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 Joel Roberts

Career: Finished his career fifth in PC's Division I history in doubles wins with 52...ranks third in PC's D1 era in doubles wins with 14...ranks just outside the top 10 in career singles wins (31)...ended his career 10th in doubles winning percentage (.553)

2017: Second team All-Big South doubles with Ben Kelley...team captain...led PC to its second Big South Regular Season title, first Big South Tournament title and first NCAA Tournament appearance...went 16-11 in doubles play, primarily at No. 1, all with Kelley...recorded an 11-7 singles record, going 2-0 at No. 4 and 9-7 at No. 6...started the year 7-1 in singles action...finished the season winning four of the last five doubles matches...unbeaten 3-0 in doubles action in the Big South Championship...led at No. 1 doubles against No. 11 Texas in the NCAA First Round before falling 7-5

2016: Primarily competed on the doubles side, going 9-10 as part of a pair on the year…also won two singles matches…went undefeated in doubles at the Big South Championship, going 3-0 with Diego Manzanas at No. 3…finished the year by winning five of his last seven doubles matches…opened the season ranked regionally with Ben Kelley in doubles…the two went 4-5 as a doubles pair, primarily competing at No. 1…won his final singles match of the season, a 6-2, 6-0 decision at No. 6 against Longwood…earned a 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles against Appalachian State…earned a pair of conference victories in doubles against Coastal Carolina and Longwood, winning by a score of 6-3 in both

2015: Went 16-8 in doubles play, including a perfect 6-0 (5-0 Big South) record at No. 2 doubles with Ben Kelley to be named to the Big South Doubles All-Conference team, second-ever All-Conference pair in PC history...named the No. 2 Doubles Flight Champions with Kelley, third-ever doubles flight champion in PC history...picked up a doubles win with Kelley against Campbell in the Big South Tournament first round...earned singles wins against Mount Olive, Coker, Spartanburg Methodist, Lamar, North Greenville, and Big South team UNC Asheville...helped lead PC to its third straight 20-win season.  

2014: Went 12-11 in singles play (4-4 in the Big South) and 11-14 in doubles play (4-4 in the Big South)… Earned two Big South Conference Freshman of the Week Awards… Captured league wins against UNC Asheville, Gardner-Webb, Liberty and Radford… Won eight non-conference matches including victories over USC Upstate, Richmond, East Carolina and Appalachian State… In doubles play, Earned Big South Conference wins over Radford, Liberty, Gardner-Webb and Winthrop… Compiled a five-match winning streak with partner Rafael Berghaus… Non-conference doubles wins included South Carolina State, St. Thomas, Furman and The Citadel.

High School: Through junior year, was the sixth-ranked prospect in South Carolina... Played at the No. 1 or No. 2 spot for Pinewood since seventh grade, earning the Most Outstanding Player award in 2012 after collected All-Region and All-State honors in 2010 and 2011... Named to the All-Lowcountry Team in 2011 and 2012 while captaining the team for the last three years and receiving the Coach's Award... Roberts also starred on the baseball diamond, helping the team to a state title in 2012 while playing second base.

Personal: Joel Kelly Roberts was born in Summerville, S.C., on October 3, 1994... Son of Ray and Kelly Roberts... Cites grandfather as his biggest athletic influence... Majoring in History/Secondary Education.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Summerville, S.C.
High School: Pinewood Preparatory School