Samantha Adams is the cornerstone of the new era of Lady Raider Tennis. She will leave the South Plains as the winningest doubles player and the second winningest player in the modern era at Texas Tech. A second-generation Red Raider, Adams has won more accolades than any player in program history. She has played five different positions in the singles lineup and all three positions in the doubles lineup since arriving in the fall of 2010.
HONORS NCAA Appearances - 2012, 2013, 2014 NCAA Doubles Participant - 2012, 2013 Big 12 Champions - 2012, 2013 ITA Texas Region Rookie of the Year - 2011 ITA Texas Region Player to Watch - 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete - 2011, 2012, 2013 First Team All-Big 12 Singles - 2012, 2013 First Team All-Big 12 Doubles - 2011, 2012, 2013 First Team Academic All-Big 12 - 2012, 2013, 2014 Big 12 Position Champion: No. 1 Doubles - 2012, 2013
BY THE NUMBERS Ranks third in the modern era in career singles victories with 85 ... ranks No. 1 in the modern era in career doubles wins with 90 ... ranked second in the modern era in career-combined wins (175) ... ranks 16th all-time in singles winning percentage (59.4 percent) and 13th all-time in doubles (68.2 percent) ... has an all-time combined record of 175-100 ... has won 20 matches in doubles in each of the last four seasons - freshman (21), sophomore (25), junior (23) and senior (21) ... has a career 14-14 record against ranked opponents in doubles and a career 13-31 mark in career singles versus ranked foes.
2013-14 (SENIOR) Led Texas Tech to its third straight NCAA appearance after a 17-8 regular season and a No. 26 national ranking ... named Academic All-Big 12 for the third straight season ... ranked as high as No. 61 nationally and No. 15 in the Texas Region in singles ... ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation in doubles and third in the region ... has won seven of her last nine entering the NCAA Championships ... has gone 1-4 against ranked opponents ... her 17 wins at No. 5 singles is the second top total in program history and the most in 29 years ... currently 21-12 in doubles heading into the NCAA Championships with tandem-mate Kenna Kilgo ... the duo is 3-5 against ranked foes.
2012-2013 (JUNIOR) Helped lead Texas Tech to its second straight Big 12 Conference title ... ranked as high as No. 49 in singles and teamed with Kenna Kilgo to be ranked as high as No. 6 nationally ... went 4-17 against ranked opponents playing primarily No. 1 singles ... named All-Big 12 in singles ... just the third Lady Raider to be named All-Big 12 singles twice ... named All-Big 12 in doubles ... became first Lady Raider to win All-Big 12 doubles honors for three straight years ... earned a piece of the Big 12 Conference No. 1 Doubles position title for the second consecutive year ... named Academic All-Big 12 for the second straight year ... Adams and Kilgo have earned a second straight invitation to the NCAA Individual Doubles Championship ... first Texas Tech tandem to earn two individual appearances at the NCAA Championships ... Adams and Kilgo finished the season 23-10 in doubles, including 19-6 in dual matches ... her 18-6 record at No. 1 doubles tied her own school record set as a sophomore for wins ... in singles, moved into the No. 1 singles spot, where she is 17-20 overall and 10-17 in dual matches ... was ranked as high as No. 49 during the season ... ranked in the ITA Top 125 singles rankings for 32 of 37 matches ... ranked as high as No. 6 in doubles ... ranking in the ITA Top 90 doubles rankings in 24 of 33 matches ... finished the season ranked No. 83 in singles and No. 20 in doubles with Kenna Kilgo ... in the Texas Region, ranked No. 15 in singles and No. 3 in doubles.
2011-2012 (SOPHOMORE): Helped lead Texas Tech to its first-ever Big 12 title ... was named the 2012 ITA Texas Region Player to Watch ... named All-Big 12 singles ... named All-Big 12 doubles ... named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... won the Big 12 Conference No. 1 Doubles position title with a 7-1 record ... teamed with Kenna Kilgo to become the first doubles tandem from Texas Tech to be selected to the NCAA Individual Doubles Championships since 1988 ... went 21-15 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play, playing primarily No. 2 singles ... teamed with Kenna Kilgo to go 25-9 overall and 7-1 in league action ... her 25 doubles wins is the second best performance by a Lady Raider sophomore and the sixth best performance in the modern era ... Adams teamed with Kilgo to go 20-7 in dual matches, marking the ninth best performance in school annals ... her 18-5 record at No. 1 is a school record at the position ... combined to go 46-23 during the season, which is the seventh-best performance by a Lady Raider in the modern era ... finished the season ranked No. 112 in singles and No. 15 in doubles ... in the Texas Region, Adams was ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 2 in doubles.
2010-2011 (FRESHMAN): Was named the ITA Texas Region Rookie of the Year ... Named All-Big 12 doubles with teammate Kelsy Garland ... finished 25-12 overall and 7-4 in conference as the No. 2 singles player ... set a school record with 16 wins at the No. 2 position ... 7-4 in Big 12 player when teamed with Kelsy Garland at No. 1 doubles with an overall record of 21-13 ... finished the fall 8-5 in singles and 7-5 in doubles with Kelsy Garland ... combined to go 46-25 during the season, which is tied for the seventh-best performance by a Lady Raider in the modern era ... finished the season ranked No. 19 in the Texas Region in singles and No. 10 in doubles.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH: Graduated from New Braunfels High School in May 2010 ... played for David Mueller at New Braunfels ... also worked with Jimmy Brown of Newks Academy ... helped lead her team to the 2008, 2009, and 2010 State Team Tennis championships ... claimed the 2010 UIL 5A State Championship mixed-doubles title for the Unicorns with her brother, Harrison ... second in state girls doubles with sister in 2008 and 2009 ... the New Braunfels High School graduate was ranked fourth in Texas and was listed 45th nationally ... presented the Mary Lowdon Award by the USTA Texas Awards Committee at the Texas Summer Grand Slam event ... named a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network ... teamed with Texas Tech's Kelsy Garland to win the 2010 ITA Summer Circuit doubles title held July 9-12 in Abilene, Texas.
PERSONAL: Born in 1992 in San Antonio, Texas ... parents are Donald and Cynthia Adams ... has three brothers (Henson, Harrison, and Henry) and two sisters, (Alex and Sarah Eleanor) ... father played tennis at Texas Tech ... mom played tennis at Oklahoma Christian University ... hobbies include sand volleyball, listening to music and watching movies with friends ... majoring in English.