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Jubb Earns No. 5 Seed in NCAA Singles Championship
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Jubb Earns No. 5 Seed in NCAA Singles Championship

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina junior Paul Jubb drew the No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship, becoming the first Gamecock to earn a seed at the event since 2001. The bracket for the tournament, which begins on May 20 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., will be announced at a later date.
“You don’t get a top-five seed from beating a few guys here and there,” South Carolina head coach Josh Goffi said. “You have to be consistent with your level through all of the ups and downs of a long season. Paul’s resilience and mentality are two of his greatest qualities and as long as he keeps those at the heart of what he does, he could have a great run at it.”
Ranked No. 4 in the April 23 rankings, Jubb boasts a 31-4 overall record this season, including a school-record 17 wins over nationally ranked opponents. His 19-2 dual-match record in the No. 1 spot in the Gamecocks’ lineup came largely on the back of an 11-1 SEC record, which made him a First-Team All-SEC selection. His .916 winning percentage in SEC action is a South Carolina record, besting the 1996-97 season mark of .909 (10-1) by Olof Akesson, who played in the bottom half of the singles lineup that season.
This will be Jubb’s second appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship in as many seasons. In 2018, he advanced to the second round with a win over a player ranked 27 spots ahead of him. The Gamecocks have had an entry in the singles championship in each of the last four seasons and in six of their nine seasons under Goffi.
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