Samantha Counts
Samantha Counts
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bridgewater, Mass.
High School: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional

2012 Served as a co-captain … Finished the season as the only player to appear in all 13 matches … Ended the season tied for the team lead in singles victories (five), doubles victories (4) and total victories (nine) … Split time at number one and number two singles, while serving as a mainstay on the number one doubles squad … Opened the season with a four-game winning streak in the Beacons season-opening trip to Vermont … Earned a marathon 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win at number two singles, to help UMB earn a 5-4 win at Johnson State College … Teamed up with doubles partner Hieu Nguyen for an 8-1 victory over Castleton State College at number one doubles … Recorded her only conference doubles victory of the season October 9 with an 8-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University … Picked up a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 win at number two singles at Worcester State University on October 14.

2011 Recognized as a 2012 ITA Scholar Athlete ... Made 14 singles appearances, splitting time between second and third singles … Earned her sole victory of the season on September 10 to help shutout Newbury College with a 6-2, 6-3 two-set win … Fared much better at doubles, where she paired up with Hieu Nguyen at number two doubles … Finished with a 5-4 record in doubles … Started off the season with four straight wins including an 8-2 decisive victory over Southern Maine on October 2 … Defeated her first four doubles opponents by a combined 33-17 score, including three wins of 8-4 or better ... UMass Boston went 4-1 when the pair earned a victory in doubles.   

2010 Saw action in 15 singles matches, primarily in the number five slot with two matches at number four ...Started the season on a 3-1 run, including two straight convincing wins against Pine Manor College and Eastern Nazarene College, including taking both sets vs. Pine Manor, 6-0 out of the number four slot on September 14... Had a strong run at the end of the season including a tight 7-6 victory in her number five match at Suffolk University on October 13... Also compiled a 4-4 record in number three doubles competition... Helped shut out her opponents from Johnson State College, 8-0 on September 3...Went on a hot streak from September 11-18, winning her three doubles contests 8-3 vs. Lyndon State, 8-1 vs. Eastern Nazarene and 9-7 vs. Western Connecticut State.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Lettered at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional during junior season ... Helped lead the Trojans to a 2009 OCL Championship ... Member of the National Honors Society ... Recognized as a Commended Merit Student at BRRHS ... GPA ranked 14th in graduating class ... Born May 30, 1992 ... Daughter of Federica Archer ... Majoring in Finance with a minor in Classics ... Enjoys drawing, swimming, jogging and surfing.