Awards & Achievements, August 2021

Ron Cioffi | August 16, 2021

Southern Junior Score in Nationals


Girls 16s

  • Doubles champions, winner of the Gold Ball: Piper Charney, Mt Pleasant SC / Ava Bruno, NY


Girls 14s

  • Double champions, winner of the Gold Ball: Riley Crowder, Dothan Al / Kate Rolls, MI
  • Doubles finalist, winner of the Silver Ball: Addison Bowman, Jefferson, GA / Claire Hill, Cary, NC
  • Singles finalist, winner of the Silver Ball: Claire Hill
  • Singles, third place, winner of the Bronze Ball: Addison Bowman
  • Singles, fourth place: Alanis Hamilton, Bentonville, AR
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Left to right: Girls 14s finalists Claire Hill, Cary, NC / Addison Bowman, Jefferson, GA; champions Kate Rolls, MI / Riley Crowder, Dothan AL.

Girls 12s

Double champions, winner of the Gold Ball: Harper Stone, Greenwood, SC / Julietta Pareja, CA

Boys 18s

Doubles, third place, winner of the Bronze Ball: Braden Shick, Greensboro, NC / Colton Smith, WA


Truist Atlanta Open Winner

For the sixth time, Greensboro, NC native John Isner has won the Truist Atlanta Open. Isner, who for many years was the top-ranked American male, has also reached other three other finals. He lost to Mardy Fish twice (2010-11) and Nick Kyrgios in 2016.


Isner joins Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as the only active players to have won the same tournament at least six times.


Girls' 14s National Championship singles: Alanis Hamilton, Bentonville, AR, fourth, and Addison Bowman, third, Jefferson, GA.

Truist Atlanta Open Award Named for Rex Maynard

Former USTA President & CEO Rex Maynard was named the first recipient of an award named for him: the Truist Atlanta Open Volunteer of the Year.


In a ceremony during the 2021 tournament, Maynard was cited for his work as, in many respects, the first voluteer. Maynard headed the Southern Section when he and the Board of Directors focused on bringing a major professional tournament to Atlanta. USTA Southern purchased the sanction to the ATP World Tour's Indianapolis tournament. 


When the tournament opened its doors in 2010, Maynard spent a week of volunteer time greeting the ticketholders. "It was my goal to shake the hand of everyone who came through those gates and I believe I did," he said during one of the hottest weeks metro Atlanta ever experienced. Throughout, Maynard wore a tie and a smile.


Stan Smith Inducted into USPTA Hall of Fame

Former No. 1 Stan Smith was selected for induction into the USPTA Hall of Fame. Smith, who was inducted into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007, will be recognized by the USPTA Sept. 19-23 in Las Vegas. Here is a USPTA Q&A with Smith.

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