Matt Lucena

Matt Lucena (born August 4, 1969) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He won the mixed doubles title at the 1995 US Open.[1]

Matt Lucena
Country (sports) United States
Born (1969-08-04) August 4, 1969 (age 51)
Chico, California
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro1992
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$170,523
Singles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 312 (October 11, 1993)
Doubles
Career record36–48
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 62 (May 6, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US OpenQF (1991, 1993)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1996)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US OpenW (1995)

College yearsEdit

Lucena played tennis for UC Berkeley from 1988 to 1992. He and Doug Eisenman were NCAA doubles champions in 1990 and with a new partner, Bent-Ove Pedersen in 1991, Lucena went back to back. A three-time All-American, he didn't drop a set in either year.[2]

Professional careerEdit

The highlight of Lucena's professional career was winning the 1995 US Open mixed doubles title, partnering Meredith McGrath.[2] Unseeded, the pair had never played together previously.[3] He twice made the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the US Open, in 1991 with his UC Berkeley teammate Pedersen and in 1993 with Brian MacPhie.[2] He won one ATP Tour doubles title, at St. Poelten in 1995, as well as four ATP Challenger titles.[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1995 U.S. Open   Meredith McGrath   Cyril Suk
  Gigi Fernández
6–4, 6–4

ATP Tour career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jun 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Bill Behrens   Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2. May 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay   Bill Behrens   Christo van Rensburg
  David Wheaton
6–7, 2–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (4)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1991 Bloomfield, United States Hard   Steve DeVries   Doug Eisenman
  Ted Scherman
6–4, 6–3
2. 1995 Cherbourg, France Hard   Bill Behrens   Marius Barnard
  Stefan Kruger
7–6, 6–1
3. 1995 Dresden, Germany Clay   Nuno Marques   Mike Bauer
  Jon Ireland
6–1, 6–4
4. 1995 Poznań, Poland Clay   Bill Behrens   Jeff Belloli
  Jack Waite
7–5, 6–1

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