SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Accumulated a team-best 25 singles victories, spending time across the top five courts … Had two separate four-match win streaks during the season, one spanning from March 12-19 and the other from March 31-April 2 … Recorded five wins against SEC opponents … Competed in doubles with Justin Butsch, Jordan Daigle Agie Moreno and Rafael Wagner to compile four wins overall, one dual season win … Built upon a successful freshman campaign to become a mainstay in LSU’s singles lineup.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Joined the Tigers in January to compete in the dual season where he collected an 8-7 overall singles record … Played most of his matches on courts four, five and six … Had two conference wins as he defeated Florida’s Gordon Watson in a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5(6-1) match and Auburn’s Joseph Van Dooren in a 6-3, 6-3 match … Secured the match for the Tigers with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 court six victory against Lamar’s Juuso Laitinen … Competed twice in doubles and won both contests with partners Simon Freund and Justin Butsch.
PRIOR TO LSU
Samardzic came to LSU as a Blue Chip Signee ... Ranked highest at No. 7 in 2015 according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Born Sep. 15, 1997 in Manhattan, New York ... Son of Strahinja and Sanja Samardzic ... Has one older sibling, Ognjen ... Majoring in business.