Former World No. 1 Tracy Austin's son Brandon Holt decides to turn pro



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Former World No. 1 Tracy Austin's son Brandon Holt decides to turn pro

Brandon Holt, the son of former World No. 1 tennis player Tracy Austin and Scott Holt, has decided to turn professional. Holt made the announcement in a lengthy post on his social media account. Holt has been the star player for USC Trojans for the past few years - winning 94 matches in singles and 74 in doubles and thanked his teammates, coaches and all those who contributed to his growth on his path to turning pro.

Tracy Austin's son Brandon Holt has been the standout player at USC Trojans

In his post on Instagram, Holt says, "With the exception of COVID, I don’t think I could have enjoyed my time as a Trojan more. I am excited to start a new chapter and begin my professional career.

My teammates and coaches all know how much I love them and I have voiced that in person over the years, so I do not need to write a love story for you all to read. However, I do feel inclined to show just how special USC is to me.

I could not have asked for better coaches in @coachpetersmith @brettmasi @kkwintus @dbaughm They made me feel like the most important thing in their day was improving my teammates and I in tennis and as people. Holt continued, "I would like to thank my family for the support and my grandparents who didn’t miss a match.

Thank you to everyone at @usc_athletics for always having a smile on your face no matter the difficulty. The training staff was so exceptional and walking into McKay was always such a joy. Thank you to the fans and supporters of @uscmenstennis Thank you to everyone who played a direct role in our team’s success."

What a fantastic 4 years this has been at USC. With the exception of COVID, I don’t think I could have enjoyed my time as a Trojan more.

I am excited to start a new chapter and begin my professional career. My teammates and coaches all know how much I love them and I have voiced that in person over the years, so I do not need to write a love story for you all to read.

However, I do feel inclined to show just how special USC is to me. I could not have asked for better coaches in @coachpetersmith @brettmasi @kkwintus @dbaughm They made me feel like the most important thing in their day was improving my teammates and I in tennis and as people.

Naturally, people talk about my success on the court at USC and view that as the reason I had such a great time. My teammates are the number one reason I was so happy at USC. The single biggest success looking back is @coachpetersmith recruiting GOOD PEOPLE.

He recruited people I played tennis with for 4 years. But more importantly, he recruited a band of brothers who are and will continue to be my best friends. I would also like to thank my friends outside of the tennis team and I cherish all the special relationships created at USC.

I would like to thank my family for the support and my grandparents who didn’t miss a match. Thank you to everyone at @usc_athletics for always having a smile on your face no matter the difficulty. The training staff was so exceptional and walking into McKay was always such a joy.

Thank you to the fans and supporters of @uscmenstennis Thank you to everyone who played a direct role in our team’s success. You all know who you are. Lastly, this feels like a goodbye, but I look to so many of the staff members at USC as friends and mentors, so I know our relationships will remain strong.

Love you all. Fight on forever! ✌️ (Wish I could tag everyone but only lets me tag 20)

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Brandon Holt leaves USC a year early. He is currently ranked No.

568 in the world in singles and No. 488 in the world in doubles. Tracy Austin won three Grand Slam titles; the women's singles titles at the 1979 and 1981 US Opens, and the mixed doubles title at the Wimbledon Championships in 1980.

She also won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the year-ending Toyota Championships in 1981, both in singles. She is the youngest inductee of all time at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at age 29 and is currently a top tennis commentator.