Sam Malech
Sam Malech
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: PCC High School Program
College: Pitzer

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his second season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team.

2016: Played mostly at No. 4 and No. 5 singles for the Sagehens where he tallied a 16-9 record. 

2015: Had a solid 12-5 freshman campaign in singles, playing mostly No. 5 and No. 6...Defeated Redlands in straight sets at the SCIAC Tournament and earned a straight-set win in the NCAA Championships over Texas-Tyler, while playing at No. 5...Earned a three-set win in a 6-3 win over No. 1 Amherst...Picked up another three-set win in a 5-4 victory over No. 3 Middlebury...Had the clincher in a 5-4 win over No. 15 Mary Washington in his third collegiate win.

High School: Attended Jesuit High School in Oregon, where he participated in Jesuit's Portland Community College High School Program for his final two years...Rated a three-star recruit...Was on the president's list for two years and the dean's list for one year...Played in USTA tennis tournaments with the Portland High Performance Tennis Group, playing yearly in USTA national level tournaments and attaining a ranking in the top 170 in America.

Personal: Attends Pitzer College...Minoring in mathematics...Has a younger sister...Worked for Nike Tennis as an instructor for three summers at their world headquarters-sponsored camps...Received the Glenn Lovett USTA Scholarship...Hobbies include playing bridge, watching the news, reading and learning languages (especially German)...Favorite books include The End of Racism by Dinesh D'Souza, Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore...Favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings series...Public figures he most admires include Marcus Luttrell, Bill O'Reilly, Wes Moore, and Charles Krauthammer...Performed two years of math tutoring through Portland Community College, and volunteered as an English speaking partner for non-natives learning to speak English...Chose Pitzer for "the diverse opinions I would find in the classroom, the high caliber of tennis, the California weather, and the wide range of course offerings."