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Tsvetan Mihov

  • height 6-1
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sofia, Bulgaria
  • High school Oklahoma
  • height 6-1
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sofia, Bulgaria
  • High school Oklahoma

Tsvetan Mihov Bio

Career Summary
Earned All-America status in 2013 after reaching the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships … Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors as a junior (2013) … Played in two NCAA Doubles Championships (2013, 2014) with Chip Cox … Ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation in doubles (with Cox, April 2013) and in singles (Fall 2013) … Is among the program’s most prolific winners against ranked opponents, ranking eighth in career wins over ranked players with 14.

Senior Year (2013-14)
Ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation in singles and posted six wins over nationally ranked opponents, splitting time between the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in the lineup … Opened the season ranked No. 32 in the nation in doubles with Thiago Pinheiro and finished it ranked No. 33 with Chip Cox … When teamed with Cox, climbed as high as No. 23 in the doubles rankings … Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships with Cox for the second-straight season … Tied for team lead with 19 doubles wins, including 13 in dual-match play … Clinched the doubles point (with Cox) against George Washington (May 10) to start the team on first NCAA Tournament win since 2009 … Started the Vanderbilt (Apr. 13) match with a doubles win with Cox over the No. 3 tandem in the nation, a win that, paired with the duo’s upset of the No. 20 team from Kentucky (Apr. 11) the match before, catapulted the Gamecock tandem from unranked to No. 23 in the nation … Started dual-match play with a seven doubles wins in the first eight outings (with Pinheiro) … Teamed with Pinheiro to reach the semifinals of the ITA Carolina Regional, narrowly falling to the nation’s 14th-ranked tandem from UNC Wilmington … Closed the SEC Fall Classic with a three-set comeback win against No. 24 player in the nation.

Junior Year (2012-13)
Became the program’s 11th All-American after reaching the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships and earned Second-Team All-SEC honors … Finished the season ranked 28th in the nation behind a 17-12 singles record that included eight wins over nationally ranked opponents … Earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championships (with Chip Cox), finishing season ranked No. 19 after climbing as high as 14th during the season … Finished with a 12-12 doubles record that included five wins over nationally ranked teams, including three in the top 25 … Tied for sixth in program history with eight wins over ranked foes and tied for seventh in matches played against ranked opponents (19) … Went 15-11 at the No. 1 singles position … Became one of just four Gamecocks all-time to record at least six SEC singles victories from the top spot in the lineup … Closed season at NCAA Singles Championships, knocking of nation’s No. 2 player in opening round then dispatching 36th-ranked foe to reach round of 16 … Teamed with Cox to clinch the doubles point against LSU (Apr. 18) to give Gamecocks their first SEC Tournament victory since 2008 … Yielded just two games to No. 10 Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt (Apr. 12) to post his second-straight win over top-10 opponent … Posted (with Mihov) 8-5 win over No. 3 doubles team in nation from Auburn (Mar. 22) … Scored the team’s lone point against Texas A&M (Mar. 1) … Posted first win over ranked opponent as a Gamecock when he dominated then-No. 32 Juan Spir of Georgia Tech (Feb. 2) … won his first four matches in the Garnet and Black.

At Oklahoma (2010-11, 2011-12)
Ranked as high as No. 38 in the nation in both singles and doubles in 2011-12 … posted at least 20 singles victories each of his two seasons … played mostly in No. 3 spot in 2012 dual matches, picking up nine wins … finished second in Big 12 with a 3-2 doubles record in league play in 2012 … won singles titles at both the 2011 ITA Central Region and the 2011 OU Invitational … went 13-9 in dual matches as the No. 5 or 6 spot as a freshman.

Junior Highlights
Saw his ATP ranking climb as high as No. 934 in the world … crowned Bulgarian national champion in 2009 … won the doubles point for Bulgaria in the 2010 Davis Cup …reached the singles semifinals of the 2009 F7 Futures and the singles quarterfinals of the 2008 F5 Futures … claimed the doubles title at the 2007 Prince Cup … advanced to the single semifinals of the 2007 European Junior Championships.

Mihov’s Career Record

Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 vs. Ranked 3-Set 7-Pt. 10-Pt.
2012-13 17-12 2-1 15-11 6-4 15-11 8-11 1-2 3-3 0-0
2013-14 17-23 8-4 9-19 2-9 5-10 4-9 6-13 5-4 5-6 0-0
Career 34-35 10-5 24-30 8-13 20-21 4-9 14-24 6-6 8-9 0-0
Year Overall Tourn. Dual SEC #1 #2 #3
2012-13 12-12 0-1 12-11 4-6 12-11
2013-14 19-16 6-6 13-10 4-4 6-7 7-3
Career 31-28 25-21 8-10 18-18 7-3