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Gabriel Friedrich

  • height 5-10
  • weight 190
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • High school Colegio Americano
  • height 5-10
  • weight 190
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • High school Colegio Americano

Gabriel Friedrich Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

  • All-SEC First Team — 2018
  • All-SEC Second Team — 2016, 2017
  • ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch — 2016
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2016, 2017, 2018
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2015

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Career

  • 4th — singles wins vs. ranked opponents (21)
  • 6th — singles winning percentage vs. ranked opponents (.389)
  • 2nd — singles matches played vs. ranked opponents (54)
  • 4th — singles tiebreak wins (21)
  • 2nd — singles tiebreak winning percentage (.724)
  • 5th — doubles winning percentage (.625)
  • T-9th — doubles SEC dual-match wins (16)
  • 3rd — doubles SEC winning percentage (.552)

Season

  • 6th — singles matches won vs. ranked opponents (8 in 2017-18)
  • T-10th — singles matches played vs. ranked opponents (18 in 2017-18, 2016-17, &2015-16)
  • 4th — singles tiebreak winning percentage (.800 in 2016-17)
  • T-8th — doubles dual match winning percentage (.714 in 2017-18)
  • T-8th — doubles SEC matches won (7 in 2016-17)

2017-18 (REDSHIRT SENIOR)

  • Led the Gamecocks with eight ranked wins on the season
  • Finished with a 25-15 overall singles record and a 16-11 record in dual matches
  • Played both No. 1 and 2 singles with a 13-8 record from the No. 1 position
  • Reached a career-high No. 24 ranking in the Oracle/ ITA singles rankings, the highest non-preseason ranking for any South Carolina men’s tennis player since 2001
  • Went 19-10 in doubles play with an 8-3 record alongside Thomas Mayronne
  • Earned a bid into the NCAA Singles Championship and advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over No. 21 Alex Rybakov of TCU
  • Made it to the NCAA Doubles Championship with doubles partner Yancy Dennis and advanced to the Round of 16 with a win over No. 20 Kay/Divar of Georgia Tech

SENIOR RECORDS

  • T-10th most SEC singles matches won (5)
  • T-10th highest doubles winning percentage (.655)
  • T-4th most doubles dual match wins (15)
  • 3rd highest doubles dual match winning percentage (.714)
  • T-4th most SEC doubles matches won (6)
  • T-2nd highest SEC doubles winning percentage (.667)
  • T-10th most combined wins (44)
  • T-10th highest combined winning percentage (.638)
  • T-3rd most combined dual match wins (31)
  • 5th highest combined dual match win percentage (.646)
  • T-4th most combined SEC match wins (11)
  • 6th highest combined SEC winning percentage (.524)

2016-17 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR)

  • Went 26-14 in singles play on the year, including a 14-8 dual-match record and 4-7 record in league play
  • Split time between the Nos. 1 and 2 spots
  • Finished with the highest final singles ranking on the team at No. 49
  • Started the spring with six-straight singles victories
  • Faced 18 ranked opponents on the year and defeated seven
  • Earned SEC Player of the Week honors (Feb. 15) after defeating Old Dominion’s then No. 18 Adam Moundir in straight-sets
  • Invited to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships, fell in the First Round to Strong Kirchheimer (37) of Northwestern
  • Advanced to the final of the Ivy-Plus Invitational and the ITA Carolina Regional Championships
  • Compiled a 21-12 overall record and 16-7 (7-4) record in dual-match doubles play, paling the majority of his matched with Andrew Schafer and Paul Jubb in the No. 3 spot
  • Defeated pairs in key SEC matches from Auburn and Mississippi St. to secure a No. 4 seed, the highest seed for the program since 2005, in the SEC Tournament
  • Earned third play in doubles play in the SEC Coaches Classic with Harrison O’Keefe (Nov. 5)

JUNIOR RECORDS

  • T-3rd most doubles dual match wins (16)
  • 3rd highest doubles dual match winning percentage (.696)
  • T-4th most SEC doubles matches won (7)
  • 5th highest SEC doubles winning percentage (.636)
  • 7th most combined dual match wins (30)
  • T-4th highest combined dual match winning percentage (.667)
  • T-4th most combined SEC matches won (11)
  • T-9th highest combined SEC winning percentage (.500)

2015-16 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE)

  • Climbed to No. 49 in the final individual rankings
  • Stepped into the No. 1 singles and doubles positions in his first year of collegiate competition
  • Advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship after defeating the nation’s No. 30-ranked player in three sets in the opening round
  • Led the team in wins over ranked opponents, topping No. 18, 30, 44, 54 and 88 players in the nation
  • Entered the singles ranking during a four-week stretch from March to April in which he won six of nine matches
  • Led the team in seven-point tiebreak wins, going 7-3
  • Posted a team-leading three SEC doubles wins and went 5-3 in doubles after pairing with sophomore Harrison O’Keefe.
  • Alongside O’Keefe, topped a pair of ranked foes (No. 24 and No. 19) to move to No. 41 in the doubles rankings
  • Turned in an 11-5 fall singles record, highlighted by winning the USTA Clay Court Invitational Singles title at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)

  • Did not compete
  • A member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Ranked as high as No. 28 in the world in juniors
  • Has played in the junior competition of all four Grand Slam events
  • Key wins include a pair of singles victories in 2012 Junior French Championships at Roland Garros
  • Advanced to the semifinals of an international tournament in Santa Croce, Italy
  • Played in the finals of ITF junior events in Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador and Brazil
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the Brazil F3 Futures event at Porto Velho, Brazil, in 2013
CAREER RECORDS
Year Singles Record Singles Win Pct. Doubles Record Doubles Win Pct. Combined Record Combined Win Pct.
2015-16 21-18 .538 17-15 .531 38-33 .535
2016-17 26-14 .650 21-12 .636 47-26 .644
2017-18 25-15 .625 19-10 .655 44-25 .638
Career 72-47 .605 57-37 .606 129-84 .606