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April 11, 2015

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 47 South Carolina (15-14, 3-9 SEC) earned a 4-1 win over No. 71 Arkansas (11-15, 1-11 SEC) 4-1 and defeated South Carolina State (12-4) 6-0 to sweep the doubleheader at the Carolina Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Gamecocks took the first point of the day with wins from Kyle Koch / Thiago Pinheiro at the No. 1 slot and Andrew Schafer / Andrew Adams at the No. 3 slot in doubles action against Arkanasas. Koch/Pinheiro made quick work of their Razorback counterparts as they defeated Satiago Munoz and Branch Terrell 6-2 while Schafer and Adams picked up a 7-5 win.

In singles action South Carolina and Arkansas traded points in the first two matches as Koch topped Santiago Munoz 6-3, 6-2 and Thomas Mayronne fell to Juan S. Marino 6-2, 6-2. Schafer battled through three sets to defeat John den Toom 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. Pinheiro clinched the victory for the Gamecocks with his 6-4, 6-3 win over Jovan Parlic in the No. 3 slot.

South Carolina and South Carolian State opened the second match of the day with singles play where the Gamecocks claimed all six matches. Koch and Adams downed their opponents 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively. Swank tallied South Carolina’s third point with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles. Mayronne defeated Edgar Diaz in two quick sets 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the victory. Pinhiero defeated his Bulldog counterpart 6-1, 6-4 and Schafer split the first two sets with Soufiane Mouline 7-6, 4-6 but came back and won the tiebreaker 10-4 to take the point.

“Today was great,” said head coach Josh Goffi. “The guys came out and were challenged with a good Arkansas team that was hungry to come in and get a win against us and our guys responded to the pressure. They knew they had to pick up the win today. It was little touch and go for a while but when the moment came they put the pedal down and absolutely gassed it. That (they’re performance) was impress and what we needed to see going into the (SEC) tournament. South Carolina State, we played them two days ago and they are a good team. I think we were ready for them this time. We had a game plan for each guy and our guys went out there and executed pretty darn well. It was long day but give it to my guys, they’re tough. Our three seniors basically were the backbone of today. They came through in No. 1 doubles and won, Andrew Adams led that No. 3 team the whole way to a victory against Arkansas. They did an awesome job in doubles. In singles Thiago (Pinheiro) and Kyle (Koch) got the win and Andrew came back and won against a highly ranked player. It was a very impressive day for my boys, the three seniors and it means a lot for me to see them come through.”

#47 South Carolina 4, #71 Arkansas 1
Doubles (Order of Finish: 1, 3*)
1.Kyle Koch/Thiago Pinheiro (SC) def. Santiago Munoz/Branch Terrell (ARK)6-2
2. Jovan Parlic/Giammarco Micolani (ARK) led Sam Swank/Thomas Mayronne (SC) 4-5
3.Andrew Schafer/Andrew Adams (SC) def. John den Toom/William Albanese (ARK) 7-5

Singles (Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 3*)
1. Giammarco Micolani (ARK) led Andrew Adams (SC) 2-6, 6-5
2. Kyle Koch (SC) def. Santiago Munoz (ARK) 6-3, 6-2
3. Thiago Pinheiro (SC) def. Jovan Parlic (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
4. Andrew Schafer (SC) def. John den Toom (ARK) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
5. David Herrerias (ARK) led Sam Swank (SC) 6-3, 3-6, 2-0
6. Juan S. Marino (ARK) def. Thomas Mayronne (SC) 6-2, 6-2

#47 South Carolina 6, South Carolina State 0
Doubles (Did Not Play)
1. Kyle Koch/Thiago Pinheiro (SC) vs. Edgar Diaz/Martin Figura
2. Thomas Mayronnne/Sam Swank (SC) vs. Soufiane Mouline/Vladyslav Yenchenko
3. Andrew Adams/Andrew Schafer (SC) vs. Stansilav Baco/Jakub Vitek

Singles (Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 6*, 4, 3)
1. Kyle Koch (SC) def. Martin Figura (SCSU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Andrew Adams (SC) def. Vladyslav Yanchenko (SCSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Andrew Schafer (SC) def. Soufiane Mouline (SCSU) 7-6, 4-6, 10-4
4. Thiago Pinheiro (SC) def. Stansilav Baco (SCSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Sam Swank (SC) def. Jakub Vitek (SCSU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Thomas Mayronne def. Edgar Diaz (SCSU) 6-2, 6-2