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Thiago Pinheiro

  • height 6-3
  • weight 183
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo
  • High school Marilda Pereira
  • height 6-3
  • weight 183
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo
  • High school Marilda Pereira

Thiago Pinheiro Bio

Pinheiro’s Career Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

Awards Senior Year (2014-15)
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Junior Year (2013-14)
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Second-Team All-SEC
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Books Career
19th — Doubles wins in a career (60)
11th — Doubles matches played in a career (111)
19th — Combined matches played in a career (215)
7th — Dual-match doubles wins in a career (47)
8th — Dual-match doubles matches played in a career (88)
9th — SEC doubles wins in a career (16)
8th — SEC doubles matches played in a career (38)
9th — SEC combined wins in a career (31)

Career Summary
Ranks among program’s top 10 in five career categories, including dual-match doubles wins (7th, 47), SEC doubles wins (9th, 16) and SEC combined wins (8th, 31) … Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore behind a career-best singles record of 20-6, including a 5-3 mark in SEC action … Ranked as high as No. 71 in singles and closed 2014-15 with career-best doubles ranking of No. 24 with Kyle Koch … Also earned a doubles ranking with Tsvetan Mihov in 2013-14, climbing as high as No. 32 in the fall … Qualified for one NCAA Doubles Championship (2015), advancing to the round of 16 with Kyle Koch … Three-time selection on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Represented Brazil in the World University Games in South Korea in Summer 2015. Senior Year (2014-15)
Closed the season ranked No. 24 in the nation in doubles with Kyle Koch … Played most of the season in the No. 3 singles position, picking up four wins in the spot, although he saw action in top four spots in the order at least once … Picked up three wins against ranked opponents in singles and five in doubles action … Finished the season on a four-match win streak in singles … Advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship, teaming with Koch, posting a win over the No. 20 team in the nation … Clinched the team’s win over Arkansas (Apr. 11) with a commanding singles win … Teamed with Koch to upset the No. 8 doubles team in the nation (Texas A&M, Mar. 8), which catapulted the duo in to the national rankings for the first time … Powered past nationally ranked opponent in singles to help team defeat LSU (Mar. 6) for its first SEC win over the season … Drew the No. 1 doubles spot with Koch at the start of dual-match play and won four of their first five matches … Stretched No. 12 player in the nation to three sets (Wake Forest, Feb. 6) … Had a great fall, going 7-2 in singles, including a spot in the round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Regional and four wins at the Bulldog Scramble, and entered the spring ranked No. 71 in the nation … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Junior Year (2013-14)
Took over the No. 3 spot in the singles lineup and turned in a 9-5 record in the position … Posted a career-best 16 doubles victories, splitting time with three different partners and playing in all three spots in the lineup … Ranked as high as No. 32 in the nation in doubles with Tsvetan Mihov as the duo went 13-9 on the season, playing together from the fall through February … Closed regular season with a pair of singles wins that helped Gamecocks reach the NCAA Tournament, including a win over his ranked opponent from Kentucky (Apr. 11) … Clinched the win over Auburn (Mar. 23), yielding just four games in his singles match … Won five of his first six dual-match singles decisions … Reached the ITA Carolina Regional doubles semifinals with Mihov … Advanced to the round of 32 in singles at the same event, stretching the nation’s fifth-ranked player to three sets … Won a pair of qualifying matches to reach the main doubles draw of the ITA All-American Championships with Mihov … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Sophomore Year (2012-13)
Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors behind a 20-6 singles record and a 15-12 doubles mark with three different partners … Posted a 7-1 record in three-set matches, including a 6-0 mark when rallying back from down one set … Was second on the team in singles victories overall and in dual matches, closing the season playing in the No. 3 spot in the order after opening in the fourth position … Clinched team’s first SEC Tournament victory since 2008 with a comeback against LSU (Apr. 18), fighting off break point in the third set … Won a tiebreak (with Adams) to clinch doubles point in 4-3 win over Kentucky in regular-season finale (Apr. 14) … Teamed with Andrew Adams against LSU (Mar. 31) for first time in dual matches and won first six doubles matches in the No. 3 spot … Posted his first win over a ranked opponent of the season with a three-set victory over then-No. 85 Lukas Ollert of Auburn (Mar. 22) … Tied the Florida match (Mar. 8) by rallying from a set down … Put Gamecocks on top 3-2 with a three-set comeback against Clemson (Mar. 3) … Delivered team win over NC State (Feb. 10) with three-set victory … Advanced to the consolation final of the ITA Carolina Regional … Teamed with Kyle Koch to finish third in the Blue doubles bracket of the Duke Fab Four. Freshman Year (2011-12)
Joined the team in January and immediately found a spot in the dual-match singles lineup, playing in the Nos. 4 and 5 spots in the order … Was second on the team with four singles wins in SEC action … Earned his first singles national ranking (No. 117) for the final two weeks of March … Picked up a win in his SEC Tournament debut against Auburn (Apr. 19) … Helped set up the emotion team win at archrival Clemson (Mar. 14) with a second-set tiebreak victory in the No. 5 spot for the Gamecocks’ third point of the match … Earned one of the team’s two points against Tennessee (Mar. 4) with a third-set super-tiebreak win in his No. 6 match … Posted his first win over a ranked opponent with a 6-4, 6-4 result against No. 47 Hernus Pieters of Georgia (Mar. 2) to score the team’s lone point against the sixth-ranked Bulldogs … Was the final match on court in a 3-3 match at Wake Forest (Feb. 9), rallying to win this third-set tiebreaker to stretch the team’s win streak to seven matches … Won his first seven dual-match singles contests, including a 6-0, 6-0 win in his dual-match debut against Wofford (Jan. 21).

High School/Junior Highlights
Ranked as high as No. 110 in the ITF Junior standings … Competed in eight touraments throughout South America … Reached the round of 16 in the Uruguay Bowl and Costa Rica’s Coffee Bowl in early 2011 … Participated in the 2010 South American Games and was a semifinalist at the 2009 Copa Nissan event in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Pinheiro’s Career Record

SINGLES
Tiebreakers
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 vs. Ranked 3-Set 7-Pt. 10-Pt.
2011-12 12-9 0-2 12-7 4-6 1-1 2-5 6-1 3-0 1-4 2-0 3-1 1-2
2012-13 20-6 5-2 15-4 5-3 6-2 9-2 1-3 7-1 0-5 1-0
2013-14 14-14 5-4 9-10 2-9 -0-2 9-5 0-3 2-4 1-2 0-5 1-0
2014-15 14-15 4-6 7-13 3-6 -0-5 -1-1 4-6 2-1 4-6 2-8 3-3 0-3
Career 60-44 14-14 42-34 14-24 0-5 1-3 20-13 13-11 6-1 3-0 8-17 12-11 6-14 3-5
DOUBLES
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3
2011-12 15-11 1-1 14-10 5-5 1-1 13-8 0-1
2012-13 15-12 2-3 13-9 5-4 13-9
2013-14 16-9 6-5 10-14 2-8 1-1 6-3 3-10
2014-15 14-9 4-1 10-8 4-5 10-8
Career 60-51 16-10 47-41 16-22 12-10 19-11 16-19