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Kimberly Hampton Most Improved Junior Girl Award

Junior players who make the most improvement in their game with consideration given to their improvement in state, section, and national (if applicable) rankings

Alice Otis

One of Alice Otis’ favorite tennis memories is playing her first tournament at age 11 after starting a full-time tennis program. The tournament was a Level 3 on Pawley’s Island where all of her family lives so both sets of her grandparents were there to see her win. 

In the past year, Alice Otis has improved her South Carolina ranking in girls 14s from number 13 to number 3. Her Southern ranking went from number 52 last year to as high as number 3, and she is currently holding at number 4. 

After winning an Icy Hot Southern Level 2 singles title at the end of 2017, Alice started in 2018 by making it to the semifinals of Winter Southerns and then won a Southern Level 1A in both singles and doubles.

This year she was part of the South Carolina team, contributing 5 wins that won the 26th Annual Southern Junior Cup, ending Georgia’s 24-year winning streak.

Alice is currently working on improving her National ranking which has risen from 399 to 154. She recently came in 5th in the National Doubles Championships and then won two doubles in a National Level 2 in Delray Beach, Florida.

Past Winners
2018 Alice Otis
2017 Carrington Hayes
2016 Katherine Lyman
2015 Sayda Hernandez
2014 Sam Calais
2013 Brittney Desmond
2012 Natialie Kitchen
2011 Shannon O'Brien
2010 Laura Dean
2009 Maria Hesketh
2008 Alex Martin
2007 Meghan Blevins
2006 Stephanie Cox
2005 Ryan Reichel
2004 Mallory Cecil
2003 Virginia Berry
2002 Amanda Granson
2001 Jewel Aldea
2000 Gabriela Carvalho
1999 Lauren Marie Whisenhunt
1998 Anna Marie Underwood
1997 Mary Neill Hagood
1996 Brooke Raynal
1995 Candy Gore
1994 Manning Willard
1993 Devrin Carr
1992 Kimberly Hampton
1991 Kylie Thompson
1990 Tami Byrd
1989 Mary Nelson
1988 Louise Maynard
1987 J.C. Biber
1986 Vanessa Brill
1984 Jenny Graf
   

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
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