Charles Owens (tennis)

Charles "Charlie" Owens (born July 31, 1950) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Charles Owens
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1950-07-31) July 31, 1950 (age 70)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Career record56–74
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (March 5, 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon3R (1975)
US Open3R (1973, 1974)
Career record51–62
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1975)
US Open3R (1972, 1974, 1975)


Owens won the Orange Bowl in 1966 for the 16 and under age division.

He competed at the 1970 Summer Universiade in Turin, where he won bronze medals in both the men's doubles (with Fred McNair) and mixed doubles (with Mona Schallau).

In 1972 he was the NCAA Division II champion for Samford University.

He made the third round of the singles event at the US Open in 1973 and 1974 as well as the third round of Wimbledon in 1975.[2] In doubles, he and partner Mike Estep beat third seeds Arthur Ashe and Roscoe Tanner en route to the third round at the 1974 US Open.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W-L Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 1973 Birmingham, United States Hard   Sandy Mayer 7–5, 6–0

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Result W-L Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1975 Little Rock, United States Carpet   Jeff Austin   Marcelo Lara
  Barry Phillips-Moore
4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Bruce Nichols   Emilio Montaño
  Jairo Velasco
2–6, 4–6