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  James Malhame
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: Senior
Home Town: Douglaston, NY
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High School: Cardozo H.S.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, March 12, 1980
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Finance
Singles Record: 3-3
Doubles Record: 17-19
Major contributor in doubles in his time at Notre Dame ... always finds a way to make the shot with good instincts for depth and placement ... has proven to be a great asset in doubles for Irish ... has great weapons in his forehand and serve.

AS A SENIOR: Was an important part of Irish doubles attack in 2002, playing mostly at No. 2 … had 11-12 doubles mark with four different partners, including 10-11 in dual matches … posted six clinching matches in doubles ... delivered 9-8 (7-4) win (with Ashok Raju) at No. 2 in last match on-court to clinch doubles point in 4-3 win over Illinois, capping a five-match winning streak for the Irish pair … registered 8-6 upset (with Raju) at No. 1 of 27th-ranked pair of Endrikat/Morton from UC-Irvine in season opener for his first career win over ranked opponent … notched 8-5 win (with Brent D’Amico) at No. 3 in final match on-court to clinch doubles point in season opener against Furman ... was 1-1 in doubles with Paul McNaughton in Tom Fallon Invitational ... posted 1-2 mark in singles with one loss coming in a match tiebreaker and one in a third-set tiebreaker ... lost in a final-set tiebreaker to Michael Heule of Ball State at No. 6 in his first dual-match singles action since 2000.

AS A JUNIOR: Once again gave Irish solid results in doubles with his versatility in ’01 ... compiled 11-7 record with six different partners ... finished year with Casey Smith for four matches at No. 2 doubles ... played three matches at No. 3 doubles with Matt Daly, winning against Iowa ... went 3-1 with Javier Taborga in two fall events ... paired with Matthew Scott for 2-0 mark at Indiana State Invitational and 2-1 record in dual matches ... won at No. 3 against Minnesota and No. 2 against Rutgers ... went 2-0 with Ashok Raju at Kentucky Invitational ... won singles matches at Kentucky Invitational and Indiana State Invitational.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Provided boost to Irish doubles lineup in ’00 spring dual-match season, playing in 19 of 24 dual matches ... teamed with Casey Smith at No. 3 doubles for most of those matches ... went 3-0 with Smith at Blue-Gray National Classic, beating teams from Illinois, Virginia and UAB ... won match to clinch doubles point twice with Smith and once with Ashok Raju ... paired with Raju for three matches at No. 3 doubles and qualified for ’99 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region IV doubles tournament ... also won with Matt Daly at William & Mary Invitational ... saw limited action in singles, winning all four of his matches ... went 2-0 during fall season at William & Mary Invitational ... won at No. 6 singles against Ball State and Georgetown during spring dual-match season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Went 1-2 in singles at ’98 Boilermaker Classic ... beat Ball State’s Scott Fisk 6-2, 7-5 ... both losses came in three sets ... also played in two doubles matches with Ashok Raju at Boilermaker Classic.

IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Played ’99 United States Tennis Association professional satellite tour events during summer ... reached second round of qualifying at ’99 Berkeley futures event.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner at Cardozo High School ... won Iron Horse Award for tennis given to top New York City high school senior in each sport ... led his high school to four consecutive city championships ... lost just one singles match in his high school career ... team captain and MVP in his senior year ... won three matches at ’98 USTA 18-and-under National Clay Court Championships in Louisville, Ky., and four at 18-and-under National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., including a win over Northwestern’s Ryan Edlefsen ... reached quarterfinals of U.S. National 18s in doubles with partner Josh Axler ... from the same area of New York as 1994-98 Notre Dame men’s tennis player Dan Rothschild ... from the same town as former Irish football players Dick Lynch (1955-57) and John Lynch (1992-94) ... born March 12, 1980, in Queens, N.Y. ... named to the dean’s list on three occasions ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a major in finance.

Head Coach Bob Bayliss on . . . James Malhame
"James gave us some great moments at No. 2 doubles in a number of really big matches, especially early in the year."