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M. Tennis: James Bethea

James Bethea


  Ht.: 6-0    Wt.: 155
  Hometown: Newberry, S.C.
  Previous School: Newberry HS
  Eligibility: Jr.  Major: Sports Management

2011-12: Recorded 1-0 singles record at No. 5 singles… finished season 2-6 in doubles action at No. 6 doubles… with partner Jeffery Kiser finished 1-6… was 1-0 with partner David Sons… team reached SAC Tournament…

2010-11: SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… posted a 4-16 doubles record with partner Jeffery Kiser… played 18 matches at No. 3 doubles and two matches at No. 2 doubles… finished 0-1 in singles action at No. 5 singles… team qualified for the SAC quarterfinals…

High School: Coached by Detric Bishop... spent four years competing at the varsity level... helped his team to regional championships his junior and senior years... garnered region player of the year his junior season... earned all-region laurels in three of his four seasons... was named the team MVP his junior and senior years... also participated in National Honor Society and Beta Club... also competed in basketball, cross country and track and field...

Personal: Son of Earle and Lyn Bethea... aspires to become a physical therapist... roots for the Carolina Panthers and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels as well as Newberry... favorite food is macaroni and cheese... most respected sports figure is Michael Jordan... patterns his style of play after Roger Federer... cites his parents as his biggest influence... father played football at the University of North Carolina, uncle played football for Clemson and aunt played basketball at Clemson...