Brad Pearce (tennis)
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Brad Pearce Tennis

Brad Pearce
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceProvo, Utah
Born (1966-03-21) March 21, 1966 (age 55)
Provo, Utah, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro1986
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$818,850
Singles
Career record41-79
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 71 (October 8, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open1R (1991)
WimbledonQF (1990)
US Open1R (1986, 1990)
Doubles
Career record168-176
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 24 (October 4, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open3R (1993)
Wimbledon2R (1990, 1991)
US OpenQF (1993)

Brad Pearce (born March 21, 1966) is a former tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1986. He won four doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP ranking on October 8, 1990, when he became the World No. 71.

Pearce was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame.[1]

Career

1987

Pearce started off his new season playing doubles, reaching four finals. Three of those were on the Grand Prix tennis circuit. He won his first final in January at the Auckland, with partner Kelly Jones. En route he defeated players such as Milan ?rejber and Mark Woodforde to win the title. His year continued on a high note, making it to the quarter finals of the Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor and the Lorraine Open and the semi finals of the Japan Open Tennis Championships. Later he reached the finals at the OTB Open with partner Jim Pugh, losing to Gary Donnelly and Gary Muller 6-7, 2-6. A month later he made it to the final in New Haven with partner Gilad Bloom of Israel as the #1 seed, losing to the #2 seed Glenn Layendecker and Glenn Michibata 6-3, 4-6, 2-6.

1988

1989

1990

The highlight of Pearce's single career was his appearance in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championship. Pearce was an unseeded player, and one of three Americans in the quarter-finals (Brad Gilbert and Kevin Curren being the others). En route he beat Ronnie Båthman (6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3), Shuzo Matsuoka (7-6, 7-5, 6-3), Milan ?rejber (6-3, 6-3, 6-1), and Mark Woodforde (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) to face Ivan Lendl, the #1 seed of the tournament, where he lost (4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6).[2]

1991

Personal life

Pearce now works as an employee of Brigham Young University in the athletic department. He is the head coach of the BYU men's tennis team, and coached several players who have reached the top 800's in ATP Rankings.

Career finals

Doubles (10 wins - 12 losses

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1986 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i) Chile Ricardo Acuña United States Chip Hooper
United States Mike Leach
6-4, 7-5
Win 2. 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
7-6, 7-6
Loss 3. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Gary Donnelly
South Africa Gary Muller
6-7, 2-6
Loss 4. 1987 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i) United States Eric Korita United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
4-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard South Africa Byron Talbot United States Scott Davis
Australia Broderick Dyke
2-6, 6-7
Loss 6. 1990 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Kent Kinnear Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Win 7. 1990 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Australia Richard Fromberg United States Brian Garrow
United States Sven Salumaa
6-2, 3-6, 7-6
Loss 8. 1991 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Canada Glenn Michibata Argentina Javier Frana
United States Jim Pugh
5-7, 6-2, 4-6
Loss 9. 1992 Seoul, South Korea Hard Australia Kelly Evernden United States Kevin Curren
South Africa Gary Muller
6-7, 4-6
Win 10. 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i) South Africa Byron Talbot France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 11. 1993 Philadelphia, U.S. Hard (i) South Africa Marcos Ondruska United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
7-6, 3-6, 0-6
Loss 12. 1993 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Dave Randall Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
6-3, 5-7, 3-6

References

  1. ^ "ITA Men's Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ ATP Brad Pearce Profile

External links


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