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  Stephen Mitchell
School: University of Alabama
Year: Junior
Home Town: Cape Town
Home State:
Home Country:
High School: Rondebasch
Height: 5-11
Weight: 163 lbs.
Birth Date: Monday, April 26, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 72-52
Doubles Record: 77-53

Stephen Mitchell
Junior • 5-11 • 163 • 2VL
Cape Town, South Africa

‘The Book’ on Mitchell:

Fantastic serve and volley player in the tradition of many great South African players....also possesses the ability to rally aggressively from the back and use his outstanding athleticism to play defense...technically efficient player with classical one-handed backhand... demonstrates unique talent of chipping and charging against his opponent's serve...undoubtedly one of college tennis' top doubles players...possesses professional talent and desire and will pursue a career on the tour following graduation...emotional and vocal leader of team...a true fighter, Mitchell has clinched several matches for the Tide with the match on the line...battled through a potentially severe blood poisoning in his foot to defeat Marcus Westman in Bama's 4-3 win over South Carolina in 2003...

Profile Header Collegiate Highlights

In the preseason rankings released Sept. 3, 2003 Mitchell was ranked No. 61st in singles and 50th in doubles (with Chris Gostek)... He was ranked 63rd in singles and 13th in doubles in the Jan. 13, 2004 rankings after an 8-3 fall singles record and a 5-3 doubles record... he and Gostek reached the finals of the ITA Southeast Regional Indoor Championship in Memphis, Tenn...

2002-2003 (Junior): Stephen Mitchell finished his junior season ranked No. 97 in singles... He played at the No. 2 position throughout SEC and NCAA tournament play and notched a 5-5 mark against ranked opponents in singles... Stephen won the ITA South Regional doubles tournament partnering with Geoff Hiscox, the duo was ranked as high as No. 8 at one point during the season... Mitchell finished the season with a team-high 23 wins in both singles and doubles...

2001-2002 (Sophomore): Held down the No. 3 position in the Tide’s dual line up posting 10 wins against just three losses...Combined 11-8 doubles record at the No. 1 position with two different partners.

2000-2001 (Freshman): Mitchell amassed an 18-5 doubles record pairing with Susheel Narla, Chris Gostek and William Boyles... Mitchell’s 12-1 doubles record while paired with Susheel Narla in 2001 led the team with a .923 win percentage.

Profile Header Prep Highlights

Attended Rondebasch Boys' High School in Cape Town where he played at the No. 1 position... Mitchell was his high school's team singles champion... High school team won the Premier League in 1999 and 2000... Competed in the Australian, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open Junior Grand Slams in 2000... Member of South African national team in 1995 and 1997... Member of the Western Province under 18 Interprovincial team... Was a captain of the Western Province under 18 team in 1999-2000, when the team won the South African Interprovincial Tournament.

Profile Header Personal Information

Played cricket and rugby in high school... Stephen has Has two brothers: Jonathan and Derek, and one sister, Joanie, age... Son of Gavin and Christine Mitchell... Born April 16, 1982.

Profile Header Career Statistics


Year    Overall  Dual   SEC    No.1  No.2  No.3  No.4  No.5  No.6
2000-01 14-12    14-12   4-9   —     1-0   1-1   12-11 —     —
2001-02 17-11    13-7    4-6   —     3-4   10-3  —     —     —
2002-03 23-12    14-9    6-5   2-0   12-9  —     —     —     —
Career  54-35    41-28  14-20  2-0   16-13 11-4  12-11 —     —


Year       Overall  Dual   SEC    No. 1  No. 2  No. 3  
2000-01    18-5     18-5   7-5    6-3    11-2   —
2001-02    17-11    11-8   3-6    11-8   —      —
2002-03    23-17    10-10  4-5    3-6    7-4    —
Career     58-33    39-23  14-16  20-17  17-6   —