BROOKLINE, Mass (Jul. 24)
Aaron Krickstein, the 16-year-old tennis sensation, upset Jose Luis Clerc 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to take the U.S. Pro Tennis championship on the Longwood clay courts here last night making him the youngest player to win this tournament.
Krickstein of Grosse Pointe, Mich., staged a late rally in the third and deciding set to upset Clerc before a crowd of nearly 8,000 persons. The 25-year-old Clerc, from Argentina, was the defending champion and also the winner here in 1981.
Krickstein became the youngest player ever to win a Grand Prix event, capturing the Israel Tennis Classic in Tel Aviv last year when he was 15 years old. Krickstein’s win at Longwood was his first major victory as a professional.