Matt Anger (born June 20, 1963) is an American former professional tennis player. He is now the head men's tennis coach at the University of Washington.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Clyde Hill, WA|
|Born||June 20, 1963|
Walnut Creek, CA, United States
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Career record||82–106 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (February 24, 1986)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1983, 1985, 1987)|
|French Open||2R (1987)|
|US Open||4R (1986)|
|WCT Finals||1R (1986)|
|Career record||57–72 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 53 (April 20, 1987)|
Professional Tennis CareerEdit
Anger grew up in Pleasanton, California, and played at Amador Valley High School. He went on to be named the national 16-and-under singles champion in 1979 and to win the 1981 junior Wimbledon boys' singles title, resulting in a No. 1 ranking in the world by Tennis Magazine. He played collegiate tennis at USC from 1982 to 1984. He was a three-time All-American in these three years and was a Pac-10 singles finalist in 2003. In the same year, he led the USC Trojans to a third-place NCAA finish. The next season, he won the Pac-10 doubles championship, was a Pac-10 singles semifinalist, and helped USC win the Pac-10 conference championship. After this season, he turned to professional tennis.
The right-handed Anger reached his highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour on February 24, 1986 when he became the World No. 23. He won one singles (Johannesburg in 1985) and two doubles titles (Tokyo outdoor in 1986 and Brisbane in 1987) during his career.
Retirement from the TourEdit
Anger initially joined the coaching staff at the University of Southern California. He then moved to the University of Washington where he became the head coach in 1995. He is heading into his 24th season in 2018. He is the most successful coach in Washington history with 371 wins. His teams have missed the NCAA championships only twice and have had five runs to the NCAA round of 16 since 2001.
He and his team have had a winning record in 21 of 22 seasons. He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2005 when the team won its first ever Pac-10 title. Six singles players have earned All-American honors under his coaching and 11 have earned year-end top-50 rankings. Additionally, player Alex Vlaški won the 2003 All-American Championships - the first title for a husky since 1924 - under his coaching.
He was inducted into the USTA Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005 and the ITA Hall of Fame in 2014.
|Grand Slam (0–0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0–0)|
|ATP Tour (1–1)|
Singles (1 title – 1 runner-up)Edit
|Winner||1.||13 October 1985||Johannesburg||Hard||Brad Gilbert||6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||23 November 1986||Johannesburg||Hard (i)||Amos Mansdorf||3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 5–7|
Doubles (2 titles – 0 runners-up)Edit
|Winner||1.||19 October 1986||Tokyo||Hard||Ken Flach|| Jimmy Arias
|Winner||2.||11 October 1987||Brisbane||Hard (i)||Kelly Evernden|| Broderick Dyke
- Matt Anger at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Matt Anger at the International Tennis Federation
- Profile on UW Athletics
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