Clayton Captures Singles Title At ITA/USTA National Summer Championships

Aug. 20, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- Junior Alex Clayton recently captured the singles titles at the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Ind., earning a wild card berth into the D'Novo Men's All-American Championships in early October.

Clayton routed Tennessee's Matt Brewer 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match to complete his title run. After receiving a first-round bye, the top-seeded Clayton won five of his six matches in straight-sets, with the only challenge coming in the form of a 6-3, 6-7 (9), 1-0 (8) victory over TCU's Zach Nichols in the quarterfinals.

Junior Ted Kelly also participated in the tournament, winning a pair of matches before falling 6-1, 6-1 to Colin Hoover of Texas A&M in the round of 16.

Clayton and Kelly also teamed up in doubles, reaching the quarterfinals before losing 8-4 to Notre Dame's team of Stephen Havens and Daniel Stahl.

Alex Clayton

  • First Round: bye
  • Second Round: d. Steve Williams (Ohio State) 6-2, 6-4
  • Third Round: d. Alex Van Gils (Indiana) 6-0, 6-3
  • Fourth Round: d. Dan Stahl (Notre Dame) 6-2, 4-1, ret.
  • Quarterfinals: d. Zach Nichols (TCU) 6-3, 6-7 (9), 1-0 (8)
  • Semifinals: d. Milo Johnson (Virginia) 6-4, 6-4
  • Championship Match: d. Matt Brewer (Tennessee) 6-1, 6-0

    Alex Clayton/Ted Kelly

  • First Round: bye
  • Second Round: d. Brewer/Sparks (Tennessee) 9-8 (4)
  • Round of 16: d. Gilbert/Hojazi (California) 8-3
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