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Jason Jung (Chinese: 莊吉生; pinyin: Zhuāng Jíshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chng Kit-seng; Taiwanese Mandarin: [tswáŋ tɕǐ sə́ŋ]; born 15 June 1989) is an American-born professional tennis player who represents Taiwan. He is a University of Michigan alumnus who has cracked the Top 150 in the ATP rankings and also won four ATP Challenger events.

Jason Jung
Jason Jung 6, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) United States (2003–2015)
 Chinese Taipei (2015–present)
ResidenceTorrance, California, United States
Born (1989-06-15) 15 June 1989 (age 30)
Torrance, California, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$458,991
Singles
Career record5–7 (41.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 114 (30 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 121 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2019)
French OpenQ2 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record1–1 (50.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 185 (26 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 326 (27 March 2019)
Last updated on: 14 February 2019.
Jason Jung
Medal record
Tennis
Representing  Chinese Taipei
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2017 Taipei Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Taipei Men's Team

Personal lifeEdit

Jung played college tennis at the University of Michigan, where he majored in political science. As a tennis player, he was the National and Midwest Regional winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship in 2010, made the All Big Ten team as a junior and senior, and is 4th all-time in Michigan history in career doubles wins.[1]

He blogs about his experiences and his life as a professional tennis player.[2] He was featured in an article by ESPN's Grantland (along with fellow Michigan alum Evan King and up-and-coming players Frances Tiafoe and William Blumberg) that highlighted the struggles and low prize money in playing on the ITF Futures Tour.[3]

CareerEdit

Jung's career best result is a quarterfinal berth at the 2018 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island. He defeated veteran Nicolas Mahut in the second round, but his run was ended by Tim Smyczek, who outlasted Jung 6–1, 5–7, 6–4 in a nearly two-hour, 185-point quarterfinal match.[4]

Tour finalsEdit

Singles (7–9)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (4–3)
ITF Futures (3–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. July 21, 2012   United States F21 Hard   Cesar Ramirez 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. May 19, 2013   China F4 Hard   Yan Bai 3–6, 2–4 (ret.)
Winner 3. August 11, 2013   United States F22 Hard   Dimitar Kutrovsky 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. September 8, 2013   Canada F7 Clay   Peter Polansky 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. March 23, 2014   United States F9 Hard   Marcos Giron 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 6. November 30, 2014   Thailand F10 Hard   Danai Udomchoke 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. January 11, 2015   United States F2 Clay   Mitchell Krueger 1–6, 2–6
Winner 8. April 19, 2015   United States F13 Clay   Darian King 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 9. April 26, 2015   Guadalajara Hard   Rajeev Ram 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. June 26, 2016   Canada F3 Hard   Peter Polansky 1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. August 7, 2016   Chengdu Hard   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 12. September 12, 2016   Shanghai Hard   Henri Laaksonen 3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. September 10, 2017   Zhangjiagang Hard   Zhang Ze 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 14. February 11, 2018   San Francisco Hard (i)   Dominik Koepfer 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 15. May 19, 2019   Gwangju Hard   Dudi Sela 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 16. August 18, 2019   Vancouver Hard   Ricardas Berankis 3–6, 7–5, 4–6

DoublesEdit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 January 2016 Maui Hard   Dennis Novikov   Alex Bolt
  Frank Moser
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Tennis: Jason Jung". University of Michigan. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Jason Jung". Jason Jung Tennis. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "The Futures is Bleak". Grantland. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ Peter Gobis, "Big Things Brewing for Smyczek in Newport" The Sun Chronicle, Jul 19, 2018]

External linksEdit