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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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
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