Devastating News as Sporting World Mourns 20-Year-Old American College Tennis Player’s Sudden Death

Devastating News as Sporting World Mourns 20-Year-Old American College Tennis Player’s Sudden Death

Tennis sees new stars rising every day. This sport has a huge pool of young talent, with players as young as 18 competing in the Grand Slams. However, no one is prepared for the sad news of the death of a rising talent. And Colorado College released one such update earlier this month. It is with a heavy heart that authorities announced the death of tennis protégé Jack Madison. Madison was 20 and had an acute hernia that affected him in his sleep. The young player was at his home on the night of the incident.

While this news shook the tennis world, there really are no words that can comfort Madison’s family.


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Madison was originally from Bexley, Ohio. He went to Columbus Academy. The young student athlete was a promising four-time letter winner at school. The young tennis player was also a two-time First-Team All-State honoree and a two-time recipient of All-League honors.

Coaches and authorities are shocked by Jack Madison’s sudden and untimely death

“We are devastated by the tragic death of Jack Madison,” he said Vice President and Director of Athletics at Colorado College, Lesley Irvine.

“Jack was a valued member of our men’s tennis program. His loss will be deeply felt throughout the athletics department and campus community.”

Fans have also expressed their condolences after the death of young Madison.

According to Madison’s obituary, the gym student was to become a history teacher. He planned to study history with a minor in journalism.

Madison and tennis: a wonderful journey

Recently, the SCAC-South Collegiate Athletic Conference tweeted this heartbreaking message. The 2021 graduate was so in love with the game that after competing in Division II singles, he competed in state tournaments as a senior.

After joining Colorado as a sophomore, he continued his tennis career.

While trying to win doubles matches, Madison usually played with Arie Tuckerman, his cousin. The boys even caused a stir when they reached the OHSAA State Finals in doubles in 2021.


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Madison was in the spotlight during his time with Columbus and contributed to the academy. In addition, he placed third in the OTCA Team State Tournament.

Madison enjoyed playing and winning his matches despite being forced to serve underhand with his hernia. His coaches also agree that he was in a lot of pain but still showed up on the pitch whenever he could and really enjoyed the game. Also, he had to undergo surgery for his condition after his pain became fatal throughout the season.

All willing contributions honoring Madison’s memory must be made to the Jack Madison Fund for Students in Need. They can be reached at c/o Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.


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Meanwhile, a tennis fund will be established in Madison’s honor that will help underprivileged talent make it big in tennis.

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