July 31, 2005
BEND, Ore. - Incoming freshman Tommy Hicks recently captured the men's open championship at the 17th annual Collier Cup in Bend, Ore. A native of Portland, Ore., Hicks won four rounds of singles in impressive fashion en route to the tournament title.
After opening the event with a first-ound victory over Timothy Chang of the University of Portland, Hicks defeated Santa Clara tennis graduate Adam Gagnon '96 in straight sets. He then cruised through the semifinals after disposing Tim Layman, the tournament's top seed, 6-3, 6-0. Hicks finished his impressive tournament run in the finals with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Reid Wiggins, the No. 4 seed.
"I'm really happy with the way I played this weekend," said Hicks. "This summer has been a lot of fun... graduating from high school, playing lots of tennis and getting ready to move down to Santa Clara."
Hicks is one of four incoming freshman that will join the men's tennis program in September. He is one of the top juniors from the Pacific Northwest Section, and has been ranked No. 1 in the PNW in Boys 18s, 16s and 14s. Hicks represented Grant High School as a state singles finalist the last two years, and never lost a Portland Interscholastic League match. He is a four-time All-District team selection and been ranked as high as No. 51 nationally in Boys 18s. He has also been nationally ranked as high as No. 41 in Boys 16s and No. 15 in Boys 14s.