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Sam Matheson

Class: Senior Position: Height: 5-11 Weight: 163 Previous School: Middle Tennessee State University Hometown: Tauranga, New Zealand

2015-16 (Jr.)
• Named Big South Men's Tennis Player of the Year, the program's first-ever conference player of the year
• Became the first player in Liberty men's tennis history to qualify for the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship and ninth Big South competitor to ever receive a bid
• Tabbed to the Big South Singles All-Conference first team
• Garnered inclusion on the Big South Doubles All-conference first team alongside partner Egon Samaai, as the duo posted a 10-7 doubles record in the spring in the No. 1 slot in the Liberty lineup.
• Named to Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) all-state first team singles listing, the first Liberty men's tennis player in school history to make the all-state singles squad
• Voted to the VaSID all-state second team doubles listing
• Posted a program-record 28 singles wins between the fall and spring seasons
• Recorded the second-best single-season winning percentage in school history with a 28-6 (.824) overall mark

2014-15 (So.)
• Named to the Big South All-Conference singles squad
• 2015 Big South No. 2 singles flight winner
• Named Big South Player of the Week on March 17
• Notched 22 singles wins during the fall and spring, tying Shea Thomas for the second most singles wins in a single season
• Led the squad in singles victories with 15
• Finished the spring season with 25 overall victories (15 singles draws and 10 doubles contests)
• Ended the spring campaign with a team-best 7-1 record in Big South singles matches
• Captured the Black Singles draw in the UVA Fall Invitational

• Son of David and Nikki Matheson
• Majoring in interdisciplinary studies
• Birthday is May 23


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  • 2018 Men's Tennis Season Preview with Sam Matheson

    Prior to the Liberty men's tennis team's start to its 2018 spring schedule, LFSN's Nick Pierce had a chance to preview the season with senior Sam Matheson. Read More

    Jan 17

  • Matheson Stands at No. 114 in ITA National Rankings

    Flames senior Sam Matheson is currently ranked No. 114 in the country in singles. Read More

    Apr 27

  • Matheson Moves Up to No. 110 in ITA Singles Rankings

    Senior Sam Matheson of Liberty men's tennis has moved up four spots to No. 110 in the country in singles. Read More

    May 8

  • Matheson, Burton and Schwandt Garner Big South Recognition

    Senior Sam Matheson, sophomore Chase Burton and head coach Derek Schwandt were recognized by the Big South on Monday. Read More

    Apr 16

  • Matheson Ends Career Ranked No. 104 in Nation

    Liberty men's tennis senior Sam Matheson has closed out his Flames career as the 104th-ranked singles player in the nation. Read More

    May 30

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