Nikola

Samardzic

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Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
City/State: New York City, N.Y.
High School: Edison Academics
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR SEASON (17-2018)
Finished the season with a 13-19 singles record ... Compiled a 5-9 doubles record with partners Agie Moreno and Julian Saborio ... Clinched matches against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Auburn and New Orleans ... Earned a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory against Auburn’s Olle Thestrup to clinch his only SEC match of the season.

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 and 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(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 (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 as high as No. 7 in 2015 according to tennisrecruiting.net.

PERSONAL
Born Sep. 15, 1997 in Manhattan, New York ... Son of Strahinja and Sanja Samardzic ... Has one older sibling, Ognjen ... Majoring in business.

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