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Men’s Tennis Wraps Regular Season in Gainesville
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Men’s Tennis Wraps Regular Season in Gainesville

Gainesville, Fla. – No. 21 South Carolina men’s tennis will wrap up the regular season against No. 25 Florida in Gainesville on Sunday. The two teams will meet at 11:00 a.m.

For those not in attendance live stats and streaming will be available here. The match will also be broadcast on ESPN+ as part of the SEC CrossCourt cast.

Gamecocks Notables

  • South Carolina is 13-12 on the season and is currently ranked No. 21 in the ITA Team Rankings. The Gamecocks are 4-7 in conference play and 4-3 when playing on the road.
  • The team is led by No. 15 Toby Samuel who is 15-4 on the season, all from the top of the lineup. He is a perfect 10-0 against SEC opponents and is currently on a 12-match win streak.
  • Also in the ITA Singles Rankings is junior Casey Hoole who comes in at No. 105. Hoole is 19-19 overall this season and has missed the last two weeks dur to injury.
  • James Story has been filling in duties at the No. 2 position in Hoole’s absence. Story has nine wins this season with five of them over SEC opponents.
  • Freshman Sean Daryabeigi has also been promoted in the lineup up to the No. 3 position. The freshman is 22-14 overall and 11-8 in dual matches. He has a winning record at the Nos. 3, 4, and 5 positions.
  • Fellow freshman Jelani Sarr also has an impressive record – his 23-19. Sarr has 11 dual match wins this seasonand won each of his last two completed matches.
  • Holding down the bottom of the lineup is sophomore Lucas Andrade da Silva who is 24-13 this year. He is 13-7 in dual matches and 6-3 in SEC play. He has won eight of his last nine matches.
  • In the doubles rankings, Samuel and Hoole pair up as the nation’s No. 13 duo. They are 9-4 with an 8-4 mark at the No. 1 spot in the lineup. They have not played together recently due to Hoole’s injury.

Scouting Florida

  • The Gators are under new leadership this year with Adam Steinberg assuming head coaching duties in June.
  • Florida is 11-10 overall this season and 5-6 in SEC play. They are coming off of a narrow loss 3-4 loss at Arkansas.
  • There are three Gators in the ITA singles rankings – No. 52 Jeremy Jin, No. 106 Adhithya Ganesan, and No. 125 Aidan Kim.
  • Jin has led the team from the top of the singles lineup this season. He is 16-8 overall and 4-5 in SEC play.
  • In the doubles rankings, Kim is ranked at No. 31 with Nate Bonetto while Ganesan is ranked No. 70 with Tanapatt Nirundorn.
  • Bonetto and Kim are 9-7 overall and 5-5 in SEC play.

Series History versus Florida

  • Florida leads the all-time series 33-7 over South Carolina. The two teams first faced in 1941 with the Gators winning 5-2.
  • South Carolina won the most recent meeting 5-2 in 2023 in Columbia.
  • The Gamecocks last win in Gainesville was a 4-3 result in 1998.
  • Under head coach Josh Goffi, South Carolina is 3-10 against Florida.

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