As members of the University of Texas Longhorns Men’s Tennis team, Alberta’s own Harrison Scott and Cleeve Harper, both from Calgary, won the 2019 NCAA Championship. This was the first win in the school’s history.
Harrison Scott commented:
“I think it’s a definitely a good way to go out. We’ve been doing this for four years and working so hard every day. This season was really special, the team really clicked. I mean we could’ve had things go the wrong way in the middle of the year, but we all stuck together. Coach Berque did a really good job of keeping us together and keeping us focused and encouraging us. We wanted it so bad, we kept working every day and I think the five seniors knew this was our last shot and we wanted to have no regrets. I think we can now say we have no regrets.”
Scott was named an All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Read more.
The team also includes fellow Canadian Chih Chi Huang from Vancouver, BC.
Scott was a two-time reigning Boys U18 Canadian Champion and holds an ITF juniors ranking of No. 197. He was Flag Bearer for Alberta at the Canada Summer Games in 2013 and won Gold in singles at his age group. He was a member of Canadian U16 Junior Davis Cup Team in 2012 and 2013. Recently, he came back to Calgary to play at the 2018 Calgary National Bank Challenger. He spent time training at The Tennis Academy and Calgary Tennis Club.
Harper represented Alberta at the Canada Summer Games in 2017 where he played No. 1 singles and was undefeated in the team. He received two Tennis Canada Sportsmanship Awards at the Canadian Junior Outdoors. He was Singles champion at the Canadian Saville ITF U18 in Edmonton, and Singles and Doubles champion at the Alberta U18 Provincial Championships in 2017.
(Photo: Harrison Scott, 2018 Calgary National Bank Challenger. Credit: Kyle Clapham)