TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – – Alabama chief tennis coach men George Husack announced the inclusion of outstanding German junior Samofalov in Crimson Tide’s sign language course. The Ukrainian will join the Crimson Tide together with Zach Foster, Enzo Aguiard and Filip Planinsek in autumn 2021.
“From the beginning of our German recruitment, he showed us how focused and determined he is to become a great tennis player. He is young and has another season of international tournaments, including the Junior Grand Slams. The competition and experience will carry over very well to the beginning of his college career. He is a player and we are happy that Deutsch and his family are taking part in our program. “
6-0, Odessa, Ukraine / 72nd Odessa School
Samofalov’s “Why Alabama?”
“We had long, warm and instructive conversations with George Husack and Dimitar Kutrovsky from which I understood that there is a real team spirit in this team. In my opinion, Alabama has one of the best sports facilities I’ve ever seen. I was impressed with the entire university infrastructure. It is a great honor for me to be part of this team. I am confident that in Alabama I will continue to improve as an athlete and become a successful student. “”
- Trained by his father Yurii Samofalov and Oleksandr Bielinskyi, trained by the Odessa Tennis Club Prestige
- Currently No. 2 in Ukraine in U18 and No. 60 in ITF U18
- Ukrainian championship U18 in single and double champions
- In 2020 ITF Singles won titles in Bistrita (J4), Istanbul (J3) and Chernomorsk (J5), ITF doubles titles in Istanbul (J3) and Bistrita (J4) and was a finalist in Oradea (J2) and Szczecin (J4)
- 2019 Tennis Europe U16 finalist in the 1st category singles in Irpin, while he won doubles in Irpin, Warsaw and Lviv
- Won the ITF J5 Singles Tournament 2019 in Chernomorsk
- Member of the Ukrainian national team U16, plays in the European Summer Cup 2018
- Platz 25 in Tennis Europe U16
- Won the title of the Ukrainian U14 championship in 2017
- Son of Oksana and Yurii Samofalov
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