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Emma Shelton

  • height 5-10
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Gainesville, Fla.
  • High school Buchholz High School
  • height 5-10
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Gainesville, Fla.
  • High school Buchholz High School

Emma Shelton Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year — 2020
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete — 2020, 2021
  • SEC Newcomer of the Week — April 7, 2021
  • SEC Freshman of the Week — Feb. 26, 2020
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll — 2020, 2021
2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Ended up transferring to the University of Florida, where her father serves as the head coach of the men’s team, following her sophomore season
  • Began the spring ranked No. 93 in the nation for singles and No. 20 in doubles with Silvia Chinellato
  • Achieved a career-high ranking in singles of No. 80 in the April 28, 2021, edition
  • Ended the season rated No. 114 for singles and No. 78 for doubles alongside Chinellato
  • Named SEC Newcomer of the Week on April 7, 2021, after helping the Gamecocks upset Vanderbilt and Kentucky by posting a 4-0 record between singles and doubles
  • Played a key role in helping the Gamecocks recover from a 4-9 overall and 1-5 start to SEC play
  • Won seven singles matches in a row beginning with Arkansas during the regular season
  • Upset No. 84 Ida Jarlskog from Florida to help propel South Carolina into the semifinals of the SEC Tournament by beating the No. 2-seeded Gators
  • Had two other ranked victories on the spring in addition to Jarlskog versus Tereza Janatova (80) of Ole Miss and Lesedi Jacobs (71) of Kentucky
  • Scored two ranked wins in doubles
  • Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and an ITA Scholar-Athlete award winner
2019-20 (FRESHMAN)
  • Saw her first year cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the season to be canceled in mid-March
  • Had the most productive season of all the Gamecocks’ five freshmen
  • Named the ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year
  • Won the USTA Winter National Championships in January after winning seven consecutive matches
  • Posted an undefeated spring campaign in singles with a combined 11-0 record between Nos. 2-4 singles
  • Between her title at the USTA Winter Nationals and the spring dual matches, ended the season with 18 singles victories in a row
  • Claimed her respective flight at the SMU Fall Invitational with four victories
  • Cracked the singles rankings for the first time on Feb. 18, 2020, at No. 125 and was listed at No. 92 in the final poll published by the ITA before the season was canceled
  • Picked up her first career victory against a ranked opponent by defeating No. 56 Ayumi Miyamoto from Oklahoma State on Feb. 23, 2020
  • Proved to be one of the Gamecocks’ best doubles players as well, leading the team with a 19-8 record
  • Reached the championship doubles match of the ITA Carolina Regional Championships in October playing alongside Silvia Chinellato
  • Ended the fall season ranked No. 18 in doubles with Chinellato
  • Climbed as high as No. 12 nationally for doubles, hitting the mark Feb. 18, 202, with Chinellato
  • Shelton and Chinellato were rated 24th in the last rankings published by the ITA on March 3, 2020
  • Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Feb. 26, 2020, for her performances against Oklahoma State and Coastal Carolina
  • Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Regarded as a five-star recruit with a UTR of 10.39
  • Steadily moved up the rankings as a junior, beginning in the 200s in 2015 up to No. 72 in during the 2018 season
  • Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Florida and No. 16 in the Southeast
  • Daughter of Florida men’s tennis head coach Bryan Shelton
  • Part of the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tournament Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2019-20 19-3 8-3 11-0 (3-0) 1-0 7-0 (3-0) 3-0
2020-21 13-12 3-3 10-9 (5-3) 1-1 7-8 (3-3) 2-0 (2-0)
Total 32-15 11-6 21-9 (8-3) 2-1 14-8 (6-3) 5-0 (2-0)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tournament Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2019-20 19-8 11-5 8-3 (3-1) 1-2 6-1 (3-1) 1-0
2020-21 13-11 3-3 10-8 (5-2) 9-8 (5-2) 1-0
Total 32-19 14-8 18-11 (8-3) 1-2 15-9 (8-3) 2-0

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