First Round: North Carolina (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: South Carolina (15-11) - #31
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Kent DeMars (381-278) – 25th season
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 17
BEST NCAA FINISH: Semifinals (1989)
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Most dual-match victories since 1999 ... opened SEC play 2-0 for the first time since 2005 ... defeated No. 11 Kentucky on March 8 for first win over a top-15 program since 2006.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Doubles team of junior Diego Cubas and freshman Ivan Machado have defeated six opponents ranked in the nation’s top 40, including the then-No. 1 duo from Wake Forest ... Three Gamecocks have recorded at least 20 singles victories this season, the most since a trio of players achieved the mark in 2004-05.