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Paige Cline

  • height 5-4
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kentfield, Calif.
  • High school Tamiscal H.S.
  • height 5-4
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kentfield, Calif.
  • High school Tamiscal H.S.

Paige Cline Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AWARDS

  • ITA All-America Singles Team — 2019
  • ITA All-America Doubles Team — 2016
  • First-Team All-SEC — 2019
  • SEC All-Tournament Team — 2019
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete — 2019
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll — 2017, 2018, 2019
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll — 2016

IN THE RECORDS BOOK

Season

  • 1st — Freshman regular-season SEC doubles wins (7 in 2016)
  • 1st — Highest doubles ranking during a season (7th in 2016 and 2017 with Hadley Berg)
  • 2nd — Freshman regular-season SEC combined wins (14 in 2016)
  • 3rd — Junior dual match combined win percentage (.767 in 2017-18)
  • 3rd — Final doubles ranking (20th in 2016 with Hadley Berg)
  • T-4th — Senior SEC regular-season singles wins (7 in 2019)
  • T-4th — Freshman regular-season SEC singles wins (7 in 2016)
  • T-5th — Junior SEC regular-season SEC combined wins (13 in 2018)
  • T-6th — Senior dual match singles win percentage (.737 in 2019_
  • T-6th — Regular-season SEC doubles wins (7 in 2016)
  • T-6th — Regular-season SEC combined wins (14 in 2016)
  • T-7th — Junior dual match doubles win percentage (.750 in 2017-18)
  • 8th — Dual match combined win percentage (.767 in 2018)
  • T-8th — Senior SEC regular-season combined wins (12 in 2019)
  • T-9th — Final doubles ranking (27th in 2017 with Hadley Berg)
  • T-10th — Season combined win percentage (.767 in 2017-18)
  • T-10th — Freshman doubles wins (21 in 2015-16)
  • T-10th — Junior SEC regular-season singles wins (7 in 2018)
  • T-10th — Junior SEC regular-season doubles wins (6 in 2018)

Career

  • 1st — Regular-season SEC combined win percentage (.667)
  • 1st — Regular-season SEC singles win percentage (.727)
  • 1st — Regular-season SEC combined win percentage (.654)
  • 4th — Regular-season SEC doubles wins (22-14)
  • 5th — Regular-season SEC doubles win percentage (.611)
  • 8th — Regular-season SEC singles wins (24-9)
2018-19 (SENIOR)
  • Compiled an overall singles mark of 23-9, going 14-5 in dual matches at the No. 2 spot, and went 7-1 against SEC opponents
  • Earned a career-high ranking of No. 16 (April 23), also earning her an automatic bid in the NCAA Singles Championship, paired with All-America status
  • In doubles, Cline went 14-14 on the season and 11-10 in duals, including a 7-7 mark with Silvia Chinellato and 5-4 with Rachel Rohrabacher
  • Began the year by taking the title of Flight 2 Singles at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic after taking down the nation’s No. 2 and 6-ranked freshmen to get to the finals match
  • Followed that up by taking third place overall in singles at the Kitty Harrison Invitational
  • Defeated two top-20 opponents back-to-back; first, Georgia’s No. 16 player and then topped Vanderbilt’s No. 13 individual in straight sets for the highest ranked-win of her collegiate career
  • Ending the regular season at Florida, Carolina went into the match having not beat the Gators since 1982. Cline clinched the match, 4-2, with a three-set win, giving the Gamecocks their first, and third overall, win against Florida in 37 years.
  • Played a large role at the SEC Tournament, defeating her opponents in the semifinals and finals to help her team to its first-ever SEC Championship in program history.
  • Named to the SEC All-Tournament team
2017-18 (JUNIOR)
  • Notched a 17-10 overall singles record, including 11-3 in duals, seeing the majority of time at the No. 4 spot for a mark of 9-3
  • Went on a seven-match win streak after dropping her first competition to finish 7-1 in SEC play at the No. 4 position, tied for the best regular-season league record that year
  • Tallied an overall doubles record of 20-11 between three partners
  • Led the team in doubles wins with Hadley Berg at 14-8, going 11-4 duals, 9-2 at the top of the lineup, which was the best of the season, and 6-2 at the No. 1 position in SEC play
  • Began the season ranked as the no. 7 duo in the nation with Berg, tying a school record she and Berg set the previous season; also climbed to the No. 72 spot with Ingrid Gamarra Martins
  • Paired with Berg, defeated Georgia’s No. 10-ranked duo of Elena Christofi and Morgan Coppoc, 6-2, in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (May 17)
  • Invited to compete in the doubles main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American with Berg as the No. 6-seeded duo
2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Went 15-13 in doubles play with two partners, including a 10-10 dual play record and 5-5 SEC record
  • Maintained a top-50 doubles ranking with teammate Hadley Berg for the duration of spring competition, reaching their highest season ranking at No. 25
  • With Berg, led the team with the most doubles team wins with 12
  • Advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Hart and Shibahara (12) of UCLA (May 25) 6-3, 5-2
  • Posted a 12-12 record with Berg, including four wins over ranked opponents
  • Knocked off the nation’s No. 2 doubles pair, Sutjiadi and Adachi of Kentucky, 6-1 (April 21)
  • Took home doubles championship title with Berg at the UVA Invitational (Sept. 23-25)
  • Defeated three ranked opponents in doubles play with Berg
  • Tallied a 10-9 overall singles record, going 5-7 in the Spring and 3-3 in SEC play
  • Posted the majority of her wins and all of her SEC wins in the No. 2 spot
  • Claimed the singles title at the UVA Invitational (Orange Draw) (Sept. 23-25), with a three-set victory over Holly Hutchinson of Old Dominion
  • Earned a preseason ranking of No. 69 and was one of six Gamecocks to start the spring ranked with her ranking of No. 110
  • Defeated the highest ranked opponent of her career with a 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2 win over Yolimar Ogando (32) of Miami (FL) at the ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 4)
2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
  • Along with doubles partner Hadley Berg, became the first Gamecock to earn All-America status since 1994 and the fourth and fifth All-Americans overall
  • Finished No. 20 in the doubles rankings with Berg after a 14-8 season that featured seven wins over nationally ranked opponents
  • Ranked as high as No. 43 in singles, playing exclusively in the top half of the singles lineup
  • Paired with Berg, won the doubles draw at the SHAPE Magazine Invitational (March 3), qualifying for a wild-card entry into the WTA’s Volvo Car Open (April 5)
  • With Berg, defeated a pair of top-10 foes in the NCAA Doubles Championship on their way to the quarterfinals
  • Won a combined 39 matches between singles and doubles, going 18-13 in singles and 21-11 in doubles
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Mar. 9 after clinching the win against No. 57 Missouri (March 3)
  • Claimed three ranked singles wins, topping Nos. 62, 69, 70
  • Third on the team at 7-4 in SEC play in singles, while managing a 7-4 SEC mark at No. 1 doubles
  • Berg/Cline defeated the nation’s No. 5 tandem from Florida (March 26) 6-1 to help the Gamecocks secure the doubles point against the Gators
  • Clinched matches against No. 71 South Alabama (Jan. 17), Furman (Jan. 17), No. 57 Missouri (March 3) and No. 56 Alabama (April 10)
  • Honored as the No. 2 singles competitor at the Kitty Harrison Invitational (Nov. 8) after a 3-0 showing at the event capped off with a victory over the nation’s No. 69-ranked player of Duke.
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Considered a five-star recruit all four years of high school by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Ranked among the top 50 recruits in the nation each year
  • Highest rankings where No. 30 in 2012, No. 41 in 2013, No. 49 in 2014 and No. 36 in 2015
  • Rated No. 1 in the NorCal 16s and 18s
  • A U.S. Open regional qualifier winner in June prior to joining South Carolina
  • Volunteered for the Special Olympics in 2012, 2013 and 2014
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2015-16 18-13 8-3 10-10 (7-4) 3-3 (0-0) 1-1 (1-0) 6-6 (6-4)
2016-17 10-9 5-2 5-7 (3-3) 0-2 (0-0) 5-5 (3-3)
2017-18 17-10 6-7 11-3 (7-1) 9-3 (7-1) 1-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0)
2018-19 23-9 9-4 14-5 (7-1) 14-5 (7-1)
Total 68-41 28-16 40-25 (24-9) 3-3 (0-0) 15-8 (8-1) 11-11 (9-7) 9-3 (7-1) 1-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2015-16 21-11 9-4 12-7 (7-4) 11-7 (7-4) 1-0 (0-0)
2016-17 15-13 5-3 10-10 (4-4) 7-9 (1-3) 3-1 (3-1)
2017-18 20-11 8-7 12-4 (6-2) 10-2 (6-2) 2-2 (0-0)
2018-19 14-14 3-4 11-10 (5-4) 8-6 (6-4) 3-4 (0-0)
Total 70-49 25-18 45-31 (22-14) 28-18 (14-9) 14-9 (9-5) 3-4 (0-0)

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