Tennis - 1993
North Hollywood’s Bruce Manson was the first person to win three consecutive L.A. City Tennis Singles Championships (1973-75). The Grant High School student was also the Southern California Junior Singles Champion in 1973 and 1974, and a member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team.
At USC on a tennis scholarship, Manson earned three All-America honors, 1975-1977. He was a NCAA Singles semi-finalist in 1976 and 1977, and a key member of the Trojans’ 1976 NCAA Championship Team.
At USC, Manson won a gold medal in doubles at the 1975 Pan-American Games. In 1977, he won the 21-and-under U.S. Singles title.
Manson turned pro after college. His highest professional rankings were: #39 in singles, and #16 in doubles. His victories include wins over: Borg, Vilas, Nastase, Smith, Solomon, Dibbs and Panatta. He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Davis Cup Team, and made the U.S. Open quarter-finals in 1981.