Sam Tullis
165 lbs.
Last School
Viewmont High School
Roster Years


  • Son of Matt and Tiffin Tullis
  • Oldest of six kids; has two sisters and three brothers who all play tennis
  • His younger brother Jacob used to be on the team with him
  • Studying Accounting

Before BYU

  • Reached the fourth round of the USTA Under-18 National Hard Court Championships in Kalamazoo in 2013
  • Three-time 5A singles state champion
  • Lead Viewmont to the 2013 State Championship
  • Helped Viewmont win region all four years
  • Coached by Mark Burningham
  • High Honor Roll in academics
Year Singles Doubles 
2016-17 14-9 10-8
2017-18 26-9 12-9
2018-19 18-12 23-4
2019-20 12-8 11-8
2020-21 11-6 13-7
Career 81-44 69-36



  • San Jose , Costa Rica
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016-2017

  • Teamed up with Aidan Carrazedo for a 7-6(14) win to clinch the doubles point in BYU's upset over No. 42 Drake
  • Clinched match over USF with straight-set victory at No. 6 singles
  • Recorded a three-set victory over Montana State's Alexander Flink at No. 3 singles
  • Defeated Idaho State's Josh Goodwin 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles during home opener
  • Advanced to the round of 16 of the Dar Walters Classic after defeating Montana's Alex Canellopoulos 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
  • Reached the doubles round of 16 with teammate Aidan Carrazedo in the ITA regional tournament
Sophmore Year 2017-2018

  • Received WCC Singles Honorable Mention
  • Received WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention 
  • 2017-18 Co-Team Captain with teammates John Pearce, Matthew Pearce and David Ball 
  • Led the team in singles wins 
  • 18-6 singles record in regular-season play 
  • Competed in the Round of 16 for singles play in the ITA Mountain Regional tournament 
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles play in regionals with teammate David Ball
  • Won the BYU Fall Classic in singles
  • WCC Commissioner's Silver Honor Roll
  • ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete
Junior Year 2018-2019

  • Co-Captain with teammates Matthew Pearce and David Ball
  • Competed in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic in singles and doubles
  • Competed in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships in singles and doubles
  • Advanced to the consolation finals round at Regionals in doubles play with teammate Ben Gajardo
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at Regionals in singles play
  • Competed in the Kramer Club Invitational in singles and doubles
  • Went 15-0 in No. 2 doubles with teammate Ben Gajardo
  • WCC Doubles Team of the Week with teammate Ben Gajardo (April 2)
  • Named to the WCC All-Academic Team
  • All-WCC Second Team Doubles
  • 10-8 record in regular season singles at the No. 4 spot
  • 17-0 undefeated record in regular season doubles with teammate Ben Gajardo at the No. 2 spot
  • Finished the year nationally ranked No. 84 in doubles with partner Ben Gajardo
  • Ranked No. 20 in the ITA Mountain Region for singles
  • Ranked No. 5 in the ITA Mountain Region for doubles with partner Ben Gajardo
Senior Year 2019-2020

  • Posted a 12-8 overall singles record; 5-4 dual record, 7-4 tournament record
  • Posted an 11-8 overall doubles record; 6-5 dual record, 5-3 tournament record
  • Competed in the ITA All-American
  • Competed in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships
  • Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships with teammate Ben Gajardo
  • Competed in the Jack Kramer Invitational
  • Competed in the So Cal Intercollegiate
  • 2020 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention


The season ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Graduate Year 2020-2021

  • Went 11-6 in singles and 13-7 in doubles
  • Singles win streaks of three and four matches
  • Three doubles win streaks of three matches
  • 2021 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention
Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Sam Tullis high fives teammate vs. Weber State

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  • Sam Tullis pumps fist against New Mexico

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  • BYU mten


  • Sam Tullis backhand swing

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  • Sam Tullis swings vs. St. Mary's

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  • Sam Tullis watches hit over the net

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  • Sam Tulls swings vs. Utah

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  • MTEN WCC All-Academic

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