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Daniel Rodrigues

  • height 6-0
  • weight 170
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Funchal, Portugal
  • height 6-0
  • weight 170
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Funchal, Portugal

Daniel Rodrigues Bio

AWARDS
2x First-Team All-SEC (2019, 2020)
ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year (2019)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2019)
3x ITA Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021)
3x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021)
2x SEC All-Tournament Team (2020, 2021)

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Individual Career
4th – Singles wins vs. ranked opponents (24 in 2019-present)
9th – Singles matches played vs. ranked opponents (43 in 2019-present)
T-30th – Singles wins (91 in 2019-present)
 
Individual Season
T-2nd – Singles wins vs ranked opponents (15 in 2020-21)
3rd – Singles winning percentage (.750 (15-5) in 2020-21)
T-3rd – SEC singles wins (9 in 2020-21)
T-5th – Combined SEC matches won (15 in 2020-21)
T-6th – Combined SEC winning percentage (.682 (15-7) in 2020-21)
T-7th – Singles matches played (20 in 2020-21)
T-18th – Singles wins (32 in 2018-19)
T-19th – Combined wins (53 in 2018-19)
T-19th – Combined matches won (53 in 2020-21)
Tied for most SEC wins by a sophomore in program history (9 in 2020-21)
Most singles wins vs. ranked opponents by a sophomore (15 in 2020-21)
 
Doubles Team Season
1st – No. 1 wins (15 in 2020-21) – with Connor Thomson
T-1st – No. 1 SEC wins (6 in 2020-21) – with Connor Thomson
2nd – Matches played (35 in 2002-21) – with Connor Thomson
T-4th – Matches won (22 in 2020-21) – with Connor Thomson

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Became the second Gamecock in as many NCAA Tournaments to reach the Singles Championship match, finishing as Runner-Up
  • Earned ITA All-America standing and First-Team All-SEC status, just the third Gamecock to capture that league standing multiple times in his career
  • Ended the season ranked No. 3 in the country in singles, tying him for highest final ranking in program history
  • Ranked No. 11 in the nation in doubles with Connor Thomson, the program’s highest final doubles ranking since the end of the 1988-89 season
  • Posted program top-five numbers in singles wins vs ranked opponents (15, 2nd) and singles winning percentage (.750 (15-5), 3rd)
  • Of his 32 singles wins, 15 came against nationally ranked opponents with seven of them being in the top 25, including over the Nos 2 and 3 players
  • Teamed with Thomson to earn a spot in the NCAA Doubles Championship after posting 22 doubles wins, the fourth most in a season in program history, including a program-record 15 at the No. 1 spot in the dual-match lineup
  • Won nine SEC singles matches, which is the third most in Gamecock history, and picked up a school-record six SEC No. 1 doubles wins with Thomson
  • Reached a No. 1 ranking in ITA singles on March 30, becoming the first Gamecock to achieve that ranking


2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Won four ranked singles matches on the year, including his first two of the season vs. No. 21 and No. 48
  • Won the White Singles Draw at the Gamecock Fall Invitational (Sept 20-22) to open his season
  • Partnered with fellow sophomore Raphael Lambling to advance to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championship Consolation draw

 
2018-19 (FRESHMAN)

  • Named Carolina ITA Region Rookie of the Year, finishing the season ranked No. 65 in singles and as part of the 63rd-ranked doubles team in the nation with Raphael Lambling
  • Picked up First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman honors behind a 7-4 singles record and a 5-6 doubles mark in league play
  • Turned in second-most singles victories on the team (32), which ranked him in the program’s all-time top 20 for single-season victories and second all-time among Gamecock freshmen
  • Took command of the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup with a 13-6 record at the position, including a 7-4 mark in SEC action
  • Scored his highest-ranked singles win of the season in the SEC Tournament semifinals, defeating No. 61 Giovanni Oradini of Mississippi State (Apr. 20) in three sets
  • Clinched the win over No. 28 Vanderbilt (Mar. 23) with a tough win in the No. 2 spot in the order
  • Won the A1 Singles flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational (Nov. 9-11), which he capped with his first win over a nationally ranked opponent in a 6-2, 6-1 dismantling of No. 87 Nick Stachowiak of Duke

 
PRE-COLLEGE

  • Joined the program with an ITF Juniors ranking of 708

 
RODRIGUES CAREER SINGLES

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2018-19 32-11 14-4 18-8 (7-4) 2-0 (0-0) 13-6 (7-4) 3-2 (0-0) –– –– ––
2019-20 18-8 12-4 6-4 (1-2) 2-0 (0-0) 2-4 (1-2) 4-2 (0-0) –– –– ––
2020-21 31-8 13-3 18-5 (9-3) 18-5 (9-3) –– –– ––
Career 81-27 39-11 42-17 (17-9) 22-5 (9-3) 15-10 (8-6) 7-4 (0-0) –– –– ––

 
RODRIGUES CAREER DOUBLES

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2018-19 21-14 7-4 14-10 (5-6) 5-5 (0-1) 3-0 (0-0) 6-5 (5-5)
2019-20 8-13 4-7 4-6 (0-2) 2-4 (0-1) 2-0 (0-0) 0-2 (0-2)
2020-21 22-13 7-5 15-8 (6-4) 15-8 (6-4)
Career 51-40 18-16 33-24 (11-12) 22-17 (6-6) 5-0 (0-0) 6-7 (5-7)