USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Circuit Highlights
Singles champion (1): 2004-Honolulu, HI (USTA $10,000)
Doubles champion (2): 2004-Irvine, CA (USTA $10,000) w/Oudsema, Waikoloa, HI (USTA $10,000) w/Oudsema
Doubles runner-up (1): 2003-Orange Park, FL (USTA $10,000) w/Ondruska
ITF Junior Circuit Highlights
Singles champion (2): 2002-Hong Kong Open, 2000-Mediterranee, Morocco
Singles runner-up (2): 2003-North/Central American & Caribbean Closed, 2000-Racquette D’or, Mohammedia, Morocco
Doubles champion (9): 2004-Milan, Italy w/ Oudsema, Australian Open w/Oudsema, Australian Hardcourt w/Oudsema, 2003-USTA International Winter Championships w/Oudsema, North/Central American & Caribbean Closed w/Oudsema 2002-Thailand Open w/Singh, Osaka Mayor’s Cup (Japan) w/Kwon, Canadian Open w/Henry, Astrid Bowl (Belgium) w/Baker
Doubles runner-up (4): 2003-Casablanca Cup (Mexico) w/Oudsema 2002-Banana Bowl (Brazil) w/Darcis 2001-US Open w/Joelson, Salsomaggiore, Italy w/Tecau
Made ATP debut at Scottsdale, losing to Gambill in the first round… Reached final round of qualifying at US Open (l. to Suzuki)… Lost in the first round of qualifying at Memphis (to De Chaunac), Miami (to Mello), Indianapolis (Hernych) and Cincinnati (Carraz)… Won his first career singles title in November, the $10,000 event in Honolulu… Lost to Baker in the final round of qualifying at ATP $100,000 Challenger in Boca Raton, FL… Played a clay court Futures in Italy in preparation for the French Open juniors, lost in the first round to Alexiou Elefterious. In doubles, lost in the first round at the US Open (w/Oudsema)… Won first two doubles titles, in Irvine, CA (USTA $10,000) and Waikoloa, HI (USTA $10,000), both w/Oudsema.
Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Futures in Godfrey, IL as a wild card (lost to Klaasen) for best finish of the year… Advanced through qualifying to reach the main draw at USTA Futures in Joplin, MO (lost in second round to Fruttero) and Decatur, IL (lost in first round in three sets to Nettle)…lost in the first round of qualifying at four ATP events (Miami, Indian Wells, Scottsdale and Memphis) and lone challenger main draw appearance in Champaign, IL… In doubles, reached his first pro final (playing with his coach Marcos Ondruska) at the USTA Futures in Orange Park, FL, losing to Baker/Simmonds… Played doubles with Andre Agassi against John McEnroe and Rajeev Ram at WTT Smash Hits, an annual charity event held by Billie Jean King and Elton John (Agassi and Evans lost 5-3).
2002 û Lost in three sets in the first round of the main draw at USTA Futures in Godfrey, IL (to Klaasen), and Joplin, Mo. (Wilson)… lost second round of qualifying at ATP event in Newport, RI and final round of qualifying at USTA Futures in Kenosha, WI, and Aventura, FL…. In doubles, played the main draw of the ATP event in Miami with Brian Baker, losing in the first round to Nyborg/Sa 2001 û Turned professional in November and signed a endorsement deal with Nike…Played only one professional event, advancing through qualifying at USTA Futures in Hattiesburg, Miss., then losing in the first round to Phillips. 2000-Played his first pro event one month after turning 14-years-old, losing in the first round of qualifying at the USTA Futures in Boca Raton.
International Junior Highlights
2004 – Won three of the four Grand Slam doubles titles with Scott Oudsema (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open). He and Oudsema reached the semifinals at Roland Garros, ending their winning streak at 18 matches and three finals. In singles, reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open (l. to Ouanna), the semifinals at Roland Garros (l. to Kuznetsov), the quarterfinals at Wimbledon (l. to Monfils) and the second round at the US Open (l. to Van Keulen)… Reached the singles semifinals and won the doubles title with Oudsema at the clay court event in Milan, Italy… 2003-Reached the semifinals at the Orange Bowl, losing to Gael Monfils… Runner-up to Alex Kuznetsov at the ITF Regional Championships… Reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon (l. to Tecau) and Australian Open (l. to eventual champion Baghdatis) and lost to world No. 1 Mergea/Tecau in doubles semifinals (w/Baker)… 2002-Won second ITF singles title at the Hong Kong Open…Lost in the second round of the US Open juniors to Mathieu Montcourt and the first round at Wimbledon (to Ryan Henry) and French Open (to Robin Soderling)… 2001-Lost in the second round of the US Open to eventual runner-up and world No. 2 Yeu-Tzuoo Wang… At age 15 years, 5 months, reached the US Open doubles final with Brett Joelson, losing to Berdych/Bohli… 2000-Reached the semifinals of the Junior Orange Bowl International Championships 14s (l. to Sitak)… Represented the United States in the World Junior Tennis competition, the junior version of Davis Cup for boys’ 14 and younger (lost to Rafael Nadal of eventual champion Spain)… Seeded second, lost in the third round of Les Petits As, the world’s premier 14-and-under championships
USTA Junior Highlights
2001- Reached the singles and doubles final at the USTA Boys’ 16s, losing to Wan in singles, but winning doubles with Joelson 2000-Finished third at the USTA Boy’s 14s Super National Hard Court Championships (l. to Oudsema) … Swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys’ 14s Super National Clay Court Championships… 1999-Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Boys’ 14s National Clay Courts, losing to Nestor Birceno.
Father, Homas, runs Collins & Aikman a automotive concern that produces interior designs for cars, mother, Eileen, was a registered nurse, and travel to tournaments with Brendan… youngest of three boys: oldest brother, Colin, attended Cornell as was captain of the water polo team, middle son Nolan attended boarding school in Philadelphia and captained his school’s water polo team … began playing tennis at the age of 9…Enjoys all sports, reading and playing games… Coached by former Top 30 player Marcos Ondruska, previously coached by Harold Solomon and Tarik Benhabiles… Favorite player is Marat Safin … Serve was clocked at 130 mph at 2003 USTA Pro Circuit event in Champaign, Ill…home-schooled through a program run by the University of Nebraska