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  Sam Chang
Sam Chang

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Young-Ming, Taiwan

High School:
Delray Beach American Heritage

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
11/14/1985



Sam Chang
Senior
5-7
Young-Ming, Taiwan
Delray Beach American Heritage

Junior Year (2006-07): Had a successful junior season earning an overall 17-12 singles record...had two wins at the Florida State Fall Invitational downing Javier Rodrigues of Belmont 6-4, 6-0 and later captured a win over UAB's Johannes Spangenberg 6-2, 6-3...Went 13-7 in his 2007 spring singles campaign gaining a ranked win over Miami's Josh Cohen 6-4, 6-4 to help the Seminoles to a team 5-2 team victory...Chang remained undefeated in the 2007ACC Championships with a vital win over Taylor Fogleman of North Carolina 7-6(4), 7-6 (5)...Chang also charged through NCAA Regionals defeating Florida's Billy Mulligan 6-2, 6-1...According to the FILA/ITA Men's Doubles Poll, ended the season with No. 18 national doubles ranking with partner Jonathas Sucupira...had an overall record of 14-8 including a top ten ranked win over Duke's Atas and Goulet 8-5 at the ACC Championships...Started the spring campaign together with a seven match winning streak and earned a total of four ranked wins overall... Qualified with Chang for the 2007 NCAA Doubles Championship where they earned a ranked win over Louisville's Damar Johnson and Slavko Radman 6-3, 7-6 (2), but later fell in a three set battle to Kevin Anderson and Ryan Rowe of Illinois 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Sophomore Year (2005-06): Started his sophomore year with a No. 106 preseason ITA ranking... Had an overall singles mark of 17-10 with a 5-5 ACC record...Was just one point away from defeating Lane (6-4, 3-6, 5-4) before play was suspended by Florida State's first round NCAA victory...Ended the tournament with a nail biter against Ole Miss' Bram ten Berge losing 7-6(3), 6-4...Earned a huge ACC victory by defeating #53 Treat Huey of Virginia, 7-5, 6-4 and battled back to defeat North Carolina's Derek Porter (6-2, 0-6, 6-4) for the team win...Despite a visit to the emergency room due to extreme cramping, Chang returned to the courts and upset No. 81 Peter Rodrigues (Duke) 7-5, 7-6...Named "ACC Performer of the Week" (March 13, 2006) after winning four straight single matches.

Freshman Year (2004-05): Won the Tallahassee stop of the ITA Summer Circuit, beating fellow Seminole Jonathas Sucupira...Finished second in Summer Circuit points leaders for the Southeast Region...Completed his first year with a 15-9 singles mark, including 13-7 in dual matches and 5-3 during ACC action...Started the year ranked No. 123 in the preseason ITA rankings...Totaled 20 doubles wins, including a 15-5 record with Jonathas Sucupira...Duo finished the year ranked 13th in the Mideast region...Won seven of his last nine singles matches, including five of six in ACC play...0-2 in his only matches against ranked opponents...Teamed up with Sucupira to win 11-straight doubles matches, including triumphs over Georgia Tech and North Carolina during the ACC Tournament...Also went 5-3 with Chip Webb in doubles.

High School and Other Accomplishments: Finished his prep career in the finals of the Florida High School Athletic Association singles championships, but lost the match on a default...Twice won the team singles title...Named 2004 Player of the Year by Palm Beach Post and Boca News...Selected by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for its All-County team...Captured the FHSAA title as a junior, compiling a perfect 16-0 record...Earned his first Player of the Year honors in 2003 from the Post and Sun-Sentinel...Also named to the Sun-Sentinel All-Area team in doubles while taking home his first honor as a sophomore with an nod to the publication's All-County squad...American Heritage won the FHSAA team title his junior season with runner-up finishes during his sophomore and senior seasons...Capped prep career with a 38-1 mark for his career...Gained valuable international experience the last four years...Advanced to the finals of one of his first tournaments, the 18th International Junior Championships of Sri Lanka in 2001...Won the International Berimbau Junior Cup (August 2002) while advancing to the round of 16 at the 2003 USTA International Grass Court Championship...Quarterfinalst in singles at the TF Grad 1 event in Japan as a junior, while earning a spot in the finals of the doubles competition at the TF Grad 3 tournament in Philadelphia...Qualified for the main draw of the Orange Bowl International Championships in December of 2003...Played for Taiwan as a member of the 2001 World Youth Club Championships team...High school coach Brian Schleifer played for Florida State during the 1990-91 season.

Personal: Born November 14, 1985...Full name is Yao-Lun Chang...Majoring in sports management...Was the hitting partner for Serena and Venus Williams...Moved to the United States from Taiwan when he was 12 years old.

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