No. 6 Coastal takes on No. 2 Winthrop in Friday's semifinal at 10 a.m.
No. 6 Coastal faces No. 3 Liberty in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
No. 6 Coastal is set to take on No. 3 Liberty in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament Wednesday.
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.