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  Mark Bowtell
School: Louisiana State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: County Wicklow
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Home Country: Ireland
High School: Institute of Education
Height: 6-4
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Dominant Hand: Right
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Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Did not compete in spring season ... Earned a 6-2 singles record and a 1-2 record in doubles during the fall ... Advanced to singles quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships ... Competed in three tournaments.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Notched a 14-18 singles mark and a 4-7 doubles record ... Tied for the third most singles dual wins on the team with 7 while playing primarily on Courts 4 and 5 ... Came through in two pressure situations to clinch the fourth and deciding point in a pair of 4-3 victories ... First clinch came in Tigers 4-3 home win vs. Nebraska, second was in the first round of NCAA's against Indiana in College Station, Texas ... Defeated Tennessee's then-51st-ranked Matteo Fago 7-6, 2-6, (11-9) ... Began the season ranked No. 102 in the ITA singles rankings ... Played at the No. 1 doubles with Neal Skupski at Georgia due to Sebastian Carlsson injury ... Posted a 6-2 singles record and a 3-2 doubles mark ... Earned a spot in the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships semifinals by defeating then-79th-ranked Artem Illyushin of Mississippi State ... Earned third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Tallied a team-best overall 12 dual victories while going 16-15 overall in singles and 7-18 in doubles ... Defeated four opponents ranked in the top-125, Louisville's Andrew Carter (No. 81), Wake Forest's Iain Atkinson (No. 92), Ohio State's Shuhei Uzawa (No. 117) and Vanderbilt's Vijay Paul (No. 114) ... Earned the team's Most Improved award after jumping from court No. 5 to end the season at court No. 2 ...Tallied a 3-4 singles record in fall and earned a 3-3 mark in doubles ... Earned second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Posted a 14-17 record in singles and a 6-11 record in doubles ... Played primarily at the No. 6 spot in the singles lineup ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week Honors for his performance against in-state rivals UL-Lafayette and New Orleans on Feb. 23 ... Etched a 7-6 singles record in the fall with all seven victories achieved in straight sets ... Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Won the 2004 National Irish U-14 Indoor Championship ... Captured the 2005 U-16 National Masters Championship ... Received the Senior Tennis Award in 2005 ... Was the highest ranked ITF junior in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL
Born May 21, 1990 ... Son of Paul and Catrina Bowtell ... Has two sisters, Anna and Amy and one brother Adam ...Decided to come to LSU because of the coaches, team reputation, to play in the Southeastern Conference and fellow Irishman James Cluskey ... Played tennis, soccer and field hockey in high school.