Last summer, in the 16 & Under division, Erik, unseeded, reached the Northern California Sectional finals in singles losing in three sets. He and his partner won the doubles championships. Erik also won the Northern California Sectionals Sportsmanship Award in the 16 & Under division. Erik scored wins over two seeded players at both the Super National Claycourts and the Super National Hardcourts in Kalamazoo later that summer. At the Hardcourts Erik was eliminated by the #1 seed in three-sets.