UCLA Men's Tennis BIO
Player Profile:
Enjoyed one of the finest senior seasons in school history … ITA Singles All-American … ITA National Senior Player of the Year … First-Team All-Pac-12 selection … Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Academic selection … Ranked No. 1 in the nation in singles from Jan. 2 until June 4, when he finished the year ranked No. 2 behind teammate Marcos Giron, who claimed the NCAA Singles Championship … Seeded No. 1 at the season-ending NCAA Championships, falling in the first round to South Florida's Roberto Cid, 6-4, 6-3 … Went 18-1 overall in singles during the fall, claiming the title at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. …Defeated Jared Hiltzik of Illinois 6-4, 7-5 in the final … Prior to winning the Indoors, Thompson took home the championship at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships in Malibu, downing teammate Mackenzie McDonald, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 … Also won the backdraw at the USTA/ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (def. Daniil Proskura of Alabama, 6-4, 7-5) … During the dual-match season, played at either the No. 1 or No. 2 singles positions all season, going 10-3 at the top spot and 5-2 at No. 2 … Led the team in singles victories, going 37-8 overall on the year … Ranked second on the team in wins over ranked opponents with 17 … Went 18-14 overall in doubles play, teaming mostly with Joseph Di Giulio at the No. 2 spot.

Listed as high as No. 29 in the ITA Singles Rankings (preseason) … Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Academic selection … Ended the season with a 24-4 overall singles record, including a 24-3 mark in dual matches … Played primarily at the No. 5 position where he went 17-2 … Was also 6-1 at the No. 4 spot … Played as high as No. 3 in the lineup (1-0) … Owned a 5-2 record against ranked singles opponents … Highest ranked win came over 65th-ranked Eric Johnson of USC … Owned a 14-match winning streak from March 29 to May 20 … During that span, went undefeated in conference play with a 7-0 record …Defeated Pepperdine's David Sofaer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) to clinch UCLA's 4-3 victory over the Waves on April 15 … Went 10-5 overall in doubles play … Played with four different partners, seeing most of his time with Dennis Mkrtchian, going 6-3 … Owned an 8-4 doubles record in dual matches … Played in just one fall tournament, seeing action in the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. … Named to the all-tournament team at No. 5 singles at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors in Seattle.

Ranked nationally in singles the entire season ... Checked in at a career-high No. 35 in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Finished the season with a 24-13 overall singles record ... Went 14-9 in dual matches ... Played every match at either the No. 1 or No. 2 singles spot ... Was the team's No. 1 singles player during UCLA's run to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... Notched six wins over ranked opponents on the season ... Highest-ranked victory came over No. 25 Ray Sarmiento of USC in the title match of the Pac-12 Championships ... Was 14-10 overall in doubles play, including 10-6 in dual matches ... Teamed primarily with Warren Hardie at the No. 3 position ... Captured the singles title at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center ... Downed BYU's Patrick Kawka, 7-5, 6-4 in the final ... Did not drop a set in five matches during the tournament ... Also reached the doubles final with Alex Brigham, falling to USC's Emilio Gomez and Yannick Hanfmann, 8-4 ... Reached the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at Pepperdine.

Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Reached a season-high No. 77 in the ITA Singles Rankings on April 26 ... Ended the season ranked No. 80 in singles ... Finished the season tied with two other players for the team lead in singles wins with 23 ... Posted a 23-10 overall record, including a 14-5 mark in dual-match play ... Saw most of his action at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions ... Played as high as No. 2 in the lineup (vs. Hawai'i on 3/10) ... Owned a 7-6 record against ranked opponents ... Highest ranked win came over No. 38 Daniel Nguyen of USC in a dual match on April 22 ... Advanced to the round of 16 of the main draw at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., falling to USC's Raymond Sarmiento, 6-1, 7-5 ... Owned a 10-7 overall doubles record ... Teamed mostly with Daniel Kosakowski at the No. 3 position ... Went 6-3 in doubles during dual-match play ...Posted a 6-3 record during fall singles action ... Fell in the final round of pre-qualifying for the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships at UC Irvine ... Upset No. 92 Patrick Pohlmann of San Diego, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round ... Also reached the round of 16 at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Owned a 3-2 fall doubles record teaming with both Kosakowski and Warren Hardie ... Quarterfinalist at both the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals (w/Kosakowski) and the Southern California Intercollegiates (w/Hardie).

High School/Juniors
Rated as the No. 3 recruit in the country in the class of 2010 according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Also ranked in the top 200 of the ITF Junior Rankings ... Reached the quarterfinals of singles at the USTA Boys' 18s & 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2010 ... Won six straight matches to capture the singles title at the USTA ITF Claremont event in 2010 ... Also advanced to the finals in doubles in Claremont (w/Mackenzie McDonald) ... Reached the finals of the 2010 USTA International Spring Championships, falling to teammate Daniel Kosakowski ... Also reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 Easter Bowl ITF Championships in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Member of Southern California's Junior Davis Cup Team last two years ... Helped the SCTA reach the final in 2009 and 2010.

Full name is Clarence Alley Thompson IV ... Born May 4, 1992 in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Only child of Deborah and Clarence Thompson ... Admires ATP Tour professional Sam Querrey ... Hopes to give the pro tour a try after college ... Would like to pursue a career in business when his playing days are over.

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