (6-4)||--||--||15-8 (6-4)||--||--||--|
|2010-11||24-15||10-4||14-11 (8-3)||14-11 (8-3)||--||--||--||--||--|
|2011-12||21-10||7-4||14-6 (4-6)||14-6 (4-6)||--||--||--||--||--|
|Total||82-40||22-12||60-28 (18-13)||31-19 (12-9)||14-1||15-8 (6-4)||--||--||--|
|CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS|
|Year||Overall||Tourn.||Dual (SEC)||#1 (SEC)||#2 (SEC)||#3 (SEC)|
|2009-10||16-14||4-5||12-9 (6-4)||--||3-0||9-9 (6-4)|
|2010-11||21-14||9-3||12-11 (4-7)||1-4 (1-2)||6-3 (3-3)||5-4 (0-2)|
|2011-12||19-10||5-1||14-9 (4-7)||7-4 (2-4)||7-5 (2-3)||--|
|Total||70-44||18-9||52-35 (14-18)||8-10 (3-6)||30-12 (5-6)||14-13 (6-6)|
* At Indiana State
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