Samantha Polayes
Samantha  Polayes


Morgan Hill, Calif.

High School:
Archbishop Mitty High



Gonzaga Student-Athletes Take Part in Graduation

61 student-athletes were a part of GU graduation ceremonies


Four Earn Academic Honors from WCC

Yates, Polayes WCC All-Academic, Koehler, Bourguignon Honorable Mention


Zags Wrap up 2016 in WCC Semis

Close out best season in program history with 4-0 loss


Polayes, Whittle Receive All-Conference Honors

First Team All-WCC in Doubles; both earn singles awards


Zags Clinch No. 2 Seed in WCC

Garley sets single-season record for wins in 4-1 Senior Day victory


Women's Tennis vs. Montana

The Zags sweep Montana, 7-0, in their first home game of the season, Jan. 29


Women's Tennis vs. Nevada

The Zags took on Nevada in their second home game of the season, topping the Wolf 5-2, Jan. 31


Women's Tennis vs. Seattle U

The Zags faced the west side of Washington against Seattle U, winning 5-2, Feb. 13

2015-16: Ended career as program singles wins leader with 80…won 69 doubles matches in four years as well…First Team All-WCC in Doubles, All-WCC Honorable Mention in Singles...set single season doubles wins record with 25…picked up WCC All-Academic honors as well. Singles: 19-16 overall, 10-11 in dual play, playing mostly at No. 2 singles…reached semifinal of Blue Flight at Bulldog Invitational Nov. 6-8…first dual win came Jan. 29 vs. Montana with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Francis Dean…became program leader in singles wins March 10 with three-set win over Anna Dollar, clinching GU’s 4-3 dual victory over Liberty…first Bulldog to win WCC Singles Player of the Week after record-breaking win…4-5 in WCC play with wins against San Diego, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, and Portland…clinched dual win over Portland on Senior Day April 23 with 7-6 (3), 6-4 tally against Radina Dimitrova. Doubles: 25-10 overall, 13-6 in dual play at No. 1 doubles…reached final of Cougar Classic Sept. 11-13 with Sophie Whittle…with Whittle, became first GU duo to reach quarterfinals of ITA Northwest Regionals Oct. 23-25 with three wins…won doubles bracket at Bulldog Invitational Nov. 6-8…13-match unbeaten streak from Nov. 6 to March 9, including wins in eight of first nine dual matches…set program record with 20th win March 9 versus Toledo...joined Whittle as GU’s first WCC Doubles Pair of the Week after record-breaking win…4-4 in WCC play…beat 17th-ranked pair in the nation April 9 with a 7-5 win over Pepperdine…also beat conference foes in Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, and Pacific…WCC Doubles Pair of the Week once again April 12 after wins versus Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.

2014-15: Earned All-WCC Honorable Mention for doubles play. Singles: went 17-20 overall and 8-12 in duals...played every match at No. 2 singles...took 10 matches to three sets, including four WCC contests...helped Zags beat #55 UC Irvine March 12 with win over Arisha Ladhanai...won first five dual matches of the season...went 2-1 at Maui Hidden Duals and GU Fall Hidden Duals during tournament season...reached Round of 32 in singles play at ITA Northwest Regionals. Doubles: went 18-12...teamed with Katie Edwards to go 12-8 in duals and 5-4 in WCC play, at No. 1 doubles...beat #60 BYU's top pair of Oppinger/Spinosa April 10...took down #48 Portland's Butkovska/Lazerevic April 4...won first four dual matches of season...went 4-0 at GU Fall Hidden Duals Nov. 7-9.

2013-14: Singles: Went 20-12 as a sophomore in singles play overall...12-6 in duals...played top three singles positions, going 5-2 at No. 2 singles and 6-3 at No. 3. Doubles: Went 13-16 overall in doubles play, 6-11 in duals...played No. 1 doubles the entire year, going 12-14 overall when teamed with Kylie Peek...won Maroon Flight doubles consolation bracket at UM Gopher Invitational with Peek.

2012-13: Singles: Went 13-8 overall as a freshman...played No. 4 singles mostly, going 10-4 in the slot...won nine singles matches in a row from Feb. 1 to March 15...beat #69 Oregon's Julia Metzger in three sets Feb. 1. Doubles: Went 9-8 overall in doubles play...teamed up with Melanie Yates to go 8-6 in dual matches...played mainly No. 2 doubles, going 8-5 in that position.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters in tennis at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, CA. As a freshman, she won the Central Coast Section doubles title and placed fourth in singles. In 2011 she had 16 victories in 10 tournaments. Won the Northern California Championship and the Peachtree Classic in Fresno, CA. Was a finalist in the Solano BG18, 16 Jr. Excellence tournament and has reached the consolation quarterfinal round at the UTSA Regional in Carmel, CA., and was ranked 118th in the country by

Twitter Logo
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago
Instagram Logo
Facebook Logo
Annual Report 10_17_App_Promo_Icon ZAG_Promo_Icon Numerica Resume Book Varsity Club University Kids Club
» «