Michelle Sammons
Michelle Sammons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durban, South Africa

High School:
Our Lady of Fatima

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
09/11/1987

Experience:
1L



Sammons in 2008-09: Records - Singles: 16-21 (5-5 Big Ten); Doubles: 23-13 (5-5 Big Ten)...named to All-Big Ten Team after earning .500 winning percentage from No. 1 singles position against conference competition...played at No. 2 in singles lineup for first six matches of spring before moving to top spot for remainder of season...won 19 doubles matches with partner Stephanie Wooten, which places duo in tie for sixth on Purdue's single-season wins list by doubles team...partners played at No. 1 for entire dual-match season, including both matches of Big Ten Tournament, and recorded three different three-match winning streaks in doubles...first streak stretched from Jan. 31-Feb. 6, the second ran from Feb. 21-March 8 and final one was from March 19-April 4...earned 7-5, 6-3 victory in singles and 8-5 win in doubles in Purdue's defeat of Michigan State in first round of Big Ten Tournament...faced six nationally-ranked opponents in singles...pushed Arizona State's Kelcy McKenna, ranked third in NCAA at the time, to three sets before falling 7-5, 4-6, 0-1 (3)...was 8-7 in singles during fall season and 11-4 in doubles...recorded identical 3-1 records in singles and doubles, partnered with Jennifer Rabot, at season-opening Bronco Invitational...was 2-1 in singles and 3-0 with Wooten in doubles at Hoosier Classic...also went 3-0 with Wooten at Purdue Invitational to cap fall season.

Sammons at Texas A&M in 2007-08: Records - Singles:12-7 (1-0 Big 12); Doubles:21-7 (1-1 Big 12)...opened fall by winning first five singles matches...went 7-0 with Anna Blagodarova...pair was crowned Flight A doubles champions at Women's College Tennis Invitational at UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y...finished fall listed No. 7 in doubles with Blagodarova in ITA Southwest Region rankings.

Sammons at Texas A&M in 2006-07: Records - Singles: 8-4 (0-0 Big 12); Doubles: 25-8 (9-2 Big 12)...Big 12 No. 3 Doubles co-Champion with partner Anna Blagodarova...went 9-2 with Blagodarova in league matches, tying Colorado's Melisa Esposito and Martina Sedivec for most wins...Sammons and Blagodarovaposted 18-6 record in dual matches, including season-best seven-match winning streak...duo played first two matches of spring at No. 2 and remaining 22 matches at No. 3 spot...was 5-2 with freshman partner Elze Potgieter in fall and won Flight A consolation bracket at Women's College Tennis Invitational...advanced to Round of 16 at ITA Southwest Regional Championship.

Sammons Prior to Purdue: No. 1 high school tennis player in 2004-05...served as tennis team captain as junior and senior...member of KZN Provincial Team...member of 2006 South African Fed Cup Team.

Personal: Given name is Michelle Tracy Sammons...born Sep. 11, 1987...daughter of Kevin and Eileen Sammons...has two siblings, Natalie and Joshua...major is management.