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Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

High School:
Rondebosch

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L



04/19/2012

Men's Tennis Falls to No. 16 Tennessee in the SEC Championship, 4-1

Crimson Tide wins the doubles point but comes up short in singles

04/14/2012

Comeback Falls Short Against No. 16 Auburn

Crimson Tide topped by Tigers, 4-1, in final home match of the season

04/13/2012

Men's Tennis Closes out Regular Season with No. 16 Auburn

Crimson Tide and Tigers to meet on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT

04/11/2012

Men's Tennis wins a pair in Birmingham Doubleheader

Crimson Tide takes down UAB and Samford on Wednesday

04/10/2012

Men's Tennis set for Doubleheader in Birmingham

Crimson Tide will face UAB and Samford on Wednesday

2012 (SENIOR)
Capped off his career with 17 wins in singles and another 17 in doubles ... ranked as high as No. 122 in singles ... won eight singles matches in dual match play ... ended the regular season winning four of his last five matches ... was key to Alabama's win over No. 19 Tennessee with his singles win and doubles win with David Vieyra ... partnered with Vieyra to get doubles wins against Miami and Arkansas ... also won his singles match against Arkansas ... began his Spring campaign with seven wins at the UCF Spring invitational, four of which came in doubles with Vieyra and Filippos Tsangaridis ... advanced to the semifinals of the White Draw in doubles at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships with Vikram Reddy, falling to the eventual champions from Wake Forest ... played in the finals of the Musso Draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Regionals in doubles with Reddy... notched several wins at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships before falling in the Round of 16 in singles ... began his senior campaign with a strong start at the Duke Fab Four Invitational, advancing to the finals of the consolation draw in singles.

2011 (JUNIOR)
Ranked as high as No. 62 in doubles with Vikram Reddy ... won 17 singles matches and 14 doubles matches throughout the season ... helped the Tide to its win over No. 69 Penn State by winning both his doubles and singles matches ... collected wins in his doubles and singles match helping the team to its victory over No. 37 Hawai'i ... clinched the doubles point with Trey Walston to help lead Alabama to its win over Furman ... paired up with Ian Chadwell to gain the doubles point in the Tide's win over SMU along with winning his singles match ... posted two victories at the Olympia Fields Invitational, taking down Notre Dame's Matt Johnson and Illinois' Brian Alden ... finished 2-1 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships to advance to the Round of 16 ... collected two wins in singles play at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships ... won his singles flight at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships, defeating Vanderbilt's Alex Zotov 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the finals ... reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in doubles action with Ian Chadwell, knocking off Vanderbilt's Adam Baker and Ryan Lipman in their opening match ... finished 4-1 in doubles action at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships to advance to the finals of the Crimson draw with Vikram Reddy.

2010 (SOPHOMORE)
Began the spring season ranked No. 123 nationally and No. 12 in the Southern region in singles ... played most of the spring at the No. 4 singles position, posting a 5-5 record ... collected one win over a nationally ranked foe, defeating No. 62 Dylan Arnould of Duke 6-4, 6-1 ... also won two matches over regionally ranked foes ... won the final ITA Summer Circuit Event for the Southeast Region, which was played at the University of Alabama Tennis Stadium, defeating teammate Vikram Reddy 6-1, 6-1 in the finals ... picked up 16 total wins in doubles, nine of which came in doubles ... played at least one dual match at all three doubles positions ... posted an 8-7 record at the No. 2 doubles position, including 6-4 with Ricky Doverspike ... finished the fall season with a 7-3 singles record ... won two matches at the Harvard Fall Classic ... won his final five singles matches of the season, four of which came at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships ... claimed the Stabler draw at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships, defeating Tulane's Adam Bernstein 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the finals ... played all ten of his doubles matches with Ricky Doverspike, finishing with a 7-3 record ... advanced to the semifinals of the Crimson draw of the Crimson Tide Fall Championships with Doverspike, dropping a tight 8-6 decision to Davey Sandgren and John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee.

2009 (FRESHMAN)
Joined the Crimson Tide in January ... finished the spring season with a 14-7 singles record, playing at the No. 2, 3, and 4 positions ... notched 10 victories against ranked teams ... recorded the clinching win against No. 58 Indiana and No. 56 Middle Tennessee State ... compiled a record of 8-3 in doubles action at the No. 2 and 3 positions with Ricky Doverspike ... seven of his eight doubles victories came against ranked teams, including winning both matches in the NCAA Tournament.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS
Advanced to the Junior Davis Cup World U14 and U16 finals in 2004 and 2006 ... competed in the Junior French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open Tournaments in 2008 ... member of the Western Province Cricket Club that won the 2006 Premier League Championship ... played No. 1 on the tennis team for Rondebosch Boys High School winning the school league title ... also a member of the first team in rugby.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born January 16, 1990 ... son of Bob and Jacquie Thompson ... has one brother, Guy ... majoring in business.

     
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