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Gamecock Tandem Named to ITA All-America Team
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Gamecock Tandem Named to ITA All-America Team

June 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The ITA announced South Carolina sophomore Hadley Berg and freshman Paige Cline as part of its 2016 Division I Women’s Tennis All-America Team today. The Gamecocks’ doubles teammates finished the season ranked 20th in the nation after a 14-8 season that featured seven wins over nationally ranked opponents, including a pair over top-10 foes to reach the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals. Berg and Cline are the program’s first All-Americans since 1994 and the fourth and fifth All-Americans overall.

Berg and Cline, who attended the same high school in northern California, played only once as a tandem this fall before joining forces in the spring to form one of the SEC’s top duos. They got off to a blistering start in dual-match play, winning their first seven matches to earn their way into the ITA Rankings for the first time on March 8. Weeks later, they upset No. 5 Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan of Florida for their fourth ranked win and first over a top-10 duo to vault up to No. 24 in the rankings. The Californians closed the season with back-to-back top-10 triumphs at the NCAA Doubles Championships in Tulsa, Okla., to become just the second tandem in program history to reach the quarterfinals of the event.

While 45 student-athletes earned All-America status this season, 28 captured the honor in doubles. To do so, a tandem must be a top 16 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship, reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA National Doubles Rankings. Berg/Cline are one of five SEC teams to earn the honor in doubles, while Cline is one of just four freshmen in the nation to be named to an ITA All-America team.

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2016 ITA All-America Team Mami Adachi, So., Kentucky (D)
Katarina Adamovic, Jr., Oklahoma State (S)
Breaunna Addison, Sr., Texas (S)
Frances Altick, Sr., Vanderbilt (S)
Brooke Austin, So., Florida (S/D)
Hadley Berg, So., South Carolina (D)
Pleun Burgmans, Sr., Auburn (D)
Sydney Campbell, Jr., Vanderbilt (S)
Hayley Carter, Jr., North Carolina (S/D)
Paige Cline, Fr., South Carolina (D)
Danielle Collins, Sr., Virginia (S)
Taylor Davidson, Jr., Stanford (D)
Francesca Di Lorenzo, Fr., Ohio State (S)
Caroline Doyle, Jr., Stanford (D)
Julia Elbaba, Sr., Virginia (S)
Klara Fabikova, Sr., California (S)
Mariana Gould, So., Georgia (D)
Catherine Harrison, Sr., UCLA (S/D)
Arianne Hartono, So., Ole Miss (S)
Katherine Ip, Jr., Rice (S)
Whitney Kay, Sr., North Carolina (D)
Kourtney Keegan, Jr., Florida (D)
Desirae Krawczyk, Sr., Arizona State (S)
Jasmine Lee, Jr., Mississippi State (S)
Sinead Lohan, So., Miami (FL) (S)
Maegan Manasse, Jr., California (S/D)
Kyle McPhillips, Sr., UCLA (D)
Alizee Michaud, So., Auburn (D)
Brienne Minor, Fr., Michigan (S/D)
Guiliana, Olmos, Sr., USC (D)
Alexandra Osborne, Jr., Arizona State (D)
Ebony Panoho, Sr., Arizona State (D)
Ellen Perez, So., Georgia (S/D)
Mira Ruder-Hook, So., Michigan (D)
Kennedy Shaffer, So., Georgia (S)
Mayar Sherif Ahmed, So., Fresno State (D)
Rana Sherif Ahmed, Sr., Fresno State (D)
Gabby Smith, So., USC (D)
Denise Starr, Jr., California (D)
Luisa Stefani, Fr., Pepperdine (S)
Aldila Sujiadi, Jr., Kentucky (D)
Stephanie Wagner, Sr., Miami (FL) (S/D)
Belinda Woolcock, Jr., Florida (S)
Ronit Yurovsky, Sr., Michigan (S)
Wendy Zhang, So., Miami (FL) (D)