Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Stephen Amritraj joined the Duke men’s tennis coaching staff in February 2013, as volunteer assistant coach.
On the pro circuit, Amritraj, a Calabasas, Calif., native, currently works as a coach with American tennis player and former world No. 7 Mardy Fish. In addition, Amritraj also works with Rajeev Ram and his cousin Prakash Amritraj. In his time working with Amritraj, Ram’s singles ranking jumped from 220 to a career-high of 79, while Prakash’s singles ranking jumped from 215 to a career-high 154. In addition, Ram captured his first singles ATP title under the tutelage of Amritraj at the Newport Campbell Hall of Fame Championships. Ram also captured his second doubles title at the same event.
In his professional playing career, Amritraj achieved a 178 doubles ranking. He captured the doubles title at the 2007 Kaoshiung Taiwan Challenger, along with partner Dudi Sela. Amritraj also finished as a semifinalist in doubles in five events on the ATP Challenger Tour, from 2007-08.
Amritraj was a part of one of the most successful doubles tandems in Blue Devil history during his four years at Duke from 2003-06. He ranks eighth on Duke’s all-time list for most doubles wins in a career at 31 along with partner Peter Rodrigues. In the 2006 ACC Championship match against Virginia, Amritraj clinched the 4-3 win for Duke from the No. 6 singles position. He was awarded All-ACC honors in 2006, while garnering Academic All-ACC accolades during the 2002-03 and the 2004-05 academic years.
Amritraj is a 2006 Duke graduate, earning a bachelor of arts degree in history and a bachelor of science degree in markets and management. He and his wife, Meena, currently reside in W. Hollywood, Calif.