|Hometown:||Katikati, New Zealand|
|Last School:||Lees-McRae College|
Before USC Upstate: Spent two seasons at Lees-McRae College... As a sophomore, played at both singles No. 5 and No. 6 while playing No. 3 doubles and helped the Bobcats advance to the conference semifinals... The squad finished the season ranked 23rd-nationally... Redshirted freshman season while the team claimed the conference championship and finished with a final ranking of 19.
High School: Was a member of the cross country and tennis teams while at St. Paul's Collegiate... Won cross country and tennis championships during prep career... Also played rugby (Thames Valley) and cricket... Was also a standout in the classroom earning NCEA Merit levels 1, 2 and 3.
Personal: Born Mar. 3, 1991 in Tauranga, New Zealand... Son of Andrew and Jo Darling... Has three brothers... Majoring in business administration... Favorite sports figure is Daniel Carter... Favorite season is summer... Favorite food is roasted chicken... Favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption"... Hero growing up was Christian Cullen... Most admires Rafael Nadal... Enjoys fishing, hunting and rugby.