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Mark Hodgin Junior Sportmanship Award

Junior players who demonstrate behavior that is considered courteous and exemplary both on and off the court. (Opinions of tournament directors and referees are important for this award.)

Elizabeth Truluck

Elizabeth Truluck of Myrtle Beach is the No. 5-ranked singles player in South Carolina in the 14 and under age division. Aside from her tennis talent, Elizabeth is known for her exemplary sportsmanship. She goes out of her way to treat her opponents well. For example, during changeovers, Elizabeth always retrieves the balls on her side of the net and hands them to her opponent. 


Paul Hendrix

Paul’s model behavior has helped him win several sportsmanship awards throughout his young career, including two at national tournaments. He has been called a “great competitor who always plays fair and gives his opponents the benefit of any doubt when making calls.” Tournament Director Jonathan Barth says that Paul is always friendly with other players and is very respectful of officials. 

Mark Hodgin was a top-ranked junior player in his age group for years in South Carolina. He also won nine singles and doubles titles at the Palmetto Championships. In addition to his strong play, Mark’s attitude and composure helped him stand out on the tennis court. Mark’s promising life was cut short in 1990. He was 28.

Past Winners
2014 Elizabeth Truluck/Paul Hendrix
2013 Phillip Jordan/Emily Erickson
2012 Ben Horst/Olivia Lucas
2011 Jacob Behal/Morgan Chumney
2010 Sven Ivankovic/ Ashley Kitchen
2009 Ben Barnette/Molly O'Koniewski
2008 Wilson Daniel/Jessica Diamond
2007 Stephen Beach/Patricia Kirkland
2006 Zachary Sprouse/Catherine Roach
2005 Christopher Britt/ Amanda Malatek
2004 Christopher Loveless/ Virginia Waldron
2003 Tradd Robinson/ Tracey Cooke
2002 Moutray McLaren/ Symmes Johnson
2001 Scott Hartley/ Anne Carter Hughes
2000 Bennet Evers/ Annie Bosler
1999 John Boetsch/ Fallon Koon
1998 Bill Brehmer/ Candy Gore
1997 Will Johnson/ Jennifer Fayad
1995 Jeff Bergman/ Katie Coleman
1994 Ryan Lindsay
1993 Timothy Dargan
1992 Mary Avent
1991 Robert Martin
1990 Louise Maynard/ Heath Foster
1989 Beth Niemeyer
1988 Ashley Gaines
1987 Vernon Gettone
1996 Ashley Hawkins/ Matthew McKenzie
1985 Dave Garner
1984 Christy Faustmann