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Kathleen Cummings

Kathleen Cummings (born September 5, 1961) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S.

Kathleen Cummings
Country (sports) United States
Born (1961-09-05) September 5, 1961 (age 58)
Prize money$59,928
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1984)

BiographyEdit

Cummings, who comes from Richmond, Virginia, was a three-time All-American tennis player at the University of Colorado. She made the semi-finals of the AIAW Championships in 1982 and transferred to the University of Texas for the final year of her college career, winning the 1984 Southwest Conference singles title.[1]

While still in college, Cummings began playing on the professional circuit as an amateur and had her breakthrough when she upset Virginia Wade at the 1981 Avon Championships of Seattle.[2] At the 1983 US Open, Cummings had wins over Lee Duk-hee and Mary-Lou Piatek to make the third round, where she lost to eighth seed Hana Mandlíková.[3] In 1984 she had her best year on the circuit, with semi-final appearances at Virginia Slims tournaments in Nashville and Richmond, as well as a quarter-final in Salt Lake City. She graduated from college in 1984 and continued to play on tour until 1986.

She now works as a nurse in the Richmond area.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Longhorn Hall of Honor: Kathleen Bogue Cummings". University of Texas Athletics.
  2. ^ "Seattle". United Press International. February 24, 1981.
  3. ^ "'Still Much To Prove' Mandlikova Chasing Own Expectations". Sun-Sentinel. February 8, 1985.

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