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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.

Brad Pearce
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceProvo, Utah
Born (1966-03-21) March 21, 1966 (age 53)
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)

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

CareerEdit

1987Edit

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 Šrejber 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.

1988Edit

1989Edit

1990Edit

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 Šrejber (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]

1991Edit

Personal lifeEdit

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 finalsEdit

DoublesEdit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1986 Houston Carpet (i)   Ricardo Acuña   Chip Hooper
  Mike Leach
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 1987 Auckland Hard   Kelly Jones   Carl Limberger
  Mark Woodforde
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1987 Schenectady Hard   Jim Pugh   Gary Donnelly
  Gary Muller
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1987 Johannesburg Hard (i)   Eric Korita   Kevin Curren
  David Pate
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1989 Schenectady Hard   Byron Talbot   Scott Davis
  Broderick Dyke
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1990 Tokyo Hard   Kent Kinnear   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1990 Schenectady Hard   Richard Fromberg   Brian Garrow
  Sven Salumaa
6–2, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1991 Los Angeles Hard   Glenn Michibata   Javier Frana
  Jim Pugh
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1992 Seoul Hard   Kelly Evernden   Kevin Curren
  Gary Muller
6–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 1992 Toulouse Hard (i)   Byron Talbot   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1993 Philadelphia Hard (i)   Marcos Ondruska   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
7–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 1993 Basel Hard (i)   Dave Randall   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
6–3, 5–7, 3–6

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