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  Alex Jago
School: University of Memphis
Year: Senior
Home Town: Launceston
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High School: Launceston College
Height: 5-10
Birth Date: Monday, August 08, 1983
Dominant Hand:
Singles Record: 36-41
Doubles Record: 42-36

Spring 2005: Battled injuries throughout the season, but did not miss match...Finished with an 8-14 record in singles, including a 4-9 mark at No. 3 a 3-5 mark at No. 4 and a 1-0 mark at No. 6...Also teamed with senior Mark Finnegan at No. 3 doubles, leading the team with a 12-6 doubles mark and a season-best eight-match winning streak.

Fall 2004: Was the lone men's tennis player named to the University of Memphis Academic Top 30 for having one of the 30 highest GPAs in the entire athletic department...Was also named to the Tiger 3.0 Club...Was one of three Tigers to post a 6-3 mark in singles during the fall semester despite battling injuries all fall...Came back from an opening round loss to Andy Mack of Vanderbilt at the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational to win two straight matches to qualify for the consolation finals...The finals were rained out...Went 1-1 at the Arkansas RazorRacket tournament in A singles...Made the most of a qualifying tournament berth in the ITA Southeast Regional, picking up two wins to qualify for the main draw, then defeated Georgia State's Matic Sulin in the main draw, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the second round, where he fell to No. 4 seed Janne Holmia from Florida...Played doubles with Andrew Olswing at the Middle Tennessee tournament, going 0-2.

Spring 2004: Was named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll for having a GPA of 3.0 or higher...Was 5-5 in singles during the spring, with a 5-4 mark at No. 6 and an 0-1 mark at No. 5...Teamed with Luke Campbell to post an 8-6 mark at No. 3 doubles and with Mark Finnegan for a 1-0 mark at No. 6...Also played one doubles match with Sam Withell, falling to 0-1 at No. 2 doubles and 0-1 record with Andrew Olswing.

Fall 2003: Went 4-3 in singles during his first fall season at Memphis, winning his first four matches, including a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Vanderbilt's Jens Pilgram-Larsen before suffering a loss to Louisville's Jakob Gustafsson in the quarterfinals at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Middle Tennessee State Fall Invitational, where he fell to Jordan Magariak, an open entrant from Vanderbilt University, 4-6, 6-1, 10-4...That match did not count against Jago's record since Magariak was not a collegiate player...Downed NAIA No. 22 Adrian Arroyare from Lindsay Wilson College in the opening round of the Middle Tennessee tournament...Went 1-4 in doubles during the fall, teaming with Mark Finnegan, a new doubles partner for Jago, to down the College of William & Mary duo of Alex Fish and Colin O'Brien, 8-5, in the Round of 32 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships before falling to Georgia's Stephan Timu and Adam VanLoan, 8-6...Dropped a pair of tough 9-7 matches in last two matches of the fall, falling with Finnegan to Miami (Fl)'s Eric Hechtman and Josh Cohen at the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifier and 9-7 to UAB's Sanzaruz Zaman and Ruben Zrihen when teamed with Trey Brower at the ITA Southeast Championships.

Spring 2003: Went 12-11 in dual play for Memphis in his first collegiate semester in singles, playing mostly at No. 6...Had a season-best three-match win streak, which was snapped at the C-USA Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to USF's Jorge Escallon...Lost his first two collegiate matches at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic just days after arriving in the U.S. from his native Australia...Jago and fellow Aussie newcomer Brendan Malarkey went 12-11 at No. 3 doubles during the dual season, starting out winning their first three collegiate dual matches, including a 9-8 (5) win over the Mississippi State team of Matt Armstrong and Max Fomine in the second match of the season...Had their longest winning streak of the season of three matches two different times...Were 3-2 against C-USA foes at No. 3 doubles before suffering heartbreaking 9-7 losses at the C-USA Championships, first to the USF team of Nadim Naser and Andy Maroldt, then to the UAB team of Sanzarus Zaman and Bastian Gruendler.

Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner in golf, basketball, cross country and AFL Football at Launceston College in his hometown of Launceston, Tasmania...Won the Comalco Age Tennis championships in the U18 bracket in 2001 and won the Pardey Shield, the state school boy's championship, in 2001...Was the captain of the State 18U team, the Tasmanian Pizzey Cup team and served two years as the golf team and basketball team captain...Received the Launceston College Blues Award in 2000 and 2001...Advanced to the round of 16 in the Tennis Australia Cup and the quarter finals in the New Zealand ITF singles tournament...In doubles, Jago was a runner-up in the New Zealand ITF...Was coached by Ken Hiskins as a prep player.

Personal: Born Aug. 4, 1983 in Launceston, Australia...Son of Don and Jenni Jago...His parents are both teachers...Major at The U of M is sports management...His dad, Don, played AFL Football for Glenorchy...After he graduates from Memphis, he plans on playing on the ATP Tour...His goal for this season is making the starting line-up...Says his greatest on-court accomplishment was winning the Pardey Shield...Would love to play a match at Melbourne Park at the Australian Open...Selected Memphis for its coaching staff, faciltiies and schedule...Was also recruited by Louisville, Fresno State and Northern Illinois.