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Samantha

Harris

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Player
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
City/State: Melbourne, Australia
High School: Canterbury Girls Secondary College

Bio

2016-17: Named First-Team All-ACC…Spent the majority of the season in the first singles position, compiling an 11-15 record there and a 13-16 record overall…finished the season ranked 80th in singles play by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and ranked as high as 49th during the year… Took three conferences singles wins over nationally ranked opponents, beating NC State’s 30th ranked Martina Frantova 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), Miami’s seventh-ranked Sinead Lohan 4-5, retired, and Georgia Tech’s 47th ranked Rasheeda McAdoo 6-3, 6-4…Defeated Wake Forest’s Chandler Carter 6-1, 6-2 and Clemson’s 119th ranked Fernanda Navarro 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the Round of 16 at the ITA Regional Championships… won a season-best five singles matches in a row between February 22 and March 19… Formed a successful doubles partnership with Ellyse Hamlin, as the pair won 14 matches which was tied for second highest pairing on the team…duo of Harris and Hamlin finished the season winning eight of their final ten matches…Claimed the doubles title with Harris at the ITA Regional Championships…Dropped Wake Forest’s Courtney Meredith and Sam Asch 8-5 in the Round of 32…Defeated Furman’s Katarina Kozarov and Katty Weymouth 8-4 in the Round of 16…advanced to the semifinal round with a 8-3 win over Wilmington’s Sabrina Barisano and Madara Staume in the quarterfinals…Beat NC State’s Martina Frantova and Tayla Stenta 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the final…Outlasted South Carolina’s Caroline Dailey and Mia Horvit 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) to claim the title.

2015-16: Third-team All-ACC selection … registered her second consecutive season with over 20 singles victories after amassing a record of 22-6 … also posted 20 doubles wins for the second straight year, compiling a mark of 20-8 … concluded the season ranked 50th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in doubles with Kaitlyn McCarthy … remained nearly undefeated against nationally ranked opponents in singles, defeating LSU’s 52nd-ranked Skyler Kuykendall, 6-1, 6-3, Miami’s 73rd-ranked Wendy Zhang, 6-3, 6-4, Syracuse’s 124th-ranked Valeria Salazar, 6-2, 6-2, and 85th-ranked Stephanie Nauta of Virginia in three sets, 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3 …  strung together a season-best 12-match win streak that ran from March 18 through May 13 … amassed a 12-1 ACC singles mark … primarily competed alongside McCarthy in doubles, with the tandem winning a team-best 18 matches … duo of Harris and McCarthy also recorded near-perfect 8-1 ledger in ACC action and wrapped up 2016 dual match campaign with an 8-2 record over last 12 contests … defeated Fresno State’s 58th-ranked pair of Sophie Watts and Anneka Watts, 6-0, to lead Duke off the doubles courts … opened the 2015-16 season with five straight doubles wins.

2014-15: Saw an extremely successful freshman campaign … All-ACC third team honoree … ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year … concluded the season ranked 94th in singles and 44th in doubles, while paired with Beatrice Capra, by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association … ranked as high as 51st in singles during the season … became just the sixth freshman in Duke history to reach double-digit ACC wins (10) … compiled an overall record of 24-8, the second most wins by a Blue Devil during the season … also posted a 10-4 mark in conference play … won three singles matches and four doubles matches against nationally ranked opponents … concluded the season on a four-match win streak … second on the team in doubles wins with 24 victories … began college campaign by winning seven of her first eight matches, including a 7-5, 6-3 victory over 85th-ranked Kanika Vaidya on Oct. 3 … outlasted Danielle Spielmann of Alabama, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, to earn a seventh-place finish at the Duke Fab Four Invitational and start a season-best six-match win streak … dropped 25th-ranked Stephanie Nautua of eighth-ranked Virginia, 6-2, 6-1, to help 24th-ranked Duke upset the Cavaliers, 4-3, March 22 … also downed 63rd-ranked Clementina Riobueno of 16th-ranked Miami, 6-4, 6-4 … helped Duke advance past 41st-ranked Purdue in an NCAA Team Championship opening round match with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Lynda Xepoleas at the No. 3 position … split time between playing doubles with Ester Goldfeld, Annie Mulholland and Beatrice Capra … opened spring play with a 6-4 win over California’s fourth-ranked Maegan Manassee and Denise Starr, while teamed with Capra … posted a 3-1 record during the Princeton Invitational, playing alongside Annie Mulholland … upset No. 22 Kendal Woodard and Paige Hourigan of 45th-ranked Georgia Tech, 8-5, marking the highest ranked opponent Harris defeated while competing with Mulholland … dropped 27th-ranked Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay of top-ranked North Carolina while paired with Beatrice Capra to clinch the doubles point for Duke against the Tar Heels.

Prior to Duke: Reached the finals of the 2010 Sydney ITF Junior International and earned the doubles title at the same event while teaming with Stefani Stojic … advanced to the 2011 Auckland 18 & Under ITF Summer Championships semifinal round in singles action and the finals of the doubles competition while paired with Kassandra Dunser … also reached the semifinal round of the 2010 New South Wales Junior ITF International 2 tournament … on the professional circuit, partnered with Sally Peers to win the $10,000 Caserta title in Caserta, Italy … finished as runner-up in doubles at the $10,000 Bol competition in Bol, Croatia, while paired with Sally Peers … twice reached the semifinal round of the $10,000 Bol singles contest.

Personal: Born Samantha Kate Harris on Dec. 19, 1995 in Melbourne, Australia ... daughter of Graeme Harris and Anne Minter ... has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Caterina ... mother played tennis professionally ... reached a career high world ranking  of 23rd on July 4, 1988 ... represented Australia in the Fed Cup in the 1980's ... also represented Australia at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

 
Singles
 
 
Doubles
 
 
Year
Dual
Conference
Overall
Dual
Conference
Overall
2014-15
16-6
10-4
24-8
17-6
10-2
24-11
2015-16
19-5
12-1
22-6
15-6
9-3
20-8
2016-17
11-15
7-7
13-16
10-10
7-3
16-12
Career
46-26
29-12
59-30
42-22
26-8
60-31 
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