Louise Stacey

Louise Stacey (born 10 January 1972) is an Australian former professional tennis player.[1]

Louise Stacey
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1972-01-10) 10 January 1972 (age 49)
Prize money$59,732
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 222 (2 December 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 113 (11 January 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1992)

BiographyEdit

Early careerEdit

Stacey, who grew up in Adelaide, won the 1983 Australian 12 and Under Championships.[2] In 1987, aged 15, she became the youngest ever winner of the Australian Hard Court Championships.[3] She was a girls' singles finalist at the 1990 Australian Open, losing in three sets to Bulgaria's Magdalena Maleeva.

Professional tourEdit

Stacey competed in either the singles or doubles main draws at five editions of the Australian Open. She made it to the final round of the Wimbledon qualifiers in 1991 and reached her highest singles ranking of 222 that year, which also included winning three ITF singles titles. As a doubles player, Stacey had a best ranking of 113 in the world and won four ITF titles during her career. She reached two WTA Tour doubles quarter-finals, at Auckland and Wellington in 1992.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (4–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 November 1987 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Jane Morro 0–6, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 4 December 1988 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Louise Field 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 17 February 1991 Mildura, Australia Grass   Tracey Morton-Rodgers 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 4 August 1991 Chatham, United States Hard   Susan Gilchrist 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 11 August 1991 College Park, United States Hard   Kristine Kurth 6–0, 6–2
Winner 4. 18 November 1991 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Nicole Pratt 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 12 July 1992 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Susan Sloane 4–6, 4–6

Doubles (4–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 19 November 1989 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Jane Taylor   Kristine Kunce
  Kate McDonald
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 13 May 1990 Swansea, United Kingdom Clay   Catherine Barclay   Nicole Pratt
  Kirrily Sharpe
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 20 May 1990 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Catherine Barclay   Nicole Pratt
  Kirrily Sharpe
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 8 July 1991 Erlangen, Germany Clay   Angie Cunningham   Viktoria Milvidskaia
  Maja Živec-Škulj
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 July 1991 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Angie Cunningham   Martina Pawlik
  Lisa Seemann
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 November 1991 Mildura, Australia Hard   Catherine Barclay   Ingelise Driehuis
  Louise Pleming
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 16 November 1992 Mount Gambier, Australia Clay   Catherine Barclay   Janette Husárová
  Eva Martincová
7–6(7), 6–7(4), 7–6(3)
Winner 4. 6 December 1992 Mildura, Australia Hard   Catherine Barclay   Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Matt (22 January 2013). "Flagstaff Hill veteran Louise Stacey is fighting to be fit for the Asia-Pacific Tennis League finals". Southern Times Messenger. The Advertiser.
  2. ^ "Spierings gains his revenge". The Canberra Times. 21 January 1983. p. 20. Retrieved 19 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Frawley takes hardcourt". The Canberra Times. 2 November 1987. p. 30. Retrieved 19 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

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