Glenn Michibata

Glenn Michibata (born 13 June 1962) is a former professional tennis player and former head coach of the Princeton University Tigers tennis team.

Glenn Michibata
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceWest Windsor Township, New Jersey, United States[1]
Born (1962-06-13) 13 June 1962 (age 60)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro1983
Retired1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$ 1,081,207
Singles
Career record72–115 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and Grand Slam
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 48 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open2R (1989
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1988, 1991)
US Open2R (1988, 1989)
Doubles
Career record249–207 (ATP Tour, Grand Prix and Grand Slam
Career titles4
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 5 (8 July 1991)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenF (1990)
French OpenSF (1991)
WimbledonSF (1991)
US Open3R (1990, 1992)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1988)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1993)
French OpenQF (1992)
WimbledonQF (1991)
US OpenSF (1992)
Last updated on: 17 June 2022.

Playing careerEdit

Collegiate careerEdit

Before turning pro, Michibata was an All-American player at Pepperdine University in the 1981, 1982 and 1983 seasons.[2]

Professional career – singlesEdit

An ATP touring professional from 1983 to 1993, Michibata earned a career-high singles ranking of World No. 48 in April 1986.[3] His best results were the semifinals at the 1985 outdoor Tokyo, 1989 Wellington, and 1989 Schenectady Grand Prix events.

Michibata reached the second round in all four Grand Slam tournaments, but never further. His first Grand Slam appearance was at the 1983 US Open, when he lost in the second round to Pat Cash. His last was also at the US Open in 1991, when he lost in the first round to Nuno Marques. Michibata only played all four Grand Slams in the same year in 1989, reaching the second round at the French Open and US Open and losing in the first round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Professional career – doublesEdit

Michibata had more success as a doubles player. Much of this success came with fellow Canadian Grant Connell, including four titles. In 1990, Michibata and Connell were finalists at the Australian Open. Michibata's highest doubles ranking was #5 on 8 July 1991 after he and Connell reached the semifinals of both the French Open and Wimbledon. Coincidentally, they lost both of these semifinals to John Fitzgerald and Anders Järryd.

Davis Cup and OlympicsEdit

Michibata competed for 14 Canadian Davis Cup teams between 1982 and 1992. He went 4 and 10 in singles and 7 and 8 in doubles. The Connell-Michibata pair won a crucial match in a 1990 tie against the Dutchmen Paul Haarhuis and Mark Koevermans 7–6(5), 7–6(5), 6–2, as Canada defeated the Netherlands 3–2 in the qualifying round for the 1991 World Group. Unfortunately the Canadian team as well as the Connell-Michibata pairing lost in the first round of the World Group in 1991 as well as the following year, two of the only three times Canada has competed in the World Group since its inception in 1981.

Michibata also competed in Men's Doubles with Grant Connell at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. They were seeded 6th, but lost in the first round to Moreten Christensen and Michael Tauson of Denmark.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Michibata became the director of tennis at Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort in Whistler, British Columbia. Also, Michibata coached the doubles team of fellow Canadian Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles for two years (1995–1997).

In 1997, Michibata became an assistant tennis coach at the University of Southern California, staying there until 2000, when he moved to Princeton University to become the head coach of its tennis program.[4] He remained at Princeton for 12 years during which time he had a 145–121 record, including winning records in seven Ivy League seasons, and three Ivy League Players of the Year.[5]

Michibata has remained in the Princeton area, and he is currently director of elite and tournament training for the Princeton Tennis Program, where he coaches many nationally ranked players.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Michibata is married and has a son and a daughter.[7] In 1999, he was inducted into both the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.[8] and the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame.[9] Michibata and Grant Connell were inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame in 2010.[10]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 27 (4 titles, 23 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–3)
ATP Championship Series (1–4)
ATP World Series (3–15)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–18)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–3)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (4–19)
Indoors (0–4)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1984 Livingston, United States Grand Prix Hard   Paul Annacone   Scott Davis
  Ben Testerman
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 1985 Toronto, Canada Grand Prix Carpet   Glenn Layendecker   Peter Fleming
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 2–6
Loss 0–3 Jan 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Grand Prix Hard   Broderick Dyke   Dan Goldie
  Rick Leach
2–6, 3–6
Win 1–3 Aug 1988 Livingston, United States Grand Prix Hard   Grant Connell   Marc Flur
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–4 Oct 1988 Brisbane, Australia Grand Prix Hard   Grant Connell   Eric Jelen
  Carl-Uwe Steeb
4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–5 Jan 1989 Wellington, New Zealand Grand Prix Hard   Rill Baxter   Peter Doohan
  Laurie Warder
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–6 Jan 1990 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Grant Connell   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Loss 1–7 Feb 1990 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Carpet   Grant Connell   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–7 Apr 1990 Seoul, South Korea World Series Hard   Grant Connell   Jason Stoltenberg
  Todd Woodbridge
7–6, 6–4
Win 3–7 Jul 1990 Washington, United States Championship Series Hard   Grant Connell   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Loss 3–8 Aug 1990 Indianapolis, United States Championship Series Hard   Grant Connell   Scott Davis
  David Pate
6–7, 6–7
Loss 3–9 Jan 1991 Auckland, New Zealand World Series Hard   Grant Connell   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–10 Mar 1991 Chicago, United States World Series Carpet   Grant Connell   Scott Davis
  David Pate
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Loss 3–11 Apr 1991 Hong Kong, Hong Kong World Series Hard   Robert Van't Hof   Patrick Galbraith
  Todd Witsken
2–6, 4–6
Win 4–11 Apr 1991 Singapore, Singapore World Series Hard   Grant Connell   Stefan Kruger
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 4–12 Jun 1991 Queen's, United Kingdom World Series Grass   Grant Connell   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–7
Loss 4–13 Jul 1991 Montreal, Canada Masters Series Hard   Grant Connell   Patrick Galbraith
  Todd Witsken
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 4–14 Aug 1991 Los Angeles, United States World Series Hard   Brad Pearce   Javier Frana
  Jim Pugh
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 4–15 Aug 1991 Cincinnati, United States Masters Series Hard   Grant Connell   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–6, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 4–16 Sep 1991 Brisbane, Australia World Series Hard   John Fitzgerald   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–7, 3–6
Loss 4–17 Jan 1992 Auckland, New Zealand World Series Hard   Grant Connell   Wayne Ferreira
  Todd Witsken
4–6, 3–6
Loss 4–18 Apr 1992 Singapore, Singapore World Series Hard   Grant Connell   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 4–19 Aug 1992 Indianapolis, United States Championship Series Hard   Grant Connell   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–7, 2–6
Loss 4–20 Apr 1993 Osaka, Japan World Series Hard   David Pate   Mark Keil
  Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 3–6
Loss 4–21 Apr 1993 Tokyo, Japan Championship Series Hard   David Pate   Ken Flach
  Rick Leach
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 4–22 Jun 1993 Manchester, United Kingdom World Series Grass   Stefan Kruger   Ken Flach
  Rick Leach
4–6, 1–6
Loss 4–23 Aug 1993 Montreal, Canada Masters Series Hard   David Pate   Jim Courier
  Mark Knowles
4–6, 6–7

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A NH 1R 2R 1R Q2 A A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A A A A A 1R A 1R 1R A 2R A A A A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Wimbledon A A A A A 2R Q3 1R A 2R 1R Q3 2R Q1 A 0 / 5 3–5 38%
US Open A A A A 2R 1R A 1R A A 2R A 1R Q1 A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0 / 17 7–17 29%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 2R A A A Q1 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Canada 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A Q1 Q1 0 / 11 4–11 27%
Cincinnati A A A A 2R A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Win–loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 16 8–16 33%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 2R QF QF F 3R 3R 2R A A A 0 / 7 17–7 71%
French Open A A A A A A A 3R 1R A 1R 3R SF 2R 3R A A A 0 / 7 11–7 61%
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R QF SF 2R 2R A A A 0 / 10 13–10 57%
US Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A A A 0 / 7 6–7 46%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–4 5–2 3–4 12–4 11–4 6–4 5–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 31 47–31 60%
National Representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Year-End Championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify SF SF Did Not Qualify 0 / 2 4–4 50%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF 1R A A A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami A A A A A A A 2R QF 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R A A 1R 0 / 9 7–9 44%
Canada 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A QF 1R QF 2R SF F 1R F A A 1R 0 / 14 15–14 52%
Cincinnati A A A A A A A QF A A A 2R F 2R QF A A 1R 0 / 6 8–6 57%
Paris A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Win–loss 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 5–3 3–2 2–2 2–3 4–5 7–5 4–5 6–5 0–0 0–0 1–3 0 / 38 35–38 48%

Mixed DoublesEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A NH A A A A 2R 1R SF 0 / 3 4–3 57%
French Open A 2R A A A A 2R QF A 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Wimbledon 1R A 1R A 1R 3R QF 1R 3R 0 / 7 7–7 50%
US Open A A A A A A QF SF QF 0 / 3 7–3 70%
Win–loss 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 7–4 5–4 7–3 0 / 16 22–16 58%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glenn Michibata Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Princeton Tigers. Accessed October 26, 2015. "Michibata and his wife Angie live in West Windsor with their daughter Cori and son Matthew."
  2. ^ "CSTV.com: #1 in College Sports". Archived from the original on 2007-02-22.
  3. ^ "Glenn Michibata – Overview – ATP World Tour – Tennis".
  4. ^ "College Tennis Online: NCAA results, ITA collegiate tennis rankings, and college tennis news". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.
  5. ^ "Glenn Michibata Resigns As Head Coach Of Princeton Men's Tennis".
  6. ^ humans.txt. "Staff – Princeton Tennis Program". www.ptp.org.
  7. ^ "Glenn Michibata - GoPrincetonTigers.com - Education Through Athletics ... An Unmatched Tradition of Athletic Success". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  8. ^ "Tennis Canada". Tennis Canada.
  9. ^ "Glenn Michibata »". Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  10. ^ "Rogers Cup". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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