No. 1 Coastal advances to face No. 4 Campbell at 10 a.m. on Monday.
The Chants can win the Big South regular season title outright with a defeat of Radford of Wednesday.
The Chants' win plus a Winthrop loss on Friday moves Coastal into first place in the Big South.
Spring 2015 (Sophomore): Earned a place on the Big South All-Academic Team with a 3.84 cumulative GPA … Posted a 6-5 overall record in singles, including a 5-1 mark against Big South opponents … Played five singles matches at No. 5 where he finished 3-2, and went 3-3 at No. 6 singles … Won a No. 5 singles match at #73 East Carolina, and picked up conference wins against Liberty, Longwood, Asheville, Campbell and Winthrop … Played all doubles matches on the second court, finishing with a 7-8 overall record … Went 4-3 in Big South doubles matches, recording wins against Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Longwood and Campbell … Posted a No. 2 doubles win versus Gardner-Webb in the quarterfinals of the Big South Championship … Began the 2015 season ranked No. 119 in the ITA’s Preseason Top 125 singles players.
Spring 2014 (Freshman): Competed in 17 doubles matches and nine singles matches as a freshman ... Finished 10-7 in doubles play, logging time on all three courts ... Played the majority of the season at No. 2 doubles where he went 7-3 overall and finished with a league-high mark of 6-1 to be named the Big South No. 2 doubles flight champion alongside partner Garik Yedigarian ... Picked up conference doubles wins against Radford, Presbyterian, Winthrop, Liberty, Gardner-Webb and Longwood ... Won a No. 2 doubles match in Coastal's 4-0 victory over Liberty in the quarterfinals of the Big South championship ... His 4-5 overall singles mark included three wins against Big South opponents UNC Asheville, Liberty and Longwood.
Prior to Coastal: Listed as a four-star player, and was ranked as high as No. 36 in nation in 2010 according to tennisrecruiting.net ... Was ranked as high as No. 647 by the International Tennis Federation after recording victories at several ITF tournaments.
Personal: Full name is Renan Ramas Samed ... Son of Ricardo Elias Samed and Sandra Regina Pereira Ram ... Has an older brother, Ricardo Elias Samed Jr. ... Speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.