Bruce Man-Son-Hing

Bruce Man-Son-Hing (born April 13, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Bruce Man-Son-Hing
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceCalabasas, California
Born (1964-04-13) April 13, 1964 (age 55)
Grenada
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1986
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 305 (November 21, 1988)
Doubles
Career record10-16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 132 (May 8, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open1R (1989)

Early life and collegeEdit

Man-Son-Hing, who is of Chinese descent, was born in Grenada on April 13, 1964. His family emigrated to Los Angeles when he was nine years old. He attended Glendale High School and went to college at UC Irvine.[1]

Professional careerEdit

After four years at UC Irvine, Man-Son-Hing joined the professional circuit.[2]

He competed in the men's doubles at all four Grand Slam events in 1989, partnering with John Letts.[3] They made the second round of the Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships.[3] He also appeared in the mixed doubles draw at the French Open (with Camille Benjamin) and Wimbledon (with Cynthia MacGregor) but was unable to progress past the first round at either.[4]

Man-Son-Hing and Letts were doubles runners-up at two Grand Prix tournaments in 1989, the Benson and Hedges Open and Seoul Open.

PersonalEdit

Man-Son-Hing has two children, both whom play tennis. His daughter, Sabrina, played for Cal State Northridge and his son, Bruce Jr. currently plays for UC Irvine.

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jan 1989 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   John Letts   Steve Guy
  Shuzo Matsuoka
6–7, 6–7
Loss 2. Apr 1989 Seoul, South Korea Hard   John Letts   Scott Davis
  Paul Wekesa
2–6, 4–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1988 Coquitlam, Canada Hard   Joe De Foor   Julian Barham
  Peter Wright
7–6, 7–6
2. 1988 Brest, France Hard   John Letts   Thierry Champion
  François Errard
6–3, 6–3
3. 1989 Nagoya, Japan Hard   John Letts   Jonathan Canter
  Ramesh Krishnan
7–5, 4–6, 6–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Man-Son-Hing Finds Fault With the Pro Tennis Circuit". July 5, 1990. Archived from the original on February 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "From Grenada Sandlot to UCI Tennis Court: Bruce Man Son Hing's Career Took an Unusual Route on Way to Irvine". April 5, 1986.
  3. ^ a b ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile