Height
6'3
Class
Junior
Hometown
Birmingham, England
Previous School
Tyler JC

Updated 6/23/06

2005 ITA All-America
2005 ITA Scholar Athlete
2005 First Team All-SEC
2005 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
2005 First Team All-Louisiana
2004 NJCAA ITA All-American
2004 NJCAA Doubles National Champion
2003 NJCAA ITA All-American
2003 NCAAA Doubles National Champion

SENIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final ITA doubles poll as he and partner Ken Skupski reached the round of 16 doubles play at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season with Skupski…Notched four victories over nationally ranked doubles opponents and a 9-2 record in conference play…Won twelve straight doubles matches before being knocked out in the NCAA round of 16…Defeated No. 93 Rohan Gajjar in singles play in the regular-season finale…Missed most of the fall with a hip injury … Competed in only one tournament … Ranked No. 1 in preseason doubles by the ITA with partner Ken Skupski and No. 37 in singles … Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championship doubles bracket with Skupski.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004-05)
Dove into Division I tennis with a strong first season at LSU … Named an ITA All-American in doubles competition, First-Team All-SEC, First-Team All-Louisiana and Louisiana Newcomer of the Year … Finished the season ranked No. 4 in doubles competition as he and partner Ken Skupski reached the finals of the NCAA Men’s Doubles National Championship … Won the ITA Southeast Regional Championships with Skupski in their first tournament as a doubles team … Recorded a 34-10 overall record with Skupski … Notched 16 victories over nationally ranked doubles opponents and a 9-2 record in conference play … Defeated the then No. 1 team of Scott Green and Ross Wilson of Ohio State, 8-4, Feb. 19 … Finished the season ranked No. 73 in singles with a 20-15 overall record … Played mostly at No. 2 singles with a 12-1 record … Defeated third-ranked Catalin Gard of Ole Miss on April 1 in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 … Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Won two national doubles titles at Tyler Junior College … Was an All-American in 2003 and 2004 … Ranked as high as No. 1 in both doubles and singles while at Tyler … Played on the British Junior National team in 2000.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mark James Growcott … Born Jan. 29, 2004 … Came to LSU because of Ken Skupski and the LSU coaches … Majoring in mass communication.

Growcott’s Career Statistics

Singles

Overall

vs. Top 50

SEC Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2004-05

20

15

.571

5

9

.357

5

6

.454

2005-06

13
14
.481
1
5
.167
7
4
.636

Totals

33

29

.532

6

14

.300

12 

10 

.545

Doubles

Overall

vs. Top 100

SEC Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2004-05

37

13

.740

16

8

.667

9

2

.818

2005-06

22
8
.733
4
4
.500
9
2
.818

Totals

59

21

.737

20

12

.625

18 

.818

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