Paige Cline
Paige  Cline

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kentfield, Calif.

High School:
Tamiscal H.S.

Height:
5-4

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

  • ITA All-America -- 2016
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2016

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Season

  • T1st -- Regular-season SEC Doubles wins at No. 1 (7 in 2016)
  • T4th -- Regular-season SEC doubles wins (7 in 2016)
  • T5th -- Regular-season SEC wins at No. 3 singles (6 in 2016)
  • T6th -- Regular-season SEC combined wins (14 in 2016)

Career

  • 4th -- Regular-season SEC wins at No. 3 singles (9)
  • 10th -- Regular-season SEC wins at No. 1 doubles (9)


2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)

ATHLETICS

  • Went 15-13 in doubles play with two partners, including a 10-10 dual-match record and 5-5 SEC record
  • Maintained a top-50 doubles ranking with teammate Hadley Berg for the duration of spring competition, reaching their highest season ranking a No. 25
  • With Berg, led the team with the most doubles team wins with 12
  • Advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Hart and Shibahara (12) of UCLA (May 25)
  • Posted a 12-12 record with Berg, including four wins over ranked opponents
  • Knocked off the nation's No. 2 pair, Sutjiadi and Apache of Kentucky (April 21)
  • Took home the doubles championship title with berg at the UVA Invitational (Sept. 23-25)
  • Tallied a 10-9 overall singles record, going 5-7 in dual-match play and 3-3 in the SEC
  • Posted the majority of her wins and all of her SEC wins in the No. 3 spot
  • Claimed the singles title at the UVA Invitational (Orange Draw) (Sept. 23-25), with a three-set victory over Holly Hutchinson of Old Dominion
  • Earned a preseason ranking of No. 69 and was one of six Gamecocks to start the spring ranked in singles play, coming in at No. 69 in singles play
  • Defeated the highest ranked opponent of her career with a three-set win over Yolimar Ogando (32) of Miami (FL) at the ITA All-America Championships (Oct. 4)

  • 2015-16 (FRESHMAN)

    ATHLETICS

    • Along with doubles partner Hadley Berg, became the first Gamecock to earn All-America status since 1994 and the fourth and fifth All-Americans overall
    • Finished No. 20 in the doubles rankings with Berg after a 14-8 season that featured seven wins over nationally ranked opponents
    • Ranked as high as No. 43 in singles, playing exclusively in the top half of the singles lineup
    • Paired with Berg, won the doubles draw at the SHAPE Magazine Invitational (Mar. 3), qualifying for a wild-card entry into the WTA's Volvo Car Open (Apr. 5)
    • With Berg, defeated a pair of top-10 foes in the NCAA Doubles Championship on their way to the quarterfinals
    • Won a combined 39 matches between singles and doubles, going 18-13 in singles and 21-11 in doubles
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Mar. 9 after clinching the win against No. 57 Missouri (Mar. 3)
    • Claimed three ranked singles wins, topping Nos. 62, 69, 70.
    • Third on the team at 7-4 in SEC play in singles, while managing a 7-4 SEC mark at No. 1 doubles
    • Berg/Cline defeated the nation's No. 5 tandem from Florida (Mar. 26) 6-1 to help the Gamecocks secure the doubles point against the Gators
    • Clinched matches against No. 71 South Alabama (Jan. 17), Furman (Jan. 17), No. 57 Missouri (Mar. 3) and No. 56 Alabama (Apr. 10)
    • Honored as the No. 2 singles competitor at the Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 8) after a 3-0 showing at the event capped off with a victory over the nation's No. 69-ranked player of Duke.


    HIGH SCHOOL

    ATHLETICS

    • Considered a five-star recruit all four years of high school by TennisRecruiting.net
    • Ranked among the top 50 recruits in the nation each year
    • Highest rankings where No. 30 in 2012, No. 41 in 2013, No. 49 in 2014 and No. 36 in 2015
    • Rated No. 1 in the NorCal 16s and 18s
    • A U.S. Open regional qualifier winner in June prior to joining South Carolina

    CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
    Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
    2015-16 18-13 8-3 10-10 (7-4) 3-3 (0-0) 1-1 (1-0) 6-6 (6-4)
    2016-17 10-9 5-2 5-7 (3-3) 0-2 (0-0)) 5-5 (3-3)
    Total 28-22 13-5 15-17 (10-7) 3-3 (0-0) 1-3 (1-0) 11-11 (9-7) —-

    CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
    Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
    2015-16 21-11 9-4 12-7 (7-4) 11-7 (7-4) 1-0 (0-0)
    2016-17 15-13 5-3 10-10 (5-5) 7-9 (2-3) 3-1 (3-1)
    Total 36-24 14-7 22-15 (12-9) 18-16 (9-7) 4-1 (3-1)