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Samantha Budai
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: London, Ontario
High School: Sir Frederick Banting
Experience: High School
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Budai Photos
Samantha Budai
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 09/06/2013

2015-16
Enters her senior season ranked seventh in school history in overall career wins with a 110-86 career record...has the fewest losses of the 13 players in school history to win at least 100 matches...also ranks No. 12 with 52 career singles wins and No. 6 with 58 doubles victories...was 16-15 this season while playing the top singles slot for the Cyclones...also went 23-9 in doubles action at the top spot...the 23 doubles wins are the eighth-most in ISU single-season history...played doubles season largely with Liza Buss, going 5-0 and winning the Drake Jamboree in the fall...the duo finished third at the Juan Varon Memorial Invitational...the duo defeated the 90th-ranked Texas Tech team of Alex Valenstein/Gabriela Talaba, 6-3...posted a dominant performance in beating Kansas State's Ana Garcia Navas, 6-0, 6-4...100th career win win came in doubles action with Buss against Minnesota's Paula Rincon-Otero and AnneMarie Emme.

2014-15
Went 16-17 in singles play as a sophomore…. earned an 8-9 record at No. 1 singles….teamed up with Ksenia Pronina for 14 doubles wins, including three conference wins over duos from West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma….defeated Carolina Costamagna of Kansas State to help Iowa State to one of two conference wins during regular season play. 

2013-14
Finished 20-15 overall in her inaugural season as a Cyclone…went 9-8 at No.2 singles…teamed up with Ksenia Pronina to go 10-9 at No. 1 doubles in the spring season…took down West Virginia’s Kaja Mrgole in the team’s lone conference victory.

Before ISU
Ranked among top-20 17-18 year olds in Canada…advanced to the semifinals of 2012 U18 national championships…won Provincials in 2011…won London Open in 2011 and 2012…played volleyball and badminton in addition to tennis at Sir Frederick Banting High School.

Personal
Born May 7, 1995…daughter of Carman and Yvette Budai…has one sister, Nikolette...anthropology major.

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