Tournament History 
National Boys' 12s 
Clay Court Championships

Randy Pate Tennis Academy
Chris Cagle

(336)727-2137

Cagletennis@gmail.com
Winston-Salem Tennis, Inc.
Local Affiliate of the United States Tennis Association

P.O. Box 5421

Winston-Salem, NC 27113


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USTA National Boy’s 12s Fact Sheet

Brief History:

National 12s was first held in Winston-Salem in 1976. USTA cut national competition for the 12s age division in 1988-1999.  Winston-Salem Tennis successfully directed the tournament for 21 years.  In 2009 the Randy Pate Tennis Academy bid on returning the Boys' 12s Clay Court Championships to Winston-Salem.  This event will include many of the volunteers that have worked this tournament in the past.  A portion of tournament profits will be returned to Winston-Salem Tennis in order to grow tennis at a grass roots level in Winston-Salem.

Local & State Ties:

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Winston-Salem native Alex Rucker & Scott Peddycord played in the inaugural event in 1976. Rucker went on to play tennis at Florida State

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Denard McLendon of Winston–Salem played in 1981 and lost to Jim Courier

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Steven Enochs of Greensboro won both the Singles & Doubles titles in 1980

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Mike Corthum played in 1976 event, now tennis pro in Greensboro

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Jay Berger, 7th ranked American man in 1989 and 5th in 1990 played collegiately at Clemson

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Tyler Roberts of Charlotte played in 1986 even, now a teaching pro in Greensboro

Former World & Nationally Ranked Men:

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Jim Courier played in the 1981 event. He went on to win the French Open as a junior and as an adult in 1991 and1992. He also won the Australian Open in 1992. He ended 1992 ranked number 1 in the world. Played Davis cup for United States.

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David Wheaton played in the 1981 event. He was ranked in top 10 of American men’s tennis in 1990-92.

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Malivai Washington won the Doubles title in the 1982 event. He went on to play in collegiate tennis and was the top player at University of Michigan. He also played in professional tennis and reached a career high of #11 in the world in 1992-93 and 1996. He also reached the Wimbledon Final in 1996.

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Jim Grabb- won the Doubles title in 1976. He later won the French Open in 1989 with Patrick McEnroe and was the runner up at Wimbledon in 1992 with Richey Reneberg.

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Murphy Jenson played in the 1981 event. He won the French Open with brother Luke in 1993.

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Jeff Tarango played in the 1981event. He was in the top 10 of American men’s tennis in 1997-99.

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Aaron Krickstein played in the 1977 event. He was ranked as high as number 6 in world in singles in 1990 and won 9 singles titles on the ATP tour.

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Richey Reneberg played in the 1978 event. Over his professional career he won three singles titles and 19 doubles titles on ATP tour. He was ranked number 1 in 1993 in doubles and reached top 20 in world in singles.

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Vince Spadea played in the 1986 event. His highest ATP ranking was #18 in singles. He played for US Olympic teams in 2000 and 2004. He has career wins over Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal.

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Jonathan Canter played in the 1985 event. He played professionally and reached a career high singles ranking of #36 in singles and #84 in doubles.

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Scott Humphries played in the 1988 event. His highest professional ranking was #29 in doubles in 2000.

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Jarad Palmer also played in Winston-Salem. His highest professional singles ranking was #35 in singles. He was ranked #1 in doubles in 2000. His most successful year was 2001 when he won 6 titles playing with current NC Tennis Hall of Fame member Don Johnson. They won Wimbledon in doubles that year.

North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame Ties:

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John Peddycord served as tournament chairman

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Mildred Southern served as tournament referee

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Mary Garber –covered the tournament for many years for the Winston-Salem Journal newspaper

Past USTA National Clay Court Champions

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Singles

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1976: Jim Bauman

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1977: Doug Pielet

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1978: Richey Reneberg

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1979: Robbie Weiss

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1980: Steve Enochs

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1981: Al Parker

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1982: Francisco Montana

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1983: Fritz Bissell

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1984: Paul Pridmore

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1985: Thomas Ho

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1986: Jon Goldfarb

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1987: Thomas Shimada

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1988: B.J. Stearns

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*1989-98: Event Not Held

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1999: Andrew Orban

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2000: Bijan Moallemi

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2001: Donald Young

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2002: Drew Daniel

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2003: Ryan Noble

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2004: Harry Fowler

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2005: Jack Sock

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2006: Gordon Watson

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2007: Tyler Gardiner

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2008: Jack Murray.

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2009: Tommy Paul

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Doubles

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1976: Jim Grabb - Mark Styslinger

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1977: Steve Herzog - Chip Leighton

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1978: Craig Johnson - Brad Pearce

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1979: 1980: John Boytim - Steve Enochs

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1981: Al Parker - MaliVai Washington

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1982: Francisco Montana - Ty Tucker

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1983: Billy Barber - Blake Cordish

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1984: Scott Davidoff - Matt Turner

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1985: Thomas Ho - Jimmy Panagopoulos

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1986: Damon Henkel - Eddie Schwartz

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1987: Jason Appel - Cullen DeWindt

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1988: Scott Humphries - B.J. Stearns

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*1989-98: Event Not Held

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1999: Bryan Koniecko - Jason Li

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2000: Steven Foreman - Bijan Moallemi

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2001: Matthew Allare - Calvin Bennett

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2002: Andy Magee - Oscar Matthews

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2003: Chase Buchanan - Rhyne Williams

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2004: Denis Kudla - Jack Sock

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2005: Mika De Coster - Jack Sock

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2006: Joseph Di Giulio - Jonathan Huang

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2007: Justin Butsch - Ognjen Samardzic

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2008: Jordan Belga - Jack Murray