Louise Allen (tennis)

Louise Allen (born January 7, 1962[1]) is a retired American tennis player.

Louise Allen
Country (sports)United States
Born (1962-01-07) January 7, 1962 (age 59)
Turned pro1982
CollegeTrinity University
Prize money$319,712
Career record174–163
Career titles0, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (July 4, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1987, 1989, 1990)
French Open2R (1992, 1993)
Wimbledon3R (1983)
US Open2R (1983, 1992)
Career record87–120
Career titles0, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (February 1, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1987, 1989, 1990)
French Open2R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open3R (1983)

Allen attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she was a four-time All-American (1981-1984)[2] and won the 1983 NCAA Division I Women's Doubles Championship[3] and the 1983 Pan American Games women's doubles,[4] both times with partner Gretchen Rush. The same year, she received the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award, awarded annually to the best collegiate athletes in 12 sports) for tennis.[2][5] She graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.[2]

Allen played in all four Grand Slam tournaments, with her best results coming in 1983, when she reached the third round at Wimbledon in singles and the US Open with doubles partner Gretchen Magers (née Rush). According to the Trinity University Hall of Fame, she won five singles and eight doubles titles in all.[2]

Allen retired in 1993. She was inducted into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame[6] and the Trinity University Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ "Louise Allen". Women's Tennis Association.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hall of Fame: Louise Allen". Trinity University. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Women's Tennis History - College Sports". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pan American Games History". United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on September 3, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  6. ^ "North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame Members" (PDF). USTA North Carolina. Retrieved February 9, 2013.