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

2011-12 Season (Senior): ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Posted a 7-4 doubles record in the fall … Highlight of fall season was winning the doubles draw of the Connecticut State Championship alongside John Huang … Posted a 3-4 singles record in the fall and a 4-5 singles record in the spring … Went 9-12 in doubles in the spring … Posted a 4-3 doubles record in Ivy League play alongside classmate Erik Blumenkranz.

 

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... Played No. 5 singles and No. 2 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.

 

2008-09 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.

 

Singles:

 

 #1#2#3#4#5#6Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2011-12  1-0 1-32-24-50-17-9
2010-11  2-22-22-10 6-140-713-18
2009-10  0-10-24-3
3-37-9
0-2
10-12
2008-09  1-05-18-6 14-73-426-13
Total  4-37-5
15-225-5
31-35
3-14
56-52

 

Doubles:


 #1#2#3Dual Match TotalIVYOverall
2011-121-15-73-49-124-316-16
2010-112-211-6 13-183-415-15
2009-1012-81-0
12-84-2
16-11
2008-09 5-47-312-74-322-13
Total15-11
22-17
10-747-35
15-12
69-55

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