UND Roster

2011-12 Men's Tennis Roster

Sam Keeton

Height 6'2''
Weight 155 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Kansas City, MO
High School Pembroke Hill

AS A SENIOR: Turned in strong senior campaign competing primarily at No. 3 singles and doubles … went 16-8 during the spring and 26-11 overall in singles and 15-8 during the spring and 23-9 overall in doubles … turned in a mark of 6-3 against ranked foes throughout the year, and went 6-2 with two unfinished matches over final 10 contests … won 12 spring matches in straight sets … defeated two ranked opponents in a row against then-No. 10 Duke and then-No. 64 Northwestern … took down then-No. 110 Fred Saba of Duke, 6-4, 6-3, before topping then-No. 97 Spencer Wolf of Northwestern, 7-5, 6-2 … also bested then-No. 103 John Lewis of then-No. 25 Texas A&M, 6-1, 6-4 … all three ranked wins came on the road … picked up huge win for the Irish in the NCAA Tournament against Vanderbilt, defeating Jeff Offerdahl, 6-3, 6-3, as Notre Dame won 4-3 to advance to the second round of the tournament … teamed with Billy Pecor 14-7 in doubles during the spring … won matches against opponents from ranked foes Wake Forest, Northwestern, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, Louisville and South Florida … biggest wins came against then-No. 6 Kentucky’s duo of Anthony Rossi and Ryuji Hirooka, 8-6, and then-No. 2 Ohio State’s Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith, 8-6 … turned in an impressive fall in singles going 10-3, which led to a preseason ranking of No. 74 to open the spring season … advanced to the round of 16 at the Midwest Singles Championships … went 4-0 at the Gopher Invitational, including a win over then-No. 121 Yannick Weihs, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 … advanced to quarterfinals of elite Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic after defeating three opponents … also went 8-1 in doubles during the fall … went 2-0 at the Illini Invitational, 1-0 at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic and 3-0 at the Gopher Invitational … teamed with Pecor to advance to the round of 16 Midwest Doubles Championship after a pair of wins against opponents from Cleveland State and Michigan State … named a co-captain prior to the start of the 2011-12 season … participated in the 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Posted a record of 11-8 in singles on the season, while going 6-4 on the dual season in split time between No. 4 and 5 singles … also went 6-3 in doubles action, all during the fall campaign … recorded two match-clinching points … named a member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team … opened fall season with three straight singles victories at the Fighting Illini Invitational … took down Alabama’s Ian Chadwell (6-4, 3-6, 6-2) and Ricky Doverspike (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) before defeating Illinois’ Bruno Abdelnour (6-3, 6-7, 6-2) … ended his dual season winning five of last six matches that went to a decision … defeated Fred Saba of Duke (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) and Bryant Dudzik of Toledo (6-1, 6-4) at No. 4 singles, before moving to No. 5 and winning over Christopher Haysn of Penn State (6-1, 6-1), Fredrik Ask of Wisconsin (2-6, 6-4, 5-2, ret.) and Alejandro Calligari of Louisville (7-6, 6-3) … teamed primarily with Matt Johnson in doubles action, notching a record of 4-2 with him as partner … also recorded lone victories with David Anderson and Michael Moore as teammate … reached semifinals of flight at the Crimson Tide Invitational, taking down Memphis’ Johnny Grimal and John Taylor (8-3) in the round of 16 before knocking off Boston College’s Brian Locklear and Jonathan Schroeder (8-2) in the quarterfinals … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Recorded a 23-4 overall mark in singles play … spent majority of the season at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions … defeated Santigao Villegas of #2 Virginia 7-5, 6-3 … won over #25 Washington’s Alex Rosinski in a three-set match … tied the overall match at 1-1 for the Irish against Illinois when he cruised past Connor Roth at No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-1 … earned the decisive win against Florida State at fifth singles to clinch the Irish victory … put the Irish on the board at No. 5 singles with a three-set win over Robert Hall of Louisville, 6-1, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 … won at No. 4 singles to keep the Irish comeback hopes alive against Wisconsin when he was able to defeat Chris Freeman 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 … defeated Georgetown’s Will Lowell in a two set match to advance to the BIG EAST semifinals … clinched the win for the Irish at No. 4 singles over USF’s Romain Deri to take the Irish to the BIG EAST Championship … played in three doubles matches, with a 2-1overall record … named BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 18 … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Recognized as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … posted a 7-3 dual season singles record with all seven victories coming in straight sets … began his Irish career with six straight wins … held a 5-2 record while playing in the No. 6 position and a 2-1 record while occupying the No. 5 position … most commanding victory came against Marco Ballok, 6-2, 6-2, who represented 12th-ranked Tulsa … earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Two- year letter winner at Pembroke (Mo.) … captured six major junior tournaments, including winning individual honors at the USTA National Open, USTA Missouri Valley Sweet 16, USTA Missouri Valley Super 2 and two USTA Missouri Valley Outdoor Futures … ranked as one of the top-20 high school seniors during his senior year by Tennis Recruiting Network … son of Bill and Edna Keaton … oldest of two siblings … father- played tennis at Yale … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.