Brandon Hawk of Clyde is one of the top tennis players to come out of the Big Country. He reached a No. 1 ranking in Texas in both singles and doubles and a No. 1 ranking in doubles and No. 5 in singles nationally as a junior tennis player. Although his national tennis schedule prevented him from playing high school tennis, he still played basketball at Clyde and was named all-state as a senior. He earned all-American honors in tennis at the University of Texas as a freshman before turning professional following his sophomore season. Hawk reached a world ranking of 230 during his three years as a professional tennis player.