• Sportsmanship Awards
The Nationals will present the USTA Sportsmanship Award. Each participant will be invited to nominate up to three players for the Tournament Committee to consider for the Sportsmanship Awards. You have been involved in tournaments with these players all year and are in a good position to bring to our attention those players worthy of consideration for these awards. The winner of the USTA Sportsmanship Award will receive a commemorative plaque from the USTA. 

Three sportsmanship trophies are given each year. The Dr. Allen B. Stowe Award is presented in Boys 18s; the Bobby Kaplan Trophy is awarded in Boys' 16s; and the Wes Richards Feed In Trophy winner is named from players in the consolation tournaments.


 


18s Sportsmanship Award

2021 Dr. Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship Award Winner
 
 

Dr. Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship Award for Boys’ 18

Dr. Allen B. Stowe, served as director of the National Junior Boys’ Tennis Championships in Kalamazoo from 1943 to 1957, and was a former Kalamazoo College professor and tennis coach, having coached his teams to 18 straight MIAA titles. Following his death in 1957, a group of Kalamazoo tennis enthusiasts sought to establish a fitting and lasting memorial to Stowe and established a fund for a trophy to be presented annually to the Boys’ 18 player who, in the opinion of the National Championship Committee, best combined the qualities of outstanding sportsmanship and outstanding tennis ability. The name and hometown of the recipient are inscribed on the trophy which is kept in the Fitness & Wellness Center at Kalamazoo College.


2021            Colton Smith - Tenino, WA
2020            No Tournament Due to COVID-19
2019            Brandon Nakashima - San Diego, CA
2018            Eric Hahn - Fullerton, CA
2017            Danny Thomas - Reynoldsburg, OH
2016            Vasil Kirkov - Tampa, FL
2015            Brandon Holt - Rolling Hills, CA 
2014            Aron Hiltzik - Wilmette, IL
2013            Trevor Johnson - Las Vegas, NV
2012            Jared Hiltzik - Wilmette, IL
2011            Mitchell Frank – Annandale, VA
2010            Daniel Kosakowski – Downey, CA
2009            Sekou Coker Bangoura – Bradenton, FL
2008            Ryan Thatcher – Studio City, CA
2007            Houston Barrick – Brentwood, TN
2006            Cody Parr – Jerico, NY
2005            Brett Helgeson – Overland Park, KS
2004            Kaes Van’t Hof – Newport Beach, CA
2003            Jamil Al-Agba – Tarzana, CA
2002            Jonathan Stokke – Durham, NC
2001            Rajeev Ram – Carmel, IN
2000            Brent D’Amico – Aurora, CO
1999            Yorke Allen – McLean, VA
1998            Andrew Park – San Marino, CA
1997            Brian Vahaly – Atlanta, GA
1996            Alex Kim – Potomac, MD
1995            Tripp Phillips – Charlotte, NC
1994            Jack Brasington – Miami, FL
1993            Eric Taino – Jersey City, NJ
1992            David Caldwell – Richmond, VA
1991            Chris Pressley – Miami, FL
1990            Chris Cocotos – West Palm Beach, FL
1989            Jonathan Stark – Medford, OR
1988            Alex O’Brien – Amarillo, TX
1987            Patrick Han – Woodstock, IL
1986            Steve Enochs – Greensboro, NC
1985            Kent Kinnear – Greenwood, IN
1984            Richey Reneberg – Houston, TX
1983            Steve DeVries – Suisun, CA
1982            Pat Connor – Bartlesville, OK
1981            Antony Emerson – Newport Beach, CA
1980            Mark Mees – Zanesville, OH
1979            Billy Nealon – Rochester, NY
1978            Brent Crymes – Savannah, GA
1977            Robert Van’t Hof – Downey, CA
1976            Walter Redondo – National City, CA
1975            Ben McKown – Lakeland, FL
1974            Earl Prince – Los Angeles, CA
1973            Bruce Nichols – Phoenix, AZ
1972            Freddy DeJesus – Santurce, PR
1971            Compton Russell – Kingston, Jamaica
1970            Brian Gottfried – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1969            Danny Birchmore – Athens, GA
1968            Charles Owens – Tuscaloosa, AL
1967            Bill Colson – Coral Gables, FL
1966            Mac Claflin – Coral Gables, FL
1965            Roy Barth – San Diego, CA and Brian Cheney – Santa Monica, CA
1964            Armistead Neely – Tampa, FL
1963            George Seewagen – Bayside, NY
1962            Jim Beste – Baton Rouge, LA
1961            Davis Reed – Glendale, CA
1960            Charles Pasarell – Santuce, PR
1959            Bill Lenoir – Phoenix, AZ
1958            Paul Palmer – Phoenix, AZ
 

16s Sportsmanship Award

2021 Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award Winner
 
 
 

Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award for Boys’ 16

The Kalamazoo National Championships knew Bobby Kaplan well: a dedicated coach, a fair and knowledgeable official, a distinguished sponsor, and a dear friend of this tournament. In 1977, following his death at the age of 33, the Eastern Tennis Association established the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award. This trophy, a lasting memorial to a true friend of tennis, will be presented annually to the Boys’ 16 participant who in the opinion of the Championships Committee best combines outstanding sportsmanship with outstanding ability.


2021            Aaron Sandler - Huntingdon Valley, PA
2020            No Tournament Due to COVID-19
2019            Thomas Paulsell - Seattle, WA
2018            Ryan Fishback - Geneva, NY
2017            Garrett Johns - Atlanta, GA
2016            Lukas Greif - Evansville, IN
2015            J.J. Wolf - Cincinnati, OH 
2014            Alex Phillips - Peachtree City, GA
2013            Lane Leschly - Atherton, CA
2012            Mitch Stewart - Federal Way, WA
2011            Thomas Pura – Pacific Palisades, CA
2010            Gordon Watson – Naples, FL
2009            Bjorn Fratangelo – Pittsburgh, PA
2008            Evan King – Chicago, IL
2007            Sekou Coker Bangoura – Bradenton, FL
2006            Isamu Tachibana – Austin, TX
2005            J. Houston Barrick – Brentwood, TN
2004            Spencer Vegosen – Chicago, IL
2003            Marcus Fugate – Fairport, NY
2002            Brandon Wai – San Diego, CA
2001            Joseph Atas – Baltimore, MD
2000            Jonathan Stokke – Chapel Hill, NC
1999            Rajeev Ram – Carmel, IN
1998            Cory Ross – Littleton, CO
1997            Michael Duquette – Virginia Beach, VA
1996            Andrew Park – San Marino, CA
1995            Brandon Hawk – Clyde, TX
1994            Nick Crowell – Amarillo, TX
1993            Rafael Jordan – Rio Piedras, PR
1992            Paul Goldstein – Rockville, MD
1991            Erick Taino – Jersey City, NJ
1990            Jeff Salzenstein – Englewood, CO
1989            Chris Pressley – Miami, FL
1988            Chris Cocotos – West Palm Beach, FL
1987            Fritz Bissell – Dubuque, IA
1986            Craig Kennedy – Goshen, NY
1985            Al Parker – Claxton, GA
1984            Jim Childs – Atlanta, GA
1983            Buff Farrow – Wichita, KS
1982            Richey Reneberg – Houston, TX
1981            Rick Leach – Laguna Beach, CA
1980            Tim Siegel – Kenner, LA
1979            Danny Weiss – Northbrook, IL
1978            Howard Sands – Los Angeles, CA
1977            Paul Crozier – Corpus Christi, TX

Feed-In Sportsmanship Award

2021 Wes Richards Sportsmanship Award Winner
 

Wes Richards Sportsmanship Award for Feed-In

For over twenty years, Wes Richards was a key part of the Kalamazoo Nationals, working diligently in whatever assignment he was given. During most of those years, Wes (assisted by his wife, Sophie) directed the Feed-In segments of the Championships. In 1985, following his death, the Wes Richards Sportsmanship Award was established. This trophy will be presented annually to the participant in the Feed-In Championships (either 16s or 18s) who best combines outstanding tennis ability with sportsmanship. 


2021           Owen Megargee - Washington, DC
2020             No Tournament Due to COVID-19
2019             Nathan Han - Tulsa, OK
2018             Boris Kozlov - Pembroke Pines, FL
2017             Timothy Sah - San Diego, CA
2016            Casey Ross - Littleton, CO
2015            Sam Riffice - Roseville, CA 
2014            Kyle Seelig - Hatfield, PA
2013            Davis Crocker - Kalamazoo, MI
2012            Mihir Kumar - Carmel, IN
2011            Christopher Diaz - Columbus, OH
2010            Robert Stineman - Winnetka, IL
2009            Chase Curry – Wichita Falls, TX
2008            Ryan Lipman – Nashville, TN
2007            Ian Chadwell – Franklin, TN
2006            Justin Kronauge – Dayton, OH
2005            Kallim Stewart – Ojai, CA
2004            Ashwin Kumar – Round Rock, TX
2003            Joseph Atas – Baltimore, MD
2002            Nick Meythaler – Owensboro, KY
2001            Ryler De Heart – Tampa, FL
2000            Seth McKinley – San Antonio, TX
1999            Trevor Smith – Hilton Head, SC
1998            Jose Lieberman – Los Angeles, CA
1997            Andres Pedroso – Coral Gables, FL
1996            Ramsey Smith – Hilton Head, SC
1995            Kunj Majmudar – Staten Island, NY
1994            Jack Whigham – Lake Mary, FL
1993            Glenn Weiner – Cypress, CA
1992            Jeff Salzenstein – Englewood, CO
1991            Chris Tontz – San Diego, CA
1990            Scott Davidoff – Boca Raton, FL
1989            Chet Crile – Mercer Island, WA
1988            Bryan Jones – Kings Mountain, NC
1987            Greg Hartch – Greenwich, CT
1986            Don Johnson – Pittsburgh, PA
1985            David Drew – Bloomfield Hills, MI

2021 Wild Card Awards

USTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  (HARD COURTS)

Wild Card Awarded

Boys 18’s Singles Champion 

US Open: Singles Main Draw and

US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw 

Boys 18’s Doubles Champions 

US Open: Doubles Main Draw (required to play with the same partner)  US Open Juniors: Doubles (required to play with the same partner)

Boys 18’s Singles Finalist 

US Open: Singles Qualifying and

US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw 

Boys 18’s Singles 3rd Place 

US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw  

Boys 18’s 4th and 5th Place (Feed-In Champion)

US Open Juniors: Singles Qualifying 

Boys 16’s Singles Champion

US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw