Brad Pearce (tennis)

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Brad Pearce
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceProvo, Utah
Born (1966-03-21) March 21, 1966 (age 53)
Provo, Utah, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro1986
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$818,850
Career record41–79
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 71 (October 8, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open1R (1991)
WimbledonQF (1990)
US Open1R (1986, 1990)
Career record168–176
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 24 (October 4, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open3R (1993)
Wimbledon2R (1990, 1991)
US OpenQF (1993)

Brad Pearce (born March 21, 1966) is a former tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1986. He won four doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on October 8, 1990, when he became the World No. 71.

Pearce was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame.[1]



Pearce started off his new season playing doubles, reaching four finals. Three of those were on the Grand Prix tennis circuit. He won his first final in January at the Auckland, with partner Kelly Jones. En route he defeated players such as Milan Šrejber and Mark Woodforde to win the title. His year continued on a high note, making it to the quarter finals of the Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor and the Lorraine Open and the semi finals of the Japan Open Tennis Championships. Later he reached the finals at the OTB Open with partner Jim Pugh, losing to Gary Donnelly and Gary Muller 6–7, 2–6. A month later he made it to the final in New Haven with partner Gilad Bloom of Israel as the #1 seed, losing to the #2 seed Glenn Layendecker and Glenn Michibata 6–3, 4–6, 2–6.




The highlight of Pearce's single career was his appearance in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championship. Pearce was an unseeded player, and one of three Americans in the quarter-finals (Brad Gilbert and Kevin Curren being the others). En route he beat Ronnie Båthman (6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–3), Shuzo Matsuoka (7–6, 7–5, 6–3), Milan Šrejber (6–3, 6–3, 6–1), and Mark Woodforde (6–4, 6–4, 6–4) to face Ivan Lendl, the #1 seed of the tournament, where he lost (4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 4–6).[2]


Personal life[edit]

Pearce now works as an employee of Brigham Young University in the athletic department. He is the head coach of the BYU men's tennis team, and coached several players who have reached the top 800's in ATP Rankings.

Career finals[edit]


Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1986 Houston Carpet (i) Chile Ricardo Acuña United States Chip Hooper
United States Mike Leach
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 1987 Auckland Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1987 Schenectady Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Gary Donnelly
South Africa Gary Muller
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1987 Johannesburg Hard (i) South Africa Eric Korita United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1989 Schenectady Hard South Africa Byron Talbot United States Scott Davis
Australia Broderick Dyke
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1990 Tokyo Hard United States Kent Kinnear Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1990 Schenectady Hard Australia Richard Fromberg United States Brian Garrow
United States Sven Salumaa
6–2, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1991 Los Angeles Hard Canada Glenn Michibata Argentina Javier Frana
United States Jim Pugh
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1992 Seoul Hard Australia Kelly Evernden United States Kevin Curren
South Africa Gary Muller
6–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 1992 Toulouse Hard (i) South Africa Byron Talbot France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1993 Philadelphia Hard (i) South Africa Marcos Ondruska United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
7–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 1993 Basel Hard (i) United States Dave Randall Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
6–3, 5–7, 3–6


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