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  Alex Clayton
Alex Clayton

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

High School:
Edison Prep

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Major:
Psychology

2010-11: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient ... All-Pac-10 Second Team selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic First team honoree ... earned a final national singles ranking of No. 66 ... tallied a 25-11 overall record and was 18-6 in duals, playing primarily at the No. 3 position where he finished 17-4 ... chalked up a 7-5 record in tournament matches ... 9-7 against nationally-ranked opponents ... 3-6 in three-set matches ... won eight of his final 10 matches ... highest-ranked victory was a 6-3, 7-5 win over No. 24 Daniel Nguyen of USC on Mar. 25 ... won two of his three NCAA Tournament matches in the team competition ... advanced to semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in October ... earned a final national doubles ranking of No. 82 with Ted Kelly as the duo was 9-8 overall and 7-6 in duals ... contributed a 6-3 record at the No. 3 spot in duals with Jamin Ball, as the duo pieced together a five-match winning streak late in the year, including victories in two NCAA Tournament contests.

2009-10: All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree ... Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection ... ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship ... ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award ... final national singles ranking of No. 67 ... notched a 22-12 overall record and a 16-8 mark in duals, playing mainly at the No. 2 position ... 8-6 against Pac-10 opponents ... 7-8 against nationally-ranked foes ... 11-3 in home matches ... 1-6 in three-set matches ... booked a season-best six-match winning streak during the month of April ... reached semifinals of the Sherwood Cup in mid-January ... highest-ranked victory was a 6-4, 7-6 decision over No. 1 Steve Johnson of USC on Feb. 27 ... snapped a four-match losing streak with a dramatic, match-clinching 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 victory over UCLA's Amit Inbar on Apr. 3, powering Stanford to a crucial 4-3 road win ... during the fall season, reached the second round at the ITA All-American Championships to open the year ... partnered with Richard Wire as the Cardinal's No. 2 doubles team, finishing 20-9 overall and 16-5 in duals while earning a No. 51 national ranking ... reached the quarterfinals of the Sherwood Cup.

2008-09: All-American in singles ... All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished the year 31-12 overall and 13-6 in duals, playing mainly at the No. 1 spot in the lineup (12-6 at that position) ...qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles, reaching the quarterfinals thanks to a pair of victories over top-15 players along the way ... in the quarterfinals, dropped a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 decision to eventual champion Devin Britton ... finished with a national ranking of No. 18 ... 13-12 against nationally-ranked opponents ... highest-ranked victory was a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 win over No. 3 Bryan Koniecko of Ohio State in the NCAA Championships second round ... won season-best six matches in a row in October ... that six-match winning streak in October resulted in an ITA Regional Championship, defeating teammate Bradley Klahn in a three-set final ...reached the semifinals of the Pac-10 Championship.

2007-08: All-American in singles ... ITA National Rookie of the Year ... Pac-10 Player of the Year ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... led team with overall record of 30-9, including a 17-6 mark in duals (14-5 at the No. 1 spot) ... defeated 19 nationally-ranked opponents, including No. 9 Robert Farah of USC ... finished the year with a No. 8 national singles ranking ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship, falling to the eventual national champion Somdev Devvarmen of Virginia ... highest ITA rank achieved was No. 2 ... earned a wild-card entry into the ITA National Indoor Championships, falling to eventual champion No. 1 Somdev Devvarmen of Virginia in the semifinals ... in his first career dual match, played at the No. 2 position against Hawai'i, where he defeated No. 50 Sascha Heinemann ... began the season with a six-match winning streak at the All-American Championships to reach the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Travis Helgeson of Georgia ...during the summer, named to the USTA Summer Collegiate Team ... also advanced to quarterfinals of singles at the F14 Futures tournament ... competed in the Comerica Bank Challenger ... participated in U.S. Open qualifying.

Prior to Stanford: In 2006, a USTA Nationals (Kalamazoo) B18's singles quarterfinalist and doubles champion with Donald Young ... ranked No. 2 in USTA B18's singles and No.1 in Florida ... competed in main draw doubles at the U.S. Open with Donald Young ... 2005 USTA B18's National Clay Court Champion ... advanced to the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles at the 2005 USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo ... Australian Open Juniors doubles semifinalist in 2005 ... U.S. Open juniors B18's doubles champion with Donald Young ... reached a ranking of No. 40 internationally in B18's in singles and No. 4 in doubles ... selected by Patrick McEnroe as a Davis Cup hitting partner for relegation tie in Belgium with Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Bob and Mike Bryan ... received the 2005 Albert Carrington Award (Florida Player of the Year) ... competed in the Junior Australian, French and U.S. Open events ... competed in the men's qualifying event of the U.S. Open ... in 2004, a USTA Nationals (Kalamazoo) B16's singles finalist and also took fourth place in B16's doubles ... ranked second in the nation in B16's.

Personal: Parents are William and Sylvia Clayton ... father played tennis at Northwestern ... has one brother, Chris, and two sisters, Courtney and Mary ... graduated Salutatorian of Edison Prep.

Career Statistics
Singles
Year123456OverallDual
2007-0814-53-1----30-917-6
2008-0912-61-0----31-1213-6
2009-101-011-74-1---22-1216-8
2010-111-00-217-4---25-1118-6
TOTALS28-1115-1021-5---108-4464-26

Doubles

Year123OverallDual
2007-086-72-5-9-138-12
2008-091-01-01-09-96-4
2009-102-016-5-22-918-5
2010-112-03-38-616-1413-9
TOTALS11-722-139-056-4545-30


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