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Sam Swank

  • height 6-3
  • weight 180
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bedford, N.Y.
  • High school Fox Lane
  • height 6-3
  • weight 180
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bedford, N.Y.
  • High school Fox Lane

Sam Swank Bio

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • SAAC Vice President — 2016-17
  • Student Government Student-Athlete Liaison — 2016-17
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll — 2015, 2016
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete — 2014
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll — 2014

2015-16 (JUNIOR)

ATHLETICS

  • Played well in non-conference singles, going 4-3 in the No. 5 spot and 4-2 in the No. 6 position
  • Was solid in the back half of the lineup with a 6-4 singles mark in dual matches and 19-9 record overall
  • Played mostly at No. 2 doubles where he went 11-9
  • Won at No. 2 doubles at Clemson (Feb. 27), helping the Gamecocks capture the doubles point en route to a 4-0 sweep
  • Clinched doubles points against Auburn (Apr. 8), UNC Asheville (Feb. 27), Bryant (Feb. 7) and Winthrop (Jan. 16)
  • Topped opponents from Tennessee (Sept. 26), Clemson (Oct. 3), Penn State (Nov. 8) and Harvard (Nov. 11-13) throughout the fall
  • Performed well in critical situations, going 5-3 in tiebreaks
  • Won four of five matches at the South Carolina Men’s Collegiate Championships, taking third place in the singles draw

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)

ATHLETICS

  • Played well in non-conference singles, going 4-3 in the No. 5 spot and 4-2 in the No. 6 position
  • Provided the match-clinching point three times — South Carolina State (Apr. 9), Coastal Carolina (Mar. 8) and Wofford (Feb. 8)
  • Went 3-1 in three-set matches
  • Rallied back from a set down to defeat his Clemson opponent in three sets to help Gamecocks to largest margin of victory over the Tigers since 2009
  • Closed out the Bulldog Scramble with back-to-back wins

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)

ATHLETICS

  • Was undefeated in singles in four dual-match appearances
  • Yielded just one game in each of his last two singles matches of the season — vs. Murray State (Apr. 11) and The Citadel (Mar. 23) — playing both in the No. 6 spot in the lineup
  • Saw action in two SEC matches doubles, teaming with Thiago Pinheiro in the Gamecocks’ No. 3 position, help team win the doubles point in both matches — at Arkansas (Mar. 30) and against Auburn (Mar. 23)
  • Made his dual-match debut against The Citadel (Jan. 19), powering through a tiebreak in the first set en route to a straight-set victory
  • Won two rounds of prequalifying at ITA All-Americans

ACADEMICS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Rated a four-star signee by tennisrecruiting.net
  • Studied at Laurel Springs School while training with Patrick McEnroe in the USTA Player Development Program at the National Tennis Center his junior and senior seasons
  • Played at Fox Lane High School, becoming the first seventh grader in school history to play on the varsity tennis team
  • Was ranked as high as top five in the Eastern Section 18s and reached No. 1 in the section for 16s
  • Reached the round of 32 at USTA Spring Nationals
  • Went 6-4 against fellow four-star opponents
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2013-14 7-4 3-4 4-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0) 3-0 (0-0)
2014-15 12-14 4-6 8-8 (0-3) 4-4 (0-1) 4-4 (0-2)
2015-16 19-9 13-5 6-4 (1-2) 2-0 (0-0) 1-1 (0-0) 3-3 (1-2)
2016-17 10-8 9-8 1-0 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0)
Total 48-35 29-23 19-12 (1-5) 2-0 (0-0) 6-5 (0-1) 11-7 (1-4)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2013-14 5-9 1-1 4-8 (3-7) 3-8 (3-7)
2014-15 7-11 2-4 5-7 (0-4) 1-4 (0-3) 4-3 (0-1)
2015-16 17-16 6-6 11-10 (2-5) 0-1 (0-0) 11-9 (2-5)
2016-17 12-19 6-9 6-10 (2-6) 2-6 (0-2) 2-4 (2-4) 2-0 (0-0)
Total 40-55 15-20 25-35 (7-22) 2-7 (0-2) 14-17 (4-12) 9-11 (3-8)