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Beasley Named Most Outstanding Player at SEC – Big 12 Challenge
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Beasley Named Most Outstanding Player at SEC – Big 12 Challenge

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – South Carolina men’s tennis completed their fall season at the SEC – Big 12 Challenge in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend. The Gamecocks went 3-0 in doubles and 6-1 in singles at the event. Graduate Jake Beasley was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after going 3-0 in both doubles and singles.

Beasley started the competition with a comeback win over Tyler Stewart of Texas Tech on Friday and earned a second comeback win over  Oklahoma’s Baptiste Anselmo on Saturday. His final singles win of the weekend came over Oklahoma State’s Carl Roothman in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles, Beasley and parter Lucas da Silva went 3-0 on the weekend with wins over Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

Da Silva went 2-1 in singles at the tournament, collecting wins over Texas Tech’s Sebastian Abboud and Mississippi State’s Patrick Lazo.

Beasley completes the fall season with a 5-4 record in singles and a 9-2 record in doubles. Da Silva completes his first semester in Garnet & Black with an 8-4 singles mark and a 3-1 doubles mark.

The SEC collected 21 match wins at the tournament while the Big 12 garnered 15. The SEC – Big 12 Challenge marks the conclusion of the Gamecocks’ fall season. South Carolina will be back in action in the spring for dual match play.

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Doubles Results

Jake Beasley/Lucas da Silva (SC) def. Baptise Anselmo/Justin Schlageter (Oklahoma) 6-2

Jake Beasley/Lucas da Silva def. Leighton Allen/Carl Roothman (Oklahoma State) (SC) 6-1

Singles Results

Petar Jovanovic (Miss. St.) def. Lucas da Silva (SC) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5

Jake Beasley (SC) def. Baptiste Anselmo (Oklahoma) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Lucas da Silva (SC) def. Patrick Lazo (Miss. St.) 7-5, 6-3

Jake Beasley (SC) def. Carl Roothman (Oklahoma State) 6-1, 6-2