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Morgan Records First Career Ranked Win on Opening Day of Spring Season
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Morgan Records First Career Ranked Win on Opening Day of Spring Season

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina’s men’s tennis completed its first day of action at the Gamecock Kickoff on Friday with a pair of singles wins and a doubles win.

Senior Carter Morgan recorded the most notable win of the day, notching his first career ranked victory over No. 78 Mathis Bondaz of VCU in straight sets. The two competitors were neck and neck throughout the first set with Morgan taking it with a last minute break 7-5. In the second set the Gamecock used his momentum to close it out 6-3 for the win.

South Carolina’s other singles win came at the hands of Lucas Andrade da Silva. The sophomore dominated his opponent, defeating VCU’s German Samofalov in a near shutout 6-0, 6-1 match.

Da Silva also contributed to South Carolina’s doubles win where he paired up with freshman Jelani Sarr to take down Illinois’ Oliver Okonkwo and Lucas Horve. The Gamecocks fell behind early but battled back to tie things up and end it with a late break 7-5.

The Gamecock Kickoff will continue on Saturday with another round of singles and doubles. South Carolina’s singles will begin at 9:00 a.m. with doubles at 1:00 p.m. and will be live streamed here.

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Gamecock Kickoff Results


(90) Matisse Bobichon (VCU) def. Sean Daryabeigi (SC) 6-4, 6-4

Oscar Pinto (VCU) def. Jelani Sarr (SC) 6-4, 6-3

Lucas Andrade da Silva (SC) def. German Samofalov (VCU) 6-0, 6-1

Carter Morgan (SC) def. (78) Mathis Bondaz (VCU) 7-5, 6-3


Jelani Sarr/Lucas Andrade Da Silva (SC) def. Oliver Okonkwo/Lucas Horve (ILL) 7-5

Hunter Heck/Kenta Miyoshi (ILL) def. Sean Daryabeigi/Carter Morgan (SC) 6-3