CLAREMONT, September 7, 2018 (Press Release)
The USTA Claremont Club Pro Classic will celebrate its 23rd year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis.
The tournament is the first of three consecutive $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit hard-court men’s events held in Southern California following the US Open.
Past or current UCLA Bruins have dominated in recent years as there have been seven Bruin finalists over the past six years. Recent UCLA graduate Martin Redlicki advanced to the Claremont singles final last year losing to his one-time Bruin teammate Karue Sell in a three-set final. Redlicki is currently ranked No. 620 in the ATP World Tour rankings and should be seeded among the top eight players.
Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva will be the top-seeded player and is currently ranked No. 602 in the ATP World Tour rankings. Reis Da Silva is a native of Recife, Brazil, and is 18 years old.
Henry Craig of Murrieta is ranked just outside the world top 600 and will be seeded just ahead of Redlicki, who comes in currently ranked No. 614 in the world.
Other Americans in the main draw are: Paul Oosterbaan, Trevor Johnson, Sumit Sarkar, Alec Adamson and USC’s No. 1 player Brandon Holt.
In qualifying SoCal players Logan Smith (USC), Daniel Cukierman (USC), Keegan Smith and Jacob Bullard (future University of Texas) are all entered.
Qualifying concludes on Monday, Sept. 10, with main draw singles and doubles matches starting on Tuesday. The doubles final is scheduled for Friday, the singles semifinals Saturday and the final on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Already granted entry into the main draw of singles by way of winning the Claremont Club Wild Card Tournaments in July are high school sophomore Zachary Svajda from San Diego and former UCLA player Gage Brymer of Irvine.
Claremont Past Champions
Year Winner Runner-Up
2017 Karue Sell Martin Redlicki
2016 Sebastian Fanselow Evan Zhu
2015 Deiton Baughman Mackie McDonald
2014 Dennis Nevolo Salvatore Caruso (ITA)
2013 Marcos Giron (USA) Dennis Novikov (USA)
2012 Daniel Kosakowski (USA) Prakash Amritraj (IND)
2011 Steve Johnson (USA) Darian King (BAR)
2010 Gary Sacks (RSA) Devin Britton (USA)
2009 Matej Bocko (SVK) Bradley Klahn (USA)
2008 Tigran Martirosyan (ARM) Adriano Biasella (ITA)
2007 Carsten Ball (AUS) Robert Yim (USA)
2006 Dudi Sela (ISR) Sascha Kloer (GER)
2005 Benedikt Dorsch (GER) Tyler Cleveland (USA)
2004 Bobby Reynolds (USA) Huntley Montgomery (USA)
2003 Glenn Weiner (USA) Jimy Szmymanski (VEN)
2002 Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) Raven Klaasen (RSA)
2001 Marq Foster (USA) Huntley Montgomery (USA)
2000 Geoff Abrams (USA) Daniel Andersson (SWE)
1999 Ryan Wolters (USA) Jordan Kerr (AUS)
1998 Ville Liukko (FIN) Michael Mather (USA)
1997 Ofer Sela (ISR) Daniele Bracciali (ITA)
1996 Glenn Weiner (USA) Cecil Mamiit (PHI)
2017 Deiton Baughman (USA) – Karue Sell (USA)
2016 Alexios Halebian (USA) – Luis Patino (MEX)
2015 Jean-Yves Aubone (USA) – Gonzales Austin (USA)
2014 Jeff Dadamo (USA) – Dennis Nevolo (USA)
2013 Carsten Ball (AUS) – Daniel Garza (MEX)
2012 Devon Britton (USA) – Reid Carleton (USA)
2011 Alexandre Lacroix (FRA) – Sanam Singh (IND)
2010 Taylor Fogleman (USA) – Chris Kearney (USA)
2009 Brett Joelson (USA) – Ashwin Kumar (USA)
2008 Marcus Fugate (USA) – Nima Roshan (AUS)
2007 Nikita Kryvonos (USA) – Michael McClune (USA)
2006 Ryler DeHeart (USA) – Dennis Zivkovic (USA)
2005 K.C. Corkery (USA) – James Pade (USA)
2004 Nick Rainey (USA) – Brian Wilson (USA)
2003 K.C. Corkery (USA) – James Pade (USA)
2002 Chris Magyary (USA) – Mirko Pehar (USA)
2001 Sebastien Jaeger (GER) – Alexander Waske (GER)
2000 Levar Harper-Griffith (USA) – Robert Kendrick (USA)
1999 Mark Loughrin (USA) – Ryan Wolters (USA)
1998 Simon Larose (CAN) – Jocelyn Robichaud (CAN)
1997 Lars Hjarrand (NOR) – Ross Loel (USA)
1996 Sascha Bandermann (GER) – Glenn Weiner (USA)