Chico Hagey

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James "Chico" Hagey (born February 25, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Chico Hagey
Full nameJames Hagey
Country (sports) United States
Born (1953-02-25) February 25, 1953 (age 67)
Evanston, Illinois
Singles
Career record18–49
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 73 (November 22, 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1977)
French Open1R (1977)
Wimbledon2R (1973)
US Open1R (1972, 1973, 1977)
Doubles
Career record20–48
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1977)
French Open3R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1977, 1978)
US Open2R (1976)

BiographyEdit

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.[1][2] The national boys' championship winner in 1969, Hagey reached the number one junior ranking during the 1971 season.[1] 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.[2]

Hagey's career suffered due to a broken leg he incurred in the opening round of 1972 US Open.[1] 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.[1][2]

Hagey competed in all four Grand Slam tournaments over the course of his career. A second round appearance at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships was his best performance.[3]

Hagey won USTA Amateur Grasscourt Championships in Newport, Rhode Island in 1974.[4]

On the Grand Prix tennis circuit, the deepest Hagey reached in a singles draw was the semi-finals at Hong Kong in 1976.[5] He won one doubles title, the Laguna Niguel Classic, with Billy Martin in 1977.[6]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1977 Laguna Niguel, U. S. Hard   Billy Martin   Peter Fleming
  Trey Waltke
6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Silverman, Joel (January 21, 1982). "Dell, Hagey switch courts". The Cavalier Daily. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Stein, Elliott K. (July 15, 1974). "Casino favorite hungry for win". Newport Daily News. p. 18. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (2015). Wimbledon Singles Championships - Complete Open Era Results. ISBN 9781326385958.
  4. ^ "Tennis". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 24 July 1974. p. 29. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Hagey in Hong Kong semi". The Times Herald Record. November 13, 1976. p. 55. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  6. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Laguna Niguel - 14 September - 18 September 1977". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

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