Dave Siegler

David Jonathan Siegler (born May 31, 1961) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Dave Siegler
Full nameDavid Jonathan Siegler
Country (sports) United States
Born (1961-05-31) May 31, 1961 (age 59)
Burbank, California
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record15–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 137 (December 26, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1979, 1981, 1982)
US Open1R (1979)
Doubles
Career record14–26
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 173 (January 3, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1980, 1982)

BiographyEdit

Siegler, who grew up in California, made the boys' juniors final at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships, which he lost to India's Ramesh Krishnan.[1] He managed to qualify for the main draw of the 1979 US Open, but was unable to get past Keith Richardson in a first round match that went to five sets.

A valedictorian at Agoura High School, Siegler took up a full athletic scholarship to Stanford University in 1979 and the following year was a member of the Stanford team that won the NCAA Division One title.[2][3]

During the early 1980s, Siegler competed on the Grand Prix tennis circuit, with his best performance coming in Cleveland in 1981 when finished runner-up, after beating Stan Smith en route to the final.[4] He won two Challenger doubles titles, both with Robbie Venter.

In addition to his US Open appearance, Siegler made the main draw of three Australian Opens, in 1979, 1981 and 1982.[5][6][7]

He now works as a child neurologist in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[8]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1981 Cleveland, US Hard   Gene Mayer 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1982 Metz, France Hard   Matt Doyle   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
3–6, 6–7

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1980 Royan, France Clay   Robbie Venter   Jan Gunnarsson
  Stefan Svensson
6–4, 6–4
2. 1980 Le Touquet, France Clay   Robbie Venter   Hans Simonsson
  Tenny Svensson
7–6, 4–6, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Narayan, Shankar (November 27, 2014). "Forgotten Indian tennis legend – Ramesh Krishnan". Sportskeeda. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Stoda, Greg (May 5, 1979). "Valedictorian graduates to big time". Star-News. p. 1C. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Stanford wins tennis crown". Rome News-Tribune. May 23, 1980. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Piatek captures first crown". Lakeland Ledger. August 17, 1981. p. 4D. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sporting details". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. December 26, 1979. p. 28. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sport". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. December 27, 1981. p. 13.
  7. ^ "Tennis Results, $450,000 Australian Men's Open Championships". United Press International. December 2, 1982. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "About". Child Neurology of Tulsa. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

External linksEdit