Joel Samaha
Joel Samaha
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: H.B. Plant High School

2010-11 Season (Junior): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Finished the fall with a 7-4 singles record… Highlight of the fall was reaching the semifinals at the Connecticut State Championships and the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational … Played nine doubles matches in the fall … Reached the semifinals at the Connecticut State Championships in doubles with teammate Patrick Chase in the fall... Represented the Northeast Region in the main draw of doubles at the ITA All-American championships... Went 6-14 in singles in spring... Went 13-8 in doubles in spring...

 

2009-10 Season (Sophomore): ITA Scholar-Athlete … Finished the season with a 10-12 singles record… Went 3-3 in singles in the fall … Went 7-9 in singles in the spring at the No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions … Finished the season with a 16-11 doubles record,  3-3 in the fall and 13-8 in the spring … Reached semifinals in doubles at the Yale Invitational in the fall … Competed in doubles with Calvin Bennett in first round of ITA National Indoor Championships at Yale’s Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in the fall, losing to team from Tennessee.

 

2008-2009 Season (Freshman): Finished the season with a 26-13 singles record, 12-6 in the fall and 14-7 in the spring at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions … Finished the season with a 21-14 doubles record, 9-7 in the fall and 12-7 in the spring.

 

Before Yale: Won a Bronze Ball by taking third place in singles at the Super National Winter Championships in December of 2006 … Also won the Sportsmanship Award at the Super National Winter Championships … Missed both of the summer's national events in 2008 due to a shoulder injury … Won the USTA Florida State Doubles Championship in September 2008 after recovering from shoulder injury.

 

 #1#2#3#4#5#6Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2010-11  2-22-22-10 6-140-713-18
2009-10   0-1 0-24-3
3-312-84-2
16-11
2008-9   1-0 5-1 8-6  12-7 4-322-13
Total   3-3 7-5 14-193-3
31-29
8-12
49-43

     



 Doubles:

 #1#2#3   Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2010-112-211-6    13-83-415-15
2009-10 12-8 1-0
   12-84-2
16-11
2008-9  5-4 7-3    12-7 4-322-13
Total 14-1017-10
 7-3  
38-23
11-9
53-39