2018 Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition
The Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition opens the USTA Boys' 18s & 16s National Championships Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Featured players are 2008 Boys' 18s Nats Champion Austin Krajicek and former Georgia Tech University player Christopher Eubanks.
Austin was the 2008 Boys 18s Champion here at the Nats. The 28-year-old turned pro in 2012 and recently made it to the doubles quarter final of the Los Cabos Open in Mexico.
Christopher Eubanks is our second Exhibition player. Chris played college tennis for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Since turning pro in October 2017, Chris Eubanks, at age 22 has quickly moved up in the ATP singles rankings career high #183 in eight months. Director, Mark Riley said "His tennis ceiling is as big as his 6’7” frame!" Chris had a successful college career at Georgia Tech: two time All-American and #4 ITA ranking before turning pro.
The last time we picked a college star to play in the Exhibition was 2008 (John Isner) and his career has certainly taken off!
Tickets for the Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.
Prior to the professional exhibition, a Junior Tennis Clinic will be held at Stowe Stadium from 5:45-6:45 pm. The clinic is free for kids ages 5-15 and players should bring their racquet. After the clinic, kids and their families are invited to stay and watch the Exhibition at 7 pm.
For Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition and tournament ticket information, visit the Tickets section of this website or call 269.337.7343.
To check out the top tennis names that have entertained Kalamazoo fans as participants in the exhibition, click on the Past Exhibition Player List tab above.
The Nationals begin with Match Play at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3 and culminate with the singles championships on Sunday, August 12. Nearly 500 of the best young male tennis players in the nation vie for titles in both singles and doubles in the 18s and 16s divisions.
Past Exhibition Players
2018 - Austin Krajicek & Christopher Eubanks
2017 - Andy Roddick & Michael Russell
2016 - Michael Russell & Marcus Willis
2015 - Justin Gimelstob
2014 - Mats Wilander
2013 - Mark Knowles
2012 - Todd Martin & Brian MacPhie
2011 - Luke & Murphy Jensen
2010 - Scoville Jenkins & Jan-Michael Gambill
2009 - Michael Chang & Paul Goldstein
2008 - Scott Oudsema & John Isner
2007 - Todd Martin & Jim Courier
2006 - Aaron Krickstein & Todd Martin
2005 - Taylor Dent & Mark Philippoussis
2004 - Mardy Fish & Robby Ginepri
2003 - Justin Gimelstob & Paul Goldstein
2002 - Matias Boeker & Jeff Morrison
2001 - Taylor Dent & Mike Russell
2000 - Mariano Zabaleta & Jeff Tarango
1999 - Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan
1998 - Patrick McEnroe & Steve Campbell
1997 - Justin Gimelstob & David Wheaton
1996 - Richey Reneberg & Jonathan Stark
1995 - Brian Gottfried & Marty Riessen
1994 - Luke Jensen & Murphy Jensen
1993 - Rod Laver & Ken Rosewall
1992 - Kalamazoo (USTA) Past Champions
1991 - Stan Smith & Dick Stockton
1990 - Andrei Chesnokov & Patrick McEnroe
1989 - Rick Leach & Jim Pugh
1988 - Andre Agassi & Mats Wilander
1987 - Tim Gullikson & Sherwood Stewart
1986 - Aaron Krickstein & Henrik Sundstrom
1985 - Vitas Gerulaitis & Butch Walts
1984 - Tom Gullikson & Gene Mayer
1983 - Dick Stockton & Henrik Sundstrom
1982 - Leslie Allen, Rosie Casals, Billie Jean King & Pam Shriver
1981 - Peter Fleming & Tom Gullikson
1980 - John Austin & Butch Walts
1979 - Vic Amaya & Raul Ramirez
1978 - Stan Smith & Tim Wilkison
1977 - Sue Barker & Mariana Simionescu
1976 - Dennis Ralston & Dick Stockton
1975 - Vitas Gerulaitis & Sandy Mayer
1974 - Vitas Gerulaitis & Nikki Pilic
1973 - Ismael El Shafei & Stan Smith
1972 - Jimmy Connors & Dick Stockton
1971 - Tom Gorman & Stan Smith
1970 - Jeff Borowiak & Erik van Dillen
1969 - Charles Pasarell & Cliff Richey
1968 - Arthur Ashe & Stan Smith
1967 - Chuck McKinley & Ron Holmberg
1966 - Dennis Ralston & Clark Graebner