Alycia Moulton

Alycia Moulton (born February 18, 1961) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Alycia Ann Moulton
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Moulton playing in 1983
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMenlo Park, California
Born (1961-02-18) February 18, 1961 (age 59)
Sacramento, California
Turned pro1982
Retired1988
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record134–124
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 18 (November 26, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1983)
French Open2R (1983)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1987)
US Open4R (1985)
Doubles
Career record144–115
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 28 (May 25, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1983, 1985)
French OpenQF (1983, 1986)
WimbledonQF (1982)
US OpenQF (1984)

CareerEdit

Moulton won the US Junior Championships in 1979 and was runner-up at the Wimbledon Junior Championships in 1979. She was active on the WTA professional tour from 1978 to 1988. Her powerful game brought her two singles titles in 1983 and five doubles titles. She reached a career high ranking of 18 in singles on November 26, 1984. She won the Ridgewood Open and the Virginia Slims of Newport, Rhode Island.

Moulton achieved immediate success on the professional tour after graduating from Stanford University, where as team captain and four-time All-American, she was an NCAA singles, doubles and team champion.[1] Moulton was selected to represent the United States in Wightman Cup. She played doubles with Chris Evert defeating Great Britain in the Wightman Cup competition.

Moulton served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Women's Tennis Association. She has been inducted into the Sacramento Hall of Fame, the Stanford University Hall of Fame and the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.

Moulton was born in Sacramento. Her father, Lee Moulton, is an inventor and engineer born in 1923. Her mother, Eleanor Moulton is a small business owner born in 1932. Moulton has one brother, Gregory Moulton, a computer scientist and founder of Avamar Technologies. After Moulton’s tennis career she started a real estate development company. This led her to attend law school at the University of California at Davis. After graduating, she was married briefly to George Artz, a computer scientist and lifelong friend. Moulton worked for Congressman and former California State Senator, Mike Thompson. She is a real estate attorney and now resides in Menlo Park, California.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (2–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 1, 1982 Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Clay   Catrin Jexell 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1. February 21, 1983 Ridgewood Open, USA Carpet   Catrin Jexell 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. June 6, 1983 Birmingham Classic, England Grass   Billie Jean King 0–6, 5–7
Winner 2. July 11, 1983 Virginia Slims of Newport, USA Grass   Kimberly Shaefer 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. August 20, 1984 Canadian Open, Canada Hard   Chris Evert-Lloyd 2–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–1)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. November 1, 1982 Hong Kong Clay   Laura duPont   Jennifer Mundel
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. February 28, 1983 Nashville Carpet   Paula Smith   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. April 25, 1983 Atlanta Hard   Sharon Walsh   Rosemary Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 2. January 9, 1984 Oakland Carpet   Rosemary Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. October 22, 1984 Brighton Carpet   Paula Smith   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 3. June 10, 1985 Birmingham Grass   Elise Burgin   Terry Holladay
  Sharon Walsh
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 4. March 24, 1986 Phoenix Hard   Linda Gates   Susan Mascarin
  Betsy Nagelsen
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 4. July 21, 1986 Berkeley Hard   Beth Herr   Amy Holton
  Elna Reinach
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. July 28, 1986 San Diego Hard   Beth Herr   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. October 6, 1986 Zürich Carpet   Lori McNeil   Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R NH 2R A 0 / 5
French Open A A A A A 2R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 3
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R A 0 / 8
US Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 26
Year End Ranking 91 70 114 88 38 33 19 35 34 51 NR

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (September 2, 1985). "Moulton's studies continue on court". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2015.

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