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Alex o'brien - dick risenhoover award 1996


Alex O'Brien - Tennis

Why Honored: In 1992, O'Brien captured the NCAA singles, doubles, and team title for Stanford. He was a four-time All-American and played on three NCAA Championship teams.

He joined the pro tour in 1992 and worked his way up to the No. 1 ranked doubles player in the world by 2000. In the 1999 U.S. Open, O’Brien and Canadian Sebastian Lareau defeated Mahesh Bhupathi and Leadner Paes of India 7-6, 6-4. His professional resume shows four Grand Slam doubles finals, 13 Association of Tennis Professionals doubles championships, one ATP singles crown and Davis Cup, and Olympic appearances for the United States. 

O’Brien’s lone singles title came in 1996 when he won the Pen Pilot tournament in New Haven, Connecticut.