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South Carolina Makes Big Jumps in Rankings
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South Carolina Makes Big Jumps in Rankings

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis moved up to No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA rankings this week, along with multiple jumps in singles rankings including a top-five placement. The team’s ranking of 10 is at its highest since the No. 10 ranking on Feb. 14, 2006.
Daniel Rodrigues moved up 29 spots to become the No. 3 singles player in the nation. This is the highest singles ranking for the Gamecocks since Paul Jubb finished his national championship season ranked No. 3.
True freshman Toby Samuel received his first Oracle/ITA Ranking of his career at No. 70 in singles. A few spots behind at No. 79, Connor Thomson moved up 39 spots in the rankings and broke into the top 100 for the first time in his career.
Raphael Lambling moved to No. 87 in singles, remaining in the top 100. In doubles, duo of Rodrigues and Thomson moved to No. 34, and Lambling and Phillip Jordan moved to No. 71. 
In this month’s USTA College Tennis Top 25, South Carolina came in at No. 14. This is up from last year’s final USTA 2020 ranking, which had the Gamecocks at No. 19.
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