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Samantha Maddox
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Lexington Catholic
Experience: 1 Letter
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Senior (2014-15): Earned First Team All-CAA honors as a Singles player ... Claimed CAA Player of the Week honors on March 24 following a 4-0 week in both singles and doubles ... Finished the season with a 11-15 overall record in singles play, as well as a 15-8 mark in doubles action ... Scored a second-flight singles win over Darya Shulzhanok of No. 65 ranked MTSU by a score of 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Junior (2013-14): Helping to guide the Cougars’ in their inaugural campaign in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Maddox put together a 18-7 season in singles, going 10-5 on court four and 12-6 overall in doubles action alongside teammates Jamie Harrell and Grace Baker…Maddox picked up her first win of the season against Davidson’s Sarah Stein on the road, 6-3, 7-5…Helped the Cougars defeat defending Big South champions Winthrop on Feb. 9, winning 6-4, 6-4 on court four…Earned a massive point in the Cougars upset of No. 65 Iowa on home court…went 2-1 in singles play during the CAA Championships to help the Cougars finish second.

Sophomore (2012-13): Maddox followed up her stellar first year in Charleston with a 14-10 singles mark in 2012-13, as well as 15-8 doubles record…Playing on courts two through five, the versatile Maddox opened the season with a three set thriller against Winthrop’s Caitlin Cridland, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1…Picked up two wins against ranked opposition, including No. 74 Wisconsin and No. 70 UNC Greensboro…Was critical to the Cougars late season success, earning victories against conference foes Wofford, Western Carolina and Samford…Fell to Elizabeth Ullathorne in the Cougars NCAA first-round match against No. 17 Texas Tech.

Freshman (2011-12): Earned All-Southern Conference Second Team honors at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles along with teammate Irene Viana…Named to the All-SoCon Freshman Team…2012 SoCon Academic Honor Roll student…Compiled an 18-8 dual record in singles including an 8-2 mark against league opponents…Went 14-11 in doubles…Clinched the deciding point in three matches of the season against Iowa State (4-3), Western Carolina (4-0) and a road win at Elon (4-3)…Won her singles matches at the No. 4 line against No. 67 Winthrop and No. 44 Oklahoma…Garnered SoCon Player of the Week honors on Feb. 21 for her contributions in the Iowa State match.

High School: Graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 2011…Ranked as the No. 1 girls 18’s player in the state of Kentucky…Ranked as high as No. 33 nationally in the Class of 2011 by The Tennis Recruiting Network…The only five-star rated Kentucky player in the Class of 2011…Five-Time Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier winner in singles in girls 18’s…Seven-Time Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier in doubles in girls 18’s…Went undefeated at No. 1 singles for Lexington Catholic…Four-time Lexington Catholic High School Most Valuable Player recipient…Four-Time girls singles 11th Region champion…Four-Time All-11th Region Tennis Team selection…Four-Time Kentucky girls All-State Tennis Team honoree…Two-Time Kentucky State High School Girls singles champion.

Personal: Daughter of John and Lynn Maddox, who are both former student-athletes that played tennis and football respectively at the University of Kentucky…Has one older sister, Tayler (23), who attended South Carolina…Her aunt, uncle and two cousins have played or are currently playing college tennis…Her favorite athlete is Maria Sharapova, because they share the same birthday and she is really pretty…Member of the 2011-12 Tennis Recruiting Network's No. 6-rated Top Mid-Major Recruiting Classes in the nation along with fellow teammates Jenny Falcone and Grace Baker.

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