United States Amateur Championships (tennis)

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United States Amateur Tennis Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name United States Amateur Tennis Championships (1968-2011)
Tour USTA (1968-2011)
Founded 1968
Abolished 2011
Location Multiple
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The United States Amateur Tennis Championships was the top American tennis tournament for amateur players. It was organized by the United States Tennis Association.

The tournament began in 1968 to create an amateur championship in addition to the US Open that was designated a professional event that year for the first time. That first year UCLA student Arthur Ashe won the US Amateur and then went on to win the US Open the same year. He is the only player to win both events in the same year and no one has come close since. In the years that followed, many winners received a wild card entry into the US Open qualifying event.

From 1971 to 1980 the tournament was not held, but then in 1981 was started again. In addition to Ashe, numerous other well-known players have won the event, including former world #1 doubles player Jim Pugh and former world #4 singles player Roscoe Tanner.

In 1995, the tournament changed its name to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Championships.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner College Runner-up Score
1968 Arthur Ashe UCLA Bob Lutz 4-6, 6-3, 8-10, 6-0, 6-4
1969 George Seewagen Rice Zan Guerry 9-7, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
1970 Roscoe Tanner Stanford Haroon Rahim 3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 8-6, 10-8
1981 Mark Basham UCLA Rick Leach 6-2, 6-3
1982 Tim Pawsat Southern California Stevenson Clarke 6-4, 6-1
1983 Allen Miller Georgia Eric Rosenfeld 6-4, 6-2
1984 Jim Pugh UCLA Mark Styslinger 6-0, 7-6
1985 Bryan Shelton Georgia Tech Doug Sachs 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
1986 Buff Farrow UCLA John Boytim 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
1987 Brian Page Clemson Eric Amend 7-6 (4), 6-4
1988 Marco Cacopardo Tennessee Robert Kresburg 7-6 (1), 6-7 (2), 6-4
1989 Joby Foley West Virginia Mike Salmon 6-4, 6-3
1990 Joel Finnigan Arizona State Warren Fulgenzi 6-4, 6-3
1991 Marco Cacopardo Tennessee David Driscoll 6-3, 6-7 (9), 7-5
1992 Chris Pressley Duke Andrew Weiss 6-1, 6-2
1993 Tad Berkowitz New Mexico Cris Robinson 6-3, 7-6 (5)
1994 Jeff Landau Wake Forest Michael Berger 6-4, 6-4
1995 Marty Engel Northern Illinois Eric Elek 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
1996 Adam Peterson Southern California
1997 Marc Silva Northwestern Eddie Jacques 7-5, 7-5
1998 Adam Seri Georgia Mark Loughrin 6-2, 6-1
1999 Huntley Montgomery Virginia Andre Pedroso 7-6 (3), 6-3
2000 Brian Vahaly Virginia
2001 Wade Orr Tennessee
2002 Wade Orr Tennessee
2003 Chris Martin Illinois Ryan Recht 6-1, 6-1
2004 Avery Ticer Minnesota Chris Klingemann 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (2)
2005 Eric Langenkamp Notre Dame Eric Hechtman 6-3, 6-1
2006 Jordan Delass Georgia Tech Danny Bryan 1-6, 7-5, 10-8
2007 Chris Racz Tennessee Mike Sroczynski 7-6, 6-1
2008 Sanam Singh Virginia Jason Jung 6-2, 6-1
2009 Sanam Singh Virginia Benjamin Biscarrat 6-4, 6-0
2010 Thomas Richter Unattached Eliot Potvin 6-3, 6-1
2011 Stephen Hoh Illinois Daniel Whitehead 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (8)

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