Bakersfield Tennis Open Alumni

The Bakersfield Tennis Open has produced alumni with ever increasing world rank. As of the end of 2021, the ten alumni pictured above are currently ranked in the Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) top 100. The 2019 US Open Singles and Doubles main draws included 17 players who have previously played in the Bakersfield Tennis Open. Casper Ruud of Norway has won 6 ATP tournament titles and is considered one of the most promising players of his generation. Hubert Hurkacz is the highest-ranked Polish man in singles history and has won four ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2021 Miami Open. With his very successful 2021 season Taylor Fritz has become the #1 ranked American singles player. Frances Tiafoe, 2015’s Bakersfield Tennis Open Champion, had one of his greatest career wins in the first round of Wimbledon in 2021, beating world No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to gain his first win against a top-5 player. Also this year Jensen Brooksby, 2019’s Bakersfield Open Champion, won 3 challenger events and reached his first ATP tour final at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open in Newport.

 

Year

Champion

Runner-Up

2022

Rinky HIJIKATA (AUS)

Keegan SMITH (USA)

2019

Jenson BROOKSBY (USA)

Aleksandar VUKIC (AUS)

2018

Mathias BOURGUE (FRA)

Jan CHOINSKI (GER)

2017

Dmitry Popko (KAZ)

Kimmer Coppejeans (BEL)

2016

Michael Mmoh (USA)

Casper Ruud (NOR)

2015

Frances Tiafoe (USA)

Maxime Tabatruong (FRA)

2014

Daniel Kosakowski (USA)

Mitchell Krueger (USA)

1995

Alejandro Hernandez (MEX)

Juan Rios (PUR)

1994

Steve Campbell (USA)

Kip Brady (USA)

1993

Wojtek Kowalski (POL)

Sascha Bandermann (GER)

Year

Doubles Champion

2022

Jisung, NAM (KOR) / Minkyu, SONG (KOR)

2019

Martin Redlicki (USA) / Evan Zhu (USA)

2018

Bernardo SARAIVA (POR) / Sem VERBEEK (NED)

2017

Patrick Kawka (USA) / Keegan Smith (USA)

2016

Nicolas Meister (USA) – Adrien Puget (FRA)

2015

Sekou Bangoura (USA) – Darian King (BAR)

2014

Sekou Bangoura (USA) – Evan King (USA)

1995

Geoff Grant (USA) – Chris Pressley (USA)

1994

Paul Annacone (USA) – Justin Gimelstob (USA)

1993

Glenn Michibata (TPE) – Ari Nathan (USA)