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Yancy Dennis

  • height 6-0
  • weight 180
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Reisterstown, Md.
  • High school National Online
  • height 6-0
  • weight 180
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Reisterstown, Md.
  • High school National Online

Yancy Dennis Bio

Awards
SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019)
 
In the Record Books
Career
3rd – Doubles dual-match winning percentage (.628 (49-29))
8th – Doubles dual matches won (49)
10th – Doubles matches played (114)
10th – Doubles team winning percentage (.643 (27-15 )with Harrison O’Keefe)
11th – Doubles matches won (67)

Season
T-6th – Dual-match doubles wins (18 in 2016-17)
T-8th – SEC doubles matches won (7 in 2016-17)
 
Senior Year (2018-19)
•   Was the lone senior on the roster
•   Won a pair of matches at the top of the singles lineup and played at least one match at every spot in the lineup except No. 5
•   Advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the ITA Carolina Regional (Nov. 12-16)
 
Junior Year (2017-18)
•   Continued to play a crucial role in the middle of Gamecocks’ lineup and finished with a team high 26 singles wins and a 47-26 combined record
•   Reached a career high No. 63 singles ranking during the fall and climbed to as high as No. 28 in the doubles rankings alongside doubles partner, Gabriel Friedrich
•   He and Friedrich reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championship
•   Dennis and teammate Harrison O’Keefe picked up a win over the No. 1 ranked doubles pair in the country on Apr. 1 to help the Gamecocks take down 10th-ranked Florida
•   Finished the year with a 17-8 singles dual match record and had five ranked wins during the year against ranked doubles pairs
 
Sophomore Year (2016-17)
•   Compiled an impressive 18-8 dual-match doubles record with O’Keefe, including an 11-5 record in the No. 1 spot and a 7-5 record in the SEC
•   The pair defeated five ranked opponents, including two wins over top-10 pairs
•   Started the season with six-straight wins, blanking two of their first six opponents
•   Maintained an Oracle/ITA Ranking for seven weeks in doubles play, earning their highest career ranking of No. 13 (May 4)
•   Competed in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, falling to a pair from North Florida in the First Round
•   Went 21-12 overall in singles play, one of just five Gamecocks to earn 20 or more wins
•   Tallied an 12-10 dual-match record, including a 6-5 record in the SEC
•   Tied for ninth-most SEC regular-season singles matches won in a season for a sophomore (6)
•   Defeated two ranked opponents on the year (Nos. 102 and 104) and started the spring at No. 75 in the Oracle/ITA Rankings
•   Won the Georgia Tech Invitational (DII Draw) with a 6-3, 6-4 win over teammate Thomas Mayronne (Oct. 9)
 
Freshman Year (2015-16)
•   Flashed his raw potential throughout the season while battling injury midway through the spring
•   Posted 10 wins, including seven in tournament play
•   Played as high as No. 5 in the singles lineup, where he went 2-1
•   Scored a straight-set win against NC State (Feb. 7) at No. 6 singles
•   Closed the season as a regular in the doubles lineup, going 6-6 in dual matches
 
High School
•   Part of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md.
•   Considered a blue-chip prospect by TennisRecruiting.net
•   Rated as the No. 17 player in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net and stood at No. 23 in the USTA
•   Posted an 11-1 record against five-star opponents
•   Won three matches to qualify for the ITF Futures Event in summer of 2015 and compiled a 10-7 record overall in ITF Futures Junior events
•   Reached the round of 16 at the 2014 USTA B18-16 National Championships with wins over two top-25 players
•   Appeared in four USTA sectional championship finals in 2014 earning three titles

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2015-16 10-9 7-6 3-3 (0-2) –– –– –– ––  2-1 (0-1) 1-2 (0-1)
2016-17 21-12 9-2 12-10 (6-5) –– 1-0 (0-0) 0-2 (0-0) 10-8 (6-5) 1-0 (0-0_ ––
2017-18 26-12 9-4 17-8 (5-7) –– 2-0 (0-0) 11-7 (4-7) 4-1 (1-0) –– ––
2018-19 12-16 8-9 4-7 (0-2) 2-0 (0-0) 1-3 (0-0) 0-2 (0-1) 0-1 (0-0) –– 1-1 (0-1)
Career 69-49 33-21 36-28 (11-16)  2-0 (0-0) 4-3 (0-0) 11-11 (4-8) 14-10 (7-5) 3-1 (0-1) 2-3 (0-2)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2015-16 13-10 7-4 6-6 (1-1) –––– 1-0 (0-0) 4-6 (1-1)
2016-17 21-11    3-3 18-8 (7-5) 11-5 (6-4)  7-3 (1-1)     ––––
2017-18 21-14 5-5   16-9 (5-5) 11-7 (4-4) 1-1 (1-1) 4-1 (0-0)
2018-19 12-12 3-6 9-6 (0-2) 1-2 (0-1) 6-2 (0-1) 2-2 (0-0)
Career 67-47 18-18 49-29 (13-13)  23-14 (10-11) 15-7 (2-3) 10-9 (1-1)