Height
6'1
Class
Senior
Hometown
New York City, N.Y.
High School
Edison Academics

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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