James "Chico" Hagey (born February 25, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
|Full name||James Hagey|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||February 25, 1953|
|Highest ranking||No. 73 (November 22, 1976)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1977)|
|French Open||1R (1977)|
|US Open||1R (1972, 1973, 1977)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1977)|
|French Open||3R (1977)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1977, 1978)|
|US Open||2R (1976)|
Hagey, known by his nickname "Chico" which he has had since birth, was originally from Illinois but moved to San Diego at the age of nine and went to La Jolla High School. The national boys' championship winner in 1969, Hagey reached the number one junior ranking during the 1971 season. He attended Stanford University in the early 1970s and became a key member of the varsity tennis team, which won the Division 1 titles in 1973 and 1974. He was runner-up in the singles title to John Whitlinger in 1974.
Hagey's career suffered due to a broken leg he incurred in the opening round of 1972 US Open. In the shortest possible tennis match, Hagey had to retire hurt after the first point, when he plowed into the fence and broke his right leg, giving the win to Georges Goven.
On the Grand Prix tennis circuit, the deepest Hagey reached in a singles draw was the semi-finals at Hong Kong in 1976. He won one doubles title, the Laguna Niguel Classic, with Billy Martin in 1977.
Grand Prix career finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit
|Win||1.||1977||Laguna Niguel, U. S.||Hard||Billy Martin|| Peter Fleming
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