KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y. -- Mark Basham of Santa Barbara, Calif., grandson of a U.S. Davis Cup player and the son of a Junior Davis Cup player, continued the family's winning tradition Saturday by capturing the U.S. national amateur tennis championship.
Basham, 19, scored a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ricky Leach of Laguna Beach, Calif., in a 68-minute final.
The winner will be a freshman at UCLA this fall.
Basham controlled the match from the start with wicked returns from the backhand side and accurate volleys. He scored service breaks in the second and eighth games of the first set.
Leach, the 16-year-old son of Southern California tennis coach Dick Leach, and Basham traded four straight service breaks in the second set. Basham, behind 2-3, won the final four games.
Basham's grandfather, Arnold Jones, was the 1922 national junior champion and played for the 1928 Davis Cup team, and his father, David Basham, was on the Junior Davis Cup team.
In the men's doubles final, Antony Emerson of Newport Beach, Calif., and John Ross of Gainesville, Fla., defeated Basham and Jacques Manset of Santa Barbara, Calif., 7-5, 6-3.
Michala Washington of Swartz Creek, Mich., beat Camille Benjamin of Bakersfield, Calif., 6-4, 6-0 in the women's final on Friday.