Samantha is an experienced juniors player that should compete for a spot in the starting rotation for the Lady Raiders. 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.
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.
PERSONAL 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.