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Q&A With Egon Samaai

April 4, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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With only a few matches left in the season, the Liberty Flames tennis team holds a 10-7 (3-3 Big South) overall record. Throughout the remainder of the 2013 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a look at each of the Flames' players. 

Egon Samaai is having an outstanding freshman campaign for Liberty. The Paarl, South Africa native has posted eight singles wins and a team-best 12 doubles victories so far during the spring schedule. Dating back to the fall, Samaai, coupled with Shea Thomas, has 21 doubles wins, placing them in second place all-time on Liberty's single-season record list.

From the Head Coach: "Egon brings a big presence on the court and understands the game very well. That, along with his poise under pressure, will serve him well this year and beyond."

Off the Court with Egon
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

This verse puts my life into perspective. It lets me know that God has a plan for me no matter what happens in my life.

What is your favorite restaurant?
La Villa

My favorite place on campus is …
The monogram.

What are the most exciting places you've ever been?
Belgium, England, Scotland and Hawaii

Something very few people know about me is …
I hate losing at video games.

The people I communicate with most often on Facebook are …
Friends and family back home.

The most impressive thing about Coach Johnson is …
His knowledge of tennis and his competitive drive.

Other than tennis, my favorite sports to play are …
Soccer, basketball and cricket.

My favorite professional sports team to cheer for is …
Liverpool Futbol Club.

When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
Read or play video games with my teammates.

What are your favorite Liberty teams to watch? …
Men's basketball and women's tennis