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Nov. 15, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head men’s tennis coach Josh Goffi announced that Thomas Mayronne (Monroe, La./National Connections Academy) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play for the Gamecocks. Mayronne will have four years of eligibility beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

“Thomas is one of the most mature competitors I’ve seen in a 17-18 year old,” Goffi said. “His class and composure stand out against almost any kid in the country, and I like the way he navigates himself through matches. His physicality and backhand are his strengths, and I’m confident we can further develop his forehand and serve. He’s a natural born winner, and he’s used to winning a lot, which gets him through a lot of tough matches right now. I look forward to helping him develop his game around that amazing infrastructure.”

The second blue chip recruit to join Goffi’s 2014 class, Mayronne ranks No. 15 nationally, according to Tennis Recruiting Network. The top player in Louisiana and the Gulf States region has a 36-14 record in junior events, including an 11-9 mark against other blue chip rated players. Mayronne is a glowing 10-2 against his fellow five-star players and has some experience against at least one of his future teammates, falling to current Gamecock Andrew Schafer in the final of the USTA National Open in May 2013. Mayronne reached the semifinals of three other events in the last 12 months, including the 2012 USTA National Winter Championships.

Mayronne joins Wood Benton (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and Harrison O’Keefe (Salem, Va./Laurel Springs School), who signed earlier this week, in Goffi’s 2014 signing class.