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2020 Australian Tennis Recruit – Samantha Brackenrig

The Person

About Me:

  • Positive & calm relaxed attitude
  • Motivated & determined
  • Humorous – Loves to make other people laugh
  • Effervescent personality
  • Thrives in a team environment- a great team leader/ motivator

Leadership & Community:

School:

  • Ravenswood School Tennis Captain (2019)
  • Senior First’s Team Captain (2018-2019)
  • Class Mentor Captain (2017)

Community:

  • Days for girls (creating hygiene kits of girls in developing countries)
  • Assisting at Sir Eric Woodward (school for children with disabilities)
  • Working for Holiday camps at Chatswood Tennis Club
  • Assisting with kids at Mosman Lawn Tennis Club
  • Initiating tennis days at school to encourage other students to play tennis
  • Volunteer at Love ‘n’ Deuce club charity day

Personal Quote:

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."


The Athlete

Height:

5 ft 7

Right-handed

Strengths:

  • Aggressive game style
  • Powerful and aggressive forehand
  • Forceful single-handed back hand
  • Strong doubles player
  • Strong first serve
  • Aggressive backhand slice
  • Attacking and strong volley’s
  • Not afraid of volleying
  • Well- rounded and coordinated athlete

Teams Represented:

  • Ravenswood School For Girls Tildesley Tennis Team (2014-2019)
  • Tildesley Tennis Doubles Quarterfinalist (2018 & 2019)
  • Ravenswood Senior First Team (2016 – 2019)
  • IGGSA NSW Team (couldn’t compete due to injury)
  • Kooroora Tennis Club- Badge team Div 1.1
  • Love n Deuce Tennis Club- Div 1

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • Ravenswood Colours for performance in Tennis Senior First (2017-2019)
  • Most improved Love ‘n’ Deuce (2017)
  • Ravenswood Sport award for competing in all round sports (Tennis, Netball, Athletics, Basketball, Diving & Trampolining)

Best Wins:

  • Erica Wattus (318 AUS) 6-2 4-6 10-4
  • Olivia Blanch (230 AUS) 4-1 4-1
  • Maddison Morrissey (275 AUS) 6-4 6-1

Best Doubles Win:

  • Sam Brackenrig/Nanami Hayakawa (JPN) vs Grace Bruce (226 AUS)/ Sophie Szabo (560 AUS) 3-6, 6-1, 12-10

Close loss:

  • Isabella Podesta (346 AUS) 6-7(2) 4-6
  • Monique hogg (282 AUS) 6-4 0-6 9-11
  • Srinidhi Goru (388 AUS) 6-2 3-6 3-10
  • Laquisa Khan (206 AUS) 7-6 (6) 0-6 5-10
  • Breelyn Bessant (239 AUS) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-10
  • Jiho Shin (169 AUS) 4-6 0-6

The Student

Attends:

Ravenswood School, NSW Australia

SAT Result:

  • Reading and Writing: 520
  • Maths: 520
  • Total Score: 1040

Preferred Course of Study:

Film/Photography/Media, Sports Management, Nutrition & Dietetics, Physiotherapy

References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View

School Reference: Click to View

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Tina Samara
WhatsApp: +1(516) 241-8046 | Email: tina@studyandplayusa.com.au