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Sarah Hamner

  • height 5-4
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Boca Raton, Fla.
  • High school Laurel Springs School
  • height 5-4
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Boca Raton, Fla.
  • High school Laurel Springs School

Sarah Hamner Bio

AWARDS

  • SEC Freshman of the Year – 2022
  • All-SEC First Team – 2022
  • SEC All-Freshman Team – 2022
  • 2022 Honda Sport Finalist for Tennis – 2022
  • ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year – 2022
  • ITA All-American National Champion in Singles – 2021
  • All-American in Singles – 2022
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2022
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete – 2022

2021-22 (FRESHMAN)

  • First Gamecock since 2009 to have at least 30 wins in a season
  • Tied the second-best program record for wins in a season with 35 in singles
  • Recorded 22 wins against ranked opponents on the season
  • Was named the No. 1 newcomer by the ITA ahead of the 2021-22 season
  • First in program history to advance past the quarterfinals and win the ITA All-American National Championship in singles
  • Ranked as high as No. 1 in the ITA singles rankings and is the first Gamecock to reach that ranking
  • Remained in the top six singles players all season and finished the season ranked No. 4
  • Played all dual matches in the No. 1 spot for South Carolina with a 16-5 record
  • Went on a 14-match winning streak in the fall into the ITA National Fall Championships
  • Took down then-No. 105 Carmen Corley of No. 18 Oklahoma in the first dual match of the season
  • Began the SEC season on a five-match winning streak, highlighted by a win over No. 27 Carson Branstine of Texas A&M
  • Earned the first singles point in the NCAA Round of 64 match against Iowa State with a win over No. 56 Thasaporn Naklo
  • Advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship Round of 32 after a win against No. 76 Shakhnoza Khatamova of UCSB
  • Appeared in the ITA Doubles Rankings in two separate pairs with Misa Malkin and Megan Davies
  • Ranked as high as 20 with Malkin and as high as 30 with Davies
  • Defeated the No. 2 doubles team in the nation with Malkin during the Carolina Kickoff
  • Notched six doubles wins in the regular SEC season with Davies including a win over the No. 10 team from Tennessee
  • Helped the Gamecocks to the doubles point in the SEC Tournament against Georgia in the quarterfinals with Malkin
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Was the No. 8 recruit in the nation according to TennisRecruiting.net at the time of her signing in November 2020
  • Rose to the No. 2 recruit the following spring before enrolling at South Carolina
  • Also viewed as the No. 2 recruit in the southeast and No. 2 in Florida as well
  • A blue-chip recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net
  • Won a J4 tournament in Daytona Beach and the doubles title and was a singles finalist at another J4 in Orlando as well right before her signing
  • Posted a 62-11 record in singles during 2020
  • Closed out the 2020 season winning the Battle of Boca Part IV by Puhan
  • Won the 2020 USTA/UTR Reel Tennis Open Circuit 3 by downing four blue-chip recruits en route to the title
  • Won the Casely Junior Open Championships in June 2020, the Puhan Fall Classic in September 2020 and was a finalist at an open UTR event in July 2020
  • A doubles title at the 2019 Eddie Herr ITF Championships
  • Singles finalist at the 2019 USTA Winter Nationals in the 18s
  • Won the backdraw in the 18s at the 2018 USTA Winter Nationals
  • Was the No. 16 junior in the country and the No. 116 junior in the world at the time of her signing
  • Had a career-high Junior ITF ranking of No. 113 in April 2021

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