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Wood Benton

  • height 6-1
  • weight 159
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Spartanburg, S.C.
  • High school Dorman
  • height 6-1
  • weight 159
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Spartanburg, S.C.
  • High school Dorman

Wood Benton Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ITA Scholar Athlete – 2015
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll – 2015

2017-18 (SENIOR)

  • Finished the year on a three-match win streak in singles play to end the season with a 22-15 overall singles record and a 14-8 dual-match record
  • Was 11-6 out of the No. 6 singles spot and had a 5-6 SEC record with match-clinching wins to take out No. 17 Georgia, No. 10 Florida and Auburn
  • Went 13-14 in doubles play on the year, including a 4-1 record playing with Yancy Dennis

2016-17 (JUNIOR)

  • Posted a 9-6 overall record in singles play, including a 2-0 record in dual-match play
  • Went 7-6 in the fall, advancing to the quarterfinals of the South Carolina Collegiate Invitational and the Round of 32 in the ITA Carolina Regional Championships
  • Claimed his first win of the spring with a straight-set win over Roy Hobson of The Citadel (Jan. 20) in the No. 5 spot
  • Defeated Stanislav Baco of SC State (Feb. 10) with a 7-6(1), 6-1 victory from the No. 6 spot
  • Tallied a 2-4 record in doubles play with two partners
  • Advanced to the doubles semifinals in the South Carolina Collegiate Invitational with Sam Swank

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Became a regular in the lineup at the No. 6 singles position
  • Led the team in match-clinching victories with four
  • Took a three-set decision against No. 18 Arkansas (Apr. 21) in the SEC Tournament to clinch the 4-3 win
  • Clinched the team’s 4-0 sweep at Clemson (Feb. 27) with a straight-set win
  • Fought back after losing a first-set tiebreaker to capture a three-set win against Auburn (Apr. 8) that clinched the match.
  • Jumped out to a 5-1 start in dual-match play, including a win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 30).
  • Posted a 5-2 doubles dual-match record and went 4-1 paired with fellow freshman Yancy Dennis.
  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)

  • Did not compete

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Rated a five star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network, ranked as high as third in South Carolina and top 50 nationally
  • Went 46-19 in junior events
  • Went a perfect 21-0 in singles and 8-0 in doubles as a high school junior en route to the 4A singles title
  • Earned all-region and all-state honors as a junior and was named 2013 Boys’ Tennis Player of the Year by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  • Helped team to 2013 state championship
CAREER RECORDS
Year Singles Record Singles Win Pct. Doubles Record Doubles Win Pct. Combined Record Combined Win Pct.
2015-16 22-15 .595 9-5 .643 31-20 .608
2016-17 9-6 .600 2-4 .333 11-10 .524
2017-18 22-15 .595 13-14 .481 35-29 .547
Career 53-36 .596 24-23 .511 77-59 .566

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