Samuel Serrano
Samuel  Serrano

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cartegena, Colombia

High School:
Colegio Cristiano de Cartagena

Experience:
2L


Single-Season Records: T-Third – Dual Match Singles Wins (17 – 2016); T-Eighth – Combined Singles and Doubles Wins (41 – 2016-17); T-Eighth – Total Doubles Wins (20 – 2016-17); T-Ninth – Fall Tournament Doubles Wins (7 – 2016); T-10th – Total Singles Wins (21 – 2016-17).

Career Records: T-Ninth – Total Singles Wins (41).

Honors: All-Mountain West: Singles (2017); All-Mountain West: Doubles (2017); Mountain West Player of the Week (2/1/17, 2/15/17); USU Student-Athlete of the Week (1/30/17); USU Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2016).

2017 (So.): Earned all-Mountain West honors in both singles and doubles… In singles, posted a 21-10 overall record, including a 15-6 dual match record while going 3-1 against MW foes and playing in the Nos. 3-6 spots in the lineup… One of four players to win 20-plus singles matches… Posted the match-clinching points against then-No. 12 TCU (1/29/17), which earned USU its first-ever berth into the ITA National Indoor Championship, Idaho (3/19/17) and Saint Mary’s (4/6/17)… Notched a seven-match winning streak between March 3 and April 9… Ended the year as the No. 14-ranked singles player in the Mountain Region… Recorded a 20-14 overall mark in doubles, including a 13-11 record in dual matches while going 3-2 against MW opponents while playing in the top two spots in the lineup… One of four players to win 20-plus doubles matches… Competed with junior Kai Wehnelt (20-12) and junior Andrew Nakajima (0-2)… Posted a five-match winning streak with Wehnelt to begin fall tournament play, including a doubles title at the Boise State-hosted Dar Walters Fall Classic… Named MW Player of the Week and USU Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 1 after clinching the TCU match, and again earned Mountain West honors on Feb. 15 after posting a 6-0 mark in singles and doubles.

2016 (Fr.): Posted a 20-8 overall record in singles, including a 17-7 record in dual matches and a 5-1 record against Mountain West foes… Played between the Nos. 3 and 5 spots in the lineup… Won a season-high five consecutive matches in singles between Jan. 31 and Feb. 14… Posted a 1-0 record against regionally-ranked opponents, defeating Idaho’s Mark Kovacs (16)... Recorded three match-clinching points against Nevada (4/8/16), Idaho (3/26/16) and Grand View (1/16/16)... Recorded a 7-5 overall record, including a 7-3 mark in dual matches in doubles… Competed with freshman Dylan Ihmels (0-2) and sophomore Jaime Barajas (7-3)... Won a season-high five consecutive matches in doubles between Jan. 24 and Feb. 5 with Barajas… Was a USU Joe E. and Emma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete award recipient..

High School: Held an International Tennis Federation Junior ranking of 787... Rated as the sixth-best player in Colombia... Had a universal tennis ranking of 13.31 when he joined the Aggies.

Personal: Son of Samuel Serrano and Zulma Moreno... Has two older brothers, both of whom played collegiate tennis at East Tennessee State... Majoring in computer science.

CAREER STATS
Singles
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Fall Overall
2015-16 (Fr.) --- --- 4-0 4-5 9-2 --- 17-7 3-1 20-8
2016-17 (So.) --- --- 3-2 3-0 7-3 2-1 15-6 6-4 21-10
TOTAL --- --- 7-2 7-5 16-5 2-1 32-13 9-5 41-18


Doubles
Year 1 2 3 Total Fall Overall
2015-16 (Fr.) --- 1-1 6-2 7-3 0-2 7-5
2016-17 (So.) 12-10 1-1 --- 13-11 7-3 20-14
TOTAL 12-10 2-2 6-2 20-14 7-5 27-19
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