Sam Bertram
Sam Bertram
Height: 6-2
Year: Junior
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
High School: Caulfield Grammar School
College: Fresno City College
Major: Mechanical Engineering

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AS A JUNIOR IN 2013-2014: SINGLES: Record stands at 7-2 on the season and has won his last four decisions … convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory over Gonzaga ... defeated No. 57 San Diego State in the 6th position ... 6-1, 6-2 victory over UC Santa Cruz ... won 6-4, 6-4 over UC Davis at No. 6 to clinch the match ... in the fall, reached the quaterfinals of the Aggie Invitational by knocking off Ayman Abdulwahab of Sacramento State 6-4, 6-3 ... DOUBLES: 8-2 record with Ashot Khacharyan ... downed Gonzaga 8-5 ... defeated No. 69 New Mexico 8-5 ... triumphed 6-3 over Fresno State ... clinched the doubles point over No. 64 Georgia State in a 9-7 tiebreaker … semifinalist at the UC Davis Invitational while paired with Ashot Khacharyan; defeated teams from Cal and Fresno State to reach the semifinals ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional while teamed up with John Lamble

JUNIOR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE): Team won state title in both freshman and sophomore years ... won the state title in singles and was the runner-up in doubles ... was nationally ranked both seasons.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia ... coached by Anthony Zafiris ... reached No. 2 ranking in the state of Victoria private school system ... Club Champion U-21 Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club ... also played AFL, soccer, cricket and tennis.

PERSONAL: From Melbourne, Australia ... son of Russell and Margaret Bertram ... majoring in Mechanical Engineering (Nanostructures).

Why did Sam chose Santa Clara?

"Santa Clara University struck me as the most well-rounded school I found; very strong academicallly and a tough tennis program. The community of Santa Clara inviting and it advocates success and achievement. The location in the Silicon Valley along with my choice of major means a swift transition into the workforce. Santa Clara's Nanostructures Center is only 3 years old with equipment some laboratories don't have. This cutting edge education and rigorous training regime will make for a worthwhile experience."