Career Highlights: Finished his career with 58 singles victories, second most in PC’s Division I history…compiled 36 doubles wins in four seasons, tied for seventh most in PC’s D1 era…finished his career with 18 singles victories in conference play, most in the program’s D1 history
2016: Second team All-Big South in both singles and doubles (w/Ben Kelley)…team captain…named Big South Player of the Week on March 30…finished the year with a 16-11 singles record and a 13-11 doubles record, leading the team in wins in both categories…the 16 singles wins rank eighth in a single-season in PC’s Division I history…compiled a 6-1 conference record in singles play and a 4-3 Big South mark in doubles…went 8-1 in his last 10 matches with one going unfinished…won eight straight singles matches and 11 of 12 at one point…dropped just one set during his eight-match winning streak…outstanding at No. 3 singles on the season, going 11-5…went 8-0 in his last 10 doubles matches with a pair of unfinished matches…went 1-0 with Alexander Lykou, 8-3 with Ben Kelley, 2-2 with Diego Manzanas and 1-0 with Joel Roberts…also played seven matches with Brandon Mills
2015: Team Captain ... Went 16-7 in singles play and 9-6 in doubles play to be one of four PC players to hit the 15-win plateau this season ... Posted a 5-1 record in the conference, earning wins over Longwood, Liberty, UNC Asheville, Coastal Carolina, and Winthrop to be named Big South Co-Flight Champion at No. 5 singles ... Picked up a win at No. 4 singles against conference runner-up Campbell in the Big South Tournament first round ... Earned conference doubles wins over Radford and Gardner-Webb ... Tabbed Big South Player of the Week on January 7, 2015 ... Helped PC to its third consecutive 20-win season and first ever wins over College of Charleston, Wright State, Lamar and NJIT ... Moved into 4th all-time in career singles wins (42).
2014: Went 7-3 in singles play (3-0 in the Big South) and 1-0 in doubles action… Recovered from injuries to make his fall debut on March 4 in a straight-set victory over St. Thomas… Clinched the dual match with a three-set win against South Carolina State (3/31)… Picked up Big South wins over UNC Asheville (4/3), Coastal Carolina (4/5), Winthrop (4/10) and UNC Asheville (4/17).
2013: Named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Week four times, more than any other player… Set a Division I-era record at PC for most wins in a freshman season, going 19-8 in singles play and 13-9 in singles play… Strung together 11 straight wins on a streak that lasted from February 9 and ended on March 21… Earned Big South victories from Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville, Winthrop and Longwood, all in straight sets… Avenged a regular-season loss to Campbell with a straight-set victory in the Big South Conference semifinal to help PC to the championship match… Grabbed non-conference wins over Appalachian State, South Carolina State, Kennesaw State, South Dakota State and Saint Joseph’s, among others… Never lost more than two matches in a row.
High School: Played four years of varsity tennis at Walton High School... Was ranked as a four-star recruit by way of a No. 88 national ranking and a No. 22 ranking in the Southeast... Guided the squad to four region championships and two state runner-up finishes... Reached the quarterfinals as a junior and semifinals as a senior... Played boys' soccer as a senior as well... Held a 4-0 record in region finals matches.
Personal: Daniel Bruce was born on December 4, 1993... Son of Dennis and Silvana Bruce... Majoring in business management/economics.