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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.)

Suzette Smit

Suzette Smit started playing tennis in South Africa when she was 7 years old. When she moved to America three years later, she started to play tennis more often.
In November 2016, Suzette won the singles and was finalist in doubles at the USTA Regionals in August for girls 14 and Under. This year she placed fourth for girls singles 14 and Under at the Palmetto Championship in Belton.

Suzette’s goal with tennis and in life, is to strive for mastery, not for success – as her coach, Chuck Kriese states. She focuses on the process, not the result, and always stands out for her sportsmanship.

Bryce Keim

Bryce Keim of Spartanburg has received two tournament sportsmanship awards, at the SC State Singles High School Championships and at a National level event at the University of Notre Dame.

Bryce has been a singles semifinalist at Belton, and a 2-time Belton Doubles Champion. He has qualified to play in the USTA National Clay Courts and the USTA National Hard Courts in Kalamazoo.

Bryce played #1 on the Spartanburg High School tennis team as a junior and a senior. He is committed to Wofford College and is looking forward to playing at the collegiate level.


Past Winners
2017 Suzette Smit/Bryce Keim
2016 Gracie Waldron/Sam Kavarana
2015 Rebecca Spratt/Ashe Ray
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