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Yamalapalli

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Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
High School: Siddhartha JC
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio


Sam Houston

Junior two-year letter-winner who has played a key role in the Bearkats’ 29-14 overall record and back-to-back Southland Conference top four finishes … one of two Sam Houston women’s tennis letter-winners to be voted as both Conference “Player of the Year”  and the leagues academic “Student-Athlete of the Year” in the same year … enters her junior season ranked among the top 20 at Sam Houston in six career statistics categories:

  * 2nd - overall singles win percentage (.783)
  * 2nd - Southland Conference singles win percentage (.909),
  * 3rd - dual match singles win percentage (.792)
  * 7th - Southland Conference singles victories(20-2) 
  * 11th - dual match singles wins (34-9)
  * 15th - overall singles victories (47-13)

2019 Season:

First team All-Southland Conference and Academic All-Conference selection … 2019 Southland Conference Player and Student-Athlete of the Year …. Sam Houston “Most Valuable Player” award winner …  qualified for a berth in the 2019 Oracle ITA Masters Sept. 26-29 in Malibu, California … rolled up 25-9 overall singles record (18-5 in dual match action) … went 10-1 in league No. 1 singles play, including a nine-match winning streak … 18 dual match wins tie program season record and 25 overall victories stands No. 5 in Bearkat annals … produced a 4.0 grade-point average, majoring in food science and nutrition … fourth tennis player in school history to be honored as the women’s tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

2018 Season

Ranked as one of the top freshmen in the 2018 Southland Conference race … won 22 of her 26 matches, the third highest overall season singles victory total in Bearkat women’s tennis history … her 16-4 dual match singles record stands as the third highest wins total and second best dual match winning percentage (.895) in SHSU annals … one of only five players ever to win 10 Southland Conference matches in a single season, going 10-1 in league play … for the spring, went 7-3 at No. 3 before moving up to the No. 2 position and posting a 9-1 mark … went undefeated in flighted singles play in both the 2017 Rice Invitational and Sam Houston Fall Invitational tournaments

Junior Tennis

Came to Sam Houston ranked among the top 35 of the U18 rankings in India and the top 100 in her country’s women’s open division … also listed in the world junior rankings and held a 10 UTR (Universal Tennis Rating)


Tennis Statistics

Singles           Tournament        Dual Matches      Southland     Overall
                          W-L                    W-L                 W-L            W-L

2017-18              6-0                   16-4                 10-1            22-4
2018-19              7-4                   18-5                 10-1            25-9
Totals                13-4                  34-9                  20-2           47-13            

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