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  Amrit Narasimhan
School: University of Memphis
Year: Senior
Home Town: Richmond, Texas
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High School: Tyler JC
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Singles Record: 30-32
Doubles Record: 31-28

Spring 2007: Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year in a vote of league coaches (2007) and was also named to the Conference USA All-Conference Second Team...Was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, one of two Tigers to be named to the seven-person squad...Was named the Conference USA Player of the Week for Mar. 27th, 2007, after going 2-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the week...Capped the year with 16 total singles wins, tying Charlie Ramsay for the team lead...Was 7-4 at No. 1 singles, 3-1 at No. 2 and 2-0 at No. 3...Was 7-2 over his last 10 matches (he did not get to finish his match at the Conference USA Championships)...Teamed with Benny Fischer for a 6-10 mark at No. 1 doubles and a 14-16 mark in doubles for the year...Was 3-0 at No. 1 doubles against league competition...Named a 2006-07 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist.

Fall 2006 (Junior): Was 3-9 in singles during the fall...Picked up his first win of the fall over Iowa's J.P. Ritchie at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American pre-qualifiers...Won his way in to the qualifying draw at the tournament in Tulsa, with a win over Ball State's Joe Epkey, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4...Fell in the qualifying singles draw to Hawaii's Andreas Weber, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3...Opened his ITA Southeast Regional singles competition with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Alabama's Mathieu Thibaudeau before falling to Miami's Vivek Subramanian in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1...Teamed with junior college teammate Benny Fischer and opened their Tiger careers with six straight wins in doubles, capturing the orange doubles championship at the Virginia Fall Classic with a 9-7 win over Stetson's Marcus Echtler and Filip Kricka...Advanced to the semifinals of the Middle Tennessee Fall Classic, before falling to Ole Miss' Jakob Klaeson and Chris Rea, 8-5...In all, the duo was 8-4 in doubles for the fall....Was named to the Dean's List following his first semester of classes at Memphis and was named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and to the Tiger Academic 30 for having one of the 30 highest GPAs in the entire athletic department.

2004-06 (Freshman, Sophomore, Tyler Junior College): Helped Tyler to a runner-up finish at the JC Nationals in 2006...Teamed with fellow Tiger Benedikt Fischer to cap the season at the No. 5 ranked doubles team in the country and Narasimhan was the No. 5 ranked singles player in junior college at the end of his sophomore year...Was named an ITA All-American in both singles and doubles...Also received the Presidential Scholar award at Tyler and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa...Has a 3.8 GPA...Was an NJCAA All-American both years at Tyler...Was named a Distinguished Academic All-American at Tyler.

Prep: Was a state qualifier in 2003 and 2004 while playing at William P. Clements High School...He graduated from Clements in May of 2005...Was coached in high school by John Furlow.

Personal: Born Mar. 10, 1985 in Hyderabad, India...Son of Shyam and Nandini Narasimhan...His dad is in marketing and his mom works for the Houston Chronicle...Majoring in sports management...Was also offered a scholarship by Virginia Tech, Oregon, the University of the Pacific and Nevada...Wants to attend law school after graduation at UCLA or Pepperdine and become a sports agent...Would love to play Stanford at Stanford if he could schedule Tiger opponents...He volunteered at a non-profit orphanage in India during the summer...Choose Memphis because of Coach Goebel and Coach Walker and because he liked the strength of schedule and the direction the program is going...Nickname is Amway.