Matt Anger

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.

Matt Anger
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceClyde Hill, WA
Born (1963-06-20) June 20, 1963 (age 57)
Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1984
Prize money$486,506
Career record82–106 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 23 (February 24, 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1983, 1985, 1987)
French Open2R (1987)
Wimbledon4R (1986)
US Open4R (1986)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals1R (1986)
Career record57–72 (ATP, Grand Prix, WCT & Grand Slam level & Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 53 (April 20, 1987)

Professional Tennis CareerEdit

Anger grew up in Pleasanton, California, and played at Amador Valley High School.[1] 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.[2] 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 retired from the tour in 1991 and is currently the men's tennis coach at the University of Washington. He resides in Clyde Hill, Washington.

Coaching careerEdit

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.

Career finalsEdit

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 19 October 1986 Tokyo Hard   Ken Flach   Jimmy Arias
  Greg Holmes
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 11 October 1987 Brisbane Hard (i)   Kelly Evernden   Broderick Dyke
  Wally Masur
7–6, 6–2


  1. ^ "Washington Huskies". Washington Huskies. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Matt Anger Bio". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.

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