Auburn duo was a top-eight national seed at NCAA Championships
Ninth-ranked doubles team drops three-set heartbreaker
Will face Kentucky's Eric Quigley on Thursday
Singles play begins Wednesday; doubles Thursday
Kyle Owens and Alex Stamchev earn honors from CoSIDA
Tennessee vs Auburn on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Vanderbilt vs Auburn on Saturday, March 25, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
Southern Miss vs Men's Tennis on Friday, February 10, 2012 in Auburn, AL. Missy Hazeldine
2012 ITA All-American (Doubles)
2012 All-SEC First Team
2012 ITA South Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
2012 Capital One Academic All-District
2011 All-SEC Second Team
2010 ITA All-American (Doubles)
2010 All-SEC Second Team
2009 All-SEC Freshman Team
As a Senior
Spring 2012: Rewrote the Auburn record books in both doubles victories and combined wins ... Leaves Auburn as the all-time leader in career doubles wins (107) and combined singles/doubles victories (212) ... Finishes second all-time in school history with 105 singles wins ... Named an All-American by the ITA by virtue of being a top-eight national seed at NCAA Doubles Championship ... Named First-Team All-SEC ... Was 26-10 overall in singles during the season, including 19-7 mark in dual match play, all at the No. 2 position ... Posted a 24-10 overall mark in doubles, going 13-8 in dual match play at the No. 1 spot ... Was ranked as high as No. 6 in the ITA doubles rankings along with partner Andreas Mies ... Finished the season ranked No. 51 in the ITA singles rankings, the highest of his career ... Won his first six singles matches of the dual season ... Provided the clinching doubles point and singles point in Auburn's win over North Carolina (Jan. 30) to earn a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for the first time in school history ... Clinching doubles win vs. UNC broke the school record for career doubles wins ... Won five of first six doubles matches of the season ... Went 5-5 in doubles in SEC play with Mies ... Clinched career combined wins record with 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3 win over Alabama's Jarryd Botha for 207th career win ... Won first four singles matches in SEC play without dropping a set ... Had three wins over ranked opponents during the season ... Defeated No. 100 Roberto Maybin of Baylor, 6-1, 6-3, to help clinch Tigers' win over No. 7 Bears ... Beat No. 46 Marcel Thiemann of Ole Miss, 7-6 (4), 6-4 ... Earned highest-ranked win of his career in final singles match of the year, defeating Illinois' No. 31 Roy Kalmanovich, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Competed with Mies in the NCAA Doubles Championship, falling to Pepperdine's Finn Tearney and Alex Llompart in the round of 32, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-7 (2) ... Named Capital One Academic All-District by CoSIDA ... Recipient of ITA South Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award ... Nominated for ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award.
Fall 2011: Posted a 7-3 record in singles ... Ranked 57th by the ITA ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Easley Memorial Classic after topping UNLV's Rene Ruegamer, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 ... Recorded a team best 10-1 doubles record playing with Andreas Mies and Daniel Cochrane ... Made it to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships after upsetting 3 Top-20 duos ... Ranked as the 26th best tandem in the nation with Mies ... Went 6-0 with Cochrane to close out the fall season ... Defeated Fresno State's Jean-Charles Diame and Francis Alcantara, 9-7, to win the flight at the Easley Memorial Classic ... Finished 3-0 at the UCF Invitational ... Enters the fall season two doubles wins shy of the Auburn school record.
As a Junior
Spring 2011: Completed the spring campaign with a 14-9 record, competing in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions ... Three of his wins came against ranked opponents ... Was named to the All-SEC Second Team ... Was ranked as high as No. 104 in the ITA Rankings on March 15 ... Finished the season ranked No. 115 in the country ... Finished 22-6 while playing with Andreas Mies and Tim Puetz ... Went 18-5 (8-3 SEC) with Mies in the No. 2 position ... Secured the doubles point for the Tigers by defeating No. 59 Gonzalo Escobar and Vitor Manzini, 8-3, in Auburn's upset win over No. 17 Texas Tech to reach the final of the Blue-Gray Invitational ... Also upset Kentucky's No. 41 duo of Tom Jomby and Alberto Gonzalez, 8-3 ... Was ranked as high as No. 45 by the ITA on March 29.
Fall 2010: Had a successful fall season and finished 12-3 in singles competition ... Reached the finals of the 2010 ITA Southern Regional and finished the tournament with a 5-1 overall record ... Picked up three wins during the tournament over SEC opponents, including a two-set win over No. 31 Neal Skupski of LSU ... Captured the UNLV Fall Invitational Flight One singles title and finished the tournament with a 4-0 record ... Defeated Arizona's Jay Goldman in two sets (6-4, 6-3) to win the invite ... Went 4-2 with Tim Hewitt in doubles competition ... Defeated No. 22 Jonas Lutjen and Tucker Vorster of Ole Miss to reach the semifinals of the ITA Southern Regional.
As a Sophomore
Spring 2010: Earned first All-America honor of his career after finishing the season ranked No. 9 with doubles partner Tim Puetz ... The pair reached the NCAA Tournament, but fell in the first round ... They finished the spring season 16-8 overall ... Had two wins against teams ranked in the top 10 ... Defeated then-No. 2 Davey Sandgren and John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee, 8-5 ... Ranked as high as No. 1, coming on Feb. 18 ... Earned All-SEC Second Team honors ... Tallied a 12-7 singles record in the spring ... Played primarily in the No. 3 singles spot for Auburn ... Had a 10-match unbeaten streak which included eight victories from March 7-April 9 ... Went 8-2 in SEC competition during the regular season ... Finished the year ranked No. 100 in the ITA rankings ... Was ranked as high as No. 86 in the country ... Named SEC Player of the Week on April 20.
Fall 2009: Finished at 6-5 in singles play ... Competed at the 2009 ITA All-American Championships, advancing to the main draw ... Picked up wins over New Mexico's Carl Ho, Ohio State's Matt Allare and Vanderbilt's Ryan Lipman at the tournament ... Competed with Tim Puetz in doubles play and compiled an 11-2 mark ... Won the 2009 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional title after finishing a perfect 3-0 during the tournament ... Competed at the 2009 ITA Indoor Championships, picking up a win over South Carolina's Diego Cubas and Ivan Machado ... Participated in the ITA All-American Championships, advancing to the main draw quarterfinals.
As a Freshman
Spring 2009: Finished with a 20-6 singles record during the spring season ... Tallied an 8-3 record in SEC play ... Picked up first conference victory against Adam Baker of Vanderbilt (6-4, 6-4) ... Clinched Auburn's 4-3 victory over LSU after defeating Sebastian Carlsson (6-4, 6-4) ... Recorded a 19-7 overall doubles record with partner Lukas Marsoun, competing primarily in the No. 2 position ... Concluded the season with a 6-5 conference record ... The pair finished the season ranked No. 78 ... Stamchev and Marsoun opened the season with an impressive 10-match win streak, including a win over the-No. 29 Brian Ly and Alex Emery of UAB (8-5) ... Helped earn doubles point against Georgia, defeating then-No. 4 Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg (8-6) at the SEC Championships.
Fall 2008: Posted a team-best 12-3 singles record in the fall ... Finished with an 11-4 doubles record, playing with Milan Krnjetin, Lukas Marsoun and Alexey Tsyrenov ... Finished the fall season ranked No. 19 in the nation in doubles with Lukas Marsoun after posting a 6-2 record.
Prior to Auburn
Was the top-ranked junior tennis player in the nation in Bulgaria ... Reached the semifinals of the U18 Bulgarian National Championships.
Full name is Aleksandar Dimitrov Stamchev ... Son of Michka Stamcheva and Dimiter Stamchev ... Has one sister, Jana ... Plans to major in finance.
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