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2010 Spartan Tennis Quick Facts USC Upstate School_______ University of South Carolina Upstate Location_ ____________________Spartanburg, S.C. Founded_______________________________ 1967 Enrollment_ ____________________________5,268 Nickname___________________________Spartans School Colors_ _________Dark Green, White & Black Home Facility_ ______ USC Upstate Tennis Complex Capacity_ _______________________________ 500 Affiliation_ ____________________ NCAA Division I Conference_____________ Atlantic Sun Conference Chancellor______________ John C. Stockwell, Ph.D. Athletic Director_____________________ Mike Hall Senior Women’s Administrator_ ____ Louise Ericson Athletic Department Phone________(864) 503-5141 Web site_ ____________ www.upstatespartans.com Tennis Information Coach_ __________________ Alessandro De Marzo Alma Mater________________ USC Upstate, 2004 Men’s Record at School/Years____ 88-27/ 5 years Women’s Record at School/Years_ _ 76-28/5 years Coach Phone_ ________________(864) 503-5131 E-mail____________ ademarzo@uscupstate.edu Best Way to Reach Coach__________Through SID Director of Tennis________________ Tami Matheny Student Assistant__________________ Julio Peralta Men’s Tennis Information 2009 Overall Record______________________ 22-3 Atlantic Sun Conference Record/Finish____ 9-1/2nd Starters Returning/Lost_ ___________________ 5/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost_______________ 7/2 Women’s Tennis Information 2009 Overall Record______________________ 13-4 Atlantic Sun Conference Record/Finish___ 8-2/T-3rd Starters Returning/Lost_ ___________________ 3/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost_______________ 3/4



Media Relations Assistant A.D./Media Relations_ _______ Bill English Office Phone__________________(864) 503-5129 E-mail______________benglish@uscupstate.edu Assistant Director/Tennis Contact_____ Joe Guistina Office Phone__________________(864) 503-5152 Cell Phone ___________________(864) 205-0625 E-mail______________jguistina@uscupstate.edu Assistant________________________ Alex Edwards Office Phone__________________(864) 503-5166 E-mail_____________ aedwards@uscupstate.edu Fax Number_ ___________________(864) 503-5127 SID Mailing Address__________ 800 University Way Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 Atlantic Sun Conference Commissioner____________________ Ted Gumbart Director of Communications__________ Eric Moyer Communications/Tennis Contact_ ___ John Roberts Office Phone__________________(478) 474-3394 E-mail_______________jroberts@atlanticsun.org Mailing Address_ __ 3370 Vineville Ave., Suite 108-B _ ____________________Macon, Ga. 31204-0790

Credits The 2010 USC Upstate Tennis Media Guide is a production of the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. It was written, designed and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina. Editorial assistance provided by Media Relations Assistant Alex Edwards, Media Relations Student Assistants Brittany Rice and Brandon Shanesy and the USC Upstate University Communications Office. Cover design by Nick Schneiders. Photography by Mike Bruce, Bill English, Joe Guistina and the USC Upstate archives.

Quick Facts/Table of Contents_ ______________ 1 Media Information/Directions_______________ 2 Men’s Tennis Roster/Women’s Tennis Roster_ __ 3 Spartan Coaching Staff_ __________________ 4-6 Head Coach Alessandro De Marzo_ __________ 4 Director of Tennis Tami Matheny_____________ 5 Student Assistant Julio Peralta_ _____________ 6 Support Staff_ ___________________________ 6 2010 Spartan Men’s Tennis__________________7 Season Preview_ _________________________ 7 Men’s Tennis Returners_ __________________8-13 Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________________ 8 Ramiro Blanco_ __________________________ 9 Edgar Rodriguez_ _______________________ 10 Jack Roux______________________________ 11 Javier Tori______________________________ 12 Ignacio Velez_ __________________________ 13 Men’s Tennis Newcomers___________________ 14 Linconir/Goudsmet______________________ 14 2010 Spartan Women’s Tennis_ __________ 15-21 Season Preview_ ________________________ 15 Women’s Tennis Returners_ _____________ 16-19 Carolina Bello___________________________ 16 Ana-Sofia Camberos_ ____________________ 17 Cinthya Lazaro__________________________ 18 Emilia Milovanovic_______________________ 19 Women’s Tennis Newcomers_____________ 20-21 Cacciuttolo/Estupinan/Martinez____________ 20 Pezzotti/Valderrama_ ____________________ 21 2008-09 Season in Review_ ______________ 22-2 2008-09 Season in Review_______________22-23 2008-09 Men’s Tennis Statistics/Results_ _____ 24 2008-09 Women’s Tennis Statistics/Results____ 25 2008-09 A-Sun Men’s Tennis In Review_______ 26 2008-09 A-Sun Women’s Tennis In Review____ 27 History/Record Book___________________ 28-48 Men’s Tennis Honors and Awards_ __________ 28 Women’s Tennis Honors and Awards_ _______ 29 ITA All-Americans_________________________ 30 Players of the Year/Athletic Hall of Famers____ 31 Men’s Tennis All-Time Letterwinners_________ 32 Women’s Tennis All-Time Letterwinners______ 32 Division I Firsts__________________________ 33 Men’s Tennis Year-By-Year_ ________________ 34 Men’s Tennis Record Book_______________34-35 Women’s Tennis Year-By-Year______________ 36 Women’s Tennis Record Book_ ___________36-37 Men’s Tennis All-Time Results_ ___________38-39 Women’s Tennis All-Time Results__________40-41 Men’s Tennis Record vs. Opponents_ ________ 42 Women’s Tennis Record vs. Opponents_ _____ 43 Tennis Conference Championships__________ 44 Men’s Tennis at NCAA Championships_____45-46 Women’s Tennis at NCAA Championships_ ___ 47 USC Upstate Tennis Complex_ ______________ 48 About USC Upstate_____________________ 49-64 This is USC Upstate_ ___________________49-51 The Academic Success____________________ 52 The Community Involvement______________ 53 The Facilities__________________________54-55 Athletic Accomplishments_ _______________ 56 Hall of Fame____________________________ 57 2008-09 Athletics In Review_ ______________ 58 Athletics Administration_ _______________59-61 Sports Medicine_________________________ 62 Athletics Association_____________________ 63 Compliance_ ___________________________ 63 The Atlantic Sun Conference_______________ 64

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The 2010 University of South Carolina Upstate tennis media guide has been assembled to serve as the primary information source for writers, broadcasters, sports directors, sports editors, sports information directors and fans that follow the Spartans. The USC Upstate Media Relations Office is always interested in assisting members of the media in their coverage of Upstate athletics. Publicity and media information for tennis is handled by Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina. Weekly releases, statistics, photographs and other materials are available by contacting him by phone at (864) 503-5152 or by e-mail at jguistina@uscupstate.edu.

The official athletics Web site for USC Upstate, www.upstatespartans.com, is updated continuously throughout the year. Weekly releases, feature stories, player biographies and audio clips are available for Upstate tennis and all of the Spartans’ 17 athletic programs. For more information on USC Upstate, its academic programs, campus life, campus services and admissions office, please visit www. uscupstate.edu.

Match Coverage Please direct all match coverage requests at USC Upstate home matches to Joe Guistina, Assistant Media Relations Director, by calling (864) 503-5152. Calling at least 48 hours in advance is appreciated.

Interview Policy All interviews taking place other than on the day of a match with coach Alessandro De Marzo and/or players must be arranged through the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. In order to avoid any deadline conflicts, it is recommended that the request be made two days in advance. It should be noted that player telephone numbers will not be given out under any circumstances. Any media members wishing to interview head coach Alessandro De Marzo or selected players following USC Upstate home matches should contact Joe Guistina by phone before the conclusion of the match. Coach Alessandro De Marzo and selected players will be made available near the clubhouse following a short cooling-off period.

Match Day Services Post-match interviews begin approximately 10 minutes following the conclusion of the match. Upstate coach Alessandro De Marzo and selected players will be on hand. The visiting coach and players are available upon request as well.

The USC Upstate Tennis Complex The home of USC Upstate tennis is the USC Upstate Tennis Complex, located on the USC Upstate campus on North Campus Boulevard in Spartanburg. All patrons should enter the complex through the front entrance.

Directions to USC Upstate

From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From I-26 in either direction – Exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus.

Media Outlets Spartanburg Herald-Journal Phone: (864) 562-7241 Fax: (864) 594-6234 Contact: Todd Shanesy

The State (Columbia, S.C.) Phone: (803) 771-8470 Fax: (803) 771-8613 Contact: Bob Gillespie

Greenville News Phone: (864) 298-4100 Fax: (864) 298-4137 Contact: Bart Wright

Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Phone: (704) 358-5125 Fax: (704) 358-5110

ESPN 1400 AM Phone: (864) 573-1400 Contact: Matt Smith WHNS-TV Phone: (864) 288-2100 Fax: (864) 987-1219 Contact: Dan Bubany

WSPA-TV Phone: (864) 576-7777 Fax: (864) 587-5430 Contact: Pete Yanity WYFF-TV Phone: (864) 242-4404 Fax: (864) 240-5305 Contact: Geoff Hart



2010 Rosters

Men’s Roster Analysis

Men’s Roster

Letterwinners Returning (6) Renzo Airaldi, Ramiro Blanco, Edgar Rodriguez, Jack Roux, Javier Tori, Ignacio Velez Letterwinners Lost (1) Leandro Osorio Seniors (3) Renzo Airaldi, Jack Roux, Javier Tori Juniors (2) Marco Linconir, Ignacio Velez Sophomores (2) Ramiro Blanco, Edgar Rodriguez Freshman (1) Gary Goudsmet

Name Renzo Airaldi Ramiro Blanco Gary Goudsmet Marco Linconir Edgar Rodriguez

Ht. 6-1 5-9 5-8 5-8 6-2

Wt. 157 152 143 150 160

Cl. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. So.

Jack Roux Javier Tori Ignacio Velez

5-6 6-0 5-8

159 185 139

Sr. Sr. Jr.

Women’s Roster Analysis

Women’s Roster

Letterwinners Returning (4) Carolina Bello, Ana Sofia Camberos, Cinthya Lazaro, Emilia Milovanovic Letterwinners Lost (4) Daniela Lovera, Vivian Neuenschwander, Anna Novo, Angie Solorzano Seniors (1) Carolina Bello Juniors (2) Emilia Milovanovic, Karen Martinez Sophomores (2) Ana Sofia Camberos, Cinthya Lazaro Freshman (4) Simona Cacciuttolo, Catherine Estupinan, Monica Pezzotti, Francesca Valderrama

Name Carolina Bello Simona Cacciuttolo Ana-Sofia Camberos Catherine Estupinan Cinthya Lazaro Karen Martinez Emilia Milovanovic Monica Pezzotti Francisca Valderrama



Hometown/Previous School Lima, Peru/Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Chascomus, Argentina/Corazon de Maria Dilbeek, Belgium/ARG Mulchen, Chile/Itawamba C.C.

Academic Major Business Administration Business Administration Economics & Finance Business Management

Bogota, Colombia/Integral Baquerizo y Murillo Punta Arenas, Chile/Subercaseaux Lima, Peru/Markham College Bogota, Colombia/Cowley College

Business Administration Political Science Economics & Finance Business Administration

Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (USC Upstate ’04), 6th Year, 88-27 overall Director of Tennis: Tami Matheny (3rd year) Student Assistant: Julio Peralta (2nd year)

Cl. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Ht. 5-6 5-3 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-4 5-9 5-5 5-4

Hometown/Previous School Bogota, Colombia/Bethel College Los Andes, Chile/ Instituto Chacabuco San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Instituto Lomas del Real Pereira, Colombia/CENLA Lima, Peru/University of Lima Bogota, Colombia/Bethel College Paris, France/CNED Cucuta, Colombia/El Carmen Teresiano Santiago, Chile/ Valle Hermoso

Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (USC Upstate ’04), 6th Year, 76-28 overall Director of Tennis: Tami Matheny (3rd year) Student Assistant: Julio Peralta (2nd year)

Academic Major Business Management Undecided Business Administration Political Science Business Administration Physical Education Business Administration Business Administration Undecided

Coaching Staff

Coach Alessandro De Marzo 6th Year • USC Upstate ’04 • 88-27 Men • 76-28 Women

In his decade-plus-long association with the tennis program at USC Upstate, head coach Alessandro De Marzo and the Spartans have known nothing but success. Now in his sixth year as a head coach after two seasons as an assistant coach and three years as a player, De Marzo will look to continue to lead the Upstate tennis program to unprecedented success in the unchartered waters of Division I tennis. In just five seasons, De Marzo has accumulated 164 wins with the program, passing Alan Ferguson, The De Marzo Checklist who won 157 matches with the R Winningest Coach in Upstate’s History tennis programs from 1989-97, as R 19 All-Conference Selections the winningest coach in school R Six ITA Division II All-Americans history in 2009. De Marzo led both R Five ITA Division I National Individual Rankings programs to the NCAA Division R Three Division II Men's Tournament Appearances II Tournament in each of his first R Three Division II Women's Tournament Appearances three years as a coach and was the R Two CoSIDA Academic All-American Selections first coach in school history to take both the men’s and women’s teams R Two Regular Season Conference Titles to the NCAA Nationals in 2007 and also led the Spartan women’s tennis team to the first outright A-Sun title in school history in 2008. In 2009, De Marzo helped the Upstate men come within one match of unseating four-time A-Sun champion ETSU during the regular season. Still, the men had one singles and one doubles pair earn national rankings while finishing 70th in the final ITA rankings with a 22-3 record. A school and A-Sun record six players earned all-conference honors led by Freshman of the Year Edgar Rodriguez. The women’s team, meanwhile, finished third in the A-Sun, posting a 13-4 overall record. De Marzo helped coach Anna Novo to her fourth all-conference honor and the first women’s DI national ranking during the season.

The De Marzo File BORN: Oct. 15, 1979 HOMETOWN: Lima, Peru EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2004 Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration USC Upstate COACHING EXPERIENCE 2002-03 Student Assistant - USC Upstate 2003-04 Assistant Coach - USC Upstate 2004-Pres. Coach - USC Upstate PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1998-99 Norfolk State Men’s Tennis Team 1999-02 USC Upstate Men’s Tennis Team AS AN ASSISTANT Coach Year Position 2003 Student Assistant - Upstate 2004 Assistant Coach - Upstate AS A Head Coach Year Men Women 2005 14-6 12-8 2006 14-7 13-7 2007 23-5 21-6 2008 15-6 17-3 2009 22-3 13-4 Total 88-27 76-28

Highlights Helped men’s team earn second straight NCAA bid. Led men to final ranking of No. 7.

Highlights Led both teams to NCAA Tournament and coached two All-Americans Men won NCAA regional for second time in four years Men ended DII era with No. 5 ranking Women won Atlantic Sun league title Men post school-record 20 straight wins

De Marzo pulled off one of his most impressive coaching feats during the spring 2008 season, leading the women’s tennis team to its first regular season league title in school history, sweeping the Atlantic Sun Conference slate with a perfect 11-0 record. Along with softball, the women’s tennis team was the first to win an A-Sun regular season title and Novo was one of three Spartan athletes at the school to earn A-Sun Player of the Year honors. Finishing with a 17-3 overall record, the women’s squad also succeeded in the classroom, earning ITA All-Academic Team honors with a 3.490 GPA during the season. Senior Diana Martinez also became the school’s first two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American.

team to a No. 11 final ranking, an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and a co-championship during the regular season in the Peach Belt Conference. On the women’s side, the Spartans claimed a No. 14 final national ranking, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons, and finished in a tie for second in the Peach Belt Conference.

The men’s squad finished 2008 a respectable third in the Atlantic Sun, having compiled a 15-6 overall record and an 8-2 mark in the league, finishing behind only nationally-ranked East Tennessee State and Stetson. De Marzo coached Sandy Franz to the school’s first ITA Division I national ranking, as the German started the spring with a ranking of 96th. He helped Renzo Airaldi earn All-Atlantic Sun Second Team honors and also coached the doubles pair of Franz and Airaldi to the semifinals of the ITA Mideast Regionals.

De Marzo helped coach the 2004 men’s team to a 20-5 record and a final No. 7 national ranking. USC Upstate advanced to the NCAA Division II Nationals in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He served as a student assistant coach in 2003, helping the men’s team to a 20-2 record, a share of the Peach Belt Conference regular season championship, and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He also aided the women’s team in earning its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Spartans made the 2006-07 seasons one for the record books, as the teams closed the door on the Division II era in style. The Spartans finished 2007 ranked No. 5 in men’s tennis and No. 7 in women’s tennis in the final ITA Top 40 poll. De Marzo coached three All-American selections in Stefan Dumitrescu, Airaldi and Anna Novo and an Academic All-American in Martinez. In 2005-06, he led the women’s team to a second-round appearance in the NCAA Regionals while coaching the Peach Belt Conference and Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year in Anna Novo. On the men’s side, the Spartans advanced to the NCAA Nationals for the first time since 2004 before losing to eventual national champion Valdosta State. The women’s team finished with a No. 8 final national ranking and the men’s team was 11th in the final Top 25 poll. In his first year at the helm of the tennis programs in 2004-05, De Marzo led the men’s

De Marzo is a native of Lima, Peru. He played his final three years of college tennis for USC Upstate after transferring from Division I Norfolk State. De Marzo was one of the core group of players that led the resurgence in the men’s tennis program. While at USC Upstate, he played in the top two spots in singles and is considered the top doubles player at USC Upstate in the Tami Matheny era. He is currently 11th in school history in doubles wins and finished his career with a Top 15 doubles ranking. As the team captain his senior year, De Marzo led the team to its second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. In junior tennis, De Marzo was ranked as high as No. 8 in all of South America on the COSAT South American Junior’s Tour. He also competed in the prestigious Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr Tournaments all through juniors with wins over several nationally-ranked players. 

Coaching Staff

Director of Tennis Tami Matheny 8th Year Overall • 3rd as Assistant • Lenoir-Rhyne ’93

One of the most successful tennis coaches in school history, Tami Matheny is back for her third season in her second go-round with the Spartan tennis teams, this time as the school’s Director of Tennis. Matheny is in her second year as the Director of Tennis at Upstate. Her duties include scheduling, budgeting, travel arrangements and other day-to-day operations of both tennis programs as well as serving as the director of the USC Upstate Tennis Center after serving seven years as an Associate Athletics Director and Upstate’s Senior Women’s Administrator. Primarily involved in on-court coaching of the women’s tennis program, Matheny helped the Spartan women post a third-place finish in the A-Sun in 2009, finishing with a 13-4 record. The team had three All-A-Sun selections, including Anna Novo, who earned her fourth all-conference honors. As the interim assistant coach in 2008, Matheny helped De Marzo oversee a very smooth transition to Division I for the tennis program. The Spartan women’s tennis team won its first regular season league title in school history, sweeping the Atlantic Sun Conference slate with a perfect 11-0 record. Along with softball, the women’s tennis team was the first to win an Atlantic Sun regular season title and Anna Novo was one of three Spartan athletes at the school to earn A-Sun Player of the Year honors. Finishing with a 17-3 overall record, the women’s squad also succeeded in the classroom, earning ITA All-Academic Team honors with a 3.490 GPA during the season. Senior Diana Martinez also became the school’s first two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. Matheny served as Upstate Senior Woman’s Administrator from 1999-2008. In addition to her administrative duties at USC Upstate, she served as a member of the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Mid-Atlantic Region committee and was the chair in 2005-06. Matheny came to USC Upstate as the head tennis coach in 1998. During her five-year stint with the tennis programs, she elevated the programs to levels never before seen. On the men’s side, she took a program that won no matches in 1999 and led the team to its first NCAA Regional ranking in five years just two seasons later in 2002. On the women’s side, Matheny took a program that won just one match in 1998 and took it to its first NCAA Regional in eight years in 2003. In total, Matheny coached one All-American, five All-Peach Belt Conference selections and 39 Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll selections. She took the Spartan men to the NCAA Division II Tournament a school-record-tying three times. Matheny stepped down as head coach of the Spartans after the 2003 season to focus on her role as an administrator, handing the program over to her assistant coach and former student-athlete, Josh Hausman. Matheny left the programs having amassed a school-record 48 wins with the women’s program, a mark surpassed by another former studentathlete, Alessandro De Marzo, in 2008. In 2003, Matheny earned the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Coach of the Year, thanks to leading the Rifles to a 20-2 overall record and a share of the Peach Belt Conference regular season crown. Matheny coached the men to the Peach Belt Conference championship 

The Matheny File HOMETOWN: Forest City, N.C. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1993 Bachelor’s of Science - Psychology Lenoir-Rhyne College 1999 Master’s of Sports Administration University of North Carolina COACHING EXPERIENCE 1998-2004 Head Coach - USC Upstate 2007-Pres. Drector of Tennis- USC Upstate COACHING HONORS 2003 Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year (Men) AS A Head Coach Year Men Women 1999 0-12 2-13 2000 5-10 9-16 2001 12-9 10-12 2002 13-7 12-8 2003 20-2 15-8 Total 50-40 48-57

Highlights Led women to twice as many wins as previous two years Teams had 12 more wins than first year Men’s first NCAA bid since 1996 Women’s first winning season since 1994 Both tennis squads reached NCAA Regionals

AS AN Assistant Coach Year Men Women 2008 15-6 17-3 2009 22-3 13-4 Total 37-9 30-7

Highlights Women won A-Sun regular-season title Women earn three All-A-Sun nods

match and to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight time, while also helping Diego Sist earn All-American honors. On the women’s side, a 15-8 record helped the Lady Rifles earn their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 1995. The women finished the season ranked 25th in Division II. The 2002 Rifle men went 13-7 to earn a bid to the NCAA South Regionals. A 12-9 record in 2001 also helped the men earn a regional bid. The women went 12-8 in 2002 to finish better than .500 for the first time since 1994. In her first two seasons as coach, Matheny led the women’s team to a remarkable improvement, as the team went from 0-12 the year before she took the job to 2-13 in 1999, and then to 9-16 in 2000. The men similarly quickly developed after an 0-12 season in her first year. The Rifles won five matches the next year before reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2001. Previously, she served as tennis professional at UNC Hospital and assistant pro at Tampa Yacht and Country Club. In 1998, she served as a productions assistant at the Lipton Tennis Tournament. Matheny graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1993, and earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of North Carolina in 1999. She was named the 1993 NCAA Woman of the Year while at Lenoir-Rhyne. While at Lenoir-Rhyne she played basketball and tennis.

Coaching Staff/Support Staff

Student Assistant Julio Peralta 2nd Year

Former ATP Tour professional Julio Peralta is in his second year as an assistant coach with the USC Upstate tennis teams, serving as a student assistant during the 2009-10 season. Peralta joined Upstate’s coaching staff for the 2009 season as a volunteer assistant. He was an active part of the Spartans’ success. Primarily working with the men’s team, he helped the group post a 22-3 overall record and finish second in the A-Sun. Six members of the team earned All-A-Sun honors, a school and conference record.

The Peralta File BORN: Sept. 9, 1981 HOMETOWN: Santiago, Chile PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2002-07 ATP Tour COACHING EXPERIENCE 2008-09 Volunteer Assistant - USC Upstate 2009-Pres. Student Assistant - USC Upstate AS AN Assistant Coach Year Men Women 2009 22-3 13-4

Highlights Men post school-record 20 straight wins

At his peak as a player, Peralta held an ATP ranking of 212 in December of 2003. He stayed on the ATP Tour for five years and won both a Challenger event and many Futures Tournaments. In 2003, he played in the French Open qualifiers and played in the 2007 World Cup with Fernando Gonzales on a Chilean team that went on to beat the United States at the event. As a junior, Peralta was ranked in the top 30 in the world in the under-18 age bracket and held the top ranking in Chile in both the under-16 and under-18 age groups. Still active in competitive tennis, Peralta won both the Tennessee Valley Open Championship and the William H. Metzger Open Championship during the summer of 2009. He still holds a ranking of 652nd in the ATP singles rankings. Peralta is currently working on his degree in business administration at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC Upstate.

Spartan Support Staff

Andy Brooks Marketing & Promotions

Louise Ericson Academics/SWA

Scott Larson Compliance/ Sport Supervisor

Mike Hall Director of Athletics

Joe Guistina Sports Information

Brandon McKillop Facilities

Scott Senger Strength & Conditioning 

2010 Men’s Tennis Season Preview

Sophomore Edgar Rodriguez will look to stay at the top of Upstate’s lineup in 2010.

Senior Javier Tori, the program’s all-time wins leader, will once again solidify the middle of the lineup.

Senior Jack Roux will also solidify the middle of Upstate’s lineup, providing a ton of heart for the Spartans.

2010 Season Preview

M i s s i o n : A-S u n T i t l e When the USC Upstate men’s tennis begins its 2010 dual meet season on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Georgia Tech, the team will take the court looking for a measure of redemption after falling a set short of the Atlantic Sun Conference title in 2009. With five players returning that earned All-A-Sun honors, the Spartans have the foundation laid to continue their progress onto the Division I national scene. With a preseason ITA ranking of 72, the Spartans will look to reload after seeing their school-record 20-match winning streak come to a close with a 4-3 loss to ETSU in the 2009 season finale. There’s no doubt, now in their third year of Division I play, the Spartans are on a mission for the A-Sun title that ETSU captured for the fourth straight time. Leading the way for the Spartans will be sophomore Edgar Rodriguez, a 6-2 Colombian, who earned both A-Sun Freshman of the Year and All-A-Sun First Team honors in 2009. Rodriguez, playing primarily at the No. 1 singles slot, posted a 17-8 singles record in 2009 and followed that by going 5-4 in the fall, advancing to the qualifying draw at the D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships and to the third round at the ITA Carolina Regionals. A smooth player with an incredible ground game, Rodriguez will look to prove that he is one of the best players in the A-Sun this season. Behind Rodriguez, sixth-year head coach Alessandro De Marzo thinks that his two newest players, junior Marco Linconir and freshman Gary Goudsmet could fill in the middle of the lineup. Linconir, after two seasons at Itawamba Community College, will reunite with high school mate senior Jack Roux. Linconir, who could also play at the No. 1 slot, reached the NJCAA National Tournament in 2009, finishing the season with a final ranking of 15th in the nation. He also finished 12th in the nation as a freshman at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Goudsmet, a 5-8 Belgian, will also look to break into the top half of the lineup after reaching an ITF Juniors ranking of 1,251. The Spartans will also have the luxury of moving everyone else in the lineup down a slot if Linconir and Goudsmet move into the top three slots. Senior Javier Tori has spent the last three years at the No. 3 slot and has seen unprecedented success. Already the school’s all-time singles wins leader with 60, Tori will likely play in the No. 3 and No. 4 slot. Tori, a team leader, possesses a big serve and is a very smart player. 

Behind Tori is senior Jack Roux, who played at the No. 4 slot in 2009, accumualting a school-record 46 combined wins and earning Second Team All-A-Sun singles and doubles honors. Roux, also a team leader, is a fiery player on the court and plays much taller than his 5-6 frame due to his all-out effort. Rounding out Upstate’s lineup will likely be sophomore Ramiro Blanco, who played at the No. 5 slot and posted a perfect 23-0 record to earn both Second Team All-A-Sun honors and A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors in 2009. Blanco is a player that never gives in and has lost just four sets at Upstate, and he finished 2009 ranked 119th in the ITA rankings. The team can also look to senior Renzo Airaldi and junior Ignacio Velez to round out lineup slots. Airaldi, who can play anywhere from No. 1 to No. 6 in the lineup, has posted 48 career singles wins. Velez can fill a slot in the bottom half of the lineup and posted a 3-6 record in 2009. In doubles play, the Spartans can turn to several teams that have solid experience together. At the No. 1 position, though, it is likely that Airaldi and Tori will team up. Now in their second year playing together, the pair finished 21-7 together as juniors, posting a 13-3 record at No. 1 doubles, helping them earn All-A-Sun Second Team honors. Behind that pair, the Spartans can turn to several teams that have had success in the past. Rodriguez is likely to pair with either Blanco or Roux, both of whom Rodriguez posted an 11-0 dual meet record with in 2009. Linconir, Goudsmet and Velez will also factor into the doubles lineups. The Spartans rose as high as 65th in the rankings at the height of their 20-match win streak in 2009, which included a win over UNC Wilmington, which finished the year at No. 59. In all, the team held a ranking for seven of the final nine weeks of the season. The Spartans will look to stay in the national rankings, but an early season schedule that features six nationally-ranked opponents, including three of their first five matches, could make it hard. The Spartans will kick off the season at No. 43 Georgia Tech and follow that with a match at No. 7 Georgia. The team will also play at No. 66 Clemson, No. 70 Elon, No. 71 Yale and No. 62 ETSU.

Returning Student-Athletes Senior • 6-1 •

Renzo

Airaldi

Business Administration • Lima, Peru • Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Fall 2009: Played in two tournaments, at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and at the ITA Carolina Regionals ... Picked up a singles win in the Division II bracket at the Southern Intercollegiates (9/18) and a doubles win with partner Javier Tori at the ITA Regionals (10/15). Spring 2009: An All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team Doubles selection with partner Javier Tori ... Finished 14-11 in dual meet singles play, splitting time at No. 1 and No. 2 ... Went 19-3 in doubles play, posting a 13-3 mark at No. 1 and a 6-0 mark at No. 2 ... Finished 5-5 in A-Sun play ... Won first match of year with double-bagel, 6-0, 6-0 over Alabama State’s Ian Burt (1/31) ... Beat regionally-ranked Ivan Rummel of Stony Brook, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 (2/8) ... Beat UNC Wilmington’s Gustavo Bertei, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to help Upstate to its first win over a ranked opponent in the DI era (3/19) ... Won 16 doubles matches in a row with Tori from Jan. 18 to March 29 ... Moved into the top doubles slot during that time ... Beat No. 71 UNCW’s Bertei and Michael Pereira, 8-3, at No. 1 to help team to doubles point .... Finished season 10th in school history with 47 singles wins, tied for third with 64 doubles wins and fourth with 111 combined wins. Fall 2008: Finished fall with a 1-4 singles mark and a 3-4 doubles mark ... Won a doubles match with partner Javier Tori at the Southern Intercollegiates (9/19) ... Won a singles match and two doubles matches during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6).

Airaldi’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2006-07 6-1 6-1 --- 24-3 24-3 --2007-08 26-9 13-7 13-2 18-13 11-8 7-5 2008-09 15-15 14-11 1-4 22-7 19-3 3-4 Fall 2009 1-2 --- 1-2 1-2 --- 1-2 Totals 48-27 33-19 15-8 65-25 54-14 11-11 Singles By Position No. 1 4-4 No. 2 21-13 No. 3 2-1 No. 4 1-0 No. 5 3-0 No. 6 2-1

2007-08: An All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team selection ... Had a remarkable season, winning 26 singles matches, the secondbest total in school history ... Had 44 combined victories (singles and doubles), also the second-best total in school history ... Started season by winning the `B’ singles draw at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/15) ... Also picked up the `A’ doubles title at the tournament with partner Sandy Franz, as the duo downed teammates Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso and Javier Tori in the finals, 9-8 ... Reached round of 32

in Division II singles at the Southern Intercollegiates, winning two matches (9/21) ... Won two singles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/6) ... Won the `B2’ singles flight at the South Carolina Fall Invitational, downing Anderson’s Jose Augusto Gaspar, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, in the finals ... Won five matches en route to the title ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Mideast Regionals in doubles play with Franz (10/18-21) ... Defeated ETSU’s Daniel Isaza and Lisandro Picardo, 8-3, and Gardner-Webb’s Evgeny Slesarev and Andrew Veeder, 9-7 (9-7) to reach the quarterfinals ... Fell behind the GardnerWebb pair, 7-3, before winning five straight games and forcing a tiebreaker ... Beat North Carolina’s Kyle Baker and Will Plyler, 8-2, in the quarterfinals ... Fell to ITA Doubles All-Americans Taylor Fogelman and Chris Kearny in the semifinals, 8-2 ... Moved into the No. 2 singles position after the team’s opening dual match ... Won eight of first nine singles matches in the spring ... Changed doubles partner after first five matches of spring and went 11-3 at No. 2 slot with Javier Tori. 2006-07: Finished the season 6-1 in singles and a combined 24-3 in doubles play ... Teamed with partner, Stefan Dumitrescu, to earn ITA All-American honors ... Finished ranked ninth in the nations in doubles play after going 223 as a team to earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors ... Posted a perfect 8-0 slate in Peach Belt doubles play and posted a 2-1 mark at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to earn the Tournament Doubles’ MVP honors ... Added a 2-0 mark with doubles’ teammate Arnaldo Lovera ... Recorded a 3-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference singles play ... Posted a 1-0 mark at No. 4 singles, 3-0 mark in No. 5 singles and 2-1 mark at No. 6. Personal: Born on Aug. 8, 1988 ... Son of Eduardo Airaldi and Maria Del Carmen Penagos ... Has two siblings, Giovanna and Eduardo ... Majoring in business administration... Favorite TV show is “Big Bang Theory” ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite musical artist is Cas Haley ... Favorite song is “Walking on the Moon.”

Doubles By Position No. 1 20-11 No. 2 23-3 No. 3 11-0



Returning Student-Athletes Sophomore • 5-9 •

Ramiro

Blanco

Business Administration • Chascomus, Argentina • Instituto Corazon de Maria Fall 2009: Did not see action. Spring 2009: Earned All-A-Sun Second Team singles and A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors ... Finished the season ranked 119th in the ITA singles rankings, rising as high as 106th (3/31) ... Posted a perfect 23-0 mark in singles play, the first perfect season in school history, also establishing the longest winning streak in school history ... Notched a 16-0 mark at No. 5 singles ... Went 17-5 overall in doubles play, including a perfect 10-0 in A-Sun play and 13-0 at No. 3 doubles ... 23 wins are tied for fourth in school history and set a freshman record ... Dropped just four sets all spring ... Beat No. 71 UNC Wilmington’s Alex Wetherell, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 (3/19) ... Posted a perfect 10-0 week, five singles wins and five doubles wins, at the Battle at the Beach and against A-Sun foes Campbell and Kennesaw State, to earn A-Sun Player of the Week Award (3/25) ... Beat No. 63 ETSU’s Robin Akser, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 (4/8) ... After starting season 3-5 in doubles, won last 14 matches, with his last 11 wins coming with Edgar Rodriguez ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Totals

Blanco’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 23-0 23-0 --- 17-5 17-5 ----- --- --- --- --- --23-0 23-0 --- 17-5 17-5 ---

Singles By Position No. 1 --- No. 2 --- No. 3 1-0 No. 4 3-0 No. 5 16-0 No. 6 3-0

Doubles By Position No. 1 3-3 No. 2 1-2 No. 3 13-0



Before USC Upstate: Graduated from the Instituto Corazon de Maria in Buenos Aires ... Reached a ranking of 1,130 on the ITF Juniors Circuit in January of 2007 ... Competed in several futures tournaments in Argentina and reached the second round at the U-18 Argentina Cup in 2007. Personal: Born on March 13, 1989 ... Son of Arturo Blanca and Sara Cambas ... Has two brothers, Joaquin and Gonzalo ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys playing soccer and surfing the Internet ... Favorite kind of food is barbeque ... Favorite movie is “Derailed” ... Favorite musical group is Los Pericos ... Favorite sports figures are soccer stars Ariel Ortega and Enzo Francescoli ... Admires his parents and grandparents.

Returning Student-Athletes Sophomore • 6-2 •

Edgar

Rodriguez

Business Administration • Bogota, Colombia • Colegio Integral Baquerizo y Murillo Fall 2009: Finished fall with a 5-4 singles mark and a 0-2 doubles mark ... Won first round match at the Southern Intercollegiate’s over Mercer’s Fernando Armendaris, 6-1, 6-3 ... Earned an at-large bid to the D’Novo All-American Championships, advancing through the pre-qualifier to the qualifier at the tournament ... Earned the eighth-seed in the pre-qualifier bracket, posting wins over Oral Roberts’ Matt Tansil and Sacramento State’s Jimmy Roberts (Oct. 2-5) ... Fell in the pre-qualifying finals, but earned a wild card into the qualifying singles draw ... Won two main draw matches before losing in a third-set tiebreaker at the ITA Carolina Regionals (10/15-17). Spring 2009: A-Sun Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-A-Sun selection ... Finished 17-8 in singles play and 22-1 in doubles play ... Posted a 12-5 mark at No. 1 singles and a 4-1 record at No. 2 ... Added a 17-0 mark at No. 3 doubles ... After a 2-4 start in singles, won 13 of his final 17 matches ... Posted a 7-6, 6-3 win over No. 63 ETSU’s Sander Gille, 7-6, 6-3, at No. 2 (4/8) ... Won last 22 doubles matches of the year, including 11 each with Jack Roux and Ramiro Blanco ... Posted doubles wins over No. 71 UNC Wilmington and No. 63 ETSU ... His 22 doubles wins are tied for seventh in school history.

Before USC Upstate: Graduated from Colegio Integral Baquerizo y Murillo ... Played in the boys’ junior division singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 2006 ... Played several years on the ITF Juniors Tour, rising to a ranking of 81st in March of 2006 ... Finished his juniors career with a 51-31 singles record and a 44-25 record in doubles play ... Climbed as high as 1,506 in the ITF Men’s Circuit doubles rankings in Oct. 2006 and had a ranking of 1,660 at the end of 2006 in singles play. Personal: Born on April 30, 1988 ... Has a wife, Viviana, and a one-year old daughter, Maria Paula ... Son of Edgar E. Rodriguez and Pilar Sanchez ... Has a sister, Ana Maria ... Majoring in business management ... Enjoys tennis and soccer ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite TV show is “Lost” ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp .... Favorite musical artist is Maixa ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Rodriguez’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2008-09 17-8 17-8 --- 22-1 22-1 --Fall 2009 5-4 --- 5-4 0-2 --- 0-2 Totals 22-12 17-8 5-4 22-3 22-1 0-2 Singles By Position No. 1 12-5 No. 2 5-3 No. 3 --- No. 4 --No. 5 --No. 6 ---

Doubles By Position No. 1 --No. 2 5-1 No. 3 17-0

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Returning Student-Athletes Senior • 5-6 •

Jack

Roux

Political Science • Punta Arenas, Chile • Subercaseaux Fall 2009: Posted an 0-3 singles mark and 2-3 doubles mark, playing at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, D’Novo/ITA AllAmerican Championships and the ITA Carolina Regionals ... Advanced to the qualifying doubles finals of the All-American Championships with partner Javier Toris, as the team went 2-1 at the event. Spring 2009: An All-A-Sun Second Team selection in both singles and doubles play ... Set new school single-season record with 46 combined wins (22 singles, 24 doubles) and tied school record for doubles wins ... Posted a 22-9 overall singles mark and added a 17-4 mark in dual meet play ... Was a perfect 15-0 at No. 4 singles and 9-0 in A-Sun matches, setting school mark for wins at No. 4 in a season ... Finished 24-6 overall in doubles play, going 20-2 in dual meet action ... Notched a 12-1 mark at No. 2 doubles and 7-1 at No. 3 doubles, while splitting time with partners Edgar Rodriguez (11-0) and Leandro Osorio (9-2) ... Became first doubles team to earn a Division I ITA ranking with Rodriguez, reaching as high as 61st in the nation (3/31) ... After a 2-4 start, won last 15 matches, dropping just four sets during that time ... Won first A-Sun Player of the Week Award after posting a perfect 3-0 day in wins over Troy and Alabama State (2/4) ... Beat No. 71 UNC Wilmington’s Illia Ziamtsou, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 ... Posted a 7-5, 6-1 win over No. 63 ETSU’s Daniel Isaza (4/8) ... Won 20 straight doubles matches in a row from Jan. 31 to April 4 ... Finished season seventh in school history with 107 career combined wins, tied for second with 57 singles wins and seventh with 50 doubles wins.

Roux’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2006-07 17-7 16-6 1-1 6-1 4-1 2-0 2007-08 18-11 12-6 6-5 20-8 15-4 5-4 2008-09 22-9 17-4 5-5 24-6 20-2 4-4 Fall 2009 0-3 --- 0-3 2-3 --- 2-3 Totals 57-30 45-16 12-14 52-18 39-7 13-11 Singles By Position No. 1 1-1 No. 2 1-1 No. 3 7-7 No. 4 21-2 No. 5 9-2 No. 6 6-3

Doubles By Position No. 1 1-0 No. 2 13-2 No. 3 25-5

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Fall 2008: Went 5-5 in singles play and 4-4 in doubles play during tournaments ... Competed at several prestigous tournaments, including the Southern Intercollegiates and the ITA Mideast Regionals ... Won two singles and two doubles matches during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Reached 40 career singles wins while winning two matches during qualifying to reach the main draw at the ITA Regionals (10/16) ... Also won a qualifying doubles match with partner Leandro Osorio (10/16).

2007-08: Went 18-11 in singles play and added a 20-8 doubles slate ... One of just 10 players in school history to win 20 doubles matches in a season ... Went 12-6 in dual match singles play and 6-5 in tournament play ... Added a 154 doubles dual meet mark and a 5-4 tournament mark ... Was fourth on the team in wins ... Finished season tied for 15th in school history in career singles wins ... Went 3-0 in both singles and doubles play at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Reached semifinals of the A/B singles flight by winning three matches at the South Carolina Fall Invitational (10/12-14) ... Won quarterfinals match against Arkansas’ Nick Spinnaze, 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 ... Advanced to main draw in doubles play of the ITA Mideast Regionals with partner Javier Tori, defeating Winthrop’s Alejandro Portugal and Arthur Takahashi, 8-5 (10/17) ... Started dual meet season 2-3 before igniting on a six-match winning streak from Feb. 15 to March 8 ... Finished 6-3 at the No. 3 singles slot and 3-2 at the No. 4 singles slot ... Also saw time at the No. 1, 2 and 5 slots ... Started dual meet season 4-1 in doubles with Tori before Sandy Franz took over as his partner ... Went 11-3 with Franz as his partner at the No. 3 position ... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. 2006-07: Finished the season 17-7 in singles play, including a 5-2 Peach Belt Conference mark ... Finished 3-0 at No. 4 singles, 7-2 at No. 5 and 6-3 at No. 6 ... Added a 6-1 record in doubles with partner Leandro Osorio ... Went 2-0 in Peach Belt Conference doubles matches ... Won deciding match in USC Upstate’s 5-0 win over Lander to reach the NCAA Round of 16, a 6-2, 7-5 win over Nick Tzekos. Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1986 ... Son of Alfonso Roux and Veronica Vidal ... Has two sisters, Gabriela and Julie Anne ... Majoring in political science ... Nickname is “Peleo” ... Enjoys listening to music, dancing and talking with his friends ... Favorite food is codero el pollo ... Favorite movie is “300” ... Favorite TV show is “Two and a Half Men” ... Favorite actor is Sean Penn ... Favorite musical artist is Daddy Yankee ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Hero growing up was Argentinian tennis pro Marcelo Rios ... Wants to be a politician.

Returning Student-Athletes Senior • 6-0 •

Javier

Tori

Economics & Finance • Lima, Peru • Markham College Fall 2009: Saw action at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships and the ITA Carolina Regionals ... Posted a 2-3 singles record and a 3-3 mark in doubles play ... Notched two singles wins in the pre-qualifying round at the ITA AllAmericans, falling in the finals of the pre-qualifier in a tiebreaker ... Followed that with a pair of doubles wins with partner Jack Roux in the qualifying round of doubles, falling in the finals to Arkansas’ 43rd-ranked Dmitry Lebedev and Chris Nott ... Also added a doubles win with Renzo Airaldi at the ITA Carolina Regionals. Spring 2009: An All-A-Sun Second Team doubles selection with partner Renzo Airaldi ... Set school record for career singles wins (58) and combined wins (122) ... Also third in doubles wins (64) ... Finished 24-8 in singles play, 16-8 in dual meets, and 21-7 in doubles play, 19-3 in duals ... His 45 combined wins were secondbest in school history while his 24 singles wins were third ... Became only player in school history to record three straight 20 doubles-win seasons ... Posted a school-record 14-5 mark at No. 3 singles and a 13-3 mark at No. 2 doubles ... Set the program record for career combined wins and tied the mark for career singles wins with wins in singles and doubles play at Florida Gulf Coast (4/3) before setting the singles mark at Stetson (4/4), helping him earn A-Sun Player of the Week honors (4/8) ... Won seven straight singles matches from March 21 to April 4 ... Won 16 straight doubles matches from Jan. 31 to March 29 ... An ITA Scholar-Athlete ... An ASun All-Academic Team member.

Tori’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2006-07 14-9 13-8 1-1 21-7 21-6 0-1 2007-08 20-11 15-6 5-5 22-8 15-4 7-4 2008-09 24-8 18-6 6-2 21-7 19-3 2-4 Fall 2009 2-3 --- 2-3 3-3 --- 3-3 Totals 60-31 46-20 14-11 67-25 55-13 12-12 Singles By Position Doubles By Position No. 1 3-1 No. 1 26-7 No. 2 4-2 No. 2 24-5 No. 3 26-13 No. 3 5-1 No. 4 12-4 No. 5 1-0 No. 6 ---

Fall 2008: Posted a 6-2 singles and a 2-4 doubles record in tournament play ... Started fall by posting remarkable run to quarterfinals of the Division II bracket at the Southern Intercollegiates (9/19-21) ... Defeated Duke’s Luke Marchese, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, to reach the quarterfinals ...Won all three singles matches during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Also competed in singles and doubles at the ITA Mideast Regionals, reaching the main draw in both (10/17). 2007-08: Became one of just 12 players in school history to win 20 or more singles matches in a season with 20-11 record and one of just 10 to win 20 or more doubles matches in a season with 22-8 record ... Joined Jorge Ventura (1995-96) as the only players in school history to win both 20 singles and doubles matches in the same season ... His 42 combined wins were tied for third-best

in school history ... Reached semifinals of `A’ flight of the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/14-15) ... Also reached the finals of the `A’ doubles flight at the tournament, falling to teammates Sandy Franz and Renzo Airaldi, 98 ... Advanced to round of 32 in the Division I bracket of the Southern Intercollegiates, beating South Carolina’s Ivan Cressoni, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 (9/21) ... Went 3-0 in doubles play with partner Jack Roux at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/56) ... Advanced to main draw in doubles play of the ITA Mideast Regionals with partner Roux, defeating Winthrop’s Alejandro Portugal and Arthur Takahashi, 8-5 (10/17) ... Posted an impressive 15-6 record in dual match singles and added a 15-4 mark in dual meet doubles ... Won five straight matches for the Spartans from March 21 to April 4, including a win over No. 59 Stetson’s Serguei Boulanov, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5 singles (3/21) ... Started dual meet season with a 4-1 doubles mark with Roux before teaming with Airaldi to go 11-3 at No. 2 doubles ... Won first five matches with Airaldi as his partner ... An ITA Scholar-Athlete ... An A-Sun All-Academic Team member. 2006-07: Went 13-8 overall in singles play and 21-7 overall in doubles play ... Posted a 5-2 Peach Belt Conference mark ... Played primarily at No. 3 singles, finishing 7-6 ... Added 3-1 marks at both No. 2 and No. 1 singles ... Went 14-4 with main doubles partner, Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso, including a 5-2 Peach Belt Conference mark and a 13-4 record at No. 1 doubles ... Added a 1-0 mark with Arnaldo Lovera and a 6-2 mark with Franz at the No. 2 doubles slot ... A member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll. Before Upstate: Ranked No. 1 in Peru in the under-18 age group ... Ranked third in South American Tennis Federation (COSAT) ... Finished third at the South American U-16 Championship and reached the French European Tour semifinal ... Attended UPC Lima for one year. Personal: Born on Jan. 5, 1988 ... Son of Javier Tori and Alicia Roasio ... Has an older sister, Daniella ... Majoring in economics and finance ... Enjoys golf and soccer ... Enjoys Peruvian food ... Favorite movies are “7 Pounds” and “Pursuit of Happyness” ... Favorite TV show is “Friends” ... Favorite actors are Adam Sandler and Will Smith ... Favorite musical artist is John Mayer ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

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Returning Student-Athletes Ju n i o r • 5 - 8 •

Ignacio

Velez

Business Administration • Bogota, Colombia • Cowley College Fall 2009: Did not participate due to an injury. Spring 2009: Went 1-2 in singles play and 0-1 in doubles action ...Posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Alabama State’s Quintero Moore at No. 5 (1/31) ... An A-Sun All-Academic selection ... An ITA Scholar-Athlete. Fall 2008: Posted a 2-4 record in singles tournament play ... Competed at both the Wofford Fall Challenge and Elon Invitational. Before USC Upstate: Played one season at Cowley College, a junior college in Arkansas City, Kan. ... Reached the quarterfinals of the No. 3 singles bracket at the NJCAA National Championships and also reached the round of 16 in doubles play, helping the Tigers to finish 20th in the 36-team tournament ... Finished fourth in the No. 3 singles bracket at the Region VI Tournament, helping the Tigers qualify for the national tournament ... Helped Cowley College to a ranking of 11th in the final ITA NJCAA poll ... Ranked 56th in the nation in singles

Velez’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2008-09 3-6 1-2 2-4 0-1 0-1 --Fall 2009 --- --- --- --- --- --Totals 3-6 1-2 2-4 0-1 0-1 --- Singles By Position No. 1 --- No. 2 --- No. 3 --- No. 4 --No. 5 1-0 No. 6 0-2

Doubles By Position No. 1 --No. 2 --No. 3 0-1

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play at the end of the season and was as high as 43rd in doubles play ... Graduated from Colegio San Carolos in Bogota in 2007. Personal: Born on Sept. 10, 1989 ... Son of Juan G. Velez and Maria A. Ferro ... Has two brothers, Juan P. Rosso and Santiago Velez ... Nickname is “Nacho” ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys Italian food ... Favorite movie is “Calle 54” ... Favorite TV show is “The Simpsons” ... Favorite actor is Jack Nicholson ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Admires his mother ... Enjoys music and playing the bass.

Incoming Student-Athletes Ju n i o r • 5 - 8 •

Marco

Linconir

Business Management • Mulchen, Chile • Itawamba C.C. Before USC Upstate: Spent one year at Itawamba Community College in Mississippi ... Won the Region 23 Championship at No. 1 singles with a three-set win, helping the Indians to a second-place finish ... Also won the NJCAA state championship at No. 1 singles and doubles ... Became first player in school history to earned a seed at the NJCAA National Tournament, earning the No. 7 seed ... Reached the round of 16 ... Finished the season ranked 15th in the nation ... Finished 21st in the nation in doubles play with partner Carl Ballard ... Helped Itawamba to a final ranking of 20th in the nation and a 10-5 record ... Finished 12th in the 2008 NJCAA singles rankings and fifth in doubles play while at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural

College, which finished third in the nation ... Earned ITA NJCAA Doubles All-American honors with partner Justin Flynn ... Also had a distinguished juniors career, reaching a high of 122nd in the ITF junior rankings in 2006 ... Played in the Junior Davis Cup for Chile and held the countries No. 1 ranking in the 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-year-old age brackets ... Reached the singles finals of the 2006 Junior Torneo International and the summer 2003 and 2005 Chile Junior International Open and the semifinals of the 2006 Vina Junior Open, the 2006 Copa Graiman, and the fall 2003 and 2004 Chile Junior International Opens ... Reached the doubles finals at the 2004 and 2006 Torneo Junior International and the semifinals at the 2006 Vina Junior Open, the 2005 and 2006 Uraguay

Bowls, the 2006 Inka Bowl, the 2006 Copa Graiman, the 2004 and 2005 Chile Junior Internationals and the 2004 Vina del Mar Juniors Cup ... Earned a men’s ITF doubles ranking of 1,316 in 2004 ... Attended Subercaseaux for prep schooling. Personal: Born on Feb. 27, 1988 ... Son of Marco Linconir and Jurita Sandoval ... Has two younger sisters, Carolina and Macarena ... Majoring in business management ... Favorite movies are “300” and “Troy” ... Favorite foods are Chilean food and sushi ... Hero growing up was Chilean tennis star Marcelo Rios ... Enjoys watching Roger Federer ... Favorite TV shows are “Heroes” and “House” ... Admires his mother.

F r e s h ma n • 5 - 8 •

Gary

Goudsmet

Economics & Finance • Dilbeek, Belgium • ARG Before USC Upstate: Attended ARG for prep school ... Reached a career-high ranking of 1,251 in the ITF Junior rankings in 2008 ... Active in Belgian junior tennis, advancing to the main draw at the 2008 Heivald Indoor Junior Championships thanks to two qualifying round wins ... Also reached the round of 16 at the 2007 and 2008 Brussels Inetrnational Ju-

nior Tournaments ... Reached a ranking of 60th in Belgium. Personal: Born on Feb. 19, 1991 ... Son of Seyoe Goudsmet and Myriam Lebrun ... Majoring in economics and finance ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... Favorite musical artist is 50 Cent ... Enjoys tennis and using his labtop.

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2010 Women’s Season Preview

Junior Emilia Milovanovic will enter her third season at Upstate already in the top 10 in career wins.

Cinthya Lazaro will look to solidify the bottom of Upstate’s lineup after a 21-4 season in 2009.

Sophomore Ana-Sofia Camberos will also look for continued success in the bottom of Upstate’s lineup.

2010 Season Preview

L o o k i n g To R e b o u n d It took 20 matches until an Atlantic Sun Conference opponent could finally defeat the USC Upstate women’s tennis team, but after Stetson’s 5-2 win on April 4, ETSU added a 5-2 win four days later to knock the Spartans out of first place in the A-Sun for the first time. The losses, which kept the Spartans from winning their second straight A-Sun title, have left a bitter taste in sixth-year coach Alessandro De Marzo’s mouth and left him with no choice but to reload. So, on a squad that features two returning All-A-Sun performers and another player that is already in the top 10 in school history in career combined and doubles wins, he has added one of the most impressive recruiting classes in his time. The Spartans will be young at the top of the lineup, with three freshmen battling with junior Emilia Milovanovic and senior Carolina Bello for the top three slots in the lineup. In the No. 1 singles slot, the Spartans will likely use freshman Monica Pezzotti, one of the most heralded recruits in the school’s history. Pezzotti, a tough, talented player from Cucuta, Colombia, held a singles ranking of 956th in the ITF rankings and 685th in doubles play. Below Pezzotti, the team can look to a mix of youth and experience at the No. 2 slot. Freshman Francisca Valderrama had a standout junior career of her own in Chile, reaching an ITF Juniors ranking of 360th in 2008. Valderrama reached two singles finals and two doubles finals at junior tournaments in Chile. Both Milovanovic and Bello could see time anywhere from the No. 2 to No. 4 singles slots as well. Milovanovic, who has one of the best serves on the team, is coming off a strong fall season in which she went 8-2 in singles play. The 5-9 France native has two years of experience playing at the No. 2 and No. 3 slots and could be set for a breakthrough year after already climbing into the top 15 in school history with 36 career singles wins. Bello, who played primarily at the No. 2 singles slot in 2009, posted a 6-13 overall

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singles mark at the top of the lineup. The 5-6 Colombian earned two all-conference honors in the NAIA TransSouth Conference before transferring to Upstate as a junior, and if healthy, she could give the team some solid added depth. Freshman Simona Cacciuttolo could also find herself anywhere from the No. 2 to No. 5 slot in the lineup. The Chilean finished in third place at the 2006 Chile Junior Masters Tournament in the 16-and-under age bracket, right behind Valderrama. At the bottom of the lineup, the Spartans will have some solid experience in two players that earned All-A-Sun honors in 2009. Cinthya Lazaro earned Second Team All-A-Sun honors at No. 5 singles after finishing 21-4 in singles play in 2009. The Peruvian posted an impressive 14-3 mark in dual meet action and can play anywhere from No. 4 to No. 6 in the lineup. Sophomore Ana-Sofia Camberos also earned Second Team All-A-Sun honors at No. 6 singles in 2009, as she finished 11-1 in dual meet play. Camberos, who can play at No. 5 or No. 6 singles, won the deciding three-set match in a 4-3 win over North Florida, so she has experience winning the big match. Upstate also has a pair of other players that may be able to contribute to the team in freshman Catherine Estupinan and junior Karen Martinez. Estupinan, a 5-4 Colombian, could see time in the lineup at No. 5 or No. 6 singles. Martinez, who transferred from Bethel College, is expected to redshirt this season. In doubles play, the Spartans only have one doubles team with more than 10 matches of experience together in Bello and Lazaro, who went 6-4, playing primarily at the No. 2 position, in 2009. This season, Coach De Marzo will likely experiment more in doubles play than he has in the last two seasons when he used just three lineups for more than 60 percent of the team’s matches in each year. Milovanovic will need a new partner after winning 47 matches in the last two years with former partner, Anna Novo. Camberos will also need a new partner after the graduation of her former partner, Daniela Lovera. Pezzotti, Valderrama and Cacciuttolo will also look to filter into the doubles lineup.

Senior • 5-6 •

Carolina

Bello

Business Management • Bogota, Colombia • Bethel College Fall 2009: Posted an 0-1 record in singles play and a 2-1 mark in doubles action ... Reached the ‘B’ flight doubles finals of the USC Upstate Fall Tournament with partner Ana-Sofia Camberos ... Won two matches at event before narrowly falling to Megan Davis and Paige Oelke, 9-7 (9/12). Spring 2009: Finished 6-13 overall, 5-9 in dual meets, in singles play and 8-10, 7-8 in dual meets, in doubles play ... Played primarily at the No. 2 singles slot and at No. 2 doubles ... Beat Marija Dzakovic, 7-6 (7), 6-1, of Charleston Southern at No. 3 for first dual meet singles win (2/13) ... Won four of five matches from March 6-24 ... Posted four straight doubles wins with partner Cinthya Lazaro from March 6-14 ... Beat Belmont’s Tatiana Pozo and Abigail Hogan, 8-7 (1) at No. 2 for first dual meet doubles win. Fall 2008: Had a 1-4 singles record and a 1-2 mark in doubles play during the tournament schedule ... Won first singles match at Upstate 6-1, 6-3, over Rita Gouvia ... Defeated Jenny Gomez and Amy Beavers, 8-6, for first doubles win with partner Vivian Neuenschwander at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/4).

Before USC Upstate: Played sophomore season at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. ... Team finished the season ranked 21st in the nation ... Was a member of the All-TransSouth Conference Second Team at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles ... Played freshman season at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. ... Helped team to the NAIA National semifinals, playing No. 2 doubles in the national tournament ... Lions finished the year ranked third in the NAIA, but program was discontinued after the season ... Started the 2007 spring season ranked 16th in the NAIA in doubles play ... Graduated from Colegio de la Salle in Bogota, Colombia in 2005 ... Earned Player of the Year honors as a junior in Colombia ... Had a No. 1 junior ranking in the country. Personal: Born on April 21, 1987 ... Full name is Martha Carolina Bello ... Daughter of Pablo Ernesto Bello and Martha Emilia Urbina ... Has three sisters, Olga, Ana and Laura ... A business management major ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite movie is “The Notebook” ... Favorite TV show is “Entourage” ... Favorite actor is George Clooney ... Admires her mother ... Favorite season is summer ... Worked this summer as a tennis coach at Camp Walt Whitman.

Bello’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2008-09 6-13 5-9 1-4 8-10 7-8 1-2 Fall 2009 0-1 --- 0-1 2-1 --- 2-1 Totals 6-14 5-9 1-5 10-11 7-8 3-3 Singles By Position Doubles By Position No. 1 --- No. 1 --No. 2 4-8 No. 2 7-7 No. 3 1-1 No. 3 0-1 No. 4 --No. 5 --No. 6 ---

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Returning Student-Athletes Sophomore • 5-5 •

Ana-Sofia

Camberos

Business Administration • San Luis Potosi, Mexico • Instituto Lomas del Real Fall 2009: Struggled with injuries, but finished 1-4 in singles play and 3-2 in doubles ... Reached the ‘B’ flight doubles finals of the USC Upstate Fall Tournament with partner Carolina Bello ... Won two matches at event before narrowly falling to Megan Davis and Paige Oelke, 9-7 (9/12) ... Picked up a consolation ‘B’ flight singles win at the UNF Invitational, beating Lindsey Mallory ... Also advanced to the second round of the ‘B’ flight in doubles play at the tournament with partner Catherine Estupinan. Spring 2009: An All-A-Sun Second Team selection at No. 6 singles ... A member of the ASun All-Freshman Team ... Posted an 11-1 mark in singles play, including a 9-1 record in A-Sun play and added a 9-4 doubles mark ... Played primarily at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles ... Won first career match, 6-0, 6-0 over Alabama State’s Beonce Dunn (1/31) ... Won first seven singles matches of season ... Posted 6-4, 6-0 win over Stetson’s Jacqueline Faulk and a three-set, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over ETSU’s Tara Sheets (4/8), the league’s co-champions ... Only loss of sea-

Camberos’ Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2008-09 11-1 11-1 --- 9-4 9-4 --Fall 2009 1-4 --- 1-4 3-2 --- 3-2 Totals 12-5 11-1 1-4 12-6 9-4 3-2 Singles By Position Doubles By Position No. 1 --- No. 1 --No. 2 --- No. 2 --No. 3 --- No. 3 9-4 No. 4 --No. 5 1-0 No. 6 10-1

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son came in a super-set tiebreaker ... Reeled off seven straight wins from March 6-29 with doubles partner Daniela Lovera ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. Before USC Upstate: Graduated from the Instituto Lomas del Real ... Was the state, regional and sectional singles champion in the U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 age brackets ... Was a semifinalist in the U-18 National Singles Championships and a finalist in the U-18 National Doubles Championships in Mexico. Personal: Born on Aug. 14, 1990 ... Daughter of Mario Camberos and Lourdes Rios ... Has a brother, Mario, and two sisters, Maria and Regina ... Sister, Maria, played at Coastal Carolina ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite musical artist is Enrique Inglesias ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Returning Student-Athletes Sophomore • 5-5 •

Cinthya

Lazaro

Business Administration • Lima, Peru • University of Lima Fall 2009: Posted a 4-4 singles mark and a 5-2 doubles mark in tournament play ... Won two ‘A’ flight singles matches to reach the semifinals at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/12) ... Also reached the finals of the ‘A’ flght doubles with partner Emilia Milovanovic, winning two matches at the event ... Posted a consolaton ‘A’ singles win at the UNF Fall Tournament (10/11) ... Won all three doubles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge, winning one with Milovanovic and two with Catherine Estupinan (11/67) ... Also posted a singles win at the event. Spring 2009: An All-A-Sun Second Team selection ... A member of the A-Sun All-Freshman Team ... Posted a 21-4 overall singles mark, including a 14-3 mark in dual meet play, and added a 15-11 doubles mark, 10-7 in dual meets ... Posted an 11-3 mark at No. 5 singles and a 7-6 mark at No. 2 doubles ... Went 9-1 in A-Sun play ... Posted nine straight singles wins from March 6 to April 3 ... Dropped just six sets all spring and fell in straight sets just once ... Posted a 4-2 record with Daniela Lovera and a 6-4 mark with Carolina Bello in doubles play.

Fall 2008: Finished tournament play with a 7-1 singles record and a 5-4 doubles mark ... Reached finals of the `A2’ doubles bracket at the ETSU Fall Challenge with Vivian Neuenscwander in her first collegiate play ... Won two singles and doubles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/3-4) ... Won all three of her matches at the Elon Invitational in the fifth flight (10/13) ... Competed in the doubles main draw with Daniela Lovera at the ITA Southeast Regionals (10/23). Before USC Upstate: Attended the University of Lima for one year ... Graduated from Santa Angela De Monterrico ... Played in the South America Junior Fed Cup in Peru in 2002. Personal: Born on Dec. 4, 1987 ... Daughter of Enrique and Rosa Lazaro ... Has an older brother ... Majoring in business administration ... Likes to listen to music and watch movies ... Favorite food is pasta ... Favorite TV show is “Friends” ... Favorite tennis players are Andre Agassi and Roger Federer .... Admires her parents.

Lazaro’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual Tour. 2008-09 21-4 14-3 7-1 15-11 10-7 5-4 Fall 2009 4-4 --- 4-4 5-2 --- 5-2 Totals 25-8 14-3 11-5 20-13 10-7 10-6 Singles By Position Doubles By Position No. 1 --- No. 1 0-1 No. 2 --- No. 2 7-6 No. 3 1-0 No. 3 3-0 No. 4 2-0 No. 5 11-3 No. 6 ---

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Returning Student-Athletes Ju n i o r • 5 - 9 •

Emilia

Milovanovic

Business Administration • Paris, France • CNED Fall 2009: Posted an 8-2 record in singles tournament play and a 3-2 doubles mark ... Posted three singles wins in the ‘B’ flight at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament to reach the finals (9/11-12) ... Also won two matches to reach the ‘A’ flight doubles finals with partner Cinthya Lazaro at the tournament ... Won two matches in the ‘C’ singles flight to advance to the quarterfinals at the UNF Invitational (10/11) ... Won all three singles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge and also posted a doubles win with Lazaro (11/6-7) ... Posted second straight perfect Wofford Fall Challenge and also set the school’s tournament doubles win record with her 23rd career tournament win at the event. Sprng 2009: Finished the season with a 21-8 overall doubles mark and a 15-16 singles mark ... Notched an 11-5 doubles dual meet mark, playing primarily No. 1, and a 7-10 singles mark at No. 2 and No. 3 ... Posted a 5-5 mark in A-Sun play and went 5-6 at No. 3 singles ... Also added a 6-3 mark in A-Sun doubles play and an 11-4 mark at No. 1 doubles, playing primarily with partner Anna Novo ... Won six straight doubles matches from March 6-29. Fall 2008: Finished the fall with an 8-6 singles record and a 9-3 doubles mark ... Enters spring tied for 14th in career combined wins (53) and is 11th in doubles wins (32) ... Reached doubles semifinals at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/12-13) ... Won third doubles tournament of her career with partner Anna Novo at the ETSU Fall Challenge with an 8-2 win over ETSU’s Whitney Trotter and Andra Voinea in the finals ... Added her first singles tournament title in the Blue Bracket at the ETSU Fall Challenge ... Posted a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Radford’s Ivana Tomaic to win the title (9/20-21) ... Won all three singles and three doubles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/4) ... Won two doubles matches at the Elon Invitational (10/12-13) ... Competed in the prequalifying singles bracket and in the main doubles draw at the ITA Southeast Regionals (10/22-24). Milovanovic’s Career Stats Singles Doubles Year Total Dual Tour. Total Dual 2007-08 13-18 8-10 5-8 23-7 13-5 2008-09 15-16 7-10 8-6 21-8 11-5 Fall 2009 8-2 --- 8-2 3-2 --- Totals 36-36 15-20 21-16 47-17 24-10 Singles By Position No. 1 --- No. 2 4-5 No. 3 11-14 No. 4 0-1 No. 5 --No. 6 ---

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2007-08: A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team ... Set Upstate freshman record by recording 36 combined (singles and doubles) wins during the season ... Also set school’s freshman record with 23

doubles wins ... The 36 combined wins is tied for eighth in school history and the 23 doubles wins is tied for third ... Finished season 13-18 in singles play and 23-7 in doubles action ... Was 8-10 in dual meet singles action and went 5-5 in A-Sun play ... Had a 2-2 record at No. 2 singles and a 6-8 mark at No. 3 ... Won first eight doubles matches in fall season ... Teamed with Anna Novo in doubles, going 13-5 at the No. 1 slot and 7-2 in A-Sun play ... Started season by reaching consolation finals of ‘B’ draw at the USC Upstate Tennis Tournament (9/14-15) ... Won the doubles title at the event with Novo, beating Wofford’s Mary Ellen Henry and Cayley Wetzig in the finals, 8-4 ... Won the ‘A2’ doubles flight at the Wolfpack Invitational with Novo, downing teammates Maria Herrera and Susana Hernandez in the finals, 8-2 (9/21-23) ... Went 3-0 in doubles with Novo at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Reached finals of the ‘B-1’ doubles flight of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships with Novo, falling to South Carolina’s Megan McGavock and Miljana Jocic, 8-4 (10/26-28) ... Won three-set match against MEAC Champions S.C. State, defeating Sarai Torres, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles to pace the 7-0 win ... Won final singles match in 7-0 win against Campbell to wrap up Atlantic Sun regular season title, downing Liza Bensimon, 6-3, 6-7 (10-4) (4/10) ... Won seven straight doubles matches from Feb. 15 to March 7 ... Posted 8-5 win over Yevginiya Stupak and Olya Batsula of ETSU for first of two wins to earn point in ASun regular-season tie-clinching 5-2 win (4/9) ... Clinched doubles point with an 8-0 win over Scarlett Alfonzo and Blanca Saenz of Campbell en route to regular-season clinching win (4/10) ... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. Before Upstate: Ranked in the 0 classification in France ... Played on the World Junior Tour. Personal: Born on June 12, 1989 … Daughter of Goran and Radika Milovanovic … Has a sister, Elena … Majoring in business administration … Nickname is “Frenchie” ... Father, Goran, played professional soccer ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite movie is “Pearl Harbor” ... Favorite TV shows are “Gossip Girl” and “The O.C.” ... Favorite actor is Josh Hartnett ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

Incoming Student-Athletes F r e s h ma n • 5 - 3 •

Simona

Cacciuttolo

Undecided • Los Andes, Chile • Instituto Chacabuco Before USC Upstate: Graduated in 2009 from Instituto Chacabuco ... Very active in junior tennis in Chile ... Reached an ITF ranking of 1,190 in the junior rankings in 2009 ... Reached the doubles quarterfinals at the 2008 U.C. Junior International and the 2008 Chile Junior Open ... Participated in the 16-under South American Fed Cup.

Personal: Born on July 19, 1991 ... Daughter of Humberto Cacciuttolo and Maria Darrigrandi ... Has two brothers, Stefano and Lucas and one sister, Domenica ... Major is undecided ... Enjoys playing tennis and being with friends ... Likes Italian food ... Favorite movie is “Million Dollar Baby” ... Favorite song is “I’m Here Without You” ... Enjoys summer ... Favorite tennis player is Andre Agassi ... Most admires her parents ... Wants to continue playing tennis and start a family.

F r e s h ma n • 5 - 4 •

Catherine

Estupinan

Political Science • Pereira, Colombia • CENLA Fall 2009: Finished the fall with a 1-7 singles record and a 3-1 doubles mark ... Won a match over Florida Gulf Coast’s Maggie Caulk at the UNF Invitational for first collegiate singles win (10/11) ... Also won first doubles match at the tournament with partner AnaSofia Camberos ... Posted two doubles wins with partner Cinthya Lazaro at the Wofford Fall Challenge (11/6-7).

Ju n i o r • 5 - 4 •

Karen

Before USC Upstate: Very active in junior tennis in South America ... Reached quarterfinals of the 16-and-under bracket of the 2007 Condor de Plata ... Reached round of 16 at several tournaments ... Reached a career high ITA Juniors ranking of 1,832.

Personal: Born on June 14, 1991 ... Daughter of Ricardo Estupinan and Fabiola Diago ... Has an older brother, Ricardo ... A political science major ... Likes to listen to music, horseback ride and read ... Favorite foods are pizza and pasta ... Favorite movie is “Hotel Rwanda” ... Favorite TV show is “Grey’s Anatomy” ... Favorite musical artists are The Killers and T.A.T.U. ... Admires her parents ... Dream job is to fight for international rights.

Martinez

Physical Education • Bogota, Colombia • Bethel College Before USC Upstate: Attended Bethel College for the past two years ... Played at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Wildcats ... Helped the women’s team finish 19th in NAIA as a sophomore, helping the team to the second round of the national tournament ... Finished season 10-0 in singles play and 10-1 in doubles action ... Earned All-TransSouth honors at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Team finished freshman season ranked 21st in the nation

... Helped team reach the NAIA Region XI playoffs ... Earned First Team All-TransSouth honors at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles (with current teammate Carolina Bello) as a freshman ... Reached a careerhigh ITF Juniors ranking of 698 in 2005 ... Reached quarterfinals at the Copa Club Campestre Farallones in singles play and the finals of the Copa Naciones Amigas in doubles play in 2005.

Personal: Born on March 3, 1988 ... Daughter of Nictor Hugo Martinez and Martha Bernal ... Has a brother, Camilo, and a sister, Angelica ... Majoring in physical education ... Enjoys soccer and watching movies ... Favorite type of food is fruit ... Favorite TV show is “CSI” ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Admires her parents.

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F r e s h ma n • 5 - 5 •

Monica

Pezzotti

Business Administration • Cucuta, Colombia • El Carmen Teresiano Before USC Upstate: Had a standout career as a junior ... Reached high ranking of 956 in the ITF singles rankings and 685 in the ITF doubles rankings ... Reached the singles quarterfinals at the Valencia Open ... Reached doubles semifinal at the Cali Open and reached the quarterfinals at seven other ITF tournaments ... Even more well-regarded as a junior, reached as high as 178th in the world in 2007 ... Reached singles semifinals at the 2007 Junior Chile Open, Junior Torneo International and the finals at the Copa Mundo Maya ... Won the 2006 Valencia

Junior Open, beating Auburn’s Paulina Schippers in the finals, 6-1, 6-4 ... Won the 2006 Copa Club Farallones singles title and the 2007 doubles title, also reaching the 2006 doubles finals ... Also reached singles finals at the 2006 Torneo Internacional Juvenil de Yaracuy and won the doubles title ... Reached the doubles finals of the 2007 Copa Cristal and the 2006 Copa de Las Naciones Amigas ... Attended El Carmen Teresiano for prep school.

F r e s h ma n • 5 - 4 •

Francisca

Valderrama

Undecided • Santiago, Chile • Valle Hermoso Before USC Upstate: Graduated from Valle Hermoso in 2009 ... Played in several ITF tournaments, advancing through the qualifying draw in three singles tournaments ... Reached a career-high ITF Juniors ranking of 360 in May 2008 ... Reached the singles finals at the 2007 Vina Junior Open and the 2008 First Junior Chile Open ... Reached the singles semifinals at the 2008 Junior U.C. International and the 2007 1st Chile Junior Open ... Reached the doubles finals at the 2009 Vina Junior Open, the 2008 Junior U.C. International and the semifinals at the 2008 1st Ju-

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Personal: Born on Nov. 21, 1990 ... Daughter of Jose Maria Pezzotti and Maria Mercedes Carreno ... Both her parents are attorneys ... Has a younger brother, Cesar ... Major is business administration ... Favorite kind of food is Mexican ... Favorite song is “Looking for Paradise” ... Favorite athlete is Roger Federer ... Enjoys listening to music and browsing the Internet.

nior Chile Open ... Finished second at the 2006 Master of Chile 16-and-younger Tournament. Personal: Born on July 8, 1991 … Daughter of Juan Valderrama and Josella Alerada … Has one brother, Juan … Major is undecided ... Favorite foods are Canelones and pasta … Favorite actor is Tom Cruise … Favorite song is “Te Siento” by W&Y… Favorite tennis players are Ana Ivanovic and Roger Federer … Most admires her family.

2008-09 Season In Review

2008 - 09 S e a so n I n R e v i e w

A s C l o s e A s Po s s i b l e Tennis Town Showdown It was a match that lived up to its billing. No. 65 USC Upstate. No. 63 ETSU. Two perfect Atlantic Sun Conference records. One match for the championship. And what a match. Down 3-0 and with their backs against the wall, the USC Upstate men’s tennis team fought back with a furious rally, winning three matches within 10 minutes to tie the match and leave everything riding on the final match. ETSU’s Alex Ahlgren clinched the match by winning six straight games in the third set, giving ETSU the 4-3 win and clinching its third straight Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championship on April 8 at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex. The Spartans , down to their last point after dropping the doubles point and matches at No. 1 and No. 3, stormed back with three rapid-pace victories. Freshman Ramiro Blanco gutted out a three-set win over Robin Aker at No. 5, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to complete the first perfect season in school history, as he won all 23 of his matches. Freshman Edgar Rodriguez earned First Team All-ASun and A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors.

Freshman Edgar Rodriguez added a 7-6, 6-3 win over Sander Gille at No. 2 moments later to cut the lead to a point and an emotional Jack Roux held the front court and large crowd in rapture, as he let out a roar after clinching a 7-5, 6-1 win over Grega Teraz at No. 4 to tie the match. The final match came down to No. 6 singles and Ahlgren, after dropping the first set to senior Leandro Osorio, 6-3, was able to come back and post consecutive 6-1 wins to clinch ETSU’s 32nd straight A-Sun win.

Senior Anna Novo capped her career by breaking nearly every single school record.

The Men’s A-Sun Sextet Freshman Edgar Rodriguez highlighted an Atlantic Sun Conference-high group of six USC Upstate players who earned mention on the All-A-Sun Team. Rodriguez was named the Freshman of the Year and also earned first team honors while junior Jack Roux and freshman Ramiro Blanco earned second team singles honors. Juniors Renzo Airaldi and Javier Tori and senior Leandro Osorio and Roux pulled in second team doubles honors. Both Rodriguez and Blanco earned all-freshman honors, wrapping up Upstate’s honors.

The Spartans tied an Atlantic Sun Conference record with six individuals earning selections to the all-conference teams, tying the mark set by Samford in 1991 (all first-team honorees) and the Arkansas Little Rock in 1985 (when the all-conference selections were based on flight winners at the conference championships). The six selections shattered the school’s previous-best of three individuals earning All-Peach Belt Conference honors set in 2007. Rodriguez racked up honors, earning both Freshman of the Year honors and one of two unanimous selections to the All-Freshman Team as well as a slot on the first team. Rodriguez, from Bogota, Colombia, made an immediate impact at the top of Upstate’s singles lineup, posting a 17-8 overall record, including a 12-5 mark at No. 1 singles. In A-Sun play, he was even better, going 8-2. He was also a spectacular doubles player, posting a 22-1 overall record, with his .957 winning percentage good for third in school history. He notched perfect 11-0 records with both Blanco and Roux. Rodriguez is the first player in the men’s tennis program’s history to earn a Freshman of the Year honor. Roux is the first player in A-Sun history to earn both Second Team singles and doubles honors. Blanco also earned second-team singles honors. Roux, whose fierce competitiveness despite his 5-6 frame make him one of Upstate’s most emotional leaders, posted a 22-9 overall record and an impressive 17-4 mark in dual meets. He concluded the season on a 15-match winning streak and earned the A-Sun Second Team singles honors thanks to a 15-0 mark at No. 4 singles, including a perfect 9-0 record in A-Sun play. Blanco, who was also a member of the A-Sun AllFreshman Team, wrapped up a magical season at No. 5 singles, posting a perfect 23-0 record, the first perfect season in school history. With a 16-0 record at No. 5 singles, Blanco earned a national ranking besides never playing a match beyond No. 3 in the lineup, holding strong at No. 125 in the latest Campbell’s/ITA rankings. He dropped just four sets during the season en route to perfection.

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2008-09 Season In Review In doubles play, both Upstate’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams earned second team honors, with the junior Peruvians Tori and Airaldi and Osorio and Blanco getting nods. At No. 1 doubles, Tori and Airaldi proved to be one of the toughest teams in the conference, compiling a 21-7 overall record. With a 19-3 dual meet record, the pair moved from No. 2 doubles to No. 1 early in the season and never looked back, posting a 133 mark at No. 1 doubles, including an 8-2 mark in A-Sun play. In the process, both players moved up Upstate’s career doubles wins list, with Tori, who set the school’s singles and combined wins record during the season finishing the season with 64 career doubles wins, the same mark that Airaldi finished his career with, just eight away from the school record of 72 held by Osorio. The second team doubles selection is the second straight A-Sun postseason honor for Airaldi, who also earned All-A-Sun Second Team honors after a 26-win season in 2008. Airaldi also was a member of the All-Peach Belt Conference’s doubles team in 2006 with then-partner Stefan Dumitrescu. At No. 2 doubles, Osorio and Roux posted an impressive 11-5 record during the season to help them earn second team honors. The pair had a 9-2 dual meet record that included a 6-1 mark at No. 2 doubles. Osorio broke the school record for doubles wins in a career with the pair’s last win, against Stetson. Roux, meanwhile, used his 24 doubles wins on the season (11 with Rodriguez, one with Airaldi, one with junior Arnaldo Lovera) to set a new school record of 46 combined wins in a season, thanks to 22 singles wins. Men Finished Ranked For the eighth time in the last nine years and the first time in the Division I era, the USC Upstate men’s tennis team has a postseason ranking, with the team finishing the year 70th in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. The Spartans finished 22-3 overall and with a 9-1 ASun record, good for second in the league. Upstate won a school-record 20 matches during the season and won a school-record four A-Sun Player of the Week awards in the campaign. The Women’s A-Sun Trio Senior Anna Novo became the tennis first player in school history to earn four all-conference selections in a career as the USC Upstate women’s tennis player had three players on the All-Atlantic Sun Conference teams and two players earned mention on the league’s All-Freshman team. Both freshmen Cinthya Lazaro and Ana-Sofia Camberos earned both Second Team All-A-Sun and A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors. Novo was one of four unanimous selections to the league’s first team, thanks to a 26-5 overall singles record and a 21-8 doubles mark. The award was the fourth all-conference award of her career, as she earned All-Peach Belt singles honors in 2006 and 2007 before earning All-A-Sun First Team honors in 2008 and 2009. Novo, who finished 16-1 in dual meet singles play at No. 1 singles, finished 9-1 in ASun play and earned a conference-record three ASun Player of the Week awards. 23

Novo finished her career as the most decorated player in school history, earning two Division II AllAmerican honors in 2006 and 2007, an A-Sun Player of the Year award in 2008 and a conference-record tying five career player of the week awards. She finished her career with a school-record 90 singles wins, 71 doubles wins and 161 combined wins. Lazaro earned second team and all-freshman honors for posting a school freshman record 21 wins during her rookie season. The Peruvian finished the season with a 21-4 overall record, adding a 14-3 dual meet record. At No. 5 singles, Lazaro was 11-3, adding a 9-1 record in the A-Sun. Lazaro was also solid in doubles play, posting a 15-11 record in doubles play to tie the Upstate freshman record for combined wins, tying 2008 A-Sun All-Freshman selection Emilia Milovanovic, who also posted 36 wins. Camberos also earned second team and all-freshman honors after notching an 11-1 overall record, including a 9-1 mark in A-Sun play. Playing at the No. 6 position, Camberos was 10-1 and won a three-set match against North Florida that clinched Upstate’s nail-biting 4-3 win. In doubles play, Camberos added a 9-3 mark while playing at the No. 3 position.

Senior Leandro Osorio capped off his career by setting the school’s doubles wins record.

Spartan Women Quell Ospreys One year after winning the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season, the Spartans found themselves in one of their most intense matches since entering Division I on March 30 against conference foe North Florida. Freshman Ana-Sofia Camberos, just three months removed from entering Upstate, won the dramatic seventh point in three sets to lead the Spartans to their 18th straight A-Sun win in 4-3 fashion. Upstate found themselves in their tightest match since moving to Division I against the Lady Ospreys (12-4 overall, 6-2 A-Sun), who won five of the nine matches thanks to sweeping the doubles point. Hatters, Bucs Beat Upstate Women For First Time Stetson won the doubles point and carried that momentum forward to win four singles matches and hand the USC Upstate women’s tennis team to its first loss in its 20th Atlantic Sun Conference match in school history, as the Hatters upset the first-place Spartans, 5-2, on April 4. Four days later, ETSU, who tied Stetson for the A-Sun title with an 8-1 record, posted an identical 5-2 win over the Spartans, as Upstate fell one match short of the A-Sun title for a second straight year. Streaking The USC Upstate tennis teams had a pile of impressive streaks during the 2009 season: • The men’s team won a school-record 20 straight matches. • Freshman Ramiro Blanco won all 23 of his singles matches since stepping foot on campus, completing the first perfect season in school history. • Senior Anna Novo won her first 16 dual meets and stretched her A-Sun winning streak to 20 matches. • Junior Jack Roux won his last 15 singles matches. • Freshman Edgar Rodriguez won his last 20 doubles matches. • The Upstate women’s tennis team won 29 straight matches at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex, a streak that started at the beginning of 2007 and ended with the loss to ETSU.

Senior Daniela Lovera finished her career with 110 wins, the fourth best in school history.

Freshman Ramiro Blanco won all 23 of his singles matches, the first perfect season in school history.

2008-09 Season In Review USC Upstate Men’s Tennis 2008-09 Season Statistics/Results Overall: 22-3 A-Sun: 9-1 Region: 12-1 Home: 6-1 Away: 12-2 Neutral: 4-0

Junior Jack Roux won a school-record 46 combined matches in 2008-09.

SINGLES Overall Dual Renzo Airaldi 15-15 14-11 Ramiro Blanco 23-0 23-0 Arnaldo Lovera 13-1 4-1 Leandro Osorio 19-10 15-4 Nicolas Ospina 11-4 2-2 Edgar Rodriguez 17-8 17-8 Jack Roux 22-9 17-4 Javier Tori 24-8 18-6 Ignacio Velez 3-6 1-2 Totals 147-61 111-38 Percentage .707 .745 DOUBLES Leandro Osorio/Nicolas Ospina Renzo Airaldi/Javier Tori Arnaldo Lovera/Jack Roux Renzo Airaldi/Jack Roux Leandro Osorio/Jack Roux Arnaldo Lovera/Nicolas Ospina Arnaldo Lovera/Edgar Rodriguez Ramiro Blanco/Leandro Osorio Edgar Rodriguez/Jack Roux Ramiro Blanco/Edgar Rodriguez Nicolas Ospina/Ignacio Velez Totals Percentage

Junior Javier Tori posted 24 singles wins in 2009, the second most in the school’s D-I era.

Junior Renzo Airaldi earned his third straight allconference honors, earning Second Team All-A-Sun doubles honors.

Tour ASUN 1 2 3 1-4 5-5 4-4 10-7 --- 0-0 10-0 --- --- 1-0 9-0 0-0 --- --- --- 4-6 7-2 --- --- --- 9-2 0-1 --- --- --- 0-0 8-2 12-5 5-3 --- 5-5 9-0 --- --- 1-4 6-2 9-1 --- --- 14-5 2-4 0-1 --- --- --- 36-23 48-12 16-9 15-10 16-9 .610 .800 .640 .600 .640

4 --- 3-0 1-0 --- 1-0 --- 15-0 4-1 --- 24-1 .960

Overall Dual Tour ASUN 1 2 5-4 0-0 5-4 0-0 --- --- 21-7 19-3 2-4 8-2 13-3 6-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 --- --- 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 --- --- 11-5 9-2 2-3 6-1 1-0 8-1 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 --- --- 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 --- 0-1 6-5 6-5 0-0 3-0 3-3 0-2 11-0 11-0 0-0 3-0 --- 4-0 11-0 11-0 0-0 7-0 --- 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 --- --- 69-26 57-12 12-14 27-3 17-6 19-4 .726 .826 .462 .900 .739 .826

5 6 --- --- 16-0 3-0 3-1 --- 1-1 14-3 1-0 0-2 --- --- 1-0 --- --- --- 1-0 0-2 23-2 17-7 .920 .708 3 --- --- --- --- 0-1 --- --- 3-0 7-0 10-0 0-1 21-2 .913

Date Opponent Score Overall ASUN 9/12-13 USC Upstate Tennis Tournament --- --- -- 9/19-21 Southern Intercollegiate Championships --- --- -- 9/20-21 ETSU Fall Challenge --- --- -- 10/3-4 Wofford Fall Challenge --- --- -- 10/9-10 Elon Invitational --- --- -- 10/16-17 ITA Mideast Regionals --- --- -- 1/18 at Georgia Tech L 2-5 0-1-0 0-0-0 % 1/31 at Troy W 4-3 1-1-0 0-0-0 1/31 at Alabama State W 7-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 2/8 at Yale L 2-5 2-2-0 0-0-0 2/8 vs Stony Brook W 6-0 3-2-0 0-0-0 2/9 vs Georgetown W 5-1 4-2-0 0-0-0 % 2/14 at Davidson W 6-1 5-2-0 0-0-0 % 2/21 APPALACHIAN STATE W 5-2 6-2-0 0-0-0 % 2/22 at S.C. State W 5-2 7-2-0 0-0-0 % 2/26 WOFFORD W 7-0 8-2-0 0-0-0 % 3/5 at Winthrop W 4-3 9-2-0 0-0-0 %* 3/6 BELMONT W 6-1 10-2-0 1-0-0 %* 3/7 LIPSCOMB W 7-0 11-2-0 2-0-0 %* 3/14 at Mercer W 7-0 12-2-0 3-0-0 3/17 vs Drake W 5-2 13-2-0 3-0-0 3/18 vs UMKC W 7-0 14-2-0 3-0-0 % 3/19 at #71 UNC Wilmington W 5-2 15-2-0 3-0-0 %* 3/21 at Campbell W 4-3 16-2-0 4-0-0 * 3/24 at Kennesaw State W 6-1 17-2-0 5-0-0 * 3/29 JACKSONVILLE W 6-1 18-2-0 6-0-0 * 3/30 NORTH FLORIDA W 7-0 19-2-0 7-0-0 % 3/31 at Presbyterian W 6-1 20-2-0 7-0-0 * 4/3 at Florida Gulf Coast W 5-2 21-2-0 8-0-0 * 4/4 at Stetson W 6-1 22-2-0 9-0-0 %* 4/8 #63 ETSU L 3-4 22-3-0 9-1-0 % Mideast Region Match; * Atlantic Sun Conference Match; Home Matches in Bold

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2008-09 Season In Review

USC Upstate Women’s Tennis 2008-09 Season Statistics/Results Overall: 13-4 A-Sun: 8-2 Region: 8-2 Home: 5-1 Away: 8-3 Neutral: 0-0 SINGLES Overall Dual Tour ASUN 1 Carolina Bello 6-13 5-9 1-4 3-6 --- Ana-Sofia Camberos 11-1 11-1 0-0 9-1 --- Cinthya Lazaro 21-4 14-3 7-1 9-1 --- Daniela Lovera 17-5 13-3 4-2 7-3 --- Emilia Milovanovic 15-16 7-10 8-6 5-5 --- V. Neuenschwander 9-6 2-1 7-5 1-0 --- Anna Novo 26-5 16-1 10-4 9-1 16-1 Angie Solorzano 3-3 3-3 0-0 0-0 --- Totals 108-53 71-31 37-22 43-17 16-1 Percentage .671 .696 .627 .717 .941

2 4-8 --- --- --- 2-3 --- --- --- 6-11 .353

3 4 5 6 1-1 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 10-1 1-0 2-0 11-3 --- 2-1 11-2 --- --- 5-6 0-1 --- --- --- --- 1-1 1-0 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 --- 2-3 9-8 14-3 13-4 13-4 .529 .824 .765 .765

DOUBLES Overall Dual Tour ASUN 1 Emilia Milovanovic/Anna Novo 21-7 11-4 10-3 6-2 11-4 Cinthya Lazaro/V. Neuenschwander 2-1 0-0 2-1 0-0 --- Carolina Bello/V. Neuenschwander 1-3 0-1 1-2 0-0 --- Cinthya Lazaro/Daniela Lovera 7-5 4-2 3-3 0-0 --- Ana-Sofia Camberos/V. Neuenschwander 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 --- V. Neuenschwander/Angie Solorzano 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 --- Carolina Bello/Angie Solorzano 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 --- Carolina Bello/Ana-Sofia Camberos 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 --- Carolina Bello/Cinthya Lazaro 6-4 6-4 0-0 5-4 --- Ana-Sofia Camberos/Daniela Lovera 9-2 9-2 0-0 8-2 --- Cinthya Lazaro/Anna Novo 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 Carolina Bello/Emilia Milovanovic 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 --- Totals 47-28 31-19 16-9 19-10 11-5 Percentage .627 .620 .640 .655 .688

2 3 --- --- --- --- 0-1 --- 1-2 3-0 --- 0-1 --- 0-1 1-1 --- --- 0-1 6-4 --- --- 9-2 --- --- 0-1 --- 8-9 12-5 .471 .706

Date Opponent Score Overall ASUN 9/12-13 USC Upstate Tennis Tournament --- --- -- 9/20-21 ETSU Fall Challenge --- --- -- 9/27 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships --- --- -- 10/03-04 Wofford Fall Challenge --- --- -- 10/10-11 Elon Invitational --- --- -- 10/22-24 ITA Southeast Regionals --- --- --% 1/26 at Presbyterian W 5-2 1-0-0 0-0-0 1/30 at Troy L 2-5 1-1-0 0-0-0 1/31 at Alabama State W 7-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 % 2/13 at Charleston Southern W 6-1 3-1-0 0-0-0 % 2/22 at S.C. State W 5-2 4-1-0 0-0-0 % 2/27 at UNC Wilmington L 2-5 4-2-0 0-0-0 %* 3/6 BELMONT W 7-0 5-2-0 1-0-0 %* 3/7 LIPSCOMB W 7-0 6-2-0 2-0-0 % 3/7 WOFFORD W 6-1 7-2-0 2-0-0 %* 3/14 at Mercer W 5-2 8-2-0 3-0-0 %* 3/21 at Campbell W 7-0 9-2-0 4-0-0 * 3/24 at Kennesaw State W 6-1 10-2-0 5-0-0 * 3/29 JACKSONVILLE W 4-3 11-2-0 6-0-0 * 3/30 NORTH FLORIDA W 4-3 12-2-0 7-0-0 * 4/3 at Florida Gulf Coast W 6-1 13-2-0 8-0-0 * 4/4 at Stetson L 2-5 13-3-0 8-1-0 %* 4/8 ETSU L 2-5 13-4-0 8-2-0 % Mideast Region Match; * Atlantic Sun Conference Match; Home Matches in Bold 25

Cinthya Lazaro earned Second Team All-A-Sun singles honors after posting a 21-4 record.

Sophomore Emilia Milovanovic finished her second year as a Spartan with a 21-8 doubles record.

Freshman Ana-Sofia Camberos earned Second Team All-A-Sun honors, posting an 11-1 dual meet record.

2008-09 Atlantic Sun Conference Season In Review

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Tennis Recap A-Sun Teams W L Pct. W ETSU 9 0 1.000 11 USC Upstate 9 1 .900 22 Stetson 7 2 .778 16 Belmont University 7 3 .700 13 Jacksonville 6 4 .600 12 North Florida 5 5 .500 10 Campbell 4 5 .444 12 Mercer 3 7 .300 8 Kennesaw State 2 7 .222 6 Florida Gulf Coast 1 9 .100 5 Lipscomb University 0 10 .000 6

Overall L 7 3 6 6 7 9 9 13 12 14 14

Pct. .611 .880 .727 .684 .632 .526 .571 .381 .333 .263 .300

2009 A-Sun Championship Friday, April 16 Quarterfinals #3 Belmont 4, #6 Mercer 0 #5 Campbell 4, #4 Jacksonville 3 #2 Stetson 4, #7 Lipscomb 0 Saturday, April 17 Semifinals #1 ETSU 4, #5 Campbell 0 #2 Stetson 4, #3 Belmont 2 Sunday, April 18 Finals #1 ETSU 4, #2 Stetson 2

2009 All-Tournament Team Philip Kricka, Stetson Mark Mestan, Stetson Maksim Levanovich, Stetson Sander Gille, ETSU Robin Akser, ETSU Enrique Olivares, ETSU Most Valuable Player Enrique Olivares, ETSU

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Players of the Week Date_ ________________________________________________Player, School 1/21_____________________________________________ Davy Sum, Campbell 1/28_______________________________________________Federico Levi, UNF 2/4__________________________________________ Jack Roux, USC Upstate 2/11____________________________________ Arnaldo Lovera, USC Upstate 2/18_______________________________________Maksim Levanovich, Stetson 2/25_______________________________________Maksim Levanovich, Stetson

Date_ ________________________________________________Player, School 3/4____________________________________________ Joao Paoliello, Belmont 3/11_______________________________________Maksim Levanovich, Stetson 3/18___________________________________________ Joao Paoliello, Belmont 3/25_____________________________________ Ramiro Blanco, USC Upstate 4/1______________________________________________ Enrique Olives, ETSU 4/8__________________________________________ Javier Tori, USC Upstate

2009 All-Atlantic Sun Conference Teams Player of the Year_ ______________________________ Enrique Olivares, ETSU Freshman of the Year____________________ Edgar Rodriguez, USC Upstate Coach of the Year_ _________________________________ Yaser Zaatini, ETSU First Team All-Atlantic Sun Jordi Ballester____________________________________________ Jacksonville Filip Kricka___________________________________________________ Stetson Federico Levi___________________________________________________ UNF Enrique Olivares________________________________________________ ETSU Joao Paoliello_______________________________________________ Belmont Francisco Riveroll_________________________________________ Jacksonville Edgar Rodriguez________________________________________ USC Upstate Davy Sum_________________________________________________ Campbell

Second Team All-Atlantic Sun No. 1 - Thibaud Aime_ __________________________________________ FGCU No. 2 - Larbi Lamzouri _______________________________________ Campbell No. 3 - Grega Teraz_ _____________________________________________ ETSU No. 4 - Jack Roux________________________________________ USC Upstate No. 5 - Ramiro Blanco____________________________________ USC Upstate No. 6 - Alex Ahlgren_____________________________________________ ETSU No. 1 Doubles - Renzo Airaldi/Javier Tori_ __________________ USC Upstate No. 2 Doubles - Leandro Osorio/Jack Roux__________________ USC Upstate No. 3 Doubles - Robin Akser/Daniel Isaza____________________________ ETSU Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team Robin Akser____________________________________________________ ETSU Rodrigo Amaral_____________________________________________ Belmont Ramiro Blanco__________________________________________ USC Upstate Marco Chiareti_ ________________________________________________ UNF Sander Gille____________________________________________________ ETSU Cesare Gallo_ ________________________________________________ Sterson Maksim Levanovich_ __________________________________________ Stetson Edgar Rodriguez________________________________________ USC Upstate Njal Stene___________________________________________________ Stetson 26

2008-09 Atlantic Sun Conference Season In Review

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Tennis Recap Teams W Stetson 8 ETSU 8 North Florida 8 USC Upstate 8 Kennesaw State 6 Jacksonville 5 Campbell 3 Florida Gulf Coast 3 Belmont 2 Mercer 1 Lipscomb University 0

A-Sun L Pct. W 1 .889 13 1 .889 11 2 .800 15 2 .800 13 3 .667 10 5 .500 10 5 .375 11 6 .333 6 8 .200 8 9 .100 5 10 .000 6

Overall L 5 6 4 4 9 11 9 14 10 16 15

Pct. .722 .647 .789 .765 .526 .476 .550 .300 .444 .238 .286

2009 A-Sun Championship Friday, April 16 Quarterfinals #4 Campbell 4, #5 Belmont 3 #3 Jacksonville 5, #6 Mercer 2 #2 ETSU 4, #7 Lipscomb 0 Saturday, April 17 Semifinals #1 Stetson 4, #4 Campbell 0 #2 ETSU 4, #3 Jacksonville 1 Sunday, April 18 Finals #2 ETSU 4, #1 Stetson 2

2009 All-Tournament Team Tatiana Soldatova, Jacksonville Shannon Gunning, Stetson Valentina Galbarini, Stetson Tara Sheets, ETSU Yevgenia Stupakm ETSU Tara Byrne, ETSU Most Valuable Player Tara Byrne, ETSU

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Players of the Week Date_ ________________________________________________Player, School 1/21______________________________________ Abby Leatherwood, Belmont 1/28___________________________________ Vera Shkundina, Kennesaw State 2/4_________________________________________ Anna Novo, USC Upstate 2/11___________________________________________Abbey Hogan, Belmont 2/18_______________________________________ Valentina Galbarini, Stetson 2/25________________________________________Katherine Nowicki, Stetson

Date_ ________________________________________________Player, School 3/4___________________________________________ Yevgeniya Stupak, ETSU 3/11________________________________________ Anna Novo, USC Upstate 3/18______________________________________________Lauren Holton, UNF 3/25_______________________________________________ Paula Jamie, ETSU 4/1_________________________________________ Anna Novo, USC Upstate 4/8___________________________________________ Aline Berkenbrock, UNF

2009 All-Atlantic Sun Conference Teams Player of the Year_ _____________________________ Yevgeniya Stupak, ETSU Freshman of the Year___________________________ Aline Berkenbrock, UNF Coach of the Year_ ______________________________ Sasha Schmid, Stetson First Team All-Atlantic Sun Aline Berkenbrock_ _____________________________________________ UNF Tara Byrne_____________________________________________________ ETSU Raquel Castro__________________________________________________ UNF Valentina Galbarini _ __________________________________________ Stetson Anna Novo_____________________________________________ USC Upstate Vera Sckundina________________________________________ Kennesaw State Tatiana Soldatova_________________________________________ Jacksonville Yevgeniya Stupak_______________________________________________ ETSU

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Second Team All-Atlantic Sun No. 1 - Priscilla Villemond________________________________________ FGCU No. 2 - Eva Sambrano___________________________________________ FGCU No. 3 - Karina Kedzo_____________________________________________ ETSU No. 4 - Paula Jaime______________________________________________ ETSU No. 5 - Cinthya Lazaro_ __________________________________ USC Upstate No. 6 - Fernanda Carrero_ __________________________________ Jacksonville No. 6 - Ana-Sofia Camberos_______________________________ USC Upstate No. 1 Doubles - Tatiana Pozo/Whitnie Warren______________________ Belmont No. 2 Doubles - Ina Durcakova/Nikita van Lierop______________________ UNF No. 3 - Lauren Holton/Victoria Krook________________________________ UNF Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team Aline Berkenbrock_ _____________________________________________ UNF Ana-Sofia Camberos_ ___________________________________ USC Upstate Shannon Gunning_ ___________________________________________ Stetson Paula Jaime____________________________________________________ ETSU Karina Kedzo___________________________________________________ ETSU Cinthya Lazaro_ ________________________________________ USC Upstate Borislava Nikolova_ _________________________________________ Campbell Vera Shkundina_______________________________________ Kennesaw State

Awards & Honors ITA Division II All-American 1991_ ________________Andres Gonzalez (Singles) 1992_ ________________Andres Gonzalez (Singles) James Homan (Singles) 1993_ __________________ James Homan (Singles) 1995_ _________________ Kasper Nielsen (Singles) 2003_ _________________ Jose Luis Reyes (Singles) 2006_ ______________ Stefan Dumitrescu (Singles) Diego Sist (Singles) 2007_ __________________Renzo Airaldi (Doubles) Stefan Dumitrescu (Singles/Doubles) CoSIDA Academic All-District 1996_ _________________ Kasper Nielsen (College) 2007_ __________ Sandy Franz (College, 2nd Team) 2008_ _________ Sandy Franz (University, 1st Team) Peach Belt Coach of the Year 2003_ _________________________ Tami Matheny

Diego Sist earned three All-Peach Belt singles honors and earned doubles honors as a sophomore.

ITA Division II South Region Coach of the Year 1992_ _________________________ Alan Ferguson All-Atlantic Sun Conference 2008_ __________________ Sandy Franz (1st Team) Renzo Airaldi (2nd Team) 2009 _______________ Edgar Rodriguez (1st Team) Jack Roux (2nd Team, Singles & Doubles) Ramiro Blanco (2nd Team, Singles) Renzo Airaldi (2nd Team, Doubles) Javier Tori (2nd Team, Singles) Leandro Osorio (2nd Team, Singles) All-Peach Belt Conference Singles 1992_ _________________________ James Homan 1993_ ___________________________ Juan Merino 1995_ _________________________ Kasper Nielsen 2003_ ________________________ Jose Luis Reyes Diego Sist 2004_ _____________________________Diego Sist 2005_ ______________________Stefan Dumitrescu Jose Luis Reyes 2006_ _____________________________Diego Sist 2007_ ______________________Stefan Dumitrescu Sandy Franz

Jose Luis Reyes was a two-time All-Peach Belt singles honoree.

All-Peach Belt Conference Doubles 1996_ _________________________ Henrik Sjolund 2004_ _____________________________Diego Sist Ben Ureta 2006_ ______________________Stefan Dumitrescu Renzo Airaldi Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team 2009_ _________________________ Ramiro Blanco ____________________________ Edgar Rodriguez NAIA All-District Six 1986_ _________________________ John Lockhart 1987_ _________________________John Robinson 1990_ _______________________ Jan Carlos Cueto Atlantic Sun Conference Players of the Week 2008_ ________Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso (2/1) Javier Tori (3/9) 2009_ _________________________Jack Roux (2/4) Arnaldo Lovera (2/11) Ramiro Blanco (3/25) Javier Tori (4/8)

Juan Merino was the second player to earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors in 1993.

Peach Belt Conference Players of the Week 2002_ ____________________ Jose Luis Reyes (3/5) 2003_ ___________________ Jose Luis Reyes (2/11) Ali Mondour (2/18) Lighton Muchinda (4/1) Diego Sist (4/15) 2004_ _______________________ Diego Sist (2/10) 2007_ ______________________Sandy Franz (2/27) Sandy Franz (3/26) ITA Scholar-Athletes 2008_ ___________________________ Sandy Franz Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso Javier Tori 2009_ __________________________ Ignacio Velez Javier Tori Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team 2008_ ___________________________ Sandy Franz Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso Arnaldo Lovera Nico Ospina Jack Rouz Javier Tori 2009_ _________________________ Ramiro Blanco Nico Ospina Javier Tori Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 1995_ _________________________ Kasper Nielsen 1996_ _________________________ Kasper Niesen Jorge Ventura 1997_ _________________________ Chris Edwards Henrik Sjolund 1998_ ________________________ James Edwards 1999_ _______________ Diego Gonzales-Orbegoso Cale Johnson Mikhail Kropotov 2001_ _________________________ Josh Hausman Mike Zihler 2002_ ___________________ Alessandro De Marzo Diego Gonzales-Orbegoso Marcel Grobbelaar 2003_ _______________________David Gustafsson Lennart Lepner Sebastian Libertino Aly Mandour Jose Luis Reyes Diego Sist 2004_ __________________________ Khalif Gafoor David Gustafsson Lennart Lepner Sebastian Libertino Aly Mandour Diego Sist 2005_ ____________________ Predrag Burmazovic Ryan DeSantis Stefan Dumitrescu Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso Jose Luis Reyes Sandy Schatz Diego Sist 2006_ ___________________________ Sandy Franz Diego Sist Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso Stefan Dumitrescu Predrag Burmazovic 2007_ _________________________ Miguel Cabral Stefan Dumitrescu Sandy Franz Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso Javier Tori 28

Awards & Honors ITA All-Academic Team 2008 ITA Division II All-American 2006_ ____________________ Anna Novo (Singles) 2007_ ____________________ Anna Novo (Singles) CoSIDA Academic All-American 2007_ ________Diana Martinez (College, 2nd Team) 2008_ ______ Diana Martinez (University, 1st Team) Peach Belt Student-Athlete of the Year 1992_ __________________________ Martha Cobo Atlantic Sun Player of the Year 2008_ ____________________________ Anna Novo Peach Belt Player of the Year 1992_ __________________________ Missy O’Neill Peach Belt Freshman of the Year 2006_ ____________________________ Anna Novo Peach Belt Coach of the Year 1992_ _________________________ Alan Ferguson CoSIDA Academic All-District 2007_ ________ Diana Martinez (College, 1st Team) 2008_ ______ Diana Martinez (University, 1st Team) All-Atlantic Sun Conference 2008_ ___________________ Anna Novo (1st Team) Susana Hernandez (2nd Team) 2009 ____________________ Anna Novo (1st Team) Cinthya Lazaro (2nd Team, Singles) Ana-Sofia Camberos (2nd Team, Singles) All-Peach Belt Conference Singles 1992_ __________________________ Missy O’Neill Amy White Heather Weare Annette Eskenzi 2005_ _________________________Marianna Melo 2006_ ____________________________ Anna Novo 2007_ ____________________________ Anna Novo All-Peach Belt Conference Doubles 1992_ __________________________ Missy O’Neill Martha Cobo Amy White Heather Weare Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team 2008_ _____________________ Emilia Milovanovic 2009_ ____________________ Ana-Sofia Camberos Cinthya Lazaro Atlantic Sun Conference Players of the Week 2008_ ____________________ Diana Martinez (2/8) Anna Novo (3/9) Daniela Lovera (4/4) Anna Novo (4/11) 2009_ _______________________ Anna Novo (2/4) Anna Novo (3/11) Anna Novo (4/1) Peach Belt Conference Players of the Week 2007_ _______________________ Anna Novo (3/6) Anna Novo (3/26) Anna Novo (4/9)

ITA Scholar-Athletes 1992_ __________________________ Martha Cobo 2008_ ______________________Susana Hernandez Daniela Lovera Diana Martinez Vivian Neuenschwander Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team 2008_ ______________________Susana Hernandez Maria Herrera Daniela Lovera Diana Martinez Vivian Neuenschwander Anna Novo 2009_ ____________________ Ana-Sofia Camberos Daniela Lovera Vivian Neuenschwander Anna Novo Angie Solorzano Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 1995_ _____________________ Georgina Libertino Mary Majarais 1996_ _____________________ Georgina Libertino 1997_ _________________________Ebba Hermelin Nikki Hulst 1998_ ____________________________ Mary Frady Ebba Hermelin Georgina Libertino Michelle Mann 1999_ ____________________________ Mary Frady Ebba Hermelin Georgina Libertino Michelle Mann Tori Miller 2001_ ___________________________ Nada Jaksic Kristinia Ribicic Martina Stoklaskova 2002_ ______________________ Marcela Gonzales Nina Lesnanska Kristina Ribicic Martina Stoklaskova 2003_ __________________________Zarah DeSilva Nina Lesnanska Kristina Ribicic Martina Stoklaskova 2004_ ________________________ Paloma Castillo Nina Lesnanska Mary-Kathryn Powell 2005_ ________________________ Paloma Castillo Nancy Hernandez Susana Hernandez Nina Lesnanska Diana Martinez 2006_ ________________________ Diana Martinez Vivian Neuenschwander Daniela Lovera Anna Novo 2007_ ______________________ Constanza Aranda Susana Hernandez Daniela Lovera Diana Martinez Vivian Neuenschwander Anna Novo

Diana Martinez earned two Academic All-American nods, the only athlete in school history to do so.

Anna Novo is the most celebrated player in school history with five conference player of the week, two All-America, and one Player of the Year award.

Tennis.Com Match of the Week 2008_ __Upstate clinches A-Sun vs. Campbell (4/15)

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Awards & Honors USC Upstate Tennis ITA All-Americans

Andres Gonzalez 1991, ’92 ITA Division II Singles All-American

The school’s first All-American, Andres Gonzalez had one of the most successful careers in school history after transferring from North Greenville. Gonzalez posted a 45-10 singles record and a 37-10 doubles record. In 1991, he helped the Rifles finish 11th in Division II and the next year, he was ranked as high as second in the nation in doubles play after reaching the finals of the Rolex Small College Championship. In singles play, he reached as high as eighth in Division II that season.

Diego Sist 2006 ITA Division II Singles All-American One of the best players in school history, Sist earned a national ranking in all four of his seasons at Upstate, culminating by finishing 15th in the nation in 2006 to earn All-American honors. As a freshman, the Paraguay native finished 41st in the nation. He finished 25th in the country as a sophomore and followed that by finishing 44th as a junior. Sist won 53 matches in his career and played all but two matches in his career at the No. 1 or No. 2 singles slot.

James Homan 1992, ’93 ITA Division II Singles All-American

James Homan earned back-to-back All-American honors in 1992 and 1993, joining Andres Gonzalez on the 1992 team. Homan, a native of Petersborough, England, earned the award in 1992 as he reached the NCAA Division II singles quarterfinals. He finished the season ranked 25th in the nation with a 27-6 overall record.

Kasper Nielsen 1995 ITA Division II Singles All-American

A two-year letterwinner for USC Spartanburg, Kasper Nielsen, a Denmark native, helped keep the Rifles in the Division II national conversation, leading the team to two national rankings of 12th in the nation. Nielsen, who transferred from Los Angeles Pierce Community College, posted a 19-8 singles record to finish the season ranked eighth in the nation as a junior.

Jose Luis Reyes 2003 ITA Division II Singles All-American

Jose Luis Reyes was a standout player for four years on the USC Upstate men’s tennis team. He finished his career with a 45-20 singles record. Reyes was also an accomplished doubles player, finishing his four seasons with a 63-12 record.

As a senior, Nielsen earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

As a sophomore, despite an ACL tear taking him from the lineup for much of the season, he finished 20th in the nation to earn All-American honors with an 8-4 record. In a dramatic return, Reyes played with the tear during the NCAA Regionals tournament.

Anna Novo 2006, ’07 ITA Division II Singles All-American

Renzo Airaldi 2007 ITA Division II Doubles All-American

Stefan Dumitrescu left an unmatched legacy at USC Upstate, earning three All-American awards and leaving the school with a then-school-record 71 doubles wins.

By the time she left USC Upstate in 2009, Anna Novo had left the unquestioned deepest legacy in the women’s program history. From day one at Upstate, she was an impact player, earning Division II All-American honors in 2006 and 2007.

The other half of the only doubles team in school hsitory to earn AllAmerican honors, Renzo Airaldi was just 18 when he paired with Stefan Dumitrescu to form one of the best doubles teams in the nation.

In 2006, Dumitrescu finished the year ranked eighth in Division II, earning his first All-American honors. As a senior in 2007, he did even better, finishing the year ranked fifth in the nation in singles and ninth in doubles play with partner, Renzo Airaldi.

As a freshman in 2006, Novo came back from a fall injury to post a 13-9 overall record and finish the season ranked 13th in the nation. In 2007, she was even better, winning 22 singles matches and finishing the year ranked 11th in the nation.

In 1993, Homan went 12-6 overall playing primarily at No. 1 singles and finished 12th in the country.

Stefan Dumitrescu 2006, ’07 ITA Division II Singles All-American 2007 ITA Division II Doubles All-American

The freshman from Peru was almost exclusively a doubles player in 2007, playing just seven singles matches, while teaming with Dumitrescu, to go 24-3 in doubles play, establishing a school record for wins in a season. The team finished the year ranked ninth in the nation.

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Awards & Honors USC Upstate Tennis Conference Players of the Year Missy O’Neill 1992 Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year

Anna Novo 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year

Anna Novo, a 5-5 Caracas, Venezuela, native, led USC Upstate into the Division I era in style. As a junior, she set nearly every school record in site, winning 29 singles matches and 52 combined matches. She won tournament singles titles at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament and the Wolfpack Invitational in the fall.

Missy O’Neill, a native of Colts Neck, N.J., helped the Lady Rifles to make their mark in their first year in the Peach Belt Conference. O’Neill led the Rifles to an undefeated 12-0 regular season. O’Neill was the team’s leader, playing at the No. 1 slot in both singles and doubles, finishing 18-3 in singles and 15-2 in doubles play. She finished the season ranked 28th in the Division II rankings, helping her earn both Peach Belt Player of the Year and all-conference accolades.

To follow that, Novo, in the spring, Novo earned a pair of A-Sun Player of the Week awards and she finished the year a perfect 11-0 mark at the No. 1 position in A-Sun play, leading the Spartans to the first outright A-Sun title in school history.

USC Upstate Tennis Athletic Hall of Fame Members

Kasper Nielson ’96

Martha Cobo ’92

Kristina Ribicic ’03

Kasper Nielsen was a standout player on the men’s tennis team for two seasons, playing from 1994-96. He played primarily at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions throughout his career and helped lead USCS into national prominence.

Martha Cobo was a four-year member of the women’s tennis program at USCS from 1988-92. The epitome of the student-athlete, she was a Volvo Tennis Scholar Athlete in 1991-92 and earned the Peach Belt Athletic Conference Academic Award for having the highest academic average among female athletes. In addition to her playing days at USCS, she represented Colombia, her native country, in the World Junior Tennis Tournament.

Kristina Ribicic is the second person affiliated with the women’s tennis program to be elected to the Athletics Hall of Fame at USC Upstate.

Class of 2004

Class of 2001

A two-year letterwinner for USC Spartanburg, Kasper Nielsen, a Denmark native, helped keep the Rifles in the Division II national conversation, leading the team to two national rankings of 12th in the nation. Nielsen, who transferred from Los Angeles Pierce Community College, posted a 19-8 singles record to finish the season ranked eighth in the nation as a junior. In addition to his excellence in tennis, he was an outstanding student. He was named to the Peach Belt Conference Honor Roll both years and was a Dean’s List student. He was also named a GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District scholar.

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While her playing days at USCS are worthy of recognition, Cobo’s accomplishments since leaving the campus are just as noteworthy. She has served as a tennis coach at the prestigious Bolletieri Sports Academy. She served as the Director of the Mental Efficiency Program at the Academy and has collaborated with many world renown sport psychologists on performance enhancement issues. Cobo left the Bolletieri Sports Academy and now serves as the Director of Mental Conditioning Program at the Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy in Bradenton, FL. In addition, she also is the Director of International Outreach - PERFORMAX and is a mental health counselor. A member of the American Psychological Association, she developed an international educational curriculum for coaches, athletes, and parents, while counseling several elite athletes from around the world

Class of 2008

Ribicic is the first honoree connected with the resurgence of the women’s tennis program. She played for the team from 1999-2003. She joined Marcela Gonzalez and Martina Stoklaskova to form the foundation which the program has used to achieve tremendous success in recent years. It was her leadership, in particular, that helped form a cohesive unit for four years. It was her play on the court that helped bring success to the team. Prior to Ribicic’s arrival, the women’s program had posted three wins in the previous three seasons combined. Ribicic helped the team make history in 2003. She finished the year 16-3 in singles play and 20-3 in doubles action to help the team win a school record 15 matches and advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in eight years and just the second time in program history. The tournament appearance came just four years after the program posted a 2-13 record in 1999. Ribicic ranks fifth all-time in combined wins with 87 victories in singles and doubles play. Her 46 singles wins marks the fifth-highest total in school history. She also ranks fifth all-time with 41 doubles victories. In addition to her ability on the tennis court, Ribicic was a four-time member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll.

All-Time Rosters

Bill Castleman 1988-91

Jorge Galvez 1990-93

Jorge Ventura 1993-96

Paloma Castillo 2001-05

Men’s Tennis All-Time Roster AAA Renzo Airaldi_________2007Ralph Allison___________1969 Bruce Alverson_________1969 David Anderson_ _______1972 BBB Michael Bain________ 1985-86 Hap Belmont________ 1976, 78 David Bishop________ 1976, 78 Stanley Bishop_ ________1969 Scott Blackwell______ 1985-86 Ramiro Blanco________2009Chris Bloxham__________1988 Jim Brock______________1981 Tommy Brock_ ______ 1979-80 Predrag Burmazovic__ 2004-06 CCC Miguel Cabral__________2007 Reggie Campbell_ ______1969 Wilson Casey________ 1974-76 Bill Castleman_______ 1988-91 Rodolfo Castro_ _____ 2000-03 Lavnish Chatrath____ 1995-96 Michael Cheves____ 1999-2000 Rock Christ_ ________ 1979-80 Chris Clifton_ __________2006 Jim Coates_____________1972 Jim Condon____________1969 Byron Conn____________1981 Rafael Corzo_ _______ 1992, 97 Faizul Costa_________ 1999-00 David Cox_____________1974 Jon Carlos Cueto_____ 1990-93 Jose Cueto_ ________ 1989-92 DDD Pio Davila_ _________ 1996-97 Renato Davila__________2002 Jim Davis___________ 1979-80 Alessandro De Marzo 2000-02 Ryan De Santis_ ________2005 Renzo Diez-Canseco_____2001 Justin Downey_ _____ 1994-95 Stefan Dumitrescu___ 2004-07 EEE Jose Echandia__________2002 Chris Edwards_______ 1994-98 Joe Elder___________ 1974-76 Chuck Evans___________1974 Tony Exall_ _________ 1979-81 FFF Shawn Fischer_______ 1985-86 Scott Flynn_ ___________1989 Sandy Franz_ _______ 2006-08

NNN Richard Newcomer______1970 Tim Nichols_________ 1979-80 Kasper Nielsen_ _____ 1995-96 Douglas Noriega_____ 2000-01

HHH Gregg Hammond_______1976 Bobby Hanks___________1970 Ken Harrill_____________1969 Josh Hausman_ _____ 2000-01 Angus Henderson____ 1994-95 Skipper Hix_________ 1998-99 Carl Hocker____________2005 James Homan_______ 1992-93 Bruce Howard_______ 1974-76 Tommy Howard_ ____ 1979-81

RRR Jose Luis Reyes______ 2002-05 Jose Rincon_________ 1989-91 John Robinson______ 1985-87 Edgar Rodriguez______2009Khary Rose_ ________ 1994-97 Jack Roux____________2007David Rubel_ _______ 1979-81

KKK John Kiser__________ 1974-75 LLL Paula Lattimore_ _______1969 Jerry Lesley____________1978 Lennart Lepner______ 2003-04 Sebastian Libertino_ ____2004 Mike Little__________ 1988-89 John Lockhart_______ 1985-86 Ajay Loganadan_____ 1987-90 John Longo____________1974 Arnaldo Lovera______ 2007-09 MMM George Mahaffey_ ___ 1979-81 Aly Mandour________ 2003-04 Chuck Marler__________1978 Ricky Martinez_ _____ 2001-02 B. Meder_ _____________1972 Juan Merino_ _______ 1992-93 John Mikelonis______ 1979-81 Matt Mills_ _________ 1985-86 R. Montgomery_________1972 Dee Moulton___________1988 Eddie Moseley_ ________1981 Lighton Muchinda_ _____2003

Daniela Lovera 2006-09

Women’s Tennis All-Time Roster

GGG Khalif Gafoor___________2004 Sreten Gajic_________ 1992-94 Jorge Galvez________ 1991-93 Jose Garcia_ ________ 1997-00 Roddy Geddes_ ________1981 Kathy Gettys________ 1985-86 Thomas Gomolka____ 1979-80 D. Gonzales-Orbegoso 1999-02 S. Gonzales-Orbegoso 2005-08 Andres Gonzalez_____ 1991-92 Jose Gonzalez_______ 1987-88 David Gustafsson____ 2003-04

JJJ Cale Johnson_ ______ 1998-99 Alton Jones_________ 1969-70 Tommy Jones_ _________1978

Marcela Gonzalez 1999-2003

OOO Ben O’Dell_____________1972 Leandro Osorio______ 2006-09 Nicolas Ospina_ _____ 2008-09 PPP Grocio Prado___________2006

SSS Sebastian Sanchez___ 1995-97 Sandy Schatz_ _________2005 Kevin Shaver________ 1989-92 Diego Sist_ _________ 2003-06 Henrik Sjolund_ _____ 1996-97 Louis Smith____________1969 Tim Smith_____________1978 Lee Speer_ _________ 1975-76 Jason Staiger________ 2000-01 TTT Brad Tate___________ 1976-78 Tim Thigpen_ __________1978 Javier Tori____________2007UUU Ben Ureta_ _________ 2003-05 VVV Brett Van Der Merwe_ ___1998 Rudy Vargas_ _______ 1992-95 Bill Vaughn_ ___________1969 Ignacio Velez_________2008Jorge Ventura_______ 1994-96 Rick Vinson____________1978 Andres Viver___________1988 WWW Chris Worrock__________1969 YYY Danny Yarborough___ 1972, 76 Pom Yi_____________ 1985-86 Guillermo Yunez________2002 ZZZ Mike Zihler_ ________ 2000-01

AAA Tracey Lindsay_ ________ 1980 Lindsay Allen_ ______ 2001-03 Daniela Lovera_ ___ 2006-2009 Constanza Aranda_ _____ 2007 MMM BBB Mary Majaris___________ 1995 Lori Blackwell_ _________ 1992 Michelle Mann_ _____ 1998-00 Carolina Bello_ _______ 2008- Barbara Marlow_ _______ 1980 Anna Martin_ __________ 1991 CCC Mary Martin_ __________ 1995 Stacy Cantwell_ _____ 1994-95 Diana Martinez______ 2005-08 Paloma Castillo______ 2002-05 Jeanie McClure_________ 1980 Martha Cobo________ 1991-92 Lisa McClure___________ 1976 Ana-Sofia Camberos_ _ 2009- Monica McGrath_____ 1998-99 Mariana Melo_ ______ 2004-05 DDD Annika Meyerson_______ 2005 Stephanie Dacus________ 1993 Robbin Miller_ _________ 1994 Christy Davis________ 1990-91 Tori Miller_ ____________ 1999 Zarah DeSilva_______ 2003-06 Emilia Milovanovic____ 2008Alexis DeStaffany____ 1996-97 Carin Morgan_ ______ 1994-97 Amanda Dnistrian_ __ 1999-00 NNN EEE Christy Nettles_ ________ 1991 Sylvia Easler_ _______ 1974-75 V. Neuenschwander__ 2006-09 Lisa Engerth_ _______ 1988-90 Stacy Nicoll____________ 1996 Annette Eskenazi_ ___ 1990-92 Anna Novo_ ________ 2006-09 Catherine Estupinan_ _ 2009OOO FFF Judy Odom____________ 1974 Paula Fillion____________ 2002 Missy O’Neil_ _______ 1992-93 Mary Frady_ ________ 1998-99 PPP GGG Mary-Kathryn Powell_ ___ 2004 Marcela Gonzalez____ 2000-03 RRR HHH Karen Restuk___________ 1999 Leigh Harrison_ _____ 1993-94 Kristina Ribicic_ _____ 2000-03 Ebba Hermelin_ _____ 1997-98 Beth Rusch_ ___________ 1991 Susana Hernandez___ 2005-08 Maria Herrera_ ______ 2006-08 SSS Carmel Hill_ ___________ 1994 Gabriella Sanchez_______ 1995 Wendy Hughes_________ 1990 Dasha Segenchuk_______ 2004 Nikki Hulst__________ 1995-98 Angie Solorzano________ 2009 Stephanie Stevens_ _____ 1996 JJJ Martina Stoklaskova__ 2000-03 Nada Jaksic_________ 2000-01 Kate Summer_ _________ 1997 Jennifer Jones__________ 1994 TTT KKK Kelly Thompson_ _______ 1980 Missy Keith_ ___________ 1990 Susan Trupp_ __________ 1993 Andrea Kerr_________ 1999-01 Lori Kiesel_____________ 1992 VVV Elise Kimling___________ 1980 Patricia Vener_ ____ 1988-1991 Lisa King___________ 1988-90 Janina Kisic____________ 1996 WWW Taryn Walker___________ 2000 LLL Heather Weare_ _____ 1991-94 Cinthya Lazaro_ ______ 2008- Amy White_ ________ 1992-93 Nina Lesnanska______ 2002-05 Leslie Whiten_ _________ 1990 Georgina Libertino___ 1995-99 Wendy Williams_ _______ 1993 Christy Lindsay_________ 1980

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Division I Firsts

The 2007-08 Spartans Upstate’s First NCAA Division I Tennis Team

Di v i s i o n I Fi r s t s

Men’s Tennis Division I Firsts Team First win_ _________________________________ vs. Georgia Southern, W, 6-1, 2/2/08 First home win_ ________________________________ vs. South Carolina State, 2/9/08 First road win_ ____________________________________ at Wofford, W, 6--1, 2/7/08 First back-to-back wins_ _______________ at Wofford, 2/7/08, vs. South Carolina State, 2/9/08 First 4-3 win_______________________________________ vs. Presbyterian, 2/15/08 First 5-2 win___________________________________ vs. South Carolina State, 2/9/08 First 6-1 win_____________________________________ at Georgia Southern, 2/2/08 First 7-0 win________________________________________ vs. Florida A&M, 3/1/08 First doubles point_ _____________________________________at Davidson, 1/27/08

Renzo Airaldi won Upstate’s first Division I tournament and dual meet singles matches and was the first Spartan to reach 20 wins.

Individual First singles match win (tour.)_ ____________________ Renzo Airaldi def. Fediuk (PRES), 6-2, 6-3, 9/16/07 First doubles match win (tour.)___________________ Sandy Franz/Renzo Airaldi def. Olivier/Lee (PRES), 9/17/07 First singles tournament title__________________ Sandy Franz (A), Renzo Airaldi (B), Upstate Tour., 9/17/07 First doubles tournament title_ _________________ Sandy Franz & Renzo Airaldi (A), Upstate Tour., 9/17/07 First singles dual match win__________________ No. 3 Renzo Airaldi def. Eric Noble (DAV), 6-4, 6-3, 1/27/08 First doubles dual match win______________________ No. 2 S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Leandro Osorio def. Compeau/Noble (DAV), 8-6, 1/27/08 First No. 1 singles win_ ________________________Sandy Franz def. Andrew Stubbs (WOF) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 First No. 2 singles win_ _____________________ Renzo Airaldi def. Borja Malet (GSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0, 2/2/08 First No. 3 singles win_ _______________________ Renzo Airaldi def. Eric Noble (DAV), 6-4, 6-3, 1/27/08 First No. 4 singles win_ _________________________ Jack Roux def. Phillip Prins (GSU) 6-4, 6-1, 2/2/08 First No. 5 singles win_ _______________ Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso def. Sam Burns (DAV) - 7-5, 4-6, 3-6 First No. 6 singles win_ ____________________ Leandro Osorio def. Matthew Sands (GSU) 6-3, 7-5, 2/2/08 First No. 1 doubles win___________________ Leandro Osorio/S. Gonzales-Orbegoso def. Martin/Lee (Pres.) 8-5, 2/15/08 First No. 2 doubles win______________________S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Leandro Osorio def. Compeau/Noble (DAV), 8-6, 1/27/08 First No. 3 doubles win___________________ Javier Tori and Jack Roux def. Lyons/Burns (DAV), 9-7, 1/27/08 First to win 10 singles matches________________________Sandy Franz at USC Fall Invitational, 10/13/08 First to win 20 singles matches_______________________________ Renzo Airaldi vs. Mercer, 2/29/08 First to win 10 dual meet singles matches_ _______________________ Renzo Airaldi at Lipscomb, 3/7/08 First to win 10 doubles matches_ _________________ Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso/Leandro Osorio, 3/1/08 First to win 10 doubles dual-meet matches_ __________________ Jack Roux/Sandy Franz & Renzo Airaldi/Javier Tori, 4/4/08 First A-Sun Player of the Week_ ___________________________ Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso, 2/1/08

Women’s Tennis Division I Firsts Team First win_ ________________________________ vs. North Carolina A&T, W, 7-0, 2/1/08 First road win_ _____________________________________at Wofford, W, 5-2, 2/7/08 First neutral win___________________________________________________ --First back-to-back wins_ ________________ vs. North Carolina A&T, 2/1/08, at Wofford, 2/7/08 First 4-3 win________________________________________vs. Jacksonville, 3/29/09 First 5-2 win___________________________________________ at Wofford, 2/7/08 First 6-1 win______________________________________ vs. Kennesaw State, 3/1/08 First 7-0 win____________________________________ vs. North Carolina A&T, 2/1/08 First doubles point_ _______________________________ vs. North Carolina A&T, 2/1/08

Vivian Neuenschwander ’09 was the first Spartan to win Division I singles matches in the tournament and dual meet format.

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Individual First singles match win (tournament)____________________ V. Neuenschwander def. Cristina Garcia (CAM) 7-6, 6-2, 9/16/07 First doubles match win (tournament)_ ____________________ Diana Martinez/Maria Herrera def. Fuller/Davis (PRES) 8-6, 9/16/07 First singles tournament title____________________ Anna Novo (A), USC Upstate Fall Tournament, 9/17/07 First doubles tournament title_ __________________Anna Novo & Emilia Milovanovic, Upstate Tournament, 9/17/07 First singles dual match win_______________________No. 5 V. Neuenschwander (UPST) def. Reyorn Ferguson (NCAT) 6-0, 6-0, 2/1/08 First doubles dual match win_________________________ No. 1 Anna Novo/Emilia Milovanovic (UPST) def. Quick/Palmer (NCAT) 8-0, 2/1/08 First No. 1 singles win_ ___________________ Anna Novo (UPST) def. Winnie Quick (NCAT) 6-1, 6-1, 2/1/08 First No. 2 singles win_ ______________________ Susana Hernandez (UPST) def. Terika Palmer (NCAT) 6-0, 6-1, 2/1/08 First No. 3 singles win_ ____________________ Emilia Milovanovic (UPST) def. Destiny Williams (NCAT) 6-0, 6-0, 2/1/08 First No. 4 singles win_ _____________________ Diana Martinez (UPST) def. Danielle McCaskill (NCAT) 6-0, 6-0, 2/1/08 First No. 5 singles win_ ___________________ V. Neuenschwander (UPST) def. Reyorn Ferguson (NCAT) 6-0, 6-0, 2/1/08 First No. 6 singles win_ _____________________ Maria Herrera (UPST) def. McKenzie Carson (WOF) 6-1, retired, 2/7/08 First No. 1 doubles win_______________________ Anna Novo/Emilia Milovanovic (UPST) def. Quick/Palmer (NCAT) 8-0, 2/1/08 First No. 2 doubles win________________________ Diana Martinez/Maria Herrera (UPST) def. Williams/McCaskill (NCAT) 8-0, 2/1/08 First No. 3 doubles win______________________ Maria Herrera/Diana Martinez (UPST) def. Baird/Smyers (WOF) 8-5, 2/7/08 First to win 10 singles matches______________________ Anna Novo at ITA Southeast Regionals, 10/19/07 First to win 20 singles matches_______________________________ Anna Novo vs. Austin Peay, 3/5/08 First to win 10 dual meet singles matches_ _________________________ Anna Novo at Belmont, 3/8/08 First to win 10 doubles matches_ _________________________Anna Novo/Emilia Milovanovic, 10/27/08 First to win 10 doubles dual-meet matches_ _____________________Emilia Milovanovic/Anna Novo & Diana Martinez/Maria Herrera, 3/22/08 First A-Sun Player of the Week_ _____________________________________Diana Martinez, 2/8/08

Men’s Tennis Record Book One of the most successful programs at USC Upstate, the men’s tennis team ended its Division II era by finishing among the nation’s top 25 in each of the last eight years and finished its second year of Division I play ranked nationally. Although the tennis program can trace its routes back to 1970, just three years after the university was founded, it struggled in its infancy, eventually being dropped from the athletic department in 1982, due to lack of participation. In 1986, David Johnson helped revive the program, leading the team back to competition in the NAIA. Rock Christ solidified the program, leading the team for two years and leading the program to its first winning season since 1976 in 1988 with an 11-9 record. In 1989, Alan Ferguson took over the program for the next nine years and led then-USC Spartanburg to heights never before seen. He led the Rifles to top 15 finishes in Division II five times. In 1999, Tami Matheny took over the reins and she immediately began to rebuild the team. After just five wins in her first two years, Matheny led the team to top25 finishes in each of her last four years, including a final ranking of seventh in 2004. After Matheny stepped down in 2003 to focus on her responsibilities as Senior Women’s Administrator, Alessandro De Marzo led the Spartans to three straight finishes in the nation’s top 15. In 2008, De Marzo led the team to 15 wins in the school’s first year as a member of the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Men’s Tennis Year-By-Year

Year Coach Record Conf Postseason 1970 Dick Spong and 5-7 - - Joe Bowman 1971 No Team 1972 Tom Davis and 4-5 - - Dick Spong 1973 Dick Spong 4-4 - - 1974 Dick Spong 5-4 - - 1975 Ron Eaglin - - - 1976 Ron Eaglin 7-2 - - 1977 Richard Predmore 7-8 - - 1978 Richard Predmore - - - 1979 Richard Predmore - - - 1980 Jim Newcombe - - - 1981 Jim Newcombe 3-9 - - 1982 Ron Eaglin - - - 1982-85 No Team 1986 David Johnson - - - 1987 Rock Christ 5-16 - - 1988 Rock Christ 11-9 - - 1989 Alan Ferguson 12-6 - - 1990 Alan Ferguson 18-4 - - 1991 Alan Ferguson 12-4 - - 1992 Alan Ferguson 19-4 4-0 NCAA Nationals 1993 Alan Ferguson 10-4 4-2 - 1994 Alan Ferguson 10-9 3-4 - 1995 Alan Ferguson 16-7 5-2 NCAA Regionals 1996 Alan Ferguson 16-6 3-3 NCAA Nationals 1997 Alan Ferguson 4-11 0-5 - 1998 Sarang Gupta 0-9 0-8 - 1999 Tami Matheny 0-12 0-8 - 2000 Tami Matheny 5-11 0-8 - 2001 Tami Matheny 12-9 3-4 NCAA Regionals 2002 Tami Matheny 13-7 4-3 NCAA Regionals 2003 Tami Matheny 20-2 7-0 NCAA Regionals 2004 Josh Hausman 20-5 7-1 NCAA Nationals 2005 Alessandro De Marzo 14-6 7-1 NCAA Regionals 2006 Alessandro De Marzo 14-7 5-3 NCAA Nationals 2007 Alessandro De Marzo 23-5 7-2 NCAA Nationals 2008 Alessandro De Marzo 15-6 8-2 - 2009 Alessandro De Marzo 22-3 9-1 - Total 36 seasons 310-213 76-57

Rank 23 11 5 10 12 12 22 17 12 7 11 11 5 70

The 1992 Spartans were the first in school history to reach the NCAA Division II Tournament, finishing in fifth-place at the national tournament.

Most Combined Wins, Career (Through Fall 2009) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Player Years Record Pct. Javier Tori______________________ 2006-_ __________126-56_ ___ .692 Stefan Dumitrescu________________ 2003-07_________ 119-32_ ____ .788 Leandro Osorio_ _________________ 2005-09_________ 118-62_ ____ .656 Renzo Airaldi_ __________________ 2006-_ __________112-50_ ___ .691 Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso______ 2004-08_________ 109-67_ ____ .619 Jose Luis Reyes_ _________________ 2001-05_________ 108-32_ ____ .771 Jack Roux_ _____________________ 2006-_ __________109-46_ ___ .703 Diego Sist_______________________ 2002-06_________ 103-57_ ____ .644 Jorge Ventura____________________ 1993-96_________ 94-52______ .644 Sandy Franz_____________________ 2005-08_________ 89-41______ .685 Khary Rose______________________ 1993-97_________ 85-74______ .535 Jorge Galvez_ ___________________ 1990-93_________ 84-33______ .718 Jan Carlos Cueto_ ________________ 1990-93_________ 82-34______ .707 Rudy Vargas_____________________ 1991-95_________ 81-59______ .579 David Gustafsson_________________ 2002-04_________ 68-16______ .810 Andres Gonzalez_________________ 1990-92_________ 66-21______ .759 Rodolfo Castro___________________ 1999-03_________ 65-38______ .631 Lavnish Chatrath_________________ 1994-96_________ 64-39______ .621 Alessandro De Marzo_ ____________ 1999-02_________ 63-48______ .568 James Homan_ __________________ 1991-93_________ 63-17______ .788

Most Combined Wins, Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Player Year Record Pct. Jack Roux_ ______________________2008-09_ _______ 46-15_____ .754 Javier Tori_______________________2008-09_ _______ 45-15_____ .750 Jorge Ventura_____________________1995-96_________ 45-18_ _____ .714 Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2007-08_ _______ 44-22_____ .667 Javier Tori_______________________2007-08_ _______ 42-19_____ .689 Sandy Franz______________________2006-07_________ 42-10_ _____ .808 Leandro Osorio_ __________________2008-09_________ 41-24_ _____ .631 Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-04__________41-5_______ .891 James Homan_ ___________________1991-92__________40-9_______ .816 Ramiro Blanco_ __________________2008-09_ ________40-5______ .889 Andres Gonzalez__________________1991-92_________ 39-13_ _____ .750 Edgar Rodriguez_ ________________2008-09_ ________39-9______ .813 Jack Roux_ ______________________2007-08_ _______ 38-19_____ .667 Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2008-09_ _______ 37-22_____ .627 Sandy Franz______________________2007-08_________ 37-25_ _____ .597

Career Coaching Records Years 1969-74 1974-76 1976-79 1979-81 1981-82 1985-86 1986-88 1988-97 1997-98 1998-03 2003-04 2004-Pres.

Coach Record Conf. Dick Spong___________________________ 18-20_ ___________Ron Eaglin_____________________________ 7-2_ ____________Richard Predmore_______________________ 7-8_ ____________Jim Newcombe_________________________ 3-9_ ____________Ron Eaglin______________________________ -_ _____________David Johnson_ _________________________ -_ _____________Rock Christ_ __________________________ 16-25_ ___________Alan Ferguson_________________________117-55________19-16 Sarang Gupta_ _________________________ 0-9_ __________0-8 Tami Matheny_________________________ 50-42_ _______14-23 Josh Hausman_ ________________________20-5__________70-1 Alessandro De Marzo___________________ 88-27_ ________36-9 34

Men’s Tennis Record Book From left: Jorge Ventura (1993-96), third in singles wins; Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso (2004-08), fourth in singles wins; David Gustafsson (200204), all-time win percentage leader; Khary Rose (1993-97), sixth in singles wins.

Career Records (Through Fall 2009) Most Singles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Javier Tori_______________________2006-_ _______ 60-30_ ______ .667 2. Jack Roux_ ______________________2006-_ _______ 57-29_ ______ .663 3. Jorge Ventura_____________________1993-96_______ 57-31_ _______ .648 4. Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso_______2004-08_______ 55-32_ _______ .632 5. Diego Sist________________________2002-06_______ 53-21_ _______ .716 6. Khary Rose_______________________1993-97_______ 51-51_ _______ .500 7. Jan Carlos Cueto_ _________________1990-93_______ 49-23_ _______ .681 8. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-07_______ 48-19_ _______ .716 9. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2006-_ _______ 48-26_ ______ .649 10. Arnaldo Lovera_ __________________2006-09_______ 46-14_ _______ .767 11. Leandro Osorio_ __________________2005-09_______ 46-25_ _______ .648 12. Jorge Galvez_ ____________________1990-93_______ 45-19_ _______ .703 13. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2001-05_______ 45-20_ _______ .692 14. Sandy Franz______________________2005-08_______ 44-21_ _______ .677 15. Rudy Vargas______________________1991-95_______ 43-41_ _______ .512

Most Doubles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Leandro Osorio_ __________________2005-09_______ 72-37_ _______ .661 2. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-07_______ 71-13_ _______ .845 3. Javier Tori_______________________2006-_ _______ 66-24_ ______ .733 4. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2006-_ _______ 64-24_ ______ .727 5. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2001-05_______ 63-12_ _______ .840 6. Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso_______2004-08_______ 54-35_ _______ .607 7. Jack Roux_ ______________________2006-_ _______ 52-17_ ______ .754 8. Diego Sist________________________2002-06_______ 50-36_ _______ .581 9. Sandy Franz______________________2005-08_______ 45-20_ _______ .692 10. Jorge Galvez_ ____________________1990-93_______ 39-14_ _______ .736 11. Rudy Vargas_ ____________________1991-95_______ 38-18_ _______ .679 12. Alessandro De Marzo_ _____________1999-02_______ 37-20_ _______ .649 13. Jorge Ventura_____________________1993-96_______ 37-21_ _______ .638 14. David Gustafsson__________________2002-04_______ 34-9_________ .791 15. Khary Rose_______________________1993-97_______ 34-23_ _______ .596

Best Singles Record (Min. 30 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. David Gustafsson__________________2002-04_______ 34-7_________.829 2. Andres Gonzalez__________________1990-92_______ 39-11_ _______.780 3. Jose Cueto_______________________1990-92_______ 31-9_________.775 4. Arnaldo Lovera_ __________________2006-09_______ 46-14_ _______.767 5. James Homan_ ___________________1991-93_______ 39-12_ _______.765 6. Lavnish Chatrath__________________1994-96_______ 41-15_ _______.732 7. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-07_______ 48-19_ _______.716 8. Diego Sist________________________2002-06_______ 53-21_ _______.716 9. Jorgo Galvez_ ____________________1990-93_______ 45-19_ _______.703 10. Rodolfo Castro____________________1999-03_______ 35-15_ _______.700

Best Doubles Record (Min. 30 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-07_______ 71-13_ _______ .845 2. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2001-05_______ 63-12_ _______ .840 3. Aly Mandour_ ____________________2002-04_______ 33-8_________ .805 4. David Gustafsson__________________2002-04_______ 34-9_________ .791 5. Jack Roux_ ______________________2006-09_ _____ 52-17_ ______ .754 6. Jan Carlos Cueto_ _________________1990-93_______ 33-11_ _______ .750 7. Jorgo Galvez_ ____________________1990-93_______ 39-14_ _______ .736 8. Javier Tori_______________________2006-_ _______ 64-22_ ______ .733 9. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2006-_ _______ 64-23_ ______ .727 10. Sandy Franz______________________2005-08_______ 45-20_ _______ .692

Single-Season Records Most Singles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. James Homan_ ___________________1991-92_______ 27-6_________.818 2. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2007-08_ _____ 26-9________ .743 3. Javier Tori_______________________2008-09_ _____ 24-8________ .750 4. Ramiro Blanco_ __________________2008-09_ _____ 23-0_______ 1.000 5. Sandy Franz______________________2006-07_______ 23-5_________.821 6. Jan Carlos Cueto_ _________________1991-92_______ 23-9_________.719 7. Jack Roux_ ______________________2008-09_ _____ 22-9________ .710 Jorge Ventura_____________________1994-95_______ 22-9_________.710 8. Andres Gonzalez__________________1991-92_______ 21-7_________.750 9. Lavnish Chatrath__________________1995-96_______ 21-10_ _______.677 Pio Davila________________________1995-96_______ 21-10_ _______.677 Jorge Ventura_____________________1995-96_______ 21-10_ _______.677

Most Doubles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-04_______ 24-1_________ .960 Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2006-07_ _____ 24-3________ .889 Jack Roux_ ______________________2008-09_ _____ 24-6________ .800 Jorge Ventura_____________________1995-96_______ 24-8_________ .750 5. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2003-04_______ 23-1_________ .958 6. Leandro Osorio_ __________________2006-07_______ 23-7_________ .767 7. Edgar Rodriguez_ ________________2008-09_ _____ 22-1________ .957 8. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2006-07_______ 22-3_________ .880 9. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2008-09_ _____ 22-7________ .759 10. Javier Tori_______________________2007-08_ _____ 22-8________ .733 11. Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso_______2006-07_______ 22-9_________ .710 12. Leandro Osorio_ __________________2008-09_______ 22-14_ _______ .611

Best Singles Record (Min. 15 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Ramiro Blanco_ __________________2008-09_ _____ 23-0_______ 1.000 2. Diego Sist________________________2002-03_______ 17-1_________ .944 David Gustafsson__________________2002-03_______ 17-1_________ .944 3. Predrag Burmazovic_ ______________2004-05_______ 15-1_________ .938 4. Sandy Franz______________________2006-07_______ 23-5_________ .821 5. James Homan_ ___________________1991-92_______ 27-6_________ .818 Andres Gonzalez__________________1990-91_______ 18-4_________ .818 6. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-04_______ 17-4_________ .810 7. Lavnish Chatrath__________________1994-95_______ 20-5_________ .800 8. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2004-05_______ 15-4_________ .789

Best Doubles Record (Min. 15 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2003-04_______ 24-1_________ .960 2. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2003-04_______ 23-1_________ .958 3. Edgar Rodriguez_ ________________2008-09_ _____ 22-1________ .957 4. Renzo Airaldi_ ___________________2006-07_ _____ 24-3________ .889 5. Stefan Dumitrescu_________________2007-07_______ 22-3_________ .880 6. Aly Mandour_ ____________________2002-03_______ 19-3_________ .864 7. David Gustafsson__________________2002-03_______ 18-4_________ .818 8. Jack Roux_ ______________________2008-09_ _____ 24-6________ .800 9. Sandy Franz______________________2006-07_______ 19-5_________ .792 10. Jose Luis Reyes_ __________________2001-02_______ 15-4_________ .789

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Women’s Tennis Record Book

The 2003 Lady Rifles were the second USC Upstate team to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament, finishing with a then-record 15 dual-meet wins.

After six straight ITA Top 40 finishes to close the Upstate Division II era, the women’s tennis team made a huge splash into the waters of Division I, earning the program’s first regularseason title with a perfect 11-0 Atlantic Sun slate in 2008. The perfect season was the culmination of a 10-year rebuilding process from a winless season. It was after that season that Tami Matheny was hired as head coach and maybe it’s fitting then, that in her first season as an assistant coach in 2008, she helped the team to the A-Sun title. Most remarkable of any of the Division II teams was the final squad in 200607, which not only won a school-record 21 duals, but also was the first team in school history to reach the round of 16 during the NCAA Tournament. The team also posted the highest ranking in school history, finishing seventh in the final ITA rankings. Although women’s tennis squads were on campus in 1979-80 and 1981-82, a lack of student interest dropped the programs. In 1988, Upstate men’s tennis alum Rock Christ took over the reigns of the programs and led it to a 10-2 record in the NAIA. After two seasons with Tammy Holder, Alan Ferguson took the reins of the program for the next six seasons. Ferguson’s first season at the helm was the best, taking then-USC Spartanburg to a 12-0 record and a national ranking of 11th. Though the program stuggled through much of the rest of the ‘90s, Tami Matheny resurrected the program early in the 21st century. In 2001-02, she led the Rifles to a 12-8 record and a ranking of 30th followed by a final ranking of 25th in 2003 and the school’s first trip to the NCAA Regionals.

Women’s Tennis Year-By-Year Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Coach Record Conf Rock Christ 10-2 - Tammy Holder 5-7 - Tammy Holder 8-4 - Alan Ferguson 12-0 4-0 Alan Ferguson 5-5 3-2 Alan Ferguson 11-10 2-4 Alan Ferguson 4-12 1-5 Alan Ferguson 5-10 1-6 Alan Ferguson 1-12 0-7 Sarang Gupta 0-12 0-11 Tami Matheny 2-13 0-11 Tami Matheny 9-16 2-9 Tami Matheny 10-12 3-6 Tami Matheny 12-8 4-5 Tami Matheny 15-8 4-5 Josh Hausman 9-10 3-7 Alessandro De Marzo 12-8 8-2 Alessandro De Marzo 13-7 7-2 Alessandro De Marzo 21-6 10-1 Alessandro De Marzo 17-3 11-0 Alessandro De Marzo 13-4 8-2 20 seasons 193-169 81-85

Postseason Nat’l. Rank - - - - 11 - - NCAA Regionals - - - - - - - 30 NCAA Regionals 25 - 33 NCAA Regionals 14 NCAA Regionals 8 NCAA Nationals 7 - - -

The 2006 Spartans were the first women’s team to win an NCAA Tournament match, beating USC Aiken, 5-0, in the Mid-Atlantic Region semifinals.

Most Combined Wins, Career (Through Fall 2009) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20.

Player Years Record Pct. Anna Novo______________________ 2005-09_________ 161-62_ ____ .722 Diana Martinez_ _________________ 2004-08_________ 137-51_ ____ .729 Susana Hernandez________________ 2004-08_________ 125-48_ ____ .723 Daniela Lovera___________________ 2005-09_________ 110-54_ ____ .671 Nina Lesnanska__________________ 2001-05_________ 96-53______ .644 Maria Herrera____________________ 2005-08_________ 96-39______ .711 Paloma Castillo_ _________________ 2001-05_________ 95-43______ .688 Heather Weare___________________ 1990-94_________ 90-26______ .776 Kristina Ribicic___________________ 1999-03_________ 87-75______ .537 Emilia Milovanovic_ _____________ 2007-_ __________ 83-53_____ .610 V. Neuenschwander_______________ 2005-09_________ 80-56______ .588 Marcela Gonzalez_ _______________ 1999-03_________ 68-88______ .436 Martina Stoklaskova_ _____________ 1999-03_________ 63-80______ .441 Zarah DeSilva____________________ 2002-06_________ 59-52______ .532 Amy White______________________ 1991-93__________ 53-6_ _____ .898 Missy O’Neil_____________________ 1991-93_________ 49-15______ .766 Cinthya Lazaro__________________ 2008-_ __________ 45-23_____ .662 Martha Cobo____________________ 1990-92_________ 43-16______ .729 Mariana Melo____________________ 2003-05_________ 43-28______ .606 Annette Eskenazi_________________ 1990-92_________ 39-11______ .780

Most Combined Wins, Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 15.

Player Year Record Pct. Anna Novo_______________________2007-08_________ 52-12_ _____ .813 Anna Novo_______________________2008-09_________ 47-13_ _____ .783 Susana Hernandez_________________2006-07_________ 44-12_ _____ .786 Daniela Lovera____________________2006-07_________ 41-13_ _____ .759 Diana Martinez_ __________________2006-07_________ 41-11_ _____ .788 Anna Novo_______________________2006-07_________ 38-15_ _____ .717 Susana Hernandez_________________2007-08_________ 38-14_ _____ .750 Diana Martinez_ __________________2007-08_________ 37-15_ _____ .712 Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2008-09_ _______ 36-24_____ .600 Cinthya Lazaro___________________2008-09_ _______ 36-15_____ .706 Kristina Ribicic____________________2002-03__________36-6_______ .857 Maria Herrera_____________________2006-07_________ 36-13_ _____ .735 Maria Herrera_____________________2007-08_________ 36-16_ _____ .692 Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-08_ _______ 36-25_____ .590 Paloma Castillo_ __________________2002-03_________ 35-10_ _____ .778

Career Coaching Records Years 1988-89 1989-91 1991-97 1997-98 1998-03 2003-04 2004-Pres. Totals

Coach______________________________ Record_ ______Conf. Rock Christ_ ___________________________10-2_____________Tammy Holder_ _______________________ 12-11_ ___________Alan Ferguson_________________________ 40-47_ _______12-23 Sarang Gupta_ _________________________0-12__________0-11 Tami Matheny_________________________ 48-57_ _______13-36 Josh Hausman_ ________________________9-10___________3-7 Alessandro De Marzo___________________ 76-27_ ________44-7 20 Years_ ___________________________ 193-169______ 81-85

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Women’s Tennis Record Book From left: Diana Martinez (2004-08), second in all-time singles wins; Susana Hernandez (2004-08), third in career singles wins; Amy White (199193), highest career winning percentage; Nina Lesnanska (2001-05), seventh in career singles wins.

Career Records (Through Fall 2009) Most Singles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Anna Novo_______________________2005-09_______ 90-23_ _______ .796 2. Diana Martinez_ __________________2004-08_______ 73-21_ _______ .777 3. Susana Hernandez_________________2004-08_______ 62-24_ _______ .721 4. Daniela Lovera____________________2005-09_______ 55-28_ _______ .663 5. Heather Weare____________________1990-94_______ 51-12_ _______ .810 6. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2001-05_______ 50-23_ _______ .685 7. Nina Lesnanska___________________2001-05_______ 49-23_ _______ .685 8. Vivian Neuenschwander____________2005-09_______ 48-27_ _______ .640 9. Kristina Ribicic____________________1999-03_______ 46-26_ _______ .639 10. Maria Herrera_____________________2005-08_______ 45-17_ _______ .726 11. Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-_ _______ 36-36_ ______ .500 12. Marcela Gonzalez_ ________________1999-03_______ 31-45_ _______ .408 13. Amy White_______________________1991-93_______ 30-3_________ .909 14. Annette Eskenazi__________________1990-92_______ 29-5_________ .853 15. Zarah DeSilva_____________________2002-06_______ 28-24_ _______ .538

Most Doubles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Anna Novo_______________________2005-09_______ 71-39_ _______ .645 2. Daniela Lovera____________________2005-09_______ 65-26_ _______ .714 3. Diana Martinez_ __________________2004-08_______ 64-30_ _______ .681 4. Susana Hernandez_________________2004-08_______ 63-24_ _______ .724 5. Maria Herrera_____________________2005-08_______ 51-22_ _______ .699 6. Nina Lesnanska___________________2001-05_______ 47-30_ _______ .610 Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-09_ _____ 47-17_ ______ .734 8. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2001-05_______ 45-20_ _______ .692 9. Kristina Ribicic____________________1999-03_______ 41-39_ _______ .512 10. Heather Weare____________________1990-94_______ 39-14_ _______ .736 11. Martina Stoklaskova_ ______________1999-03_______ 37-39_ _______ .487 Marcela Gonzalez_ ________________1999-03_______ 37-43_ _______ .463 13. Vivian Neuenschwander____________2005-09_______ 32-29_ _______ .525 14. Zarah DeSilva_____________________2002-06_______ 31-28_ _______ .525 15. Amy White_______________________1991-93_______ 23-3_________ .885

Best Singles Record (Min. 30 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Amy White_______________________1991-93_______ 30-3_________.909 2. Heather Weare____________________1990-94_______ 51-12_ _______.810 3. Anna Novo_______________________2005-09_______ 74-21_ _______.779 4. Diana Martinez_ __________________2004-08_______ 73-21_ _______.777 5. Maria Herrera_____________________2005-08_______ 45-17_ _______.726 6. Susana Hernandez_________________2004-08_______ 62-24_ _______.721 7. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2001-05_______ 50-23_ _______.685 8. Nina Lesnanska___________________2001-05_______ 49-23_ _______.681 9. Kristina Ribicic____________________1999-03_______ 46-26_ _______.639 Vivian Neuenschwander____________2005-09_______ 46-26_ _______.639

Best Doubles Record (Min. 30 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Heather Weare____________________1990-94_______ 39-14_ _______ .736 2. Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-_ _______ 47-17_ ______ .734 3. Susana Hernandez_________________2004-08_______ 63-24_ _______ .724 4. Daniela Lovera____________________2005-Pres._____ 52-21_ _______ .712 5. Maria Herrera_____________________2005-08_______ 51-22_ _______ .699 6. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2001-05_______ 45-20_ _______ .692 7. Diana Martinez_ __________________2004-08_______ 64-30_ _______ .681 8. Anna Novo_______________________2005-09_______ 61-33_ _______ .649 9. Nina Lesnanska___________________2001-05_______ 47-30_ _______ .610 10. Zarah DeSilva_____________________2002-06_______ 31-28_ _______ .525

Single-Season Records Most Singles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Anna Novo_______________________2007-08_______ 29-5_________.853 2. Anna Novo_______________________2008-09_______ 26-5_________.839 3. Diana Martinez_ __________________2006-07_______ 22-4_________.846 4. Anna Novo_______________________2006-07_______ 22-4_________.846 5. Cinthya Lazaro___________________2008-09_ _____ 21-4________ .840 6. Diana Martinez_ __________________2007-08_______ 20-6_________.769 7. Susana Hernandez_________________2006-07_______ 20-6_________.769 8. Susana Hernandez_________________2007-08_______ 20-9_________.690 9. Amy White_______________________1991-92_______ 19-1_________.950 10. Missy O’Neil______________________1991-92_______ 18-3_________.857

Most Doubles Wins Player Years Record Pct. 1. Susana Hernandez_________________2006-07_______ 24-6_________ .800 2. Daniela Lovera____________________2006-07_______ 24-6_________ .800 3. Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-08_ _____ 23-7________ .767 4. Anna Novo_______________________2007-08_______ 23-7_________ .767 5. Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2008-09_ _____ 21-8________ .724 6. Anna Novo_______________________2008-09_______ 21-8_________ .724 7. Kristina Ribicic____________________2002-03_______ 20-3_________ .870 8. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2002-03_______ 20-3_________ .870 9. Maria Herrera_____________________2006-07_______ 20-6_________ .769 10. Diana Martinez_ __________________2006-07_______ 19-7_________ .731

Best Singles Record (Min. 15 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Amy White_______________________1991-92_______ 19-1_________ .950 2. Missy O’Neil______________________1991-92_______ 18-3_________ .857 3. Anna Novo_______________________2007-08_______ 29-5_________ .853 4. Diana Martinez_ __________________2006-07_______ 22-4_________ .846 Anna Novo_______________________2006-07_______ 22-4_________ .846 6. Kristina Ribicic____________________2002-03_______ 16-3_________ .842 7. Cinthya Lazaro___________________2008-09_ _____ 21-4________ .840 8. Anna Novo_______________________2008-09_______ 26-5_________ .839 9. Nina Lesnanska___________________2002-03_______ 18-4_________ .818 10. Annette Eskenazi__________________1990-92_______ 16-4_________ .800

Best Doubles Record (Min. 15 Wins) Player Years Record Pct. 1. Amy White_______________________1991-92_______ 15-1_________ .938 2. Missy O’Neil______________________1991-92_______ 15-2_________ .882 3. Paloma Castillo_ __________________2002-03_______ 20-3_________ .870 Khristina Ribicic___________________2002-03_______ 20-3_________ .870 5. Daniela Lovera____________________2006-07_______ 24-6_________ .800 Susana Hernandez_________________2006-07_______ 24-6_________ .800 7. Susana Hernandez_________________2007-08_______ 18-5_________ .783 8. Maria Herrera_____________________2006-07_______ 20-6_________ .769 9. Anna Novo_______________________2007-08_______ 23-7_________ .767 Emilia Milovanovic_ ______________2007-08_ _____ 23-7________ .767

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Men’s Tennis Year-By-Year Results Results available since then-USC Spartanburg moved to the NCAA and Division II in 1991. The university changed its name to USC Upstate in 2004 and moved to the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference in 2007-08.

4/11 S.C. STATE___________________ W 9-0 4/11 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*______ W 8-1 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 2nd/8 * Peach Belt Conference Match

1991 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (12-4 Overall) 2/24 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE_ _______L 2/25 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE__________L 2/26 at Gardner-Webb________________ W 2/27 CENTRAL (Iowa)_ ______________ W 3/4 ROBERT MORRIS_ ______________ W 3/7 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 3/9 JACKSONVILLE STATE_ ___________ W 3/10 NORTH ALABAMA_ _____________ W 3/14 WOFFORD___________________ W 3/16 WESTERN CAROLINA_____________ W 3/18 at Erskine_____________________ W 3/24 at Francis Marion_ _______________ W 3/24 vs. Coastal Carolina#________________L 4/6 at The Citadel_ _________________ W 4/7 at College of Charleston_ ____________L 4/8 at Charleston Southern_____________ W

1994 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (11-9, 3-4 Peach Belt) 2/25 MERCYHURST_________________ W 6-3 3/3 at Wofford_ ____________________L 1-8 3/4 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 8-1 3/5 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 6-3 3/7 at Mars Hill_____________________L 1-8 3/8 ERSKINE____________________ W 7-2 3/12 HAMPTON____________________L 0-8 3/13 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 7-2 3/18 WINGATE_ __________________ W 8-1 3/19 MISSOURI___________________ W 8-1 3/21 at Lander*_____________________L 0-8 3/22 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 2-7 3/26 ELON_______________________L 0-9 3/29 NEWBERRY_ _________________ W 5-4 3/30 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 0-7 4/3 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 4/3 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 9-0 4/4 at Georgia College & State*___________L 4-5 4/5 ANDERSON (S.C.)_______________ W 5-4 4/8 at Columbus State*_______________ W 5-4 4/13-16 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 5th/8 * Peach Belt Conference Match

4-5 2-5 9-0 9-0 9-0 7-2 7-2 9-0 8-1 7-2 9-0 8-1 1-5 6-0 0-8 4-2

1992 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (19-4, 5-1 Peach Belt) NCAA Nationals - Fifth Place Team 2/14 vs. Winthrop#_ _________________ W 5-2 2/15 at Furman#_____________________L 2-5 2/15 vs. Presbyterian#_________________ W 5-2 2/22 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 7-2 2/29 CARSON-NEWMAN______________ W 9-0 3/3 at Wofford_ ___________________ W 5-4 3/7 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 9-0 3/11 ERSKINE____________________ W 9-0 3/12 vs. North Alabama&_______________ W 7-0 3/13 vs. UT Martin&__________________ W 5-2 3/14 at Armstrong Atlantic State*&_ _______ W 5-2 3/15 vs. Rollins&_____________________L 4-5 3/21 at Columbus State*_______________ W 9-0 3/23 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 9-0 3/24 NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS__________ W 9-0 3/26 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 7-2 4/4 HAMPTON____________________T 4-4 4/5 COASTAL CAROLINA_ ____________ W 5-1 4/8 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 7-2 4/12 at Lander*_____________________L 0-6 4/13 WOFFORD___________________ W 6-0 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 2nd/7 5/8 vs. Hampton$___________________L 2-5 5/9 vs. UC Riverside$_________________ W 5-2 5/10 vs. Southwest Baptist$_____________ W 5-3 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Furman Shootout; & South Region Tournament; $ NCAA Division II Tournament 1993 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (10-4, 4-1 Peach Belt) 2/20 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 6-3 2/27 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 7-2 3/4 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 9-0 3/5 ANDERSON (S.C.)________________L 4-5 3/6 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ W 9-0 3/8 at Wofford_ ___________________ W 6-0 3/18 at Erskine______________________L 2-5 3/19 at Newberry___________________ W 7-0 3/20 APPALACHIAN STATE_____________ W 7-2 3/27 at Augusta State*________________ W 9-0 3/29 LANDER*_ ___________________L 0-6 3/31 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 3-6

1995 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (16-7, 5-2 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II South Region Finalists 2/3 ANDERSON (S.C.)________________L 0-7 2/19 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 3-4 2/23 WOFFORD___________________ W 4-3 2/25 MARS HILL_ _________________ W 6-1 2/26 at Elon_ _____________________ W 6-1 3/1 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 7-0 3/3 APPALACHIAN STATE______________L 1-6 3/4 at Columbus State*_______________ W 6-1 3/13 UT MARTIN_ _________________ W 5-2 3/16 LANDER*_ ___________________L 2-5 3/18 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 6-1 3/19 at Wofford_ ____________________L 2-5 3/22 S.C. STATE___________________ W 5-2 3/25 at Augusta State*________________ W 6-1 3/26 at Newberry___________________ W 6-1 3/27 at Francis Marion*_ ______________ W 5-2 3/28 at Wingate____________________ W 7-0 3/30 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 7-0 3/31 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 1-6 4/5 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 5-2 4/9 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*______ W 4-3 4/13-16 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 3rd/8 5/6 vs. North Alabama^______________ W 4-3 5/7 at Armstrong Atlantic State^__________L 0-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; ^ NCAA Division II South Regionals 1996 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (16-6, 3-4 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II South Region Champions 2/24 LIMESTONE_ _________________ 2/24 PIEDMONT__________________ 3/2 SOUTHERN INDIANA_____________ 3/3 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ 3/10 at Wofford_ ___________________ 3/12 WINGATE_ __________________

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The 2004 Rifles advanced to the NCAA National Tournament for the first time since 1996, as they defeated Columbus State in the Mid-Atlantic Regional final, 5-2. 3/14 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 7-0 3/16 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 3-4 3/20 at Erskine_____________________ W 4-0 3/23 at Mars Hill____________________ W 7-0 3/24 ANDERSON (S.C.) _ _____________ W 7-0 3/24 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 6-1 3/31 at North Florida*_ ________________L 2-5 4/1 at Flagler_____________________ W 5-2 4/3 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 2-5 4/4 at Valdosta State_ _______________ W 4-0 4/5 at Georgia College & State*__________ W 4-3 4/15 at Lander*_____________________L 0-6 4/16 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 3-4 4/18-20 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 3rd/8 5/3 vs. Eckerd^____________________ W 4-0 5/4 vs. Valdosta State^_ ______________ W 4-1 5/9 vs. Barry%_ ____________________L 0-4 * Peach Belt Conference Match; ^ NCAA South Regionals; % NCAA Nationals 1997 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (4-10, 0-5 Peach Belt) 2/22 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 8-1 2/23 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 0-9 3/2 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 3/4 LANDER*_ ___________________L 0-9 3/11 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 2-6 3/23 SLIPPERY ROCK________________ W 6-3 3/25 LINCOLN MEMORIAL______________L 1-5 3/27 at Presbyterian_ _________________L 1-5 3/29 at Columbus State*________________L 0-9 4/2 at Wingate____________________ W 5-4 4/3 ERSKINE____________________ W 6-3 4/6 at Francis Marion*_ _______________L 2-7 4/10 at Wofford_ ____________________L 1-6 4/15 MARS HILL_ __________________L 3-4 4/17-19 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 8th/8 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1998 Head Coach: Sarang Gupta (0-9, 0-8 Peach Belt) 2/21 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 3/2 LANDER*_ ___________________L 0-6 3/10 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 1-6 3/17 at North Florida*_ ________________L 0-6 3/21 at USC Aiken*_ __________________L 0-9 3/24 WINGATE_ ___________________L 0-9 3/27 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 0-9 4/5 at Georgia College & State*___________L 4/11 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 9th/9 * Peach Belt Conference Match

1999 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (0-12, 0-8 Peach Belt) 2/9 at Lander*_____________________L 0-9 2/13 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 0-9 2/14 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 2/18 at Erskine______________________L 0-9 2/25 at Gardner-Webb_________________L 3-6 3/4 MOUNT OLIVE__________________L 3-6 3/6 at North Florida*_ ________________L 0-9 3/10 SOUTHERN INDIANA______________L 1-8 3/13 USC AIKEN*___________________L 0-9 3/20 at Columbus State*________________L 0-9 3/23 at Augusta State*_________________L 1-8 3/28 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 0-9 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament__________ 9th/9 * Peach Belt Conference Match 2000 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (5-11, 0-8 Peach Belt) 2/8 at S.C. State_ ___________________L 1-6 2/19 at Georgia College & State*___________L 3-6 2/22 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 7-2 2/27 at Coastal Carolina_ _______________L 3-4 2/28 LANDER*_ ___________________L 0-9 3/4 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-8 3/5 at North Florida*_ ________________L 2-7 3/7 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 4-5 3/9 MARS HILL_ _________________ W 9-0 3/12 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 2-7 3/13 ERSKINE____________________ W 7-2 3/18 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 1-8 3/23 at USC Aiken*_ __________________L 1-8 3/28 NEWBERRY_ _________________ W 9-0 4/6 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 6-3 4/13 vs. Georgia College & State^___________L 3-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; ^ Peach Belt Tournament Match 2001 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (12-9, 3-4 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II South Regional 2/4 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 2/9 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 2/16 at Augusta State*________________ W 2/20 at Lees-McRae___________________L 2/28 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 3/10 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 3/17 NORTH FLORIDA*________________L 3/24 MOUNT OLIVE_________________ W 3/26 at Gardner-Webb________________ W 3/27 at Lander*_____________________L 4/4 at Newberry___________________ W 4/6 at Lincoln Memorial_ _____________ W 38

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Men’s Tennis Year-By-Year Results

Stefan Dumitrescu was the first Spartan to earn both ITA Singles and Doubles AllAmerican honors when he achieved the honor as a senior in 2007. 4/7 vs. North Alabama^______________ W 5-4 4/9 at Columbus State*_______________ W 6-3 4/10 at Erskine_____________________ W 5-4 4/12 USC AIKEN*___________________L 3-5 4/13 at Mars Hill____________________ W 9-0 4/19 vs. Francis Marion&_ _______________L 1-5 4/20 vs. Georgia College & State&__________ W 5-2 4/21 vs. USC Aiken&__________________ W 5-2 5/4 vs. North Florida%_________________L 3-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; & Peach Belt Tournament Match; % NCAA Division II South Region Match; ^ Harrogate, Tenn. 2002 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (13-7, 4-3 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II South Region Semifinalists 2/2 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ ________ W 5-4 2/6 BELMONT ABBEY_______________ W 9-0 2/13 at Limestone___________________ W 9-0 2/17 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ W 6-3 2/21 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 8-1 2/22 LANDER*_ ___________________L 4-5 2/25 MARS HILL_ _________________ W 9-0 3/5 ANDERSON (S.C.)_______________ W 8-1 3/9 LEES-McRAE_ _________________L 1-6 3/11 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 7-2 3/17 at North Florida*_ ________________L 3-6 3/19 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 9-0 3/29 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 1-8 4/3 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 8-1 4/4 ERSKINE____________________ W 8-1 4/11 at North Greenville________________L 4-5 4/18 vs. Armstrong Atlantic State$_ _________L 1-5 4/19 vs. Augusta State$________________ W 5-1 4/20 vs. Georgia College & State &_ ________ W 5-3 5/3 at North Florida^_________________L 1-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; $ Peach Belt Tournament Match; ^ NCAA South Regional Match_ _________________ 2003 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (20-2, 7-0 Peach Belt) Peach Belt Regular Season Co-Champions NCAA Division II South Region Finalists 2/8 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*______ W 7-2 2/11 at Belmont Abbey________________ W 9-0 2/12 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 8-1 2/20 at Lander*____________________ W 7-2 2/21 S.C. STATE___________________ W 6-3 2/28 at Augusta State*________________ W 8-1 3/6 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 9-0 3/8 at Columbus State*_______________ W 6-3 3/10 at Lees-McRae__________________ W 5-4 3/12 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 6-3 3/19 at Rollins_____________________ W 6-3 39

3/20 at Florida Southern_______________ W 5-3 3/27 WINGATE_ __________________ W 9-0 3/29 at Georgia College & State*__________ W 9-0 4/2 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 7-2 4/5 at Barton_____________________ W 5-0 4/6 at Francis Marion*_ ______________ W 6-3 4/17 vs. Georgia College & State#__________ W 5-1 4/18 vs. Armstrong Atlantic State#_ ________ W 5-1 4/19 vs. North Florida__________________L 1-5 5/3 FRANCIS MARION%_ ____________ W 5-1 5/4 LANDER%____________________L 4-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Match 2004 Head Coach: Josh Hausman (20-5, 7-1 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Champions 2/4 at Limestone___________________ W 9-0 2/7 LEES-McRAE_ ________________ W 7-2 2/8 at South Carolina_ ________________L 0-4 2/11 ANDERSON (S.C.)_______________ W 7-1 2/19 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 6-0 2/20 BARTON____________________ W 8-1 2/28 vs. West Florida_ _________________L 3-6 2/29 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 8-1 3/4 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 5-4 3/7 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ ________ W 6-3 3/11 VIRGINIA INTERMONT____________ W 7-2 3/14 at North Florida*_ ________________L 1-8 3/24 WINGATE_ __________________ W 9-0 3/25 BELMONT ABBEY_______________ W 8-1 3/27 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 6-1 4/1 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 8-1 4/3 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ W 5-4 4/7 NORTH GREENVILLE_ ____________ W 9-0 4/8 LANDER*_ __________________ W 6-3 4/15 AUGUSTA STATE#_______________ W 5-0 4/16 LANDER#_ __________________ W 5-3 4/17 NORTH FLORIDA#________________L 2-5 5/7 ANDERSON (S.C.)%_ ____________ W 5-0 5/8 COLUMBUS STATE%_ ____________ W 5-2 5/12 vs. Rollins!_____________________L 2-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Match; ! NCAA Nationals Match 2005 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (14-6, 7-1 Peach Belt) Peach Belt Regular Season Co-Champions NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Finalists 2/5 at Columbus State*_______________ W 6-3 2/12 vs. West Florida&_ ________________L 3-6 2/13 at Valdosta State_ ________________L 2-7 2/14 vs. Lynn^______________________L 4-5

2/26 NORTH FLORIDA*_______________ W 6-3 3/2 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 6-3 3/15 at Augusta State*________________ W 6-3 3/19 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 6-3 3/24 vs. Northwood$_ ________________ W 7-2 3/26 at Francis Marion*_ ______________ W 5-4 3/28 at Georgia College & State*___________L 2-5 3/29 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*______ W 5-4 4/4 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 7-2 4/6 at Lander*____________________ W 5-4 4/8 MOUNT OLIVE_________________ W 7-2 4/14 USC AIKEN#__________________ W 5-1 4/15 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE#_ _______ W 5-2 4/16 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE#_______L 3-5 5/6 AUGUSTA STATE%_ _____________ W 5-0 5/7 NORTH FLORIDA%_______________L 1-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Match; & at Valdosta, Ga.; ^ at Jacksonville, Fla.; $ at Greenwood, S.C._ ___________ 2006 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (14-7, 5-3 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Champions 2/11 MOUNT OLIVE_________________ W 5-0 2/12 LEES-McRAE_ ________________ W 8-1 2/28 LANDER*_ ___________________L 4-5 3/1 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 6-3 3/4 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 4-5 3/11 at North Georgia*________________ W 6-3 3/18 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 3-6 3/21 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 8-1 3/23 ANDERSON (S.C.)_______________ W 7-2 3/24 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 7-2 3/26 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ W 8-1 3/31 at West Florida_ _________________L 4-5 4/1 vs. BYU-Hawaii$_________________ W 5-4 4/2 vs. Valdosta State$_________________L 2-5 4/9 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 8-1 4/13 vs. Columbus State#_______________ W 5-0 4/14 vs. Armstrong Atlantic State#_ _________L 4-5 4/15 vs. Georgia College & State#__________ W 5-2 5/4 vs. USC Aiken%__________________ W 5-0 5/5 at Lander%___________________ W 5-2 5/10 vs. Valdosta State!_________________L 4-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Match; ! NCAA Nationals Match; $ at Pensacola, Fla. 2007 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (23-5, 7-2 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions NCAA Division II Quarterfinalists 2/2 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 2/10 vs West Florida_ _________________L 2/14 GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN*_ _______ W 2/16 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 2/22 at Augusta State*________________ W 2/24 vs Morehead State&_ _____________ W 2/24 vs Southern Mississippi&___________ W 2/25 NORTH GEORGIA*_ _____________ W 2/26 NORTH GREENVILLE_ ____________ W 2/28 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 3/4 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 3/7 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 3/11 vs Rollins_____________________ W 3/19 ERSKINE____________________ W 3/20 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 3/21 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 3/23 DRURY_____________________ W 3/28 at Lander*_____________________L

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4/5 at Columbus State*_______________ W 8-1 4/8 vs Valdosta State_ _______________ W 5-4 4/9 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 4-5 4/15 at Augusta State#________________ W 5-0 4/21 vs Lander#____________________ W 5-2 4/22 vs Armstrong Atlantic State#_ _________L 3-5 5/4 ANDERSON (S.C.)^_____________ W 5-0 5/6 LANDER^___________________ W 5-0 5/9 CONCORDIA!_________________ W 5-2 5/10 vs West Florida!__________________L 3-5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; & Clemson Classic - Clemson, S.C.; # Peach Belt Tournament - Augusta, Ga.; ^ NCAA Tournament MidAtlantic Regional 2008 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (15-6, 8-2 Atlantic Sun) 1/27 at Davidson_ ___________________L 3-4 2/2 vs Georgia Southern#______________ W 6-1 2/3 at Georgia Tech_ _________________L 0-7 2/7 at Wofford_ ___________________ W 6-1 2/9 S.C. STATE___________________ W 5-2 2/15 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 7-0 2/20 APPALACHIAN STATE_____________ W 5-2 2/29 MERCER*_ __________________ W 6-1 3/1 vs Florida A&M&_ _______________ W 7-0 3/1 vs The Citadel&_ ________________ W 5-2 3/2 at Winthrop_ ___________________L 2-5 3/7 at Lipscomb*_ _________________ W 4-0 3/8 at Belmont*___________________ W 4-0 3/16 vs Nebraska^_ __________________L 1-5 3/21 STETSON*____________________L 3-4 3/22 FLORIDA GULF COAST*___________ W 5-2 3/28 at North Florida*_ _______________ W 5-2 3/29 at Jacksonville*_________________ W 7-0 4/4 GARDNER-WEBB*_ _____________ W 5-0 4/9 at East Tennessee State*_____________L 0-7 4/10 CAMPBELL*__________________ W 6-1 * Atlantic Sun Conference Match; & Clemson Classic - Clemson, S.C.; ^ at Johnson City, Tenn.; # at Atlanta, Ga. 2009 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo (22-3, 9-1 Atlantic Sun) 1/18 at Georgia Tech __________________L 2-5 1/31 at Troy _ _____________________ W 4-3 1/31 at Alabama State_ _______________ W 7-0 2/7 at Yale _ ______________________L 2-5 2/7 vs. Stony Brook$ _ _______________ W 6-0 2/8 vs. Georgetown$ ________________ W 5-1 2/14 at Davidson _ __________________ W 6-1 2/21 APPALACHIAN STATE _ ___________ W 5-2 2/22 at S.C. State ___________________ W 5-2 2/26 WOFFORD ___________________ W 7-0 3/5 at Winthrop ___________________ W 4-3 3/6 BELMONT* __________________ W 6-1 3/7 LIPSCOMB* __________________ W 7-0 3/14 at Mercer* ____________________ W 7-0 3/17 vs. Drake# _ ___________________ W 5-2 3/18 vs. Missouri-Kansas City# _ __________ W 7-0 3/19 at UNC Wilmington# ______________ W 5-2 3/21 at Campbell* _ _________________ W 4-3 3/24 at Kennesaw State* _ _____________ W 6-1 3/29 JACKSONVILLE* _ ______________ W 6-1 3/30 NORTH FLORIDA* _ _____________ W 7-0 3/31 at Presbyterian _________________ W 6-1 4/3 at Florida Gulf Coast* _ ____________ W 5-2 4/4 at Stetson* _ __________________ W 6-1 4/8 ETSU* ______________________L 4-3 • Atlantic Sun Conference Match; $ at New Haven Conn.; # at Battle on the Beack, Wilmington, N.C.

Women’s Tennis Year-By-Year Results Results available since then-USC Spartanburg moved to the NCAA and Division II in 1991. The university changed its name to USC Upstate in 2004 and moved to the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference in 2007-08. 1991 Head Coach: Tammy Holder (8-4 Overall) 2/12 at Presbyterian_ _________________L 2/21 at Converse____________________ W 2/24 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE_ ______ W 2/28 at Columbia (S.C.)________________ W 3/6 at Converse____________________ W 3/9 JACKSONVILLE STATE_ ____________L 3/16 WESTERN CAROLINA_____________ W 3/18 at Erskine_____________________ W 3/23 at Francis Marion_ _______________ W 4/2 at Coastal Carolina_ _______________L 4/7 at College of Charleston_ ____________L 4/8 at Charleston Southern_____________ W

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1992 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (12-0, 4-0 Peach Belt) Peach Belt Regular Season Champions 2/22 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 5-4 3/2 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 5-4 3/3 at Wofford_ ___________________ W 7-2 3/7 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 9-0 3/12 ERSKINE____________________ W 7-0 3/13 vs. Jacksonville State#______________ W 5-2 3/13 vs. Barry#_____________________ W 5-1 3/14 vs. Valdosta State#________________ W 5-2 3/21 at Columbus State*_______________ W 7-0 3/23 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 7-2 3/26 QUEENS (N.C.)_ _______________ W 5-1 4/13 at Lander*____________________ W 5-4 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 2nd/5 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # South Region Tournament 1993 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (5-5, 3-2 Peach Belt) 2/20 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 3-6 3/1 WOFFORD____________________L 4-5 3/6 COLUMBUS STATE*______________ W 7-0 3/27 Augusta State*________________ W 5-4 3/29 at UNC Asheville_________________ W 6-3 3/30 at Converse_____________________L 4-5 3/31 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 3-6 4/11 S.C. STATE___________________ W 6-1 4/12 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 1-6 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 4th/7 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1994 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (11-10, 2-4 Peach Belt) 10/10 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 5-1 10/11 WOFFORD___________________ W 4-3 3/3 at Wofford_ ____________________L 5-2 3/4 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 7-2 3/5 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 9-0 3/7 at Mars Hill____________________ W 9-0 3/10 at Anderson (S.C.)_________________L 0-7 3/12 WASHINGTON (Md.)_____________ W 9-0 3/13 TENNESSEE TECH________________L 3-6 3/14 at Wingate_____________________L 3-6 3/15 ERSKINE____________________ W 7-2 3/19 MISSOURI___________________ W 6-3 3/20 at Presbyterian_ _________________L 2-7 3/22 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 1-8

3/23 at Converse_____________________L 2-7 4/2 CARSON-NEWMAN______________ W 7-0 4/3 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 4/4 at Kennesaw State*________________L 3-6 4/5 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 7-2 4/6 at Georgia College & State*___________L 0-9 4/8 at Columbus State*_______________ W 7-2 4/13-16 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 4th/7 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1995 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (4-12, 1-5 Peach Belt) NCAA Division II South Region 2/19 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 0-7 2/25 MARS HILL_ __________________L 2-4 2/26 at Elon_ ______________________L 0-6 3/4 at Columbus State*________________L 3-4 3/11 EAST TENNESSEE STATE_ ___________L 0-6 3/13 WINGATE_ ___________________L 0-7 3/17 PIEDMONT__________________ W 6-1 3/19 at Wofford_ ____________________L 0-7 3/22 S.C. STATE____________________L 3-4 3/24 LANDER*_ ___________________L 1-6 3/25 at Augusta State*________________ W 6-1 3/26 at Newberry___________________ W 4-3 3/27 at Francis Marion*_ _______________L 1-6 3/31 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 5-2 4/9 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-7 4/13-16 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 7th/8 5/6 vs. Barry!_ _____________________L 0-7 * Peach Belt Conference Match; ! NCAA Division II South Region Match 1996 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (5-10, 1-6 Peach Belt) 2/18 KENNESAW STATE*_______________L 3-4 2/23 PRESBYTERIAN_________________L 1-6 2/24 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 6-1 2/27 at Mars Hill____________________ W 5-1 3/3 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 1-6 3/16 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 0-7 3/24 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 4-3 3/26 at Wingate_____________________L 2-5 3/31 at Florida C.C._ __________________L 2-5 4/1 at Flagler______________________L 0-7 4/3 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-7 4/5 at Georgia College & State*___________L 2-5 4/9 at Lander*____________________ W 5-2 4/10 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 2-5 4/12 SPARTANBURG METHODIST_________ W 6-0 4/18-20 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 8th/8 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1997 Head Coach: Alan Ferguson (1-12, 0-7 Peach Belt) 2/22 LIMESTONE_ __________________L 2-7 2/23 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 2-7 2/28 at UNC Pembroke*_ _______________L 2-3 3/1 at Francis Marion*_ _______________L 0-9 3/2 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 3/11 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 5-1 3/17 WINGATE_ ___________________L 1-8 3/29 at Columbus State*________________L 0-9 3/30 at Clayton State__________________L 1-8 4/7 LANDER*_ ___________________L 0-9 4/9 at Presbyterian_ _________________L 0-9 4/14 at Kennesaw State*________________L 0-9 4/15 MARS HILL_ __________________L 2-7

The 1991 Lady Rifles finished 8-4 in the team’s first year of NCAA play, including wins over Western Carolina and Charleston Southern. 4/17-19 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 9th/10 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1998 Head Coach: Sarang Gupta (0-12, 0-11 Peach Belt) 2/21 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 2/28 UNC PEMBROKE*________________L 1-8 3/5 KENNESAW STATE*_______________L 0-8 3/10 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 2-7 3/12 at Lander*_____________________L 0-9 3/17 at North Florida*_ ________________L 0-9 3/21 at USC Aiken*_ __________________L 3-6 3/23 WINGATE_ ___________________L 1-8 3/27 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 0-9 3/29 CLAYTON STATE*________________L 4/5 at Georgia College & State____________L 4/11 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament____________ 9th/9 * Peach Belt Conference Match 1999 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (2-13, 0-11 Peach Belt) 2/2 at Converse____________________ W 6-3 2/10 LANDER*_ ___________________L 2-7 2/13 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 0-9 2/14 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 2/18 at Erskine______________________L 3-6 2/25 at Gardner-Webb_________________L 0-9 3/4 MOUNT OLIVE_________________ W 5-4 3/6 at North Florida*_ ________________L 0-9 3/11 at Clayton State*_ ________________L 0-9 3/13 USC AIKEN*___________________L 0-9 3/19 at Kennesaw State*________________L 0-9 3/20 at Columbus State*________________L 0-7 3/23 at Augusta State*_________________L 0-9 3/28 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 0-9 4/1 at UNC Pembroke_________________L 1-8 4/16-18 at Peach Belt Tournament_________ 12th/12 * Peach Belt Conference Match 2000 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (9-16, 2-9 Peach Belt) 2/8 at S.C. State_ __________________ W 5-1 2/10 at Presbyterian_ _________________L 0-9 2/16 at Lander*_____________________L 3-6 2/19 at Georgia College & State*___________L 0-9 2/20 at Kennesaw State*________________L 0-9 2/22 GARDNER-WEBB________________L 1-8 2/26 at Coastal Carolina_ _______________L 0-7 2/27 vs. Western Carolina$_______________L 3-4 2/29 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 8-1 3/1 at Converse____________________ W 9-0

3/4 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-8 3/5 at North Florida*_ ________________L 0-9 3/7 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 5-4 3/12 FRANCIS MARION*_______________L 3-6 3/13 ERSKINE____________________ W 7-2 3/18 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 1-8 3/23 at USC Aiken*_ __________________L 3-6 3/23 MILLERSVILLE_ ________________L 2-7 3/24 CLAYTON STATE*________________L 4-5 3/26 UNC PEMBROKE*_______________ W 5-4 3/28 NEWBERRY_ _________________ W 6-3 4/11 MARS HILL_ _________________ W 7-2 4/15 vs. USC Aiken^___________________L 4-5 4/15 vs. Lander^_____________________L 0-5 4/15 vs. UNC Pembroke^_______________ W 5-1 * Peach Belt Conference Match; ^ Peach Belt Tournament Match; $ at Conway, S.C. 2001 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (10-12, 3-6 Peach Belt) 2/4 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 2/10 at Kennesaw State*________________L 1-8 2/11 at Clayton State*_ ________________L 0-9 2/16 at Augusta State*_________________L 2-7 2/20 at Lees-McRae___________________L 0-5 2/24 at UNC Pembroke________________ W 6-3 2/28 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 8-1 3/10 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 1-8 3/14 at Converse____________________ W 9-0 3/17 NORTH FLORIDA*________________L 0-9 3/24 MOUNT OLIVE_________________ W 8-1 3/26 at Gardner-Webb_________________L 0-9 4/4 at Newberry___________________ W 6-3 4/6 at Lincoln Memorial_ ______________L 4-5 4/7 vs. North Alabama%_ ______________L 1-8 4/9 at Columbus State*_______________ W 6-3 4/12 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 7-2 4/13 at Mars Hill____________________ W 9-0 4/19 vs. USC Aiken#_ _________________ W 5-1 4/19 vs. Clayton State#_ ________________L 0-5 4/20 vs. Georgia College & State#___________L 1-5 4/21 vs. Francis Marion#_ ______________ W 5-4 *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match 2002 Head Coach: Tami Matheny (12-8, 4-5 Peach Belt) 2/2 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 2/6 BELMONT ABBEY_______________ W 9-0 2/9 CLAYTON STATE*________________L 0-9 2/13 at Limestone___________________ W 9-0 2/17 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 4-5 2/19 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 6-3 2/23 at Kennesaw State*________________L 3-6 40

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USC Upstate Hall of Famer Kristina Ribicic was part of Upstate’s first NCAA Tournament point, winning a doubles match with Nina Lesnanska in 2003. 2/25 MARS HILL_ _________________ W 9-0 2/20 BARTON____________________ W 9-0 3/5 ANDERSON (S.C.)_______________ W 8-1 2/21 CLAYTON STATE*________________L 1-8 3/6 at Converse____________________ W 9-0 2/28 KENNESAW STATE*_______________L 2-7 3/9 LEES-McRAE_ ________________ W 5-4 2/29 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 8-1 3/11 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 7-2 3/6 vs. UNC Pembroke*^______________ W 8-1 3/17 at North Florida*_ ________________L 1-8 3/7 at Armstrong Atlantic State___________L 0-9 3/29 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 6-3 3/12 PRESBYTERIAN_________________L 4-5 4/3 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 6-3 3/14 at North Florida*_ ________________L 4-5 4/6 UNC PEMBROKE*_______________ W 6-3 3/25 at Pfeiffer_____________________ W 7-2 4/11 at North Greenville________________L 3-6 3/27 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ ________L 1-8 4/18 vs. UNC Pembroke#_ ______________ W 5-1 4/1 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 7-2 4/18 vs. Clayton State#_ ________________L 2-5 4/3 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 3-6 4/19 vs. Columbus State#________________L 4-5 4/7 NORTH GREENVILLE_ ____________ W 5-0 *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match 4/15 vs. FRANCIS MARION#______________ W 5-1 4/15 vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE#_ ________L 0-5 2003 4/16 vs. KENNESAW STATE#_______________L 3-5 Head Coach: Tami Matheny *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match (15-8, 4-5 Peach Belt) NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals 2005 2/8 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo 2/11 at Belmont Abbey________________ W 9-0 (12-8, 8-2 Peach Belt) 2/12 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 9-0 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals 2/21 S.C. STATE___________________ W 7-2 2/5 at Columbus State*_______________ W 5-4 2/24 at Converse____________________ W 9-0 2/8 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 7-0 2/28 at Augusta State*________________ W 5-4 2/12 vs. West Florida&_ ________________L 0-9 3/2 at Clayton State*_ ________________L 4-5 2/13 at Valdosta State_ ________________L 3-6 3/8 at Columbus State*________________L 4-5 2/14 vs. Lynn^______________________L 3-6 3/10 at Lees-McRae__________________ W 5-3 2/19 at Clayton State*_ _______________ W 7-2 3/12 at Anderson (S.C.)________________ W 9-0 2/26 NORTH FLORIDA*________________L 3-6 3/17 at Eckerd_____________________ W 8-0 3/15 at Augusta State*________________ W 9-0 3/19 at Tampa_____________________ W 8-1 3/18 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 6-3 3/20 at Florida Southern_______________ W 7-2 3/20 KENNESAW STATE*______________ W 8-1 3/29 at Georgia College & State*___________L 1-8 3/26 at Francis Marion*_ ______________ W 8-1 4/2 USC AIKEN*__________________ W 7-2 3/28 at Georgia College & State*__________ W 5-3 4/5 at UNC Pembroke*_ ______________ W 8-1 3/29 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE*_______L 0-9 4/6 at Francis Marion*_ ______________ W 6-3 3/30 at Presbyterian_ ________________ W 8-1 4/11 at Kennesaw State*________________L 4-5 4/4 GARDNER-WEBB_______________ W 9-0 4/17 vs. UNC Pembroke#_ ______________ W 5-0 4/11 at UNC Pembroke*_ ______________ W 9-0 4/17 vs. Armstrong Atlantic State#_ _________L 0-5 4/14 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE#_ _______ W 5-4 4/18 vs. Columbus State#_______________ W 5-3 4/15 ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE#_______L 0-5 4/19 vs. Kennesaw State#_______________L 3-5 4/16 NORTH FLORIDA#________________L 4-5 5/2 vs. Kennesaw State%_______________L 3-5 5/6 vs. Georgia College & State%_ _________L 3-5 *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Match % NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Match; & at Valdosta, Ga.; ^ at Jacksonville, Fla. 2004 Head Coach: Josh Hausman 2006 (9-10, 3-7 Peach Belt) Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo 2/4 at Limestone___________________ W 7-2 (13-7, 7-2 Peach Belt) 2/7 LEES-McRAE_ ________________ W 5-4 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals 2/19 AUGUSTA STATE*________________L 4-5 2/18 AUBURN-MONTGOMERY_ __________L 1-5

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Maria Herrera won a three-set match over Columbus State in 2007 to send Upstate to its only Division II Nationals appearance. at Columbus State^_ _____________ W 5-4 2/19 UNC PEMBROKE*_______________ W 9-0 5/4 vs California (Pa.)!_________________L 4-5 2/24 CLAYTON STATE*_______________ W 7-2 5/9 3/1 AUGUSTA STATE*_______________ W 8-1 * Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; ^ 3/4 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Match; ! NCAA Nationals Match 3/6 ROLLINS____________________ W 7-2 3/11 at North Georgia*________________ W 9-0 2008 3/12 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 9-0 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo 3/18 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 6-3 (17-3, 11-0 Atlantic Sun) 3/21 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 6-3 Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champions 3/26 COLUMBUS STATE*_______________L 1-8 1/31 at Davidson_ ___________________L 0-7 3/31 vs. Valdosta State &_______________ W 5-4 2/1 NORTH CAROLINA A&T_ __________ W 7-0 at Wofford_ ___________________ W 5-2 4/1 vs. BYU Hawaii&__________________L 0-6 2/7 4/2 at West Florida_ _________________L 1-5 2/9 S.C. STATE___________________ W 7-0 4/8 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 6-3 2/15 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 7-0 4/13 vs. Augusta State#________________ W 5-2 2/24 GEORGIA SOUTHERN_____________ W 5-2 4/14 vs. Columbus State#________________L 3-5 2/29 MERCER*_ __________________ W 7-0 4/15 vs. Georgia College & State#__________ W 5-2 3/1 KENNESAW STATE*______________ W 6-1 at Winthrop_ ___________________L 3-4 5/5 vs. USC Aiken%__________________ W 5-0 3/2 5/6 at Columbus State%_ ______________L 0-5 3/5 AUSTIN PEAY_ ________________ W 7-0 *Peach Belt Conference Match; # Peach Belt Tournament Match; % 3/7 at Lipscomb*_ _________________ W 4-0 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Match; & at Pensacola, Fla. 3/8 at Belmont*___________________ W 5-1 3/14 STETSON*___________________ W 5-2 3/22 FLORIDA GULF COAST*___________ W 7-0 2007 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo 3/28 at North Florida*_ _______________ W 5-2 (21-6, 10-1 Peach Belt) 3/29 at Jacksonville*_________________ W 5-2 NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Champions 3/30 at South Florida__________________L 0-7 2/2 LIMESTONE_ _________________ W 8-1 4/4 GARDNER-WEBB*_ _____________ W 5-0 2/3 QUEENS (N.C.)_ _______________ W 8-1 4/9 at East Tennessee State*____________ W 5-2 2/10 vs West Florida_ _________________L 1-8 4/10 CAMPBELL*__________________ W 7-0 2/14 GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN*_ _______ W 9-0 * Atlantic Sun Conference Match 2/22 at Augusta State*________________ W 9-0 2/24 ERSKINE____________________ W 9-0 2009 2/25 NORTH GEORGIA*_ _____________ W 5-0 Head Coach: Alessandro De Marzo 2/26 NORTH GREENVILLE_ ____________ W 9-0 (13-4, 8-2 Atlantic Sun) 3/3 UNC PEMBROKE*_______________ W 9-0 1/26 at Presbyterian_ ___________ W 5-2 3/4 FRANCIS MARION*______________ W 9-0 1/30 at Troy_________________ L 5-2 3/7 at USC Aiken*_ _________________ W 8-1 1/31 at Alabama State_ __________ W 7-0 3/17 KENNESAW STATE_ _____________ W 9-0 2/13 at Charleston Southern________ W 6-1 3/20 LINCOLN MEMORIAL_____________ W 9-0 2/22 at South Carolina State________ W 5-2 3/21 GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE*_ _______ W 6-3 2/27 at UNC Wilmington __________ L 5-2 3/26 PRESBYTERIAN________________ W 7-2 3/6 Belmont *_____________ W 7-0 3/28 at Lander*____________________ W 9-0 3/7 Wofford______________ W 6-1 3/29 CLAYTON STATE*_______________ W 6-3 3/7 Lipscomb *_ ___________ W 7-0 4/5 at Columbus State*_______________ W 5-4 3/14 at Mercer *_______________ W 5-2 4/8 vs Valdosta State_ ________________L 4-5 3/21 at Campbell *_ ____________ W 7-0 4/9 at Armstrong Atlantic State*_ _________L 0-9 3/24 at Kennesaw State *_ ________ W 6-1 4/14 at S.C. State_ ___________________L 3-4 3/29 Jacksonville *__________ W 4-3 4/20 at Augusta State%_ ______________ W 5-0 3/30 North Florida *_________ W 4-3 4/21 vs Columbus State%_ ______________L 4-5 4/3 at Florida Gulf Coast * ________ W 6-1 4/22 vs Clayton State%________________ W 5-2 4/4 at Stetson * _ _____________ L 5-2 5/3 vs Augusta State^_ ______________ W 5-0 4/8 ETSU *________________ L 5-2 * Atlantic Sun Conference Match

Men’s Tennis All-Time vs. Opponents

Two of the eight players in school history with 100 wins, Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso and Leandro Osorio celebrate a doubles point in 2008.

The 2007 Spartans won a school-record 23 matches and advanced to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals, capping the team’s D-II era.

School_ _______________________ Overall______ Home______ Away Neutral Alabama State_ ___________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Anderson (S.C.)___________________ 9-7_ _______ 7-2________ 2-5_ ____ 0-0 Appalachian State_ ________________ 3-1_ _______ 3-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Armstrong Atlantic State___________ 8-15________ 4-5_ _______ 3-7_ _____1-3 Augusta State____________________ 15-4________ 7-3_ _______ 7-1_ _____1-0 Barry_ ___________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Barton___________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Belmont_________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Belmont Abbey____________________ 3-0_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 BYU-Hawaii_______________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Campbell________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Carson-Newman___________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Central (Iowa)_____________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Charleston Southern_ ______________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 The Citadel_ ______________________ 2-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____1-0 Clemson_________________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Coastal Carolina_ __________________ 1-2_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-1 College of Charleston_______________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Columbus State_ _________________ 14-4________ 6-2_ _______ 7-2_ _____1-0 Concordia________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Davidson_________________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-1_ _____0-0 Drake____________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Drury____________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 East Tennessee State_ _____________ 0-2_ _______ 0-1________ 0-1_ ____ 0-0 Eckerd___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Elon_____________________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-1________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Erskine___________________________ 9-2_ _______ 6-0_ _______ 3-2_ _____0-0 Flagler___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Florida A&M_ _____________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Florida Gulf Coast_________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Florida Southern___________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Francis Marion_ ___________________ 7-9_ _______ 3-7_ _______ 4-1_ _____0-1 Furman__________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Gardner-Webb_ __________________ 7-1_ _______ 5-0________ 2-1_ ____ 0-0 Georgetown______________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Georgia_ ________________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Georgia College & State____________ 12-9________ 6-4_ _______ 2-4_ _____4-1 Georgia Southern_________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 1-0 Georgia Southwestern______________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Georgia Tech_____________________ 0-2_ _______ 0-0________ 0-2_ ____ 0-0 Hampton_________________________ 0-2_ _______ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Jacksonville State__________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Jacksonville______________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Kennesaw State_ _________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Lander__________________________ 7-14________ 3-7_ _______ 3-6_ _____1-0 Lees-McRae_______________________ 3-2_ _______ 2-1_ _______ 1-1_ _____0-0 Limestone________________________ 7-0_ _______ 5-0_ _______ 2-0_ _____0-0 Lincoln Memorial__________________ 6-1_ _______ 5-1_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0

School_ _______________________ Overall______ Home______ Away Neutral Lipscomb________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Loyola Marymount________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Lynn_ ___________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Mars Hill_ ________________________ 5-2_ _______ 3-1_ _______ 2-1_ _____0-0 Mercer_ _________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Mercyhurst_______________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Missouri_________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Morehead State_ __________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Mount Olive_ _____________________ 3-1_ _______ 3-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Nebraska_________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Newberry_ _______________________ 5-0_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 3-0_ _____0-0 North Alabama____________________ 4-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____3-0 North Florida____________________ 3-11________ 2-3________ 1-6_ ____ 0-2 North Georgia_____________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 North Greenville___________________ 2-1_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Northeastern Illinois________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Northwood_______________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Piedmont_ _______________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Presbyterian_____________________ 14-1________ 6-0_ _______ 7-1_ _____1-0 Robert Morris_____________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Rollins___________________________ 2-2_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____1-2 San Diego State_ _________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Slippery Rock_ ____________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 South Carolina_ ___________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 S.C. State_ _______________________ 7-1_ _______ 4-0________ 3-1_ ____ 0-0 Southern Indiana__________________ 1-1_ _______ 1-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Southern Mississippi_ ______________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Southwest Baptist_ ________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Stetson__________________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-1________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Stony Brook_ _____________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Tennessee Tech___________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Troy_____________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 UC Irvine_ _______________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 UC Riverside______________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 UM Kansas City____________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 UNC Wilmington___________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 USC Aiken_______________________ 13-4________ 5-2_ _______ 6-2_ _____2-0 UT Martin_ _______________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Valdosta State_____________________ 3-3_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-1_ _____2-2 Virginia Intermont_ ________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 West Florida_ _____________________ 0-5_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-4 Western Carolina_ _________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Wingate__________________________ 6-1_ _______ 4-1_ _______ 2-0_ _____0-0 Winthrop________________________ 2-1_ _______ 0-0________ 1-1_ ____ 1-0 Wofford_ ________________________ 8-3_ _______ 4-0________ 4-3_ ____ 0-0 Yale_____________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0________ 0-1_ ____ 0-0 2010 Opponents in Bold

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Women’s Tennis All-Time vs. Opponents

Maria Herrera and Diana Martinez celebrate their doubles win that set up Upstate clinching the 2008 A-Sun regular-season championship.

Daniela Lovera hugs Diana Martinez after Martinez clinched the 2008 A-Sun title with a three-set win at ETSU.

School_ _______________________ Overall______ Home______ Away Neutral Alabama State_ ___________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Anderson (S.C.)____________________ 6-2_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 5-2_ _____0-0 Armstrong Atlantic State___________ 1-17________ 1-9_ _______ 0-7_ _____0-1 Auburn-Montgomery_______________ 0-1_ _______ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Augusta State____________________ 13-5________ 6-3_ _______ 5-2_ _____2-0 Austin Peay_______________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Barry_ ___________________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-1 Barton___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Belmont Abbey____________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Belmont_________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 BYU Hawaii_______________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 California (Pa.)_____________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Campbell________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Carson-Newman___________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Charleston Southern_ ______________ 2-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 2-0_ _____0-0 Charlotte_ _______________________ 0-0_ _______ 0-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Clayton State_ ___________________ 4-10________ 2-4_ _______ 1-4_ _____1-2 Coastal Carolina__________________ 0-2_ _______ 0-0________ 0-2_ ____ 0-0 College of Charleston_______________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Columbia (S.C.)____________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Columbus State_ _________________ 7-14________ 1-6_ _______ 5-5_ _____1-3 Converse_________________________ 7-2_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 7-2_ _____0-0 Davidson________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0________ 0-1_ ____ 0-0 East Tennessee State_ _____________ 1-1_ _______ 0-1________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Eckerd___________________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-1_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Elon_____________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0________ 0-1_ ____ 0-0 Erskine___________________________ 5-1_ _______ 4-0_ _______ 1-1_ _____0-0 Flagler___________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Florida C.C._ ______________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Florida Gulf Coast_________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Florida Southern___________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Francis Marion_ __________________ 10-7________ 6-5_ _______ 3-2_ _____1-0 Gardner-Webb_ ___________________ 3-3_ _______ 3-1_ _______ 0-2_ _____0-0 Georgia College & State____________ 5-14________ 3-7_ _______ 1-5_ _____1-2 Georgia Southern_________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Georgia Southwestern______________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Jacksonville State__________________ 1-1_ _______ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____1-0 Jacksonville______________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Kennesaw State_ ________________ 4-13________ 3-4________ 1-7_ ____ 0-2 Lander___________________________ 3-6_ _______ 1-3_ _______ 2-2_ _____0-1

School_ _______________________ Overall______ Home______ Away Neutral Lees-McRae_______________________ 3-1_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 1-1_ _____0-0 Limestone________________________ 6-1_ _______ 4-1_ _______ 2-0_ _____0-0 Lincoln Memorial__________________ 2-1_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Lipscomb________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Lynn_ ___________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Mars Hill_ ________________________ 5-2_ _______ 2-2_ _______ 3-0_ _____0-0 Mercer_ _________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Millersville________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Missouri_________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Mount Olive_ _____________________ 2-0_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Newberry_ _______________________ 3-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 2-0_ _____0-0 North Alabama____________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 North Carolina A&T________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 North Florida_____________________ 2-8_ _______ 1-3________ 1-5_ ____ 0-0 North Georgia_____________________ 1-1_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 North Greenville___________________ 2-1_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Pfeiffer___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Piedmont_ _______________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Presbyterian_ ____________________ 7-6_ _______ 4-2________ 3-4_ ____ 0-0 Queens (N.C.)_ ____________________ 2-0_ _______ 2-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Rollins___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 S.C. State_ _______________________ 8-2_ _______ 3-1________ 5-1_ ____ 0-0 South Florida_ ____________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Spartanburg Methodist_____________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 Stetson__________________________ 2-0_ _______ 1-0________ 1-0_ ____ 0-0 Tampa___________________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 Tennessee Tech___________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-1________ 0-0_ ____ 0-0 Troy_____________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0________ 0-1_ ____ 0-0 UNC Asheville_____________________ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 1-0_ _____0-0 UNC Pembroke___________________ 11-3________ 4-1_ _______ 3-2_ _____4-0 UNC Wilmington___________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 USC Aiken________________________ 9-4_ _______ 3-1_ _______ 4-2_ _____2-1 Valdosta State_____________________ 2-2_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____2-1 Washington (Md.)__________________ 1-0_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-0 West Florida_ _____________________ 0-3_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-2 Western Carolina_ _________________ 1-1_ _______ 1-0_ _______ 0-0_ _____0-1 Wingate__________________________ 0-5_ _______ 0-3_ _______ 0-2_ _____0-0 Winthrop_________________________ 0-1_ _______ 0-0_ _______ 0-1_ _____0-0 Wofford__________________________ 4-3_ _______ 2-1_ _______ 2-2_ _____0-0 2010 Opponents in Bold

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Tennis Regular-Season Championships

2003 Peach Belt Conference Regular Season Co-Champions 20-2 Overall, 7-0 Peach Belt

1992 Unofficial Peach Belt Conference Regular Season Champions 12-0 Overall, 4-0 Peach Belt

2005 Peach Belt Conference Regular Season Co-Champions 14-6 Overall, 7-1 Peach Belt

2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Regular Season Champions 17-3 Overall, 11-0 A-Sun

In an improbable run to the men’s tennis programs first Peach Belt regular season title, the Rifles went from fourth in 2002 to a perfect 7-0 and a share of the title with 5-0 North Florida in 2003. Under head coach Tami Matheny, Jose Luis Reyes became the first Division II All-American at USC Spartanburg since 1995. The Rifles reached the finals of the Peach Belt Tournament before falling to No. 5 North Florida, 5-1, in the championship. Most Common Lineup Singles Overall At Slot Doubles Overall Slot No. 1: Jose Luis Reyes 8-4 8-3 No. 1: Sist/Ureta 7-7 7-7 No. 2: Diego Sist 17-1 7-0 No. 2: Reyes/Muchinda 6-2 6-2 No. 3: Lighton Muchinda 13-5 4-0 No. 3: Gustaffsson/Mandour 18-3 10-1 No. 4: Ben Ureta 11-8 6-5 No. 5: Aly Mandour 13-5 7-3 No. 6: David Gustafsson 17-1 6-1

On a team hobbled with injuries, head coach Alessandro De Marzo patched together an impressive run in 2005, finishing 11th in Division II. The Spartans posted remarkable upsets of North Florida, 6-3, which finished the season third in the national poll and a 5-4 win over Armstrong Atlantic State, which finished second. In all, the Spartans defeated six conference opponents that finished in the nation’s top 40, losing only to No. 15 Georgia College & State to tie Armstrong Atlantic for the league title. Most Common Lineup Singles Overall At Slot Doubles Overall Slot No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu 8-7 8-6 No. 1: Sist/Ureta 9-8 9-8 No. 2: Diego Sist 10-6 7-5 No. 2: Dumitrescu/Reyes 14-3 13-3 No. 3: Jose Luis Reyes 15-4 9-3 No. 3: Burmazovic/Hocker 9-3 6-3 No. 4: Predrag Burmazovic 15-1 9-1 No. 5: Ben Ureta 5-8 4-5 No. 6: Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso 8-7 5-5

In USC Spartanburg’s first year in the Peach Belt Conference, the Lady Rifles swept through the regular season with a perfect 12-0 dual match record and a 4-0 mark against Peach Belt opponents to claim the unofficial Peach Belt league title. The Peach Belt didn’t start an official league slate until 1997. For most of the season, the Lady Rifles played with just five players, all of whom earned mention on the All-Peach Belt Conference team to help the team finish 11th in the final DII rankings. Most Common Lineup Singles Overall At Slot Doubles Overall Slot No. 1: Missy O’Neil 18-3 9-2 No. 1: O’Neil/Cobo 10-0 10-0 No. 2: Martha Cobo 12-2 11-0 No. 2: White/Weare 10-1 10-1 No. 3: Amy White 19-1 10-0 No. 4: Heather Weare 12-2 9-1 No. 5: Annette Eskenazi 13-1 10-1 No. 6: Lori Blackwell 1-5 1-5

Tennis.com labeled the USC Upstate women’s tennis team’s domination of the Atlantic Sun one of the most significant developments in all of collegiate tennis in 2008. It’s hard to argue with really, considering, the Spartans, in their first season of Division I play, swept the conference schedule. Along the way, junior Anna Novo won the A-Sun Player of the Year award and senior Susana Hernandez also earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors. Most Common Lineup Singles Overall At Slot Doubles Overall Slot No. 1: Anna Novo 29-5 17-3 No. 1: Novo/Milovanovic 23-7 13-5 No. 2: Susana Hernandez 20-9 11-5 No. 2: Hernandez/Lovera 12-4 12-4 No. 3: Emilia Milovanovic 13-18 6-8 No. 3: Herrera/Martinez 16-8 11-6 No. 4: Daniela Lovera 13-2 7-2 No. 5: Diana Martinez 20-6 8-1 No. 6: Maria Herrera 17-7 8-2

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Men’s Tennis At National Championships 1995

After a three-year absence, the Spartans made it back to the NCAA Tournament. After 1994, the NCAA added regional play-ins to the tournament and USC Spartanburg was selected to the South Regional. Led by All-American Kasper Nielsen and 20-match winners in Jorge Ventura and Lavnish Chatrath, the Rifles went 16-7 and advanced to the championship of the regional before falling to Armstrong Atlantic State. May 6: NCAA South Regional Semifinals North Alabama, W, 4-3 Singles No. 1: Kasper Nielsen (USCS) def. Stefan Ranier (UNA), 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 No. 2: Lavnish Chatrath (USCS) def. Hans Jannson (UNA), 6-3, 6-0 No. 3: Jorge Ventura (USCS) def. Mark Jonsson (UNA), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 No. 4: Robert Styles (UNA) def. Khary Rose (USCS), 7-6, 6-2 No. 6: Sebastian Sanchez (USCS) def. John Shelley (UNA), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 Doubles No. 2: Ranier/Styles (UNA) def. Rose/Ventura (USCS), 8-4 Jan Carlos Cueto finished 2-1 at the 1992 NCAA Championships, helping the Rifles to a fifth-place finish. He finished his career with a 49-23 record.

1992

Led by All-Americans Andres Gonzalez and James Homan, the Rifles earned a bid to the NCAA National Tournament. Homan, who won a school-record 27 matches during the season, and Gonzalez, who finished with a 21-7 record on the season, each posted perfect 3-0 records as the Rifles finished 2-1 at the championships and took fifth-place. May 8: NCAA National Quarterfinals Hampton 5, USC Spartanburg 2 Singles No. 1: Andres Gonzalez (USCS) def. Ciro Nishiyama (HU), 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 No. 2: Elson Cantuaria (HU) def. Juan Merino (USCS), 6-2, 6-2 No. 3: Glynne James (HU) def. Jan Carlos Cueto (USCS), 6-1, 6-4 No. 4: Omwami Carter (HU) def. Jorge Galvez (USCS), 6-2, 6-2 No. 5: James Homan (USCS) def. Arumun Surma (HU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 No. 6: Jeff Wachtmeister (HU) def. Jose Cueto (USCS), 6-4, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Cantuaria/Nishiyama (HU) def. Galvez/Gonzalez (USCS), 7-5, 7-5 May 9: NCAA National Consolation Semifinals UC Riverside, W, 5-2 Singles No. 1: Andres Gonzalez (USCS) def. Steve Aragon (UCR), 6-4, 6-1 No. 2: Juan Merino (USCS) def. Brian Griffin (UCR), 6-4, 7-5 No. 3: Jan Carlos Cueto (USCS) def. Kelly Askvig (UCR), 6-2, 6-2 No. 4: Mark Van Ornum (UCR) def. Jorge Galvez (USCS), 6-1, 2-6, 1-6 No. 5: James Homan (USCS) def. Kris Lupinacci (UCR), 7-6, 6-1 No. 6: Monty Basnyat (UCR) def. Jose Cueto (USCS), 7-6, 7-5 Doubles No. 3: Gajic/Shaver (USCS) def. Knizek/Lupinacci (UCR), 6-1, 6-1 May 10: NCAA National Fifth-Place Match Southwest Baptist, W, 5-3 Singles No. 1: Andres Gonzalez (USCS) def. Andy El Shafei (SBU), 6-0, 6-0 No. 2: Rafael Figueredo (SBU) def. Juan Merino (USCS), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 No. 3: Jan Carlos Cueto (USCS) def. Michael Obertop (SBU), 6-3, 6-3 No. 4: Jorge Galvez (USCS) def. Alex Locke (SBU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 No. 5: James Homan (USCS) def. Pankaj Monga (SBU), 6-3, 6-3 No. 6: Jordan Sanchez (SBU) def. Jose Cueto (USCS), 6-3, 6-7, 4-6 Doubles No. 2: El Shafei/Monga (SBU) def. Cueto/Cueto (USCS), 4-6, 5-7 No. 3: Gajic/Shaver (USCS) def. Locke/Sanchez (SBU), 6-3, 6-4

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May 7: NCAA South Region Championship Armstrong Atlantic State, L, 0-4 Singles No. 4: Anders Ohlsson (AASU) def. Khary Rose (USCS), 6-4, 6-0 No. 5: Luc Richard (AASU) def. Justin Downey (USCS), 6-1, 6-1 No. 6: Sundar Raman (AASU) def. Sebastian Sanchez (USCS), 6-2, 6-0 Doubles No. 1: Elfvine/Schertel (AASU) def. Chatrath/Nielsen (USCS), 8-2 No. 2: Oakes/Ohlsson (AASU) def. Rose/Ventura (USCS), 8-4

1996

For the third time, head coach Alan Ferguson led the Rifles to the NCAA Tournament, this time leading the team to a 16-6 record. Thanks to easy wins over Eckerd and Valdosta State, the Rifles reached the NCAA Nationals for the second time. The team was led by 20-win seasons from Lavnish Chatrath, Jorge Ventura and Pio Davila. May 3: NCAA South Regional Semifinals Eckerd, W, 4-0 Singles No. 2: Lavnish Chatrath (USCS) def. Colby Correa (EC), 6-4, 6-3 No. 3: Jorge Ventura (USCS) def. Alex Begley (EC), 6-0, 6-0 No. 5: Henrik Sjolund (USCS) def. Peter Shoels (EC), 7-6, 7-5 Doubles No. 2: Nielsen/Sjolund (USCS) def. Correa/Shoels (EC), 8-2 No. 3: Rose/Ventura (USCS) def. Begley/Woods (EC), 8-5 May 4: NCAA South Region Championship Valdosta State, W, 4-1 Singles No. 3: Jorge Ventura (USCS) def. Jonathan Fralich (VSU), 6-2, 6-0 No. 4: Thomas Kopp (VSU) def. Khary Rose (USCS), 6-2, 6-1 No. 5: Henrik Sjolund (USCS) def. Thomas Tarnowski (VSU), 6-3, 6-3 No. 6: Pio Davila (USCS) by default Doubles No. 1: Chatrath/Davila (USCS) def. Greenan/Tranowski (VSU), 8-4 No. 2: Kirtane-Kopp (VSU) def. Nielsen/Sjolund (USCS), 8-2 No. 3: Rose/Ventura (VSU) by default May 9: NCAA Nationals First Round Barry, L, 0-4 Singles No. 1: Herbert Bende (BU) def. Kasper Nielsen (USCS), 6-3, 6-2 No. 2: Lior Chalbianski (BU) def. Lavnish Chatrath (USCS), 6-3, 6-4 No. 6: Alan Murray (BU) def. Pio Davila (USCS), 6-2, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Bende/Chalbianski (BU) def. Chatrath/Rose (USCS), 8-5 No. 2: Roig/Zaidi (BU) def. Nielsen/Sjolund (USCS), 8-2 No. 3: Davilia/Ventura (USCS) def. Cardozo/Mangones (BU), 8-5

2001

Head coach Tami Matheny led the Rifles to a 129 record just two seasons after the Rifles had two straight winless years. Led by Alessandro De Marzo and Ricky Martinez, who finished the year 24th in the nation in doubles, the Rifles took fifth at the Peach Belt Tournament. May 4: NCAA South Region Semifinals North Florida 5, USC Spartanburg 3 Singles No. 1: Ricky Martinez (USCS) def. Sean Maymi (UNF), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 No. 2: Alessandro De Marzo (USCS) def. Hagen Endler (UNF), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 No. 3: Jason Staiger (USCS) def. Eric Christianson (UNF), 6-4, 6-4 No. 4: Miguel Angelo (UNF) def. Douglas Noriega (USCS), 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 No. 5: John Bougon (UNF) def. D. Gonzales-Orbegoso (USCS), 6-1, 6-1 Doubles No. 1: Christianson/Angelo (UNF) def. DeMarzo/Staiger (USCS), 8-4 No. 2: Bougon/Endler (UNF) def. Martinez/Noriega (USCS), 9-8 (3) No. 3: Maymi/Bruegelmons (UNF) def. D. Gonzales-O./Hausman (USCS), 8-3

2002

The second straight tournament bid for the Spartans, head coach Tami Matheny led the Rifles to a 13-7 record just three seasons after the Rifles had two straight winless years. Led by Alessandro De Marzo and Jose Luis Reyes, the Rifles finished 4-3 in the Peach Belt Conference. May 3: NCAA South Region Semifinals North Florida 5, USC Spartanburg 1 Singles No. 3: John Bougon (UNF) def. Jose Echandia (USCS), 6-0,6-1 No. 4: Eric Christianson (UNF) def. Renato Davilia (USCS), 6-0,6-1 No. 5: Miguel Angelo (UNF) def. D. Gonzales-Orbegoso (USCS), 6-0,7-5 Doubles No. 1: De Marzo/Reyes (USCS) def. Christianson/Olave (UNF), 8-4 No. 2: Bougon/Endler (UNF) def. Castro/Davilia (USCS), 8-6 No. 3: Dramou/Angelo (UNF) def. D. Gonzales-O./Echandia (USCS), 8-5

2003

On the heels of a Peach Belt league title, USCS reached its first regional final since 1996. The Rifles finished second in the conference championship to North Florida. With a 20-2 dual record and all-conference performers Diego Sist and Ben Ureta on the squad, head coach Tami Matheny nearly took the team to nationals, as it fell to Lander, 5-4, in a meet that had four three-set singles matches. May 3: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Spartanburg 5, Francis Marion 1 Singles No. 3: Diego Sist (USCS) def. Kevin Taylor (FMU), 7-6,6-4 No. 4: Ben Ureta (USCS) def. Danny Cordrey (FMU), 6-2,7-6 No. 5: David Gustafsson (USCS) def. Alex Cury (FMU), 6-4,6-0 Doubles No. 1: Ureta/Sist (USCS) def. Lewellyn King/Cordrey (FMU), 8-3 No. 2: Bube/Taylor (FMU) def. Reyes/Muchinda (USCS), 9-8 No. 3: Mandour/Gustafsson (USCS) def. Cury/Prielozny (FMU), 8-3 May 4: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals Lander 5, USC Spartanburg 4 Singles No. 1: Fredrik Hoglund (LU) def. Lighton Muchinda (USCS), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 No. 2: Carl Hesser (LU) def. Jose L Reyes (USCS), 6-4, 6-3 No. 3: Diego Sist (USCS) def. Tobias Edstrom (LU), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 No. 4: Emil Olsson (LU) def. Ben Ureta (USCS), 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 No. 5: Gena Urbanovich (LU) def. Aly Mandour (USCS), 6-3, 6-2 No. 6: David Gustafsson (USCS) def. Tom van Ooij (LU), 5-6, 6-4, 6-4 Doubles No. 1: Olsson/Edstrom (LU) def. Ureta/Sist (USCS), 8-6 No. 2: Reyes/Muchinda (USCS) def. Hoglund/Urbanovich (LU), 8-3 No. 3: Mandour/Gustafsson (USCS) def. Hesser/van Ooij (LU), 8-5

Men’s Tennis At National Championships 2004

In his only year as head coach, Josh Hausman took the Rifles back to the NCAA Nationals for the first time since 1996 and the third time in program history. Using a solid front of the lineup that featured 2003 All-American Jose Luis Reyes and future AllAmericans in Diego Sist and Stefan Dumitrescu, the Spartans downed Anderson and Columbus State to win their Mid-Atlantic Regional. May 7: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Spartanburg 5, Anderson 0 Singles No. 2: Diego Sist (USCS) def. Karan Doctor (AC), 6-3,6-2 No. 3: Stefan Dumitrescu (USCS) def. Sid Sudhakar (AC), 6-2,6-2 Doubles No. 1: Ureta/Sist (USCS) def. Doctor/Pollock (AC), 8-5 No. 2: Mandour/Gustafsson (USCS) def. Sudhakar/Boczonadi (AC), 8-3 No. 3: Reyes/Dumitrescu (USCS) def. Fitzgerald/Sanches (AC), 8-1 May 8: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals USC Spartanburg 5, Columbus State 2 Singles No. 2: Diego Sist (USCS) def. Tim Child (CSU), 6-0, 6-2 No. 4: Aly Mandour (USCS) def. Eric Sajowitz (CSU), 6-1, 6-0 No. 5: Fernando Gallegos (CSU) def. Ben Ureta (USCS), 6-1, 6-1 No. 6: David Gustafsson (USCS) def. Alex Vasilescu (CSU), 6-0, 6-3 Doubles No. 1: Ureta/Sist (USCS) def. Gallegos/Child (CSU), 9-8 No. 2: Druica/Skott (CSU) def. Mandour/Gustafsson (USCS), 8-4 No. 3: Reyes/Dumitrescu (USCS) def. Pelletier/Greeff (CSU), 8-5 May 12: NCAA Nationals First Round Rollins 5, USC Spartanburg 2 Singles No. 1: Carlos Custodio (RC) def. Jose L Reyes (USCS), 6-1,4-6,7-5 No. 2: Mark Thompson (RC) def. Diego Sist (USCS), 6-4,6-3 No. 4: Andrew Groslimond (RC) def. Aly Mandour (USCS), 6-1,6-3 No. 5: David Gustafsson (USCS) def. David Tafur (RC), 6-3,6-0 Doubles No. 1: Thompson/Custodio (RC) def. Ureta/Sist (USCS), 8-0 No. 2: Groslimond/Umbers (RC) def. Mandour/Gafoor (USCS), 8-2 No. 3: Reyes/Dumitrescu (USCS) def. Sipka/Tafur (RC), 8-4

2005

In his first season as head coach, Alessandro De Marzo led the Spartans to the Mid-Atlantic Region finals, finishing the season with a 14-6 record and a share of the Peach Belt Regular Season title. Jose Luis Reyes and Predrag Burmazovic each posted 15win seasons for the Spartans. May 6: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Upstate 5, Augusta State 0 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Raul Intriago (ASU), 6-2, 6-3 No. 3: Jose Luis Reyes (UPST) def. Lindy Blount (ASU), 6-3, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Sist/Ureta (UPST) def. Intriago/Meza (ASU), 8-4 No. 2: Dumitrescu/Reyes (UPST) def. Leblond/Figueiro (ASU), 8-1 No. 3: Burmazovic/S. Gonzales-O. (UPST) def. Blount/Hahn (ASU), 8-4 May 7: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals North Florida 5, USC Upstate 1 Singles No. 1: Eduardo Pereira (UNF) def. Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST), 6-4, 6-4 No. 2: Jose Terrera (UNF) def. Diego Sist (UPST), 7-5, 6-0 No. 5: Elad Gabay (UNF) def. Ben Ureta (UPST), 6-0, 6-3 Doubles No. 1: Gomes/Escallon (UNF) def. Sist/Ureta (UPST), 8-3 No. 2: Gabay/Pereira (UNF) def. Dumitrescu/Reyes (UPST), 8-6 No. 3: Burmazovic/S. Gonzales-O. (UPST) def. DePolignac/Terrera (UNF), 8-5

Sandy Franz won three singles matches and six doubles matches in the 2006 and 2007 D-II Tournament.

2007

Jack Roux is lifted by his teammates after winning his No. 6 singles match to lift USC Upstate to a 5-0 win over Lander in the Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Championship in 2007.

2006

Head coach Alessandro De Marzo led the Spartans back to the nationals for the fourth time in program history, thanks in large part to the All-American performances from Stefan Dumitrescu and Diego Sist. Dumitrescu added an impressive 3-0 performance during the NCAAs at the No. 1 singles slot and the doubles team of Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso and Leandro Osorio also won all three of their matches during the NCAAs. May 4: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Upstate 5, USC Aiken 1 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Nicolas Lombardo (USCA), 6-0, 6-4 No. 3: Edward Horne (USCA) def. Leandro Osorio (UPST), 6-2, 6-2 No. 5: Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso (UPST) def. Wyatt Boylston (USCA), 6-2, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Sist/Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Lombardo/Horne (USCA), 8-4 No. 2: Burmazovic/Franz (UPST) def. Negri/Boylston (USCA), 8-5 No. 3: S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Osorio (UPST) def. Percival/Kaetz, 8-1 May 5: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals USC Upstate 5, Lander 2 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Stefan Tewes (LU), 6-1, 6-4 No. 4: Leandro Osorio (UPST) def. Henrik Erlandsson (LU), 6-3, 6-0 No. 5: Sandy Franz (UPST) def. Andre Ivarsson (LU), 7-6,6-7,7-5 No. 6: Sebastian Gonzales-O. (UPST) def. Nick Tzekos (LU), 1-6,6-3,6-4 Doubles No. 1: Ivarsson/Karlsson (LU) def. Sist/Dumitrescu (UPST), 9-8 No. 2: Burmazovic/Franz (UPST) def. Legros/Simic (LU), 9-8 No. 3: S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Osorio (UPST) def. Stinson/Valle (LU), 8-2 May 10: NCAA Nationals First Round Valdosta State 5, USC Upstate 4 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Christoph Schneider (VSU), 6-4, 6-2 No. 2: Diego Sist (UPST) def. Michael Millner (VSU), 6-4, 6-4 No. 3: Predrag Burmazovic (UPST) def. Thomas Provost (VSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 No. 4: Leos Jelinek (VSU) def. Leandro Osorio (UPST), 6-2, 6-2 No. 5: Nikolas Overkemping (VSU) def. Sandy Franz (UPST), 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 No. 6: Dominik Hansen (VSU) def. Sebastian Gonzales-O. (UPST), 6-4, 6-4 Doubles No. 1: Schneider/Hansen (VSU) def. Sist/Dumitrescu (UPST), 9-8(4) No. 2: Overkemping/Jelinek (VSU) def. Burmazovic/Franz (UPST), 8-6 No. 3: S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Osorio (UPST) def. Millner/Provost (VSU), 8-4

Playing in their last year in Division II, the Spartans went out in style, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals and finishing with a No. 5 national ranking. Finishing the season with a school-record 23 dual meet wins, the Spartans got All-Peach Belt efforts from Sandy Franz, Stefan Dumitrescu and Renzo Airaldi. The team posted impressive 5-0 wins in both MidAtlantic Region matches on its home court before moving on to nationals, where it won its first match since 1992. May 4: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Upstate 5, Anderson 0 Singles No. 2: Sandy Franz (UPST) def. Stephan Fehske (AC); 6-1, 6-1 No. 4: Sebastian Gonzales-O. (UPST) def. Marc Pibernat (AC); 6-2, 6-1 Doubles No. 1: Dumitrescu/Airaldi (UPST) def. Ramanathan/Assuncao (AC); 8-3 No. 2: Franz/Tori (UPST) def. Pibernat/ Weisskopf (AC); 8-1 No. 3: S. Gonzales-Orbegoso/Osorio (UPST) def. Fehske/Sanches (AC); 8-5 May 6: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship USC Upstate 5, Lander 0 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Nicolas Legros (LU); 6-2, 6-2 No. 6: Jack Roux (UPST) def. Nick Tzekos (LU); 6-2, 7-5 Doubles No. 1: Dumitresu/Airaldi (UPST) def. Legros/Fonseca (LU); 8-6 No. 2: Franz/Tori (UPST) def. Valle/ Willers (LU); 8-6 No. 3: S. Gonzales-O./Osorio (UPST) def. Ivarsson/Benatzky (LU); 8-5 May 9: NCAA Nationals First Round USC Upstate 5, Concordia 2 Singles No. 2: Sandy Franz (UPST) def. Josep Molet (CON); 6-2, 7-5 No. 3: Javier Tori (UPST) def. Rodrigo Teixeira (CON); 6-4, 6-4 No. 4: Sebastian Gonzales-O. (UPST) def. Kirill Azovtsev (CON); 7-5, 6-1 No. 6: Jack Roux (UPST) def. Nik Boerger (CON); 7-5, 6-4 Doubles No. 1: Grubin/Teixeira (CON) def. Dumitrescu/Airaldi (UPST); 8-5 No. 2: Franz/Tori (UPST) def. Malkin/Azovtsev (CON); 8-4 No. 3: Molet/Ruenz (CON) def. S. Gonzales-O./Osorio (UPST); 8-5 May 10: NCAA Nationals Quarterfinals West Florida 5, USC Upstate 3 Singles No. 1: Stefan Dumitrescu (UPST) def. Diego Zorzi (WFU); 6-1, 6-4 No. 2: Dante Bottini (WFU) def. Sandy Franz (UPST); 6-3, 7-5 No. 3: Nicolas Barrientos (WFU) def. Javier Tori (UPST); 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 No. 4: Eduardo Cavasotti (WFU) def. Sebastian Gonzales-O. (UPST); 6-0, 7-6 No. 6: Luiz Bernardi (WFU) def. Jack Roux (UPST); 6-4, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Barrientos/Bottini (WFU) def. Dumitrescu/Airaldi (UPST); 8-6 No. 2: Tori/Franz (UPST) def. Zorzi/Arboleda (WFU); 8-5 No. 3: Osorio/Gonzales-Orbegoso (UPST) def. Cavasotti/Bernardi; 8-4 46

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Diana Martinez is the only Upstate women’s tennis player to win NCAA matches in three different seasons.

1995

The Rifles earned a bid to the South Regional in 1995 in Division II’s first move to the format. Under head coach Alan Ferguson, the Rifles finished 4-12 overall. The team was led by eight wins from Carin Morgan. May 6: NCAA South Region First Round Barry, L, 0-7 Singles No. 1: Danella Darling (BU) def. Stacy Cantwell (USCS), 6-2, 6-1 No. 2: Vanessa Campello (BU) def. Gabriella Sanches (USCS), 6-1, 6-1 No. 3: Anna Iglewski (BU) def. Carin Morgan (USCS), 6-2, 6-4 No. 4: Deborah Gebara (BU) def. Mary Martin (USCS), 6-0, 6-1 No. 5: Cecilia Cordero (BU) def. Nikki Hulst (USCS), 6-0, 6-0 No. 6: Angie Serra (BU) def. Mary Majaris (USCS), 6-0, 6-0 Doubles No. 1: Darling/Serra (BU) def. Cantwell/Martin (USCS), 8-1 No. 2: Campello/Navarro (BU) def. Morgan/Sanchez (USCS), 8-3 No. 3: Cordero/Gebara (BU) def. Hulst/Majaris (USCS), 8-0

2003

After the Rifles earned their first national ranking since 1992 of 30th in 2002, head coach Tami Matheny brought the team to the NCAA Regionals for the first time in her last year as head coach. Led by 18 wins from Nina Lesnanska, the Rifles finished 158 overall and in fifth at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to earn the bid. May 2: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals Kennesaw State 5, USC Spartanburg 3 Singles No. 1: Laura Puch (KSU) def. Marcela Gonzalez (USCS), 6-1 6-1 No. 2: Loriane Rosmuller (KSU) def. Martina Stoklaskova (USCS), 6-0 6-1 No. 4: Maria Rubert (KSU) def. Paloma Castillo (USCS), 7-5 6-3 No. 5: Nina Lesnanska (USCS) def. Kamilla Rodriguez (KSU), 6-1 6-3 No. 6: Megan George (KSU) def. Kristina Ribicic (USCS), 6-4 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Gonzalez/DeSilva (USCS) def. Ward/Puch (KSU), 8-6 No. 2: Rosmuller/Rodriguez def. Stoklaskova/Lesnanska (USCS), 8-1 No. 3: Ribicic/Castillo (USCS) def. Rubert/Fischetti (KSU), 8-3

The 2007 Spartans take a moment to pose after winning the Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Championship at Columbus State to advance to the NCAA National Tournament for the first time in school history.

2005

First-year head coach Alessandro De Marzo returned the Spartans to the NCAA Regionals, thanks to a 128 overall record and an 8-2 mark in the Peach Belt Conference. Led by All-Peach Belt Conference selection Marianna Melo, the Spartans finished third at the conference tournament. Freshman Diana Martinez led the team with 13 wins. May 6: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals Georgia College & State 5, USC Upstate 3 Singles No. 1: Anna Schupak (GCSU) def. Mariana Melo (UPST), 6-3, 6-4 No. 2: Celine Martin (GCSU) def. Susana Hernandez (UPST), 6-3, 6-3 No. 3: Diana Martinez (UPST) def. Chenelle Kruger (GCSU), 6-0, 6-2 No. 4: Anna Davidsson (GCSU) def. Annika Meyerson (UPST), 6-3, 6-3 No. 6: Nina Lesnanska (UPST) def. Jessica McKnight (GCSU), 6-4, 7-5 Doubles No. 1: Schupak/Martin (GCSU) def. Melo/Hernandez (UPST), 8-3 No. 2: Martinez/Meyerson (UPST) def. Kruger/Davidsson (GCSU), 9-8 No. 3: McKnight/Intriago (GCSU) def. Lesnanska/DeSilva (UPST), 8-3

2006

Playing at Columbus State, the Spartans won their first NCAA Tournament match, a 5-0 sweep of USC Aiken. After finishing the season 20-6 overall, the Spartans posted their best ranking in school history, finishing eighth in the final ITA poll. The team also got its first ITA All-American in Anna Novo, a freshman that stepped in to win 13 matches for the Spartans. May 4: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Upstate 5, USC Aiken 0 Singles No. 4: Diana Martinez (UPST) def. Otavia Bastos (USCA), 6-1, 6-1 No. 6: Vivian Neuenschwander (UPST) by default Doubles No. 1: Novo/Neuenschwander (UPST) def. Kaefer/Cassetori, 8-4 No. 2: Lovera/Hernandez (UPST) def. Copp/Bastos, 8-4 No. 3: Martinez/Herrera (UPST) by default May 6: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals Columbus State 5, USC Upstate 0 Singles No. 2: Agata Polcyn (CSU) def. Susana Hernandez (UPST), 6-3, 6-0 No. 3: Raluca Moldovan (CSU) def. Daniela Lovera (UPST), 6-1, 6-0 Doubles No. 1: Gherghi/Moldovan (CSU) def. Novo/Neuenschwander (UPST), 9-7 No. 2: Reynolds/Castillo (CSU) def. Hernandez/Lovera (UPST), 8-4 No. 3: Polcyn/Groenewald (CSU) def. Martinez/Herrera (UPST), 8-4

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In the Spartans’ final go-round in Division II, the team set a school-record by winning 21 dual meets and advanced to the NCAA Nationals for the first time in school history. Maria Herrera, with a dramatic three-set, come-from-behind-win led Upstate past Columbus State and into the Nationals, where they narrowly fell to California (Pa.) in the first round. The Spartans finished seventh in the final ITA rankings, breaking the school-record set the season before. May 3: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Semifinals USC Upstate 5, Augusta State 0 Singles No. 2: Susana Hernandez (UPST) def. Laura Ferreira, 6-0, 6-1 No. 5: Maria Herrera (UPST) def. Norma Rovira, 6-0, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Hernandez/Lovera (UPST) def. Jegat/Rovira, 8-1 No. 2: Novo/Neuenschwander (UPST) def. Chiaparini/Ferreira, 8-2 No. 3: Herrera/Martinez (UPST) def. Rodrigues/Pires, 8-4 May 4: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Finals USC Upstate 5, Columbus State 4 Singles No. 1: Anna Novo (UPST) def. Raluca Moldovan (CSU), 6-2, 6-3 No. 2: Susana Hernandez (UPST) def. Agata Polcyn (CSU), 6-1, 6-2 No. 3: Roxana Dondera (CSU) def. Diana Martinez (UPST), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 No. 4: Daniela Lovera (UPST) def. Gabriela Vasilescu (CSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 No. 5: Maria Herrera (UPST) def. Daniela Castillo (CSU), 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 No. 6: Erin Reynolds (CSU) def. Vivian Neuenschwander (UPST), 6-2, 6-2 Doubles No. 1: Moldovan/Polcyn (CSU) def. Hernandez/Lovera (UPST), 9-8 No. 2: Castillo/Reynolds (CSU) def. Novo/Neuenschwander (UPST), 8-6 No. 3: Herrera/Martinez (UPST) def. Dondera/Groenewald (CSU), 8-3 May 9: NCAA Nationals First Round California (Pa.) 5, USC Upstate 4 Singles No. 1: Anna Novo (UPST) def. Inga Chilingaryan (Cal), 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 No. 2: Susana Hernandez (UPST) def. Lisa Santoro (Cal), 6-2, 6-1 No. 3: Helena VanEysendeyk (Cal) def. Diana Martinez (UPST), 6-3, 6-3 No. 4: Daniela Lovera (UPST) def. Yumi Matsuto (Cal), 6-4, 7-5 No. 5: Nina Reiswich (Cal) def. Maria Herrera (UPST), 6-4, 6-4 No. 6: Olga Aleskseeva (Cal) def. Vivian Neuenschwander (UPST), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 Doubles No. 1: Hernandez/Lovera (UPST) def. Chilingaryan/Matsuto (Cal), 8-6 No. 2: VanEysendeyk/Santoro (Cal) def. Novo/Neuenschwander (UPST), 8-5 No. 3: Resiwich/Anderson (Cal) def. Herrera/Martinez (UPST), 8-3

The USC Upstate Tennis Complex

The USC Upstate Tennis Complex The USC Upstate Tennis Complex is a lighted, 12-court facility that has been the home of some of college tennis’ best competition in its brief six-year history. In addition to both USC Upstate tennis teams having posted unconditional success at the home courts since the facility was fully completed in 2005, the tennis complex has been the home to four NCAA Tournaments and two Peach Belt Conference Championships. In addition, the complex has hosted USTA events. The tennis clubhouse offers locker rooms for the men’s and women’s teams, the office for coach Alessandro De Marzo, and restroom facilities. Included in a host of memorable moments at USC Upstate was the Spartan men clinching a berth to the NCAA Division II Nationals in 2007 and the Spartan women claiming their first Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in 2008 with a 7-0 win over Campbell at the complex. Among other memorable moments at the complex, the Upstate men have won almost 90 percent of their matches at the venue and the women have won more than 70 percent. The women also posted a 29-match winning streak at the venue that stretched from February 2007 to April 2009.

The Spartans at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total

Record 16-1 9-2 6-2 13-0 8-1 6-1 58-7

Men Pct. .941 .818 .750 1.000 .889 .857 .892

Women Record Pct. 4-6 .400 4-4 .500 7-2 .778 13-0 1.000 11-0 1.000 5-1 .833 36-13 .735 48

This is USC Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate will inspire you to do great things. The moment you step on campus, you’ll feel a vibrancy here, a charge that isn’t found anywhere else. It runs through our innovative new Health Education Complex, expansive international programs, and fan-fueled NCAA Division I athletics. It permeates the relationship between our faculty and students and between our campus and community. It’s the pulse that drives our students to succeed here and abroad. It’s the reason why we’re among the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina and one of the Southeast’s leading metropolitan universities. It’s also the reason why for 10 years in a row U.S. News & World Report has ranked us as one of the top five Comprehensive Colleges in the South. Located along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, we offer baccalaureate and master’s degrees and boast nationally accredited professional schools of business, nursing and education, plus the College of Arts and Sciences. USC Upstate is a place, our students tell us, that inspires them to greatness and shapes them to be an inspiration to others. It’s a place for you. Come be inspired.

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This is USC Upstate

About Upstate

At USC Upstate, we want to change the way you think about your education and your future. When you step onto the rolling hills of our campus near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountatins, you’ll be inspired to grow intellectually, culturally, socially and emotionally.

Small Campus. Big Possibilities. Located in the heart of South Carolina’s economic engine along the vibrant I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, USC Upstate is home to 5,268 students from 38 states and 71 nations. We offer challenging academic courses, small class sizes, personal experiences, remarkable diversity, an expansive international community and a dynamic campus life. Our acclaimed and accredited academic programs create real opportunities for our students to build bridges to their future through internships, field service, study abroad and more. We take computer science, for example, and translate it into an innovative information management and systems program that helps graduates move into enterprises large and small as data managers, systems managers and IT professionals. We take political science and sociology and create a foundation for working in nonprofit administration. Our distinctive academic programs will enable you to lay out a foundation in the liberal arts that will serve you throughout a lifetime of learning.

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This is USC Upstate

Facts You Should Know • USC Upstate was ranked fourth amongst Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South according to the 2009 College Rankings by U.S. News & World Report. • USC Upstate is among the fastest growing universities in the State, now employing 650 full- and part-time faculty and staff and enrolling 5,268 students, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. • Located in one of the most politically significant hotbeds in the nation, USC Upstate received visits from Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, while campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2007. • According to U.S. News and World Report, USC Upstate is one of the 10-most ethnically diverse colleges in the South with a Diversity Index of 0.46. It is the most racially diverse public school in South Carolina. • From its founding, the University opened its doors to all races. Today, with a minority enrollment exceeding 30 percent and faculty representation increased to 14 percent, the institution is widely regarded as a leading example of interracial cooperation, cultural pluralism, equal opportunity, access and equity. • Of the University’s 5,268 enrolled students, 71 nations are represented among the student body, reflecting the Upstate’s international character. • The implementation of a 10-year, $150 million master plan that focuses on the development of the northern segment of the Spartanburg campus has dramatically increased classroom space, academic support facilities, parking and roadways, housing and athletic/recreational facilities. • The Susan Jacobs Arboretum features a 300-seat amphitheatre, a meandering creek lined with stones and boulders, lighted walkways and foliage indigenous to the area among its 12 acres. • Forty-two years after its founding, USC Upstate boasts an alumni base of more than 17,000, of which 80 percent of these graduates remain in the Upstate to build their lives and careers. • In the past 10 years, the campus has gone through a dramatic infrastructure makeover, including the building of the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex, the Readiness Center, Palmetto House, Magnolia House, the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, the Health Education Complex and the soon to be completed George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg.

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The Academic Success

The USC Upstate Athletic Department places a high empasis on academic achievements and in the 2008-09 school year, Upstate athletes continued to reach heights never before reached by the athletic department.

Academic Success Bachelor’s Degree Programs Art Studio (Graphic Design) Biology Business Administration and Economics (concentrations in accounting, economics/finance, business administration, management and marketing) Chemistry Communication (concentrations in electronic media, journalism, speech and theater) Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Engineering Technology Management English Experimental Psychology History Information Management and Systems Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics Middle Grades Education Nonprofit Administration Nursing Physical Education Political Science Secondary Education (concentrations in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies/history, and Spanish) Sociology Special Education: Learning Disabilities Spanish

• 138 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team selections. • 28 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during one of the 2008-09 semesters. • 17 Individual National Academic Awards in 2007-08 (11 Softball, 4 Women’s Tennis, 2 Men’s Tennis) • 7 teams posted better than a 3.0 GPA in 2008-2009 (Men’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Golf, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Volleyball). • 2 National Academic Team Awards in 2007-08 (AVCA Team Academic Award, Volleyball; ITA All-Academic Award, Women’s Tennis)

Pre-Professional Four-Year Programs Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre-Optometry Pre-Veterinary Medicine Master’s Degrees Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Special Education: Visual Impairment

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The Community Involvement

The USC Upstate Department of Athletics has always encouraged its athletes to become engaged in both the USC Upstate and Upstate South Carolina communities. Now just three years removed from being a member of the NCAA Division II, the department of athletics still believes in the D-II philosophy that there is a dual objective in collegiate athletics to serve both your campus and your community. With that in mind, in 2008-09, USC Upstate was proudly represented by student-athletes in several venues, including:

In the Community • The volleyball, women’s basketball, softball and tennis programs raised nearly $3,000 for breast cancer research through Think Pink or For The Cure events. • Marc Wartenberger, a former member of the track & field team, served as Student Body President for the 2008-09 school year. • Upstate athletes participated in a new Walk to School initiative at Lone Oak Elementary, Fairforest Elementary and Arcadia Elementary Schools, sharing the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle. • Upstate athletes participated in Gaffney’s Holiday Parade. • Upstate organized two Spartan Buddy Days with the Carolina Miracle League and also visited Upward basketball sites on Saturdays. • Freshman student-athletes registered in University 101 seminar course helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity as part of Habitat Blitz. • USC Upstate was rewarded with an NCAA CHOICES Grant Award in May, which will help the athletic department develop its CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Upstate will conduct educational seminars for the entire student body with an emphasis on its student-athletes to inform the students on making better choices on life decisions when it comes to the use of alcohol and other drugs.

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The Facilities

Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex

The Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex is located in the northern section of the campus and includes the County University Soccer Stadium, Spartanburg County Youth Soccer Fields, Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park, Cyrill Softball Stadium and the Tennis Complex. A track & field complex is in the planning stages, which would make The Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex home to 10 of the 12 outdoor athletic programs currently offered at the institution – men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track & field. With its development, all athletic venues are now housed on campus creating a greater sense of a campus community. The Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex is one of the Southeast’s top sports venues. Cyrill Stadium, the home of the softball program, earned the NFCA/TURFACE National Field Maintenance Award for 2006 and was named the 2005 Field of the Year in South Carolina. The total cost of the athletic complex exceeded $7 million and followed a $2.5 million expansion and renovation of the Hodge Center, home to the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball programs. Planning of a golf practice facility is also underway.

USC Upstate Tennis Complex Home of Upstate men’s and women’s tennis Opened in 2004 Men’s Tennis – 58-7 (.892) Women’s Tennis – 36-13 (.735)

County University Soccer Stadium Home of Upstate men’s and women’s soccer Opened in 2001 Men’s Soccer – 56-18-3 (.747) Women’s Soccer – 39-29-6 (.567) Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park Home of Upstate Baseball Opened in 2004 Baseball – 101-73 (.580)

Cyrill Softball Stadium Home of Upstate softball Opened in 2002 Softball – 163-46 (.780)

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G.B. Hodge Center / Performance Center G.B. Hodge Center Named for one of the University’s founders, the late Dr. G.B. Hodge, the Center was completed in 1973, underwent renovations in 2000 and is set to undergo a $4 million facelift at the end of the 2009-10 basketball season thanks to a generous gift from Mrs. Dorothy (Dodie) Anderson ’81. The bottom floor is home to the Athletics Department, which includes offices for the athletic administration and coaches. The Hodge Center features a main gymnasium, home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the volleyball program, locker rooms and the University weight room, as well as athletic training facilities. The Hodge Center is considered one of the toughest places for opponents to play in the South. The cozy gym, with its fans close to the action, has helped Upstate volleyball to a phenomenal .751 winning percentage, women’s basketball to a .584 winning percentage since 1976 and men’s basketball to an astounding .703 winning percentage since the court’s opening in 1973. Performance Center With the move to Division I, the USC Upstate athletic department has committed itself to building strength and conditioning programs that are designed to meet the needs of all 17 of its programs. As part of that initiative, the school hired its first strength and conditioning coach in Scott Senger in 2007, and he has helped design sport-specific training programs for all 17 programs. In addition, with the guidance of Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine Michael Sandago, the USC Upstate athletic department will remodel space in the Hodge Center to create the Upstate Performance Center, which is set to open in the 2009-10 academic year, giving Upstate student-athletes a workout space that they can call their own.

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The Hodge Center Home of Upstate men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball

Opened in 1973 Men’s Basketball – 324-137 (.703) Women’s Basketball – 235-164 (.589) Volleyball – 301-100 (.751)

The Tradition

USC Upstate boasts a widely successful athletics program, one that has achieved tremendous success both on the playing fields and in the classroom. From the early days as a two-year institution all the way to today as a member of NCAA Division I athletics, USC Upstate athletics has a proud history of success. The men’s basketball program claimed the 1982 NAIA National Championship and the university’s other athletic teams built a strong foundation. USC Upstate moved its athletic teams to the NCAA and Division II status in 1990. In 18 years in Division II, Upstate made 31 appearances in NCAA Tournaments, won 21 Peach Belt Conference regular season championships and 18 Peach Belt Conference Tournament titles. In 2007, the athletics program moved to the NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Playing at the highest level of amateur athletics in the nation, Upstate athletes continue to excel. The women’s tennis and softball teams have each captured conference crowns and 33 student-athletes captured the conference’s weekly honors and 29 student-athletes were placed on All-Atlantic Sun Conference teams.

Athletic Accomplishments • 1982 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Champions • 1995, ’98 Men’s Soccer NCAA Division II National Runners-Up • 2007 Men’s Golf NCAA Division II National Runners-Up • 1983, ’84, ’85 Men’s Soccer NAIA Third Place Team • 1992 Men’s Tennis NCAA Division II Fifth Place Team • 1994, ’97, 2002, Men’s Soccer NCAA Division II Quarterfinalists • 2004, ’07 Men’s Tennis NCAA Division II Quarterfinalists • 2007 Women’s Tennis NCAA Division II Nationals • 1990 Baseball NAIA District Six Champions • 1981, ’82, ’90 Men’s Basketball NAIA District Six Champions • 1977, ’81, ’83, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’89 Men’s Cross Country NAIA District Six Champions • 1987, ’88, ’89 Volleyball NAIA District Six Champions • 1991, ’92, ’95, ’98, 2005, ’06 Men’s Basketball NCAA Division II Regionals • 1993, ’94, ’95, ’06 Women’s Basketball NCAA Division II Regionals • 1991, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, ’98, 2002, ’03, ’06 Men’s Soccer NCAA Division II Regionals • 1992, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07 Softball NCAA Division II Regionals • 2000, ’01 Volleyball NCAA Division II Regionals • 1992, ’95, ’96, ’97, 2001, ’02 ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07 Men’s Tennis NCAA Division II Regionals • 1995, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Women’s Tennis NCAA Division II Regionals • 2008 Women’s Tennis Atlantic Sun Conference Champions • 2008 Softball Atlantic Sun Conference Champions • 1990, ’92, ’98, 2005, Men’s Basketball Peach Belt Conference Champions • 1993, ’94, ’95 Women’s Basketball Peach Belt Conference Champions • 1991, ’92, ’93 Men’s Cross Country Peach Belt Conference Champions • 1992, ’94, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2003 Men’s Soccer Peach Belt Conference Champions • 2001 Women’s Soccer Peach Belt Conference Champions • 1992, ’93, ’94 Softball Peach Belt Conference Champions • 2003, ’05 Men’s Tennis Peach Belt Conference Champions • 1993, ’95 Volleyball Peach Belt Conference Champions • 2006 Men’s Basketball Peach Belt Tournament Champions • 1994, ’95 Women’s Basketball Peach Belt Tournament Champions • 1993, ’ 94, ’95, ’97, ’98, 2001, ’02, ’03 Men’s Soccer Peach Belt Tournament Champions • 1993, ’94, ’95 Volleyball Peach Belt Tournament Champions

USC Upstate Athletic Logo History

USC Spartanburg Rifles Logo 1971-80

USC Spartanburg Rifles Logo 1981-2004

USC Upstate Spartans Logo 2005-2009

USC Upstate Spartans Logo 2009-present

New Athletic Logos for Fall 2009

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The Tradition

Beth Bayer 2003 Inductee

Kristina Ribicic 2008 Inductee

Don Brock 2008 Inductee

Ulysses Hackett 2002 Inductee

Chris Hawkins 2004 Inductee

Heather Abrams 2004 Inductee

Lindsay Bright 2006 Inductee

The USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to recognize individuals who have outstanding athletic accomplishments or have made significant contributions to USC Upstate athletics. All former student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators and staff are eligible for nomination with all former student-athletes expected to have graduated from USC Upstate. All former student-athlete nominees must have participated at least two years at USC Upstate, and their eligibility must have expired at least five years prior to being nominated. Exceptions to the above criteria may be considered for outstanding achievement. Henrik Ronnevig 2006 Inductee

Mike Gibson 1999 Inductee

Sara Henrichs Durham 2005 Inductee

Hall of Fame 2009 Todd Ellison ’90, Baseball Kristy Middagh ’03, Softball Greg Watson ’84, Men’s Soccer 2008 Don Brock ’88, Baseball James Eley ’96, Men’s Soccer Sherman Eller ’85, Cross Country Willie Murdaugh ’91, Men’s Basketball Kim Pitman ’02, Volleyball Kristina Ribicic ’03, Women’s Tennis 2007 Doug Lightbody ’83, Men’s Basketball Jorge Valenzuela ’87, Men’s Soccer Kristin Korte Zurliene ’02, Volleyball 2006 Beth Bayer ’03, Softball James Holland ’82, Men’s Basketball Kenny Dickson, ’90, Baseball Lindsay Bright ’98, Volleyball Bob Cheshier ’84, Men’s Soccer Greg Hooks, Men’s Soccer Coach Henrik Ronnevig ’01, Men’s Soccer Thea Moen Ronnevig ’02, Women’s Soccer 2005 Stacey Berrong ’99, Softball John Daurity, Baseball Coach Sara Henrichs Durham ’99, Volleyball Scott Halkett, ’96, Men’s Soccer Willis Woodruff ’91, Men’s Basketball 2004 Heather Abrams ’97, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball Wendell Gibson ’82, Men’s Basketball Doug Keelan ’87, Baseball Kasper Nielsen ’96, Men’s Tennis Danny Rebuck ’91. Men’s Soccer

2003 Mario del Pino ’83, Men’s Soccer Chris Hawkins ’87, Baseball Carla Gambrell Pesce ’91, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball 2002 Darren Ambrose ’92, Men’s Soccer Michelle Graham Boehringer ’96, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball Marlon Burgess ’94, Men’s Soccer Ulysses Hackett ’92, Men’s Basketball 2001 Martha Cobo ’92, Women’s Tennis Martin Hill ’86, Men’s Soccer Frank Kohlenstein, Men’s Soccer Coach Michael Massey ’81, Men’s Cross Country Mike Smith ’84, Men’s Basketball 2000 Steven ‘Skip’ Frye ’77, Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country Robert ‘Firechief’ Smith ’74, Men’s Basketball Jerry Waters, Men’s Basketball Coach 1999 Dr. Joseph C. Bowman, Athletics Director, Men’s Basketball, Bowling, Men’s Golf, Volleyball Coach Michael J. Gibson ’82, Men’s Basketball Gwendolyn Whiteside-Proctor ’87, Women’s Basketball

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Greg Hooks 2006 Inductee

Dr. Joseph C. Bowman 1999 Inductee

Todd Ellison 2009 Inductee

The Athletic Success

Edgar Rodriguez Men’s Tennis Freshman of the Year

Ramiro Blanco

Kim Brasil

Perrish Goggins Indoor Track & Field, Most Outstanding Performer

In the second of its four-year transition to Division I athletics, USC Upstate continued to prove a foil to some of the best teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference and around the country, with the underdog Spartans posting some impressive wins. Reggie Thompson Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year

2008-09 In Review • Baseball posts two huge wins, as it downs Tennessee, 1-0, for its first win over an SEC opponent in 22 years and also beat Charlotte, 4-3, for the team’s first win over a team receiving votes in a national poll. • Men’s Basketball wins three straight for the first time in the D-I era by downing A-Sun champion Jacksonville, Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast in February. • Women’s basketball’s rebounds from 5-24 season by winning 13 games, marking the 20th-most improved record in Division I. • Cross Country’s Emily Tangwar becomes the first runner in school history to win the Spartan-hosted Eye Opener. • Men’s Golf’s Josh Gallman and Michael Lawrence each finish in the top 10 at their first A-Sun Championships. • Softball’s Morgan Childers breaks her own single-season strikeout record and sets the school’s career strikeouts record as a sophomore, helping her earn allconference honors. • Men’s Tennis ties A-Sun record with six All-A-Sun selections, posts school-record 20-straight wins and finishes the season ranked 70th in the nation. • Women’s Tennis’ Anna Novo sets school records for combined wins, singles wins and doubles wins as she wraps up her career with her fourth all-conference honors. • Men’s Track and Field finishes fourth at both the A-Sun Indoor and Outdoor Championships for the best finishes in head coach Jimmy Stephens’ five years as a head coach. • Men’s Track and Field’s Perrish Goggins wins the Most Outstanding Track Athlete at the A-Sun indoor championships.

Bobby Davis

Josh Gallman

Ana-Sofia Camberos

Javier Tori

Jack Roux

Morgan Childers

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The Administration

Mike Hall

Dr. John Stockwell Athletics Administration University Chancellor 16th Year Cedarville ’66 Dr. John C. Stockwell has served as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate since 1994, leading the University toward its vision as one of the leading metropolitan universities in the Southeast. Under his leadership, the University has experienced outstanding growth in academic standards, campus development, curricula and public/private partnerships. In the past 10 years, enrollments have increased by thirty-five percent with more than 5,268 students currently enrolled. The campus boasts a diverse student population with 71 nations represented in the University community and a minority enrollment of over than thirty percent. Chancellor Stockwell is leading the University toward completion of a 10-year master plan, approved by the USC Board of Trustees in 1997, including multi-million dollar capital developments in classroom space, academic support facilities, housing, and athletics facilities. In addition, a number of campus beautification initiatives are underway and a $60 million highway infrastructure project surrounding and intersecting the campus was recently finished. Before coming to USC Upstate, Dr. Stockwell served as provost and interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In earlier years, he served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York College at Cortland, as chair and professor of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Indiana State University, and as professor and director of theatre at California State University Northridge. Dr. Stockwell earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in theatre at Bowling Green State University, and his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Cedarville College. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management. He is the founding chair and current board member of Spartanburg’s chapter of the Urban League of the Upstate. He serves, also, on the Board of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Governors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, together with a range of other civic and regional commitments. John and his wife, Dr. Diane Vecchio, a professor of history at Furman University, have four grown children: Benjamin, Kelsea, Adrien and Cory and one granddaughter.

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Director of Athletics 16th Year Liberty ’81 Mike Hall is in his 16th year as the director of athletics at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Since joining the Spartans program, Hall has been instrumental in making many improvements to the athletics department. Arguably his biggest accomplishment is leading the University from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I membership and the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2007-08. Hall oversaw the completion of the new Louis P. Howell Athletics Complex that already claims one of the top soccer and softball facilities in the Southeast. The Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park is the newest jewel of the complex and the tennis facility has recently been upgraded with six additional tennis courts and a clubhouse. The total cost of the four projects exceeded $5 million. In 1999-2000, Hall oversaw a $2 million renovation to the G. B. Hodge Center. The renovations included a hospitality suite overlooking the gymnasium, concession area, weight room, official’s locker rooms and offices for the athletic staff and coaches. In 2003, the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms were renovated. Hall was instrumental in the development of the new County University Soccer Stadium, which opened in August of 2001, as well as five other soccer fields that are used by Spartanburg County as youth soccer facilities. Hall has used the facility to attract state and regional youth soccer events as well as the NCAA Division II Soccer Championships. Hall continues to work to enhance staff and coaching positions at USC Upstate. He has upgraded many positions from part-time to full-time status and expanded several assistant coaches’ positions. He also continues to coordinate over 20 corporate sponsors for USC Upstate athletics. A 1981 graduate of Liberty University, he went on to serve for 13 years as assistant athletics director for academics, compliance and he also served as golf coach at his alma mater. He also worked as the Director of the Adult Education program in admissions and advising. He earned his master’s degree in education from Lynchburg College. Hall and his wife Phyllis, a 1982 Liberty graduate, have three daughters, Mary, Mandy and Courtney.

The Administration

USC Upstate Head Coaches

Jennifer Calloway Volleyball

Alessandro De Marzo Men’s/Women’s Tennis

Matt Fincher Baseball

Tammy George Women’s Basketball

Chris Hawkins Softball

Greg Hooks Men’s Soccer

Todd Lawton Men’s/ Women’s Golf

Eddie Payne Men’s Basketball

Jimmy Stephens Cross Country/ Track & Field

Athletics Administration Louise Ericson

Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support Services/SWA Louise Ericson is beginning her second year as Upstate’s Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Support Services and Senior Woman’s Administrator. Previously, Ericson spent three years as the athletic academic coordinator while also serving as the director for the Center of Student Success. Ericson also serves as sports supervisor for the cross country, women’s soccer, softball and track & field programs. Ericson has built a successful 13-year career in academic support and coaching at both the Division I and II levels. Prior to coming to USC Upstate, she served as an athletic academic counselor at Vanderbilt University from 2002-03. She was an athletic academic advisor and life skills coordinator at UNC Charlotte from 2000-02. Ericson is no stranger to Spartanburg, serving as the NCAA compliance coordinator and assistant volleyball and basketball coach at Converse College from 1997-2000. She got her start in academic support while attending graduate school at the University of Tennessee. She served as a grad assistant in the women’s athletic department-academic advising and student life from 1995-97. Ericson is active in many professional organizations, including the the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Ericson graduated with honors from Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1994. While at Belmont, she played basketball from 1991-92 and volleyball from 1993-94, serving as team captain. She received her master’s degree in sport administration from Tennessee in 1997 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Scott Larson

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Scott Larson is in his fourth year as Upstate’s first full-time compliance director at USC Upstate, coming onboard as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. He was promoted to Associate AD for Compliance in

August 2007. Larson serves as the sports supervisor for the tennis, volleyball, baseball and men’s soccer programs. Larson has more than 10 years of compliance experience at the Division I level. Throughout his professional career, Larson has developed and implemented several programs to improve the compliance operations at the institutions where he has worked. Larson came to USC Upstate from the University of Texas at El Paso where he served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Aid from 2005-06. He oversaw all aspects of the compliance program. In addition, he had oversight responsibilities for the women’s tennis and rifle programs. Prior to his stint at UTEP, he served as Assistant AD for Compliance at Northern Arizona University from 2004-05 and was the Assistant AD for Compliance at Gardner-Webb University from 2003-04. He served as the Compliance Monitoring Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin from 2001-03. Larson worked as a graduate assistant in compliance at Arizona State University from 1998-01. He began working towards his professional career as an undergraduate intern in the compliance office at the University of Tulsa from 1997-98. Larson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in sports administration in 1998. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 2001. Larson is a native of Topeka, Kan. He and his wife, Marla, have been married since 2002 and have two boys, Cade, 4, and Reid, 1.

Michael Sandago

Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Michael Sandago is in his fourth year at the helm of the Sports Medicine Department at USC Upstate. He was promoted from Assistant Athletic Director to Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine in 2007. He is the fifth full-time head athletic trainer at the University and the first to assume the duties as Associate AD for Sports Medicine. Sandago came to USC Upstate after working on the athletic training staff at Oregon State for 22 years. He joined the staff in 1984 and was promoted

to head athletic trainer in 1992. He oversaw the athletic training services for all sports and directly handled the athletic training responsibilities for men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf. Prior to his 22-year stint at Oregon State, he was a teacher and athletic trainer at Maumee High School in Ohio. He also served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Seattle Seahawks during summer workouts from 1980-86. Sandago graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1979 and received his master’s degree in health education from the University of Miami (OH) in 1983. The Seattle, Wash., native graduated from Lynwood High School, where he lettered in three sports while serving as a student athletic trainer. Sandago and his wife, Allyson, have two daughters, Emma and Anna. Allyson is also a certified athletic trainer.

Jules Bryant

Assistant Athletic Director for Development Jules Bryant is in her third year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Special Events at USC Upstate. Bryant is no stranger to the Spartanburg community. She spent the seven years as the Executive Director of the Spartanburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. She coordinated a myriad of projects and responsibilities, including the marketing efforts of the organization. She also helped recruit corporate partnerships to help assist in the cost of running various events sponsored by the Bureau. As part of her duties as Executive Director of the CVB, she also oversaw Team Spartanburg, the sports council of the CVB. Team Spartanburg was active in several sport-related community events, including working with the Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp, the Eye Opener Cross Country Meet, and the Goalball Championships. Prior to her stint with the Spartanburg CVB, Bryant spent two years as the membership manager with the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce (19982000). She was a branch manager at the Spartanburg office of Staffing Solutions from 1997-98, was the community director for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation from 1996-97, and was an admissions counselor at Wofford College from 1993-96.

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Bryant is active in several community service organizations. She is currently a member of the Uptown Sertoma Club and is a past president of the civic organization. She is active in the Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association and formerly served on its Board of Directors and is a past president. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shepherd’s Center and is a recent graduate of Regional Fellows. Bryant received a bachelor’s degree in political economy and philosophy from Wofford College in 1993. She and her husband, Scott, are the proud parents of a son, Grayson.

Bill English

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Bill English begins his seventh full year as Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations after being promoted to the position in 2003. He spent the previous year and a half as the school’s sports information director and will enter his ninth year at the University this spring. English came to USC Upstate after serving as the assistant sports information director at Wofford College from 1997-2001. English is a 1993 graduate of Wofford with a bachelor’s degree in government. Upon graduation, he worked for one year in the sports department at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal where he was a writer covering high school football and basketball and college basketball. English left the Herald-Journal to attend graduate school at Appalachian State where he served as a graduate assistant in the sports information office. Also working as a graduate assistant in the physical education department while working on his master’s degree in sport management, he was inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Lambda graduate school national honor fraternity in 1996. English is a member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). He worked as the official scorer for the Greenville Braves, a former Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in 2000. A native of Washington Court House, Ohio, English moved to Spartanburg with his family in 1981. He resides in Moore.

Brandon McKillop

Director of Athletic Facilities & Game Management Brandon McKillop is in his first year as the Director of Athletic Facilities and Game Management at USC Upstate. He coordinates the maintenance and setup of the athletic facilities in addition to serving as the game manager for all home events. McKillop has an extensive background in athletics and is a native of the Spartanburg area, having grown up in Boiling Springs. While also serving in his capacity at Upstate, he is a real estate agent with Chase E. Furnas & Co. in Spartanburg.

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McKillop was a standout baseball player at Boiling Springs High School and Wofford College. A prolific singles hitter, he ranks ninth all-time at Wofford with 121 singles and 22nd all-time with 137 hits. He is also one of the program’s top threats on the base path, ranking third all-time with 60 stolen bases. He graduated from Wofford in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in business economics and received a master’s degree in exercise and sports sciences from the University of Florida in 1997. While at Florida, he worked in the sports information and baseball offices, receiving his initial experience working in intercollegiate athletics. McKillop returned to the Spartanburg area in 1998 to serve as assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, Wofford. He spent two seasons with the Terriers as the program’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator before leaving for the assistant coaching position at Newberry in 2000. McKillop returned to Wofford for his third stint at the school in 2001, again serving as the top assistant for the baseball program. In addition to his baseball duties, he also served as the Director of Intramurals and was an assistant within the athletic facilities office within the athletic department. McKillop left Wofford in 2006 to work for the Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Department as the Event Manager at Cleveland Park prior to accepting the position at Chase E. Furnas & Co. in 2007. McKillop and his wife, Lora, a graduate of USC Upstate, are the proud parents of a son, Bennett, and a daughter, Lilli. The couple and their children reside in Boiling Springs.

Scott Senger

Strength & Conditioning Coach Scott Senger is in his second season as the head strength and conditioning coach at USC Upstate. Senger earned his Master’s of Science degree in health, nutrition and exercise science and his Bachelor’s of Science degree in human development and education from North Dakota State University. Senger came to Upstate from Chesnee High School where he served in a myriad of roles from 2005-08. He served as the head athletic trainer, head speed and conditioning coach, assistant strength coach and the assistant track & field coach. He was responsible for the daily care of all athletic related injuries, education of all athletes on the importance of proper nutrition and overall body wellness and the development and implementation of strength, speed and conditioning programs to include preseason, in-season and off-season training. In addition to his experiences at Chesnee, Senger served as the Assistant Outreach Sports Medicine Coordinator for HEALTHSOUTH of Las Vegas, Nev., and the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for USA Wrestling Regional and National Events. Senger’s history in strength and conditioning began in Las Vegas from 2003-05 where he assisted with the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for Desert Pines High School, Cimar-

ron-Memorial High School, HEALTHSOUTH Performance and the Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL AA Minor Professional hockey team. He helped develop and implement strength and conditioning programs for three years with Chesnee High School from 2005-08 and is currently providing off-ice performance conditioning for the USA Hockey South Eastern District select hockey camps. Senger and his wife, Stephanie, were married on May 24, 2008.

Carol Osterfoss Business Manager

Carol Osterfoss is in her third year as the Athletics Business Manager at USC Upstate. She oversees all business operations for the Athletics Department. Osterfoss is no stranger to USC Upstate. She worked for the University from 2000-06 as the graduate coordinator in the School of Education Graduate Programs Office. Prior to her stint at Upstate, she worked in the Admissions Office at the University of South Carolina in Columbia from 1996-98. A native of Florida, Osterfoss moved to Abbeville, S.C., where she attended Abbeville High School. She graduated from Lander University with bachelor degrees in English and business in 1989. Osterfoss and her husband, Mike, have three children: Nicholas, Trevor and Christopher.

Barbara White

Administrative Assistant Barbara White is in her sixth year as the administrative assistant, office manager, and business manager in the athletic department. She is in her 10th year overall at USC Upstate. White previously served as an administrative specialist in the advancement office at USC Upstate. White, a native of Texas, began her professional career in 1984, working as a secretary at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Florence, S.C. She served in that position for four years before accepting a similar position at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Columbia, S.C., in 1988. After eight years at the Main Street United Methodist Church, White became an administrative assistant at Wachovia Bank in Columbia in 1996. After two years of working at Wachovia, she accepted the position in the USC Upstate advancement office in 1998. White earned a Business/Secretarial certificate from Draughn Business College in Dallas, Texas, then attended North Texas State for two years.

Sports Medicine

The USC Upstate Sports Medicine Staff is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all 17 intercollegiate sports teams. It is our mission to provide excellent health care with a primary emphasis on educating the studentathlete in health maintainance, as well as injury care and prevention. This emphasis extends to maintaining safety in practice and game situations, drug education programs, staying current on treatment and rehabilitation techniques and following NCAA and NATA protocols. The commitment to the student-athletes and coaches is spread over the areas of service, care and education. The USC Upstate Sports Medicine Staff, led by Associate Athletics Director Michael Sandago, has more than 40 years of experience in prep, collegiate or professional athletics.

Michael Sandago Assistant AD/Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Eric English

Assistant Athletic Trainer Eric English is in his fourth year as assistant athletic trainer in the sports medicine department at USC Upstate. In addition to his duties in athletic training, he also serves as an instructor in the physical education department. English has an extensive background in athletic training. He has served as the clinical coordinator for sports medicine for the North Broward Hospital System (Fla.) from 2001-06 overseeing 22 athletic trainers. In addition, he was a teacher and athletic trainer for Broward County Public Schools. He was the head athletic trainer at Western High School from 1997-2001 and at Cypress Bay High School from 2001-06. A native of Washington Court House, Ohio, he played football and wrestled for Miami Trace High School for three years. He moved with his family to Spartanburg after his junior year and graduated from Dorman High School in 1982. English and his wife, Kim, have a daughter, Sarah.

Brent Smith

Assistant Athletic Trainer Brent Smith is in his sixth year as an assistant athletic trainer at USC Upstate. Smith came to USC Upstate after working with the sports medicine department of the Cape Fear Wild Cats Arena Football League team in 2004. Prior to his stint with the Wild Cats, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at UNC Pembroke from 2002-04 while working on his master’s degree in physical education. He assisted with men’s soccer, wrestling and baseball at UNCP.

While in graduate school, he also worked as a physical therapist aid for Raleigh Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Specialists in 2003 and was an intern with the Carolina Cobras Arena Football League team in 2002. He worked with the N.C. State football team as an intern from 2001-02. Smith graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. While at the school he served as a student athletic trainer working with the volleyball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track and field and cheerleading teams. Smith and his wife, Karen, were married on June 3, 2006 and have a newborn son, Hudson.

Deanna Rosato

Assistant Athletic Trainer Deanna Rosato is in her second year as an assistant athletic trainer at USC Upstate. Rosato came to Upstate after completing the requirements for a Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Physiology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. While at the school, she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working with the football and softball programs. Prior to her stint at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, she served as a student athletic trainer at Oregon State while pursuing her undergraduate degree in athletic training. She was a student under Michael Sandago, Upstate’s current Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, during her first three years of college. Rosato worked closely with the Beavers softball and men’s basketball programs and graduated in 2007. Rosato is ATC certified and a member of the NATA and SCATA organizations. She is originally from Lafayette, La., but moved to Katy, Texas, while in high school and graduated from Cinco Ranch High School.

Dr. Steven Singleton Team Physician

Dr. Steven Singleton serves as the team physician for USC Upstate athletics. Dr. Singleton provides on-site care for Spartan athletes as well as game coverage. With more than a decade of experience, he is an expert at diagnosing problems and designing programs intended to achieve optimal results. The physician, athletic training staff and student-athlete work together as a team toward the goal of full recovery. Dr. Singleton has treated patients from all walks of life, including recreational and elite athletes from all over the world. Upstate athletes also benefit from a relationship with Proaxis Physical Therapy. The professionals at Proaxis bring together innovative methodology, advanced research and proven skills to achieve excellent results. Dr. Steven Singleton, started his own sports medicine practice in 2009 after a distinguished career at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and will continue his relationship with Upstate athletics. He is a sports medicine specialist with expertise in shoulder, elbow, knee and foot/ankle reconstructive surgery. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Singleton served his fellowship with the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in 1997. Prior to his move to Spartanburg, Dr. Singleton was the team orthopedic surgeon for the Texas Rangers and Fort Worth Cats baseball clubs.

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Athletics Association/Compliance

Athletics Association The Spartans Athletic Association is an avenue by which donors can support the athletic programs. With more than 530 individuals and companies in the Association, the Spartan Athletic Association has been able to help the athletic department achieve several initiatives. It is an exciting time in the USC Upstate Athletic Department! With the move to the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference, there ismore exposure for our university, teams, student-athletes and coaches. Our donors and corporate partners are able to be recognized in many different ways with this move forward. In order for USC Upstate athletics to be successful in the A-Sun, we must continue to recruit more members for our Athletic Association. As mentioned earlier, individuals and companies are stepping up to financially support our student-athletes and coaches to assist them with being successful both

in the classroom and in their respective competitive sport. Please consider joining the Spartans Athletics Association today. Donations can be made in general to the athletic association or can be made specifically to benefit a particular program or programs. There are several different giving levels in which to participate. Each level has its own rewards to be received by the donor, everything from all-sport passes to golf shirts. Currently, the athletics department is raising funds for several capital projects, including funding for the new track & field complex and continuing improvements to the G.B. Hodge Center, Harley Park, Cyrill Stadium and the USC Upstate Tennis Complex. Please direct any questions you may have to Athletics Director Mike Hall at (864) 503-5140, or Development Director Jules Bryant at (864) 503-5143.

Cleveland S. Harley talks during the 2008 golf tournament named in his honor, which serves as a fundraiser for the athletic department.

Athletics Association / Compliance A Brief Guide To NCAA Rules For Alumni, Faculty And Friends “Institutional control” of athletics is a fundamental requirement of NCAA legislation. As such, the USC Upstate is responsible for ensuring that members of the faculty and staff, coaches, student-athletes, alumni, donors, boosters and friends of the institution comply with all applicable NCAA rules. The information below is intended to provide a basic overview of NCAA rules governing USC Upstate alumni, faculty and friends. Because of the complexity of the rules, the following does not include all applicable situations and should not be relied upon exclusively. USC Upstate appreciates your interest and support but reminds you an inappropriate contact or action on your part can jeopardize the eligibility of a prospective or enrolled student-athlete and the university. If you have specific questions, please contact Upstate’s Compliance Office at (864) 503-5793. Compliance with NCAA rules is of the highest priority for our athletics program and institution. Even the best-intentioned action on your part may be a violation of NCAA rules. Please remember to ASK before you ACT. You Are Considered A “Representative Of USC Upstate’s Athletics Interests” (i.e., a booster) if you: • Have ever made any type of financial or in-kind contribution to the athletics department, to a specific sport program, or to an athletics booster organization, including purchasing season tickets to athletics events. • Are or have been a member of any organization or agency promoting USC Upstate athletics. • Have ever helped to arrange or have provided employment for an enrolled student-athlete, a prospective student-athlete, or their parents or relatives. • Have ever assisted in any manner in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. • Have ever provided benefits to enrolled studentathletes or their families. • Have otherwise promoted the institution’s athletics program in any manner.

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pect’s relatives or friends, to receive money or financial aid of any kind. • Providing transportation for a prospect or the prospect’s relatives or friends to visit our campus. • Providing free tickets or tickets at a reduced cost for prospects or the prospect’s relatives or friends to attend an athletic event. • Entertaining high school, preparatory school or community college coaches.

Boosters Are Permitted To: • Notify our coaches about prospects that may be strong additions to our teams. • Attend high school or two-year college athletic contests or other events where prospects compete, however, boosters may not contact the prospect or the prospect’s relatives. • Continue existing friendships with families of prospects, but boosters may not attempt to recruit the prospect. • Employ a prospect after they have graduated from high school or a two-year college. • Boosters MAY provide enrolled student-athletes with an occasional home meal, provided the meal takes place at the booster’s home and NOT at a local establishment. The meal may be catered and must be limited to infrequent or special occasions. The Compliance Office must approve all such meals.

Rules Governing Contacts With And Benefits For Student-Athletes NCAA legislation expressly prohibits university supporters from providing “extra benefits” to enrolled student-athletes or their families. An extra benefit is any special arrangement to provide a studentathlete or his/her family a benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation. In general, boosters may not provide anything or make special arrangements for student-athletes or their families that are not available to the general student population.

A prospective student-athlete (a prospect) is: any person who has begun classes for the ninth grade. A prospective student-athlete remains a prospect even after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or accepts an offer of financial aid to attend USC Upstate. The prospect remains a prospect until they report for the first day of classes for a regular term (fall or spring), they participate in a regular squad practice or competition, or officially register and enroll and attend classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receive institutional athletics aid. Boosters Are Prohibited From: • Contacting a prospect in person on or off our campus. • Writing or telephoning a prospect or a member of the prospect’s family. • Making arrangements for a prospect or the pros-

Prohibited “Extra Benefits” Include, But Are Not Limited To: • Providing cash or loans in any amount. • Signing or co-signing for a loan or guarantee of bond. • Use of an automobile or other personal property (e.g., boats, summer homes, stereos). • Gifts of any kind, including birthday cards, flowers, holiday gifts and gifts of clothing or equipment. • Any tangible items, including merchandise. • Free or reduced-cost services, rentals, or purchases (e.g., car repairs, legal services, haircuts, meals at local restaurants). • Purchasing complimentary admissions from a student-athlete. • Providing an honorarium to a student-athlete for a speaking engagement. • Providing typing services or other costs associated with school projects or reports.

The Atlantic Sun Conference

Perrish Goggins 2009 Outdoor T&F High Jump, Long Jump Champion

Emily Tangwar 2009 Indoor T&F 5,000-Meters Champions

Justin Crawford 2009 Indoor & Outdoor T&F Champion

This is the Atlantic Sun For more than 30 years the Atlantic Sun Conference has stood for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas with a focus on the balance between the two for its student-athletes. The A-Sun boasts a blend of the most dynamic and prestigious private and public institutions in the region, with all committed to the conference goal of Building Winners for Life. The experience for a student-athlete in the A-Sun is supported by the entire university community, from coaches to faculty, and from the CEO’s to the athletic and academic support staff. Atlantic Sun studentathletes compete in outstanding facilities throughout the conference and in some of top markets in the Southeast. Eight A-Sun schools compete in the top 10 media markets within the conference’s five-state footprint. With All-America selections, National All-Academic honorees, teams and individuals qualifying for and advancing in NCAA Championship play, A-Sun student-athletes achieve at the highest levels of collegiate athletics. ACADEMIC SUCCESS Continuing a tradition of academic achievement, more than 57 percent of all student-athletes earned All-Academic status during the 2008-09 academic year. Fifteen student-athletes earned places on the 2008-09 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic AllDistrict Teams. Belmont led the impressive institutional totals in the race for the All-Academic Trophy for the seventh time in eight years with 66.5 percent of its the student-athletes achieving All-Academic status with grade point averages of a 3.00, or better. Belmont senior Andy Wicke, Jacksonville senior Jeremy Gillan, Lipscomb junior Kellie Sirus and Campbell senior Karlie Love earned spots on CoSIDA/ESPN the

Magazine Academic All-America teams. Lipscomb’s men and women track and field teams and the women’s cross country team ranked among the top 10 GPAs in NCAA Division I, in being recognized as All-Academic Scholar Teams from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Belmont men’s cross country team posted the fifthhighest GPA, according to the USTFCCCA. Wicke, one of the Bruins’ most celebrated studentathletes, shared the conference’s male Scholar Athlete of the Year award and earned the conference’s Postgraduate Scholarship. Mercer’s Chereese Rowe earned the conference’s second Postgraduate Scholarship. Wicke earned national acclaim as he became one of just two men’s basketball players to receive an educational grant through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. For his dedicated academic success and community service, Wicke landed on the Lowe’s All-Senior All-America Second Team and was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. ATHLETIC SUCCESS For the second straight season, the A-Sun made early headlines on the hardwood as Mercer, under new head coach Bob Hoffman, went on the road and defeated Alabama and Auburn within a four-day span, shooting the Bears up to the top spot in the RPI. At the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championship, ETSU ended Belmont’s three-year reign, winning its first A-Sun Tournament title and making the NCAA field for the eighth time. During the Championship, Courtney Pigram became just the second player in league history to reach the 2000- point plateau. Two players could reach that mark this season in Mercer’s James Florence and Campbell’s Jonathan Rodriguez. Florence and Campbell begin the season as the second- and third-highest active scorers in the nation. During the baseball season, three A-Sun hurlers, Lipscomb’s Rex Brothers and Kennesaw State’s duo of Chad Jenkins and Kyle Heckathorn moved up the draft boards of Major League teams with every

dominating performance. Brothers turned in one of the league’s top single-season strikeout performances; Jenkins posted a 41-inning scoreless streak and Heckathorn capped his season with a dominating 15-strikeout performance against UNF, earning National Player of the Week honors. On draft night, Jenkins became just the seventh A-Sun player to be a first-round selection, going to the Blue Jays. In the supplemental phase of the first round, the Rockies picked Rex Brothers and the Brewers tabbed Heckathorn. In softball, the conference turned in one of its finest seasons in history, especially during the non-conference season. Against out-of-conference opposition, A-Sun schools posted a .602 win percentage, the fifth-highest in the nation, trailing only the SEC, Pac10, ACC and Big 12. Five schools finished with win percentages better than .600 and FGCU and Mercer reached the 40-win mark. The Eagles established a league record for win percentage at .839 in posting a 47-9 record. For the second-consecutive May, Campbell emerged victorious at the A-Sun Championship, led by the dominating performance of MVP Brittany Stanley. She pitched all 31 innings, recorded two shutouts and struck out 26 against only two walks. One of the most dominating athletes in Atlantic Sun history closed out her career in Jacksonville’s Natasha Harvey. She led the Dolphins team titles in both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field for a fourthstraight year and won the inaugural MVP honors at both meets as well as the Most Outstanding Field Performer award. During her four years, she won a combined 18 individual events, five Most Outstanding Performer awards, both Most Outstanding Freshman performers in addition to the two MVP honors. Off the track, she won the A-Sun’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award, was the A-Sun’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and appeared on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team for a fourth-straight year.

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