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Adriana Pereira

  • height 5-5
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asuncion, Paraguay
  • High school San Nicolas
  • height 5-5
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asuncion, Paraguay
  • High school San Nicolas

Adriana Pereira Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (SENIOR): Hampered by injuries for most of the fall … Appeared in the Gamecocks’ final two tournaments, the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships as well as the UNM Fall Invitational … Won one match at each event … Began the spring playing in the bottom half of the singles lineup … Won her first three dual events, the last of which helped the Gamecocks defeat Missouri 4-3 in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. … Lost her next four singles matches and exited the singles lineup until making another appearance against Georgia on March 17 … Played in her final singles match against Mississippi State on April 5 … Played limited doubles, teaming primarily with Ximena Siles Luna … Competed with Alex Martin against Mississippi State and earned a critical 8-3 victory on court three to help the Gamecocks win the doubles point … South Carolina went on to win the match by a narrow 4-3 margin, magnifying the importance of Pereira and Martin’s doubles triumph … Graduated in December 2013 with degrees in finance and marketing … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row. 2011-12 (JUNIOR): After being sidelined for much of the 2010-11 season with a shoulder injury, Pereira played the entire season her junior year … Opened the year with a strong fall campaign by going 8-1 in singles matches … Won all her matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic … Took third place in flight six at the Furman Fall Classic … Was the co-champion of the C flight at the Wildcat Invitational after advancing to the finals, but the tournament was cut short because of weather … Had a successful opening weekend of SEC play with a pair of wins against Georgia and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top five at the time … Defeated Kate Fuller from Georgia in straight sets at No. 5 singles, a player ranked No. 69 when the two faced each other … Fuller marked the highest ranked player Pereira has beaten in her career … Followed up with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Joanna Henderson of Tennessee … Scored a critical win for the Gamecocks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against TCU by upending Gaby Mastromarino on court six in straight sets … It avenged a loss Pereira took to Mastromarino when TCU and South Carolina played in the NCAA first round in 2010 … The win helped the Gamecocks defeat the Horned Frogs 4-1 … Played doubles with six different partners throughout the year and had two very memorable matches … The first came when Pereira teamed with Dominika Kanakova versus Auburn, clinching the doubles point on court two … Pereira and Kanakova trailed 7-3 but fought back to win in a tiebreaker 7-5 against a duo ranked No. 36 in the nation … The match came just a day after the tragic passing of longtime coach Arlo Elkins, who had stepped aside from his coaching duties just a month earlier … The second match came versus Florida when she teamed with Josefin Andersson, who normally played with Katerina Popova, but Popova was out with an injury … Trailing 7-6 as the final match on at court three, Pereira and Andersson fought off multiple match points and eventually won the contest 7-2 in a tiebreaker to give Carolina its first doubles point against the Gators since 2002 … South Carolina and Stanford were the only teams to win doubles against the 2012 national champions … Earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row. 2011-10 (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire fall season while rehabilitating a shoulder injury suffered during spring 2010 … Sat out the first 10 matches of the spring as well due to her shoulder … Posted a 6-5 record in singles and went 4-3 in SEC matches, including 4-1 slate in conference play at No. 6 singles … Used sparingly in doubles with a 2-4 record … Played in her first match of the season against Auburn on March 11 at No. 6 singles … Recorded a 6-2, 6-0 victory in that match to help the Gamecocks win 4-3 and capture their first SEC victory of the year … Also won her next match versus Alabama playing on court six in three sets to give South Carolina a 5-2 win against Alabama … Entered the doubles lineup for the first time of the season in South Carolina’s 18th dual match at Kentucky on April 3 teaming with Anya Morgina at the No. 2 spot … The duo ripped off an 8-1 win en route to a Gamecock sweep in doubles … Played a huge role in helping South Carolina defeat Ole Miss in the opening round of the SEC Tournament … With the Rebels leading 3-2 in singles with two matches left on court, Pereira trailed Abby Guthrie 4-2 in the third set at No. 5 singles … Pereira rallied to win the next four games to place the match in Dijana Stojic’s hands on court two … Stojic went on to win in three sets to send South Carolina into the quarterfinals … Won a key match in getting Carolina past Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … After losing the doubles point, Pereira provided her team with its third singles victory at five in straight sets … Earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row. 2009-10 (FRESHMAN): One of the Gamecocks’ top performers as a freshman … Won two singles matches at each fall tournament in which she appeared to finish with an 8-5 record … Did not play singles in three of South Carolina’s first five dual matches in the spring, but Pereira became a permanent fixture in the lineup after Josefin Andersson was lost for the season with an injury … After entering the lineup for good Feb. 24 versus College of Charleston, Pereira won her first eight matches playing at Nos. 5 and 6 singles … Ended her freshman campaign by winning seven of her final nine matches and became the Gamecocks’ regular starter at five singles … Went 9-2 in regular-season SEC matches to tie a school record for conference victories in a season … Her 16 dual match wins and 24 overall victories registered third on the team … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 7 after helping the Gamecocks to wins over Vanderbilt and Kentucky … Won her doubles and singles matches against both Kentucky and Georgia in the SEC Tournament to finish 4-0 in the event and help the Gamecocks defeat Georgia in Athens, Ga., for the first time since 1996 … Posted one of the better SEC records for Carolina in doubles with a 6-5 mark at the No. 3 position … Played the majority of her doubles matches with Anya Morgina at three and went 7-6 … Finished the season playing No. 3 doubles with Madeleine Saari-BystrÃÆ’¶m. HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as high as No. 206 on the International Tennis Federation junior circuit … Won the 21st International Pascuas Bowl in Paraguay in March 2008, defeating Giuliana Pino of Argentina in the finals 6-1, 6-2 … Made the quarterfinals of the 28th Asuncion Bowl in March 2008 … Had a strong finish to the 2007 season, winning the Till Tennis Cup in Brazil with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Aranza Salut from Argentina in the championship … Lost in three sets in the finals of the 20th International Pascuas Bowl, but did win the doubles title with partner Veronica Cepede Royg … Also won the Till Tennis Cup in 2006 thanks to a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Gabriela Vieira of Brazil in the finals … Claimed the doubles title with Cepede Royg at the Till Tennis Cup that year as well … A semifinalist at the 2006 Chile Junior Open.

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2009-10 24-10 8-5 16-5 (9-2) 1-2 (1-1) 9-2 (5-1) 6-1 (3-0)
2010-11 6-5 6-5 (4-3) 2-3 (0-2) 4-2 (4-1)
2011-12 19-12 8-1 11-11 (6-5) 5-7 (4-5) 6-4 (2-0)
2012-13 5-9 2-3 3-6 (0-2) 1-2 (0-0) 2-3 (0-1) 0-1 (0-1)
Total 54-36 18-9 36-27 (19-12) 2-4 (1-1) 18-15 (9-9) 16-8 (9-2)

Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2009-10 15-16 5-6 10-10 (6-5) 10-10 (6-5)
2010-11 2-4 2-4 (1-2) 1-3 (1-2) 1-1 (0-0)
2011-12 11-13 4-4 7-9 (3-6) 4-7 (2-6) 3-2 (1-0)
2012-13 5-3 3-0 2-3 (1-0) 2-3 (1-0)
Total 33-36 12-10 21-26 (11-13) 5-10 (3-8) 16-16 (8-5)