Jeff Austin (tennis)

William Jeffrey Austin (born July 5, 1951) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Jeff Austin
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceRolling Hills, California
Born (1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 68)
Boston, Massachusetts
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record51-73
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 52 (October 15, 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon3R (1973)
US Open2R (1971, 1975)
Doubles
Career record41-58
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1973, 1975)
US Open3R (1975)

Tennis careerEdit

Austin, an All-American on four occasions, played tennis for the UCLA Bruins and was a member of their 1970 and 1971 NCAA Championship winning teams.[2]

He made the third round at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships, where he lost to Szabolcs Baranyi, despite winning the first two sets.[3]

In 1973 he won both the singles and doubles titles at the Aptos Open.[3]

In 1974, Austin, along with his sister Pam, was a member of the World Team Tennis champion Denver Racquets.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Austin's sister is two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin and he is also the brother of Doug, John and Pam Austin, all tennis players.

He is married to fitness instructor Denise Austin.[5]

Career after tennisEdit

Austin now works as a sports agent. He is head of the basketball division at the Octagon.[6]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1973 Aptos, United States Hard   Onny Parun 7–6, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1973 Aptos, United States Hard   Fred McNair   Raymond Moore
  Onny Parun
6–2, 6–1
Loss 2. 1975 Little Rock, United States Carpet   Charles Owens   Marcelo Lara
  Barry Phillips-Moore
4–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ Frost, Marcia (2008). American Doubles the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination. Mansion Grove House.
  3. ^ a b ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ "Mylan WTT Player Database (seasons completed) - as of September 25, 2014 - (Seasons 1974-2014)" (PDF). World TeamTennis. September 25, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  5. ^ New York Times, "Denise and Jeff Austin, Blessed With Enthusiasm", 14 December 2012
  6. ^ Octagon: Jeff Austin profile