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Hernus Pieters
Hernus Pieters

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pretoria, South Africa

High School:
Hoerskool Waterkloof

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

05/23/2014

Bulldogs Fall In NCAA Round Of 16

Bulldogs Fall In NCAA Round Of 16

05/16/2014

Georgia Falls To North Carolina In Round Of 16

Georgia Falls To North Carolina In Round Of 16

05/10/2014

Bulldogs Open NCAAs With 4-0 Win

Bulldogs Open NCAAs With 4-0 Win

05/07/2014

Bulldogs Kick Off NCAA Tournament On Saturday

Bulldogs Kick Off NCAA Tournament On Saturday

04/29/2014

Georgia Takes Top Seed in Upcoming NCAA Championships

Georgia Takes Top Seed in Upcoming NCAA Championships

2013-14 (SENIOR)

Finished season with a singles record of 28-12, tied for second-most wins on the team ... singles marks included 15-5 in dual matches, 8-2 in SEC, and 8-2 at No. 6 singles ... led team with five clinched matches ... went 21-11 in doubles with Ben Wagland ... ended ranked No. 9 in doubles ... earned All-America status in doubles two ways - by being a No. 5-8 seed for the NCAA Tournament as well as finishing in the ITA Top-10 ... SEC Player of the Week on March 26 ... teamed with Wagland to win the Division I Southern Intercollegiate doubles title ...finished career with 118 singles wins, good for eighth in UGA history (since 1986), and with 106 doubles wins, good for sixth (since 1986) ... his combined win total of 224 is sixth-most in school history (since 1986) ... nominated for the 2014 ITA Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award ... namedUGA's athletic department Inspiration Award winner as well as the Sportsmanship & Ethics Award winner in 2014 ... represented the men's tennis team on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll & Dean's List... SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2012-13 (JUNIOR)

Posted a record of 24-12 in singles, including 13-8 in dual matches and 7-1 in the SEC; clinched two matches; four ranked wins ... Ended the year ranked No. 5 in doubles with Ben Wagland and No. 102 in singles ... Played in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Wagland and reached the quarterfinals ... Earned All-America honors in doubles by virtue of being a No. 5-8 seed, a quarterfinalist, and ranked in the top-10 (second of his career) ... Final record of 31-13 in doubles, including 29-10 with Wagland; 15-5 at No. 1 doubles ... Ranked No. 5 in doubles with Ben Wagland to start 2013 after duo reached finals of National Indoors and won consolation draw at All-American Championships ... Also ranked career-best No. 16 in singles, after going 9-3 in the fall ... Singles highlights included reaching finals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional ... Needs just 10 more singles wins to reach 100 for career ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for fall semester.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE)

Finished tied for team-lead in wins with 35, going 35-12 on the season including21-6 in dual matches and 9-2 in the SEC ... Six ranked wins ... Posted a 12-match winning streak during the last three months of the season ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiates ... Earned a bid to the ITA All-America championships and won two singles matches; also won a consolation round match in doubles with Nathan Pasha ... Reached the semifinals of both singles and doubles at the ITA Southeast Regional ... Went a perfect 6-0 in his matches at the Bulldog Scramble, named the event's champion ... Finishes with a final ITA ranking of No. 72 in singles and No. 47 in doubles ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 (FRESHMAN)

Finished freshman season at 31-10 in both singles and doubles ... Earned All-America honors in doubles after being seeding fourth with Javier Garrapiz in the NCAA doubles tournament at Stanford ... 12-2 in singles and 10-0 in doubles during the fall, including 6-0 with Garrapiz ... Defeated Vanderbilt's Alex Zotov, 7-6(4), 6-3, to capture the Division II singles title at the Southern Intercollegiates before coming back to win the doubles title with Garrapiz ... Reached the finals of the GT Invitational ... Won a pair of matches at the Bulldog Scramble ... SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 23 ... SEC Indoor doubles champion with Javier Garrapiz ... Two wins over ranked opponents and five clinchers during the spring ... Voted to the All-SEC Freshman Team ... 2011 ITA Southeast Region Freshman of the Year ... SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

PREP

Attained a career-high ITF ranking of No. 72 in April 2010 ... Competed in Wimbledon Juniors and reached the singles semifinals of the prestigious African Junior Championships - an event that attracted 140 players from 24 African nations in 2010 ... In January 2010, played in the main draw of the Australian Open Juniors and began the year ranked the No. 1 South African player at the U-18 level ... Was ranked the top player in the nation at U-18, U-16, U-15, U-14, and U-13.

PERSONAL

Born June 4, 1993 ... Son of Herman and Laetitia Pieters ... Double majoring in banking and finance and risk management and insurance.

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