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

Louise Allen
Country (sports)United States
Born (1962-01-07) January 7, 1962 (age 57)
Turned pro1982
Retired1993
CollegeTrinity University
Prize money$319,712
Singles
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)
Doubles
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. During her time there, 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] 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[5] and the Trinity University Hall of Fame.[2]

She has two boys: Leighton and Weldon.

Grand Slam resultsEdit

Tournament Type Result[1]
1982 US Open Singles Lost in the first round
1983 US Open Singles Lost in the second round to #1 seed Martina Navratilova
Doubles with Gretchen Magers (née Rush) Lost in the third round to #5 seeds Billie Jean King/Sharon Walsh
1983 Wimbledon Championships Singles Lost in the third round to #8 seed Hana Mandlíková
Doubles with Wendy White Lost in the first round
1986 French Open Doubles with Gretchen Magers Lost in the first round
1986 Wimbledon Championships Doubles with Ronni Reis Lost in the first round
1987 Australian Open Singles Lost in the first round
Doubles with Elna Reinach Lost in the second round to #2 seeds Claudia Kohde-Kilsch/Helena Suková
1987 US Open Doubles with Camille Benjamin Lost in the first round
1987 Wimbledon Championships Doubles with Camille Benjamin Lost in the first round
1988 French Open Doubles with Beth Herr Lost in the second round to the #8 seeds
1988 US Open Doubles with A. M. Fernandez Lost in the second round to the #12 seeds
1989 Australian Open Singles Lost in the first round
Doubles with Gretchen Magers (née Rush) Lost in the second round to #3 seeds Jana Novotná/Helena Suková
1989 French Open Singles Lost in the first round to #4 seed Zina Garrison
1989 Wimbledon Championships Singles Lost in the second round to #12 seed Mary Joe Fernández
1989 US Open Singles Lost in the first round
Doubles with Beverly Bowes Lost in the first round
1990 Australian Open Singles Lost in the first round
Doubles with Michelle Jaggard Lost in the second round
Mixed Doubles with Todd Nelson Lost in the first round
1990 Wimbledon Championships Doubles with Sophie Amiach Lost in the first round
1992 French Open Singles Advanced to the second round
1992 US Open Singles Lost in the second round to #9 seed Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Doubles with Ann Henricksson Lost in the second round to the #7 seeds
1992 Wimbledon Championships Singles Advanced to the second round
1993 French Open Singles Advanced to the second round
Doubles with Ann Henricksson Lost in the first round
1993 Wimbledon Championships Singles Lost in the first round
1993 US Open Doubles with Ann Henricksson Lost in the first round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame Members" (PDF). USTA North Carolina. Retrieved February 9, 2013.