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Busy stretch for men’s tennis
Capture singles and doubles titles in weekend tourneys
Rice fell to LSU in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tennis Championship in Ft. Worth
Rice captured the C-USA title on April 24.
Rice advanced to the C-USA Championship match with a 4-1 win over UAB on April 23.
Rice upset ninth-ranked Texas Tech on March 27
Rice closed out the 2016 season by defeating No. 28 Tulane
HONORS AT RICE
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2015, 2016
Conference USA Doubles of the Championship, 2016
All C-USA Singles (second team) 2016
All C-USA Doubles (second team) 2016
C-USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week (1/19/16)
Spring: Finished 7-13 on the year, primarily playing at No. 1 (5-9)… Top win of the year came in a 6-2, 7-6 (6) win over #48 Hunter Johnson of SMU… C-USA Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for January 19 after an unbeaten opening weekend… Teamed with Adam Gustafsson to be named Most Outstanding Doubles of the C-USA Championship after the pair delivered three standout doubles performances to spark the Owls in each round of the C-USA Championship… Dropped only four games over three matches, including a 6-0 win in the title match to finish first… Top doubles win w/Gustafsson was a 7-6 (12) win over Texas Tech’s #57 Alex Sendegeya/Bjorn Thomson to secure the doubles point in 4-3 win over #9 Tech, Rice’s first win over a top ten opponent since 2006... Fall: Finished the fall with a 6-3 mark in singles and a 7-3 record in doubles with Tommy Bennett... Opened the fall by reached the semis of the A Flight singles... Advanced through the first two rounds of the ITA All-American with Bennett before falling in the Round of 64.
Spring: Finished 10-12 in singles (7-6 at #3 and 3-6 at #4) and 8-10 in doubles (8-9 at #2 and 0-1 at #3) in his first collegiate dual campaign... Was 2-2 in singles tiebreaks and 1-1 in three set matches... Fall: Freshman who tied for the team lead in the fall with nine wins in singles action (9-3) and four wins in doubles (4-2)... Captured the Flight Three singles title at the Crimson Tide Four-in-the-Fall tournament, rallying from a first set loss to drop Bama's Andrew Goodwin, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4... Combined with David Warren to reach doubles semis at Rice Invite, but final matches were not held due to poor weather.
Twice played in the Wimbledon Juniors... Won three Grade 4 ITF tournaments in both Nottingham and Switzerland... Played for coach Ben Haren at Reeds School, winning five national school titles and leading team to a second place finish in the world school championship... Was unbeaten in nine years of school play.
Full Name: Jamie Mikail Malik... Birthdate: August 2, 1996 at High Wycombe, England... Parents: Azhar and Heather Malik, Maidenhead... Brother, Jathan, reached a career-high ATP ranking of 800 and currently plays at Michigan.
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