Samantha Czarniak Rego is an experienced juniors player that has competed for a spot in the starting rotation, earning 12 starts this season. She was ranked No. 215 in the world as a junior. Her signing helped Texas Tech secure the No. 16 recruiting class in the country.
First Team Academic All-Big 12 - 2014
BY THE NUMBERS
Has won three straight singles matches entering the NCAA Championships ... She is the first Brazilian female to play tennis at Texas Tech and the 36th international player to letter at Texas Tech.
Czarniak Rego finished the regular season 11-12 overall ... was 7-5 in the spring, including 6-5 at No. 6 singles ... went 3-2 at No. 6 in Big 12 matches ... saw limited action in doubles, going 3-5, including a 3-2 mark with Beatriz Machado Santos, 0-2 with Clair Williams and 0-1 with Samantha Adams ... she was 4-7 in singles and 3-4 in doubles in the fall.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
She won the 2010 ITF Quito doubles title with Laura Ucros in Quito, Ecuador and the 2011 ITF Bahia Juniors Cup doubles title in Salvador, Brazil with Ingrid Gamarra Martins ... in singles, she lost in the finals of the Copa Santa Catarina in Itajaí, Brazil and reached the semifinals of three other ITF events ... was ranked as high as No. 215 in the world as a junior ... ranked as high as 1,011 in singles and 1,137 in doubles by the WTA since turning 18 in August, 2012.
Born Samantha Czarniak Rego ... pronounced key-zar-KNEE-ack REE-go ... a graduate of Externato Mater Domus in São Paulo, Brazil ... was coached by Ricardo Pereira ... started playing tennis at age 10 ... favorite surface is clay ... plays right handed.