Mario Samson

Mario Samson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
La Salle

Height:
5-10

04/23/2013

Knights' Celebration Honors Soon-To-Be Graduates

More than 60 UCF student-athletes will graduate in May or August

04/18/2013

ECU Tops UCF at C-USA Championship to Conclude Season

The Knights will enter the Athletic American Conference next season.

04/15/2013

UCF Honors Student-Athletes at 2013 Swords Awards

Knights hold annual awards banquet.

04/15/2013

UCF Tennis Teams Open C-USA Championships Thursday

Both the men's and women's programs take on East Carolina.

04/12/2013

Knights Come Up Just Short vs. No. 45 MTSU

UCF concludes regular season Sunday vs. USF.

2013 SPRING
• Recorded a 4-3 record during singles action
• Edged Jason Alabaster of (2/3) Rollins' College 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 for his first victory of the season
• Paired with Francesc Aulina and dominated No. 75 Louisiana-Lafayette's (2/12) Jarred Wynan and Damian Farinola 8-1
• Opposite Aulina, the duo combined for an 8-5 win over Florida Gulf Coast's (2/15) Lance Lvovsky and Dean Tsamas
• Teamed with Aulina to record an 8-3 victory over Zac McEntee and Andrew Ginzberg of Connecticut (2/17)
• Clinched the victory for the Knights with a 6-1, 6-3 performance over UConn's (2/17) Zac McEntee
• Along with Aulina, the duo coasted to an 8-1 win over Georgia Southern's (2/24) Daniel Rush and Carson Jones
• Joined Jose Sangroniz in a 9-8 victory over UC-Irvine's (3/6) Poon and Shibahara
• Aided Aulina in a 8-5 win over Cleveland State's (3/10) Van der Vloet and Keulker
• Eased his way to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Joe van Meter of Cleveland State (3/10)
• Was an 8-4 winner with Aulina over Packowitz and Stark of Marquette (3/15)
• Took care of business at the No. 6 position, producing a 6-2, 6-3 win over Andre Stabile of Troy (3/23)
• Assisted Aulina to knockoff duo David and Ettore of (4/12) No. 45 Middle Tennessee, 8-6

2012 FALL
• Posted a 1-5 record in fall tournament play
• Went 1-2 in doubles action
• Defeated Eduardo Alfonzo of Barry 6-1, 6-4 at the FGCU Fall Invitational
• Paired with Juan Bolona, the duo topped Barry's Romain Costamagna and Kevin Sielmann 8-5 at the FGCU Fall Invite

2012 SPRING
• Posted an 11-11 singles mark in dual-match play
• Had three victories at No. 3, four wins at No. 4 and five victories at No. 5
• Began the spring with three-straight wins
• Opened the spring with a 6-7, 7-5, 10-8 win over Adam Lee of No. 41 Wake Forest at No. 4
• Against Forrest Edwards of No. 56 Middle Tennessee, posted a 6-4, 6-2 win
• In the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals, took a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 win over Tristan Jackson of No. 23 Tulsa • Won eight total doubles contests during the spring
• Against No. 41 Wake Forest, topped Conner Sherwood and Alex Tsai, 8-7, with Matthew Gladstone
• Joined Jorge Blasco for an 8-5 win over Ben Davis and Christoph Lang of Middle Tennessee at No. 2

2011 FALL
• Won five singles matches during tournament play
• Opened the fall with a 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over USF's Lucas Marin-Salcedo at the Gator Invitational
• At the State of Florida Championships, defeated Larry Condez of Jacksonville, 4-6, 6-4 (10-6)
• Went 3-2 during the fall in doubles play with Matthew Gladstone

2011 SPRING
• Defeated Lance Lvovsky of Jacksonville 7-6, 6-0 at the No. 6
• Torched Mitch Beckert of No. 71 Iowa 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 6
• Beat Mathias Hambach of No. 52 DePaul 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6
• Won at No. 4 over Kip Jackson of Bethune-Cookman 6-1, 6-0
• Swept Angel Alvarez of No. 73 Denver at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0
• Defeated Parker Allen of South Alabama at No. 6, 6-1, 6-4
• Swept Angel Alvarez of No. 73 Denver 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6
• Won at the No. 6 over de la Bestide of Embry-Riddle, 6-2, 6-0
• Handled John Taylor of Memphis 6-4, 5-7, 2-1 at No. 6 in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals

2010 FALL
• Joined Matthew Gladstone to win the Black Draw doubles championship against teammates Matthew Zachary and Erik Brunskog 9-7 at the UCF Invitational
• Won three singles matches overall during the fall campaign

2010 SPRING
• Finished the season 9-6 in singles action
• Defeated Alex Beaussart of Air Force, 6-2, 7-5
• Knocked off Justin Flynn of Georgia Southern with a 6-3, 6-2 victory
• Had two singles wins at the USF Spring Invitational, including a 6-3, 6-4 victory over John Taylor of Miami

2009 FALL
• Took singles D crown at UCF Invitational after defeating South Carolinas Harry Menzies 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3)
• With Beigart, defeated South Carolina's David Wolff and Chris Sheehan at the UCF Invitational, 8-5
• Had two singles wins at the USF Invitational, including a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Hector Nieto of Miami

PRIOR TO UCF
• In January 2009, participated in the USA F1 Futures tournament in Boca Raton, Fla., recording a first-round victory
• As a junior at La Salle, joined Santiago Nieto to win the Florida Class 2A doubles title
• Garnered Miami Herald All-Dade County Second Team honors
• Ranked second in Paraguay in his age group in 2004 and 2006
• Was mentored by his uncle, Ricardo Mena

PERSONAL
• Born in Asuncion, Paraguay
• Son of Bettina and Mario Samson
• Majoring in Civil Engineering

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