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Connor Thomson

  • height 6-2
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Glasgow, Scotland
  • High school Gryffe High School
  • height 6-2
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Glasgow, Scotland
  • High school Gryffe High School

Connor Thomson Bio

AWARDS
ITA Scholar-Athlete (2020)
2x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
All-SEC First Team (2021)
SEC All-Newcomer Team

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Individual Season
1st – Tiebreaks winning percentage (.909 (10-1) in 2020-21)
T-3rd – Tiebreaks wins (10 in 2020-21)
T-8th – Combined SEC winning percentage (.667 (14-7) in 2020-21)
T-10th – Combined SEC wins (14 in 2020-21)
Most tiebreak wins by a freshman in program history (10 in 2020-21)

Doubles Team Season
1st – No. 1 wins (15 in 2020-21) – with Daniel Rodrigues
T-1st – No. 1 SEC wins (6 in 2020-21) – with Daniel Rodrigues
2nd – Matches played (35 in 2002-21) – with Daniel Rodrigues
T-4th – Matches won (22 in 2020-21) – with Daniel Rodrigues

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)

  • Named to the All-SEC First Team and the All-Newcomer Team
  • Rose from No. 118 in singles in the preseason to a final ranking of No. 27, making him just the Gamecocks’ third top-30 singles finisher since 2014 and earning him a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship
  • Ranked No. 11 in the nation in doubles with Daniel Rodrigues, the program’s highest final doubles ranking since the end of the 1988-89 season
  • Teamed with Rodrigues to earn a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship after posting 22 doubles wins, the fourth most in a season in program history, including a program-record 15 at the No. 1 spot in the dual-match lineup
  • Led the team with five match-clinching singles victories on the season, including three of the team’s seven SEC wins
  • Posted highest ranked win of his career, topping No. 17 player in three sets as Gamecocks pushed then-No. 1 Florida (Apr. 9) to the limit in 3-4 defeat

2019-20 (FRESHMAN)

  • Made an instant impact as a freshman in the middle of the lineup, winning 24 singles matches
  • Was named SEC Freshman of the week (Jan. 29) after going 5-0 in both singles and doubles to start the year
  • Provided a steady force at the No. 4 spot, winning six singles matches
  • Partnered with Phillip Jordan to win the Black Doubles Draw in his first collegiate event, the Gamecock Fall Invite (Sept. 20-22)

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Member of 18-and-under Great Britain squad that placed fifth at the European Summer Cup
  • Represented Scotland at the Four Nations Cup, going undefeated in both singles and doubles
  • Won Fujairah ITF Futures tournament and was runner up in Abu Dhabi futures tournament
  • Was a runner-up at the F5 Roehampton futures and a semifinalst in the F1 Glasgow futures
  • Competed in first career ATP challenger in Glasgow in 2018 and also competed in the Wimbledon Junior Slam
  • Career high No. 132 ITF singes ranking and career high 1179 ATP doubles ranking

PERSONAL

  • His father, Malcolm, is a soccer coach for Rangers FC, and has been in the profession for 24 years for teams such as Blackpool FC, Al Ahli FC in Dubai, and Salgaocar FC in India
  • Has one brother, Callum, who has played professional soccer for Manchester United and Birmingham City FC


THOMSON CAREER SINGLES

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2019-20 24-7 14-5 10-2 (3-1) –– 1–0 3-0 (1-0) 6-2 (2-1) –– ––
2020-21 18-14 7-5 11-9 –– 6-6 (4-2) 5-3 (4-1) –– ––
Career 42-21 21-10 21-11 (3-1) –– 7–6 (4-2) 8-3 (5-1) 6-2 (2-1) –– ––

THOMSON CAREER DOUBLES

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2019-20 14-7 6-3 8-4 (1-3) 3-0 (0-0) 5-4 (1-3) 2-5
2020-21 22-13 7-5 15-8 (6-4) 15-8 (6-4)
Career 36-20 13-8 23-12 (7-7) 18-8 (6-4) 5-4 (1-3) 2-5

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