Rodrigues Named ITA All-American
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina men’s tennis sophomore Daniel Rodrigues became the 13th Gamecock to earn ITA All-America status, the organization announced Monday. He is the fourth to play for head coach Josh Goffi.
Rodrigues finished his second full season with the Gamecocks ranked No. 3 in the country in singles, tying for the highest final ranking in program history. He was a NCAA Singles Championship finalist, making South Carolina the first program with back-to-back finalists in the event since 2004-05. Rodrigues rose to No. 1 in the ITA singles rankings on March 30, the first Gamecock to achieve that ranking in program history. A First-Team All-SEC selection for the second time in his career, he is just the third Gamecock to earn a spot on that team multiple times in his career and the first since Guillaume Legat (1998, 1999).
Rodrigues’ 31 singles victories this season included 15 against nationally ranked opponents, the second-most in program history, with seven of those coming against top-25 foes. He posted wins over the No. 2 and No. 3 players in the country during the regular season. His nine SEC singles wins were the third most in Gamecock history. His 18 wins at the No. 1 singles position are fourth in program history and his .782 (18-5) winning percentage at the position is third best.
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