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Samir Iftikhar
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 156
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bookham, United Kingdom
High School: Howard of Effingham
Experience: 2 Letters

2012-13: Sophomore Season

Iftikhar had a successful 2012-13 season on the tennis court as well as in the classroom. He was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA throughout the season. Iftikhar was also honored as a 2013 Mountain West Scholar Athlete. UNM compensated for five of the nine MW Scholar Athlete Awards. Iftikhar posted an overall singles record of 22-17 for the 2012-13 season. He broke even in conference play with a record of 3-3. He also picked up a 7-11 doubles record competing with teammates Mads Hegelund, Conor Berg, and Jadon Phillips throughout the season.

2011-12: Freshman Season

He posted an overall singles record of 21-9 and an overall doubles record of 8-2. He mostly played at number five singles during the dual season. He was one of four for UNM men's tennis to receive the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete award for 2011-12. He reached the finals at the NMSU Invitational defeating NMSU's top returning player Matej Stakne in the semifinals. He broke a bone in his wrist during his third event and missed the back end of the fall season.

Prior to UNM:

Iftikhar is a 2010 graduate of the Howard of Effingham in Guildford, United Kingdom. He has played in Davis Cup for Pakistan against Hong Kong, China as well as South Korea.

Personal:

He is the son of Lindsay Iftikhar and has one sister Anoosha. His hobbies are exercising and reading. His greatest thrill while participating in sports is that he looks forward to the competition. He plans to major in Philosophy.

Head Coach Alan Dils on Iftikhar:

"Sam continues to improve his game and add new wrinkles. His national rankings show that he is only getting better. I expect a very good season from Sam and a solid climb up in the national rankings."

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