Success Stories

In addition to the outstanding tennis that has taken place on the Edwardsville High School tennis courts, many Edwardsville Futures players have advanced throughout the Pro Circuit and even competed at the Grand Slam level. 

Tennys Sandgren - 2016 Edwardsville Futures 

A former NCAA singles semifinalist while at the University of Tennessee, Tennys Sandgren proved his name was no accident when he captured the 2016 Edwardsville Futures title. He has reached the main draw of each of the four Grand Slams, and was a quarterfinalist at the 2018 Australian Open, where he defeated Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem. As of 2018, his highest career singles ranking was No. 47 in the world. 


Hyeon Chung - 2012 Edwardsville Futures 

Hyeon Chung was already the youngest player ever signed by Nike when he finished as a doubles finalist at the 2012 Edwardsville Futures at the age of 16, and Chung has continued to astonish in the years since. He has played in the maindraw of all four Grand Slams, and reached the semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open before losing to Roger Federer. En route, he defeated Novak Djokovic as well as 2016 Edwardsville Futures champion Tennys Sandgren. As of 2018, he has been ranked as high as No. 19 in the world.


John Peers - 2011 Edwardsville Futures

No player in the history of the Edwardsville Futures has been as successful at the professional level than our 2011 doubles champion, John Peers. Peers was the 2017 Australian Open doubles champion, the doubles finalist at both the 2015 Wimbledon and 2015 U.S. Open, and has twice won the ATP World Tour Finals in doubles. Additionally, he represents Australia in Davis Cup, has won two Masters 1000 titles, and 18 ATP Tour doubles titles overall. His highest career doubles ranking as of 2018 was no. 2 in the world.


Nicolas Jarry - 2012 Edwardsville Futures 

Nicolas Jarry has been consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world in both singles and doubles since leaving the Edwardsville Futures in 2012. He has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles, and reached the doubles quarterfinals at the 2018 French Open. He has won one ATP Tour doubles title, eight ATP Challenger titles in singles and doubles, and is a member of the Chilean Davis Cup team. As of 2018, his career high singles ranking was no. 59 in the world, and his career high doubles ranking was no. 77 in the world.


Ben McLachlan - 2015 Edwardsville Futures 

Since his time at the Edwardsville Futures in 2015, Ben McLachlan has emerged as one of the ATP Tour’s leading doubles specialists. He reached the doubles semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open, and the quarterfinals of 2018 Wimbledon. With a career high ranking of no. 25 in doubles, he has 1 ATP Tour doubles title, 3 ATP Challenger titles, and is a member of the Japan Davis Cup team. 


John-Patrick Smith2011 Edwardsville Futures

John-Patrick Smith played in the inaugural 2011 Futures. He has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles and doubles, and reached the U.S. Open doubles quarterfinals in 2017. The winner of 12 ATP Challenger titles, as of 2018, his career high ranking was no. 55 in the world in doubles. He played college tennis at the University of Tennessee, where he was the 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year across all sports, and is one of only two players in NCAA history to earn All American honors in both singles and doubles all four years of his college career.  


Yuki Bhambri - 2014 Edwardsville Futures 

Yuki Bhambri was the 2014 Edwardsville Futures finalist after an illustrious junior career that saw him rise to the no. 1 ranking in the world and win the 2008 Orange Bowl and 2009 Junior Australian Open in singles. He has played in all four Grand Slams in singles, won 13 ATP Challenger titles in singles and doubles, and is a member of the India Davis Cup team. As of 2018, his career high ranking was no. 83 in the world. 


Marcelo Arevalo - 2014 Edwardsville Futures

Marcelo Arevalo reached the 3rd round of the 2018 French Open in doubles. He has won 16 Challenger titles in singles and doubles. His highest career singles ranking is no. 142 in the world as of 2018, and his highest doubles ranking is no. 70. In both instances, he is the most successful tennis player in the history of El Salvador, where he is a member of the Davis Cup team.


Bjorn Fratangelo - 2012 Edwardsville Futures 

Bjorn Fratangelo has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles, won 2 ATP Challenger titles, and reached a career high singles ranking of no. 99 in the world, as of 2018. In 2011, he won the Junior French Open singles title, defeating Dominic Thiem in the final; in doing so, he became the first American boy since John McEnroe to win the Junior French Open.


Austin Krajicek - 2011 Edwardsville Futures 

Austin Krajicek has competed in all four Grand Slams in singles and doubles. He has won 14 ATP Challenger titles, and has a career high ranking of no. 61 in the world in doubles and no. 94 in the world in singles, as of 2018. He won the 2011 NCAA Doubles Championship, while at Texas A&M, partnering with Jeff Dadamo, another former Edwardsville Futures participant. 



Jackson Withrow - 2016 Edwardsville Futures 

The 2016 Edwardsville Futures doubles champion, Jackson Withrow has competed in 3 Grand Slams in doubles, won one ATP Tour doubles title, and 5 ATP Challenger titles. As of 2018, his career high doubles ranking was no. 70 in the world.



Luke Bambridge - 2016 Edwardsville Futures 

The Edwardsville Futures’ 2016 doubles finalist, Luke Bambridge has a career high doubles ranking of no. 78 in the world, as of 2018. He has won one ATP Tour doubles title and 4 ATP Challenger titles. 




Chris Haggard - 2012 Edwardsville Futures

Chris Haggard was an Australian Open doubles semifinalist and Wimbledon doubles quarterfinalist. He won 6 ATP Tour doubles titles and reached a career high ranking of no. 19 in the world.




Ronald Agenor - 2012 Edwardsville Futures 

Ronald Agenor, “the Haitian Sensation,” is the only player from Haiti to ever be ranked in the world top 25. During his illustrious career, he reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in singles, won 3 ATP Tour singles titles, was a member of the Haiti Davis Cup team, and had a career high ranking of 22 in the world.


Evan King - 2015 Edwardsville Futures 

A favorite face at the Edwardsville Futures, Evan King was the 2011 singles finalist and the 2015 singles champion. He played in the U.S. Open in 2017, and has won 3 ATP Challengers in doubles. While playing at the University of Michigan, he was a 3-time All-American, an NCAA singles semifinalist in 2013, and a two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year. He holds the record for most career combined singles and doubles wins at Michigan.


Blake Strode - 2011 Edwardsville Futures  

A former Missouri high school state champion from the St. Louis area, Blake Strode won the inaugural Edwardsville Futures in 2011. An All-American and NCAA singles semifinalist in 2009, Strode received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe award for leadership and sportsmanship. Following his professional tennis career, where he entered the qualifying rounds of many Grand Slams, Strode attended Harvard Law School and joined the nonprofit law firm Arch City Defenders in St. Louis, where he is now the executive director.


Carson Haskins - 2016 Edwardsville Futures 

Carson Haskins is the first tennis player in Missouri history to not lose a single set during his high school career. Haskins won four Missouri Class 2 singles titles while competing at Parkway South High School in St. Louis, and will play collegiate tennis at Indiana University. He won the 2016 Easter Bowl, and also competed in the 2016 Edwardsville Futures.