Samir Iftikhar

Samir Iftikhar

Player Profile


Bookham, United Kingdom

High School:
Howard of Effingham

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 156




Men's Tennis Program a Haven for Scholar-Athletes

Five of nine Mountain West Scholar-Athletes wear Cherry & Silver


Lobos Edge Past Wolfpack 4-3

UNM defeats Nevada with a score of 4-3 away


Senior Day Ends in 7-0 Win over Fresno State

UNM defeats Fresno State 7-0 on Senior Day


Lobos Fall to #64 UNLV 4-3

UNM falls to UNLV in a close match of 4-3


UNM Back Home to Face #64 UNLV and Fresno State

UNM to play at home against #64 UNLV and Fresno State on April 5th and 7th, 2013


Lobo Men's Tennis vs. Boise State

The Estes Tennis Center saw UNM drop a tight contest to Boise State in a battle of ranked teams on Senior Day

2012 Fall: Sophomore Season

Samir Iftikhar ("Sammy") defeated the #7 seed in the second round at the Midland Collegiate Invitational. He made it to the final 16 in the tournament.

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.


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:

"I'm really looking for him to have a big break this year than last year. He was a starter once he got healthy from his wrist. He was in our lineup every day. He was in the lower end of the lineup last year. I'm looking for him to be in the upper end of the lineup. I think if he gets out there and stays healthy, he is another guy with a tremendous amount of passion and is very fit. He is improving his court sense and knowledge of the game and continues to do that. I think we will see him in our top end of the lineup."