Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Gamecocks+

Elise Mills

  • height 5-9
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Prosperity, S.C.
  • High school Mid-Carolina High School
  • height 5-9
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Prosperity, S.C.
  • High school Mid-Carolina High School

Elise Mills Bio


  • ITA Scholar-Athlete — 2020, 2022
  • 4x SEC Academic Honor Roll — 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ITA Carolina Region Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award
  • ITA Carolina Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Awards

2022-23 (SENIOR)

  • Earned her first singles win of the season at the Furman Fall Classic in a three set comeback win
  • Recorded a ranked singles win over then-No. 54 Christina Hand of Northwester to help the Gamecocks advance to the second round at the ITA Kickoff Weekend
  • Clinched both the win over Mississippi State and the win versus Arkansas in singles
  • Contributed to the clinching of three doubles points throughout the season – versus Clemson, Missouri, and Tennessee
  • Primarily played at the No. 5 position in the singles lineup where she went 6-5
  • Recorded five singles wins in SEC play

2021-22 (JUNIOR)

  • Surpassed the 20-win mark in singles for the first time in her career
  • One of four Gamecocks to have a 20-win or more season
  • Went undefeated in the Gamecock Shootout taking down Ohio State’s No. 105 Isabelle Boulais, SMU’s No. 112 Hadley Doyle and Butler’s Delaney Schurhamer
  • Notched eight wins in SEC play all in the No. 4 spot in the lineup
  • Clinched the win for South Carolina four times in the matches against LSU, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Iowa State
  • Earned her first-ever ITA singles ranking at No. 109 and rose to as high as No. 68
  • Had two separate four-match winning streaks during the regular season
  • Was one of two Gamecocks to earn a point in the season opener at No. 18 Oklahoma with a straight sets win over Marcelina Podlinska in the No. 6 spot
  • Helped South Carolina to its first win with an upset against No. 23 Victoria Hu of Princeton
  • Contributed to the upsets of No. 16 Tennessee and No. 13 Auburn with wins in singles
  • Kept the match at Florida close with a win over Carly Briggs
  • Won her match in the NCAA Round of 64 match against Iowa State
  • Earned an SEC doubles win with Misa Malkin in the upset against then-No. 13 Auburn

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Appeared in both of the Gamecocks’ fall tournaments, the UT Fall Invite hosted by Tennessee and the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Georgia
  • Picked up a couple wins over players from Georgia during the fall
  • Played the No. 4 singles spot against ETSU in the Gamecocks’ season-opener
  • Took on Johanna Silva from Tennessee on March 5 in her first SEC match of the spring
  • Snagged a victory against Amber McGinnis of Florida at No. 6 singles in the Gamecocks’ regular-season finale
  • Inserted into the lineup for the SEC Tournament after Ana Cruz suffered a sprained ankle against Florida to close out the regular season
  • Teamed with Allie Gretkowski at No. 3 doubles for SECs and got the win over Florida that helped the Gamecocks upset the second-seeded Gators
  • Played in her first career NCAA Tournament versus Iowa State after Silvia Chinellato had to withdraw from singles due to a knee injury
  • Made nine appearances overall in singles during the spring and six for doubles
  • Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (FRESHMAN)

  • Had her freshman year cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A highly productive first season with 13 singles victories, second among the Gamecocks’ five freshmen
  • Reached her respective singles flight in her first career tournament at the South Carolina Fall Invitational
  • Captured her first career singles title by winning her draw at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic
  • Recorded a pair of singles victories at both the SMU Fall Invitational and the Seminole All-Conference Showdown
  • Competed in doubles with five different Gamecocks between the fall and spring
  • Registered a successful fall in doubles play with an 8-3 record and ended the campaign winning seven of eight in doubles
  • Appeared in the singles lineup for 10 of the Gamecocks’ 12 dual contests
  • Picked up her first career singles triumph in a dual match against Zaina Nait Omar from Clemson, helping the Gamecocks beat the Tigers for the sixth time in a row
  • Made her dual match debut against Purdue and Georgia Tech when Carolina hosted the ITA Kick-Off Weekend
  • Played singles for three of four SEC contests, snagging her first league win at Auburn over Madeline Meredith
  • Held down No. 3 doubles for all four of South Carolina’s SEC matches with Gabriela Martinez for three of them and one with Kennedy Wicker
  • Was in the doubles lineup for eight of 12 dual matches
  • Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Rated as a five-star prospect
  • Held a UTR of 10.18 upon signing with the Gamecocks
  • Regarded as the No. 4 prospect in South Carolina and No. 15 in the Southeast
  • Ranked as high as No. 41 in the nation
  • Three-time state champion, taking the Class A/2A/3A titles
  • Part of the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation


Year Overall Tournament Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2019-20 13-7 9-5 4-2 (1-1) 1-1 3-1 (1-1)
2020-21 3-9 2-4 1-5 (1-1) 0-1 0-1 1-3 (1-1)
2021-22 24-14 8-6 16-8 (8-5) 1-0 1-0 12-8 (8-5) 1-0 1-0
2022-23 13-22 5-11 8-11 (5-6) 1-3 1-3 (0-2) 6-5 (5-4)
Total 53-52 24-26 29-26 (15-13) 1-0 2-3 13-12 (8-7) 8-7 (5-4) 5-4 (2-2)


Year Overall Tournament Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2019-20 8-8 8-3 0-5 (0-3) 0-5 (0-3)
2020-21 3-6 0-5 3-1 (1-1) 3-1 (1-1)
2021-22 9-13 7-7 2-6 (1-3) 0-1 1-2 1-3 (1-3)
2022-23 10-11 6-6 4-5 (2-4) 1-3 (1-3) 3-2 (1-1)
Total 30-38 21-21 9-17 (4-11) 0-1 2-5 (1-3) 7-11 (3-8)