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Sandy Collins (tennis)

Sandy Collins (born October 13, 1958) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S. who played from the late 1970s until 1994.

Sandy Collins
Country (sports) United States
Born (1958-10-13) October 13, 1958 (age 61)
San Bernardino, California, United States
Turned pro1978
Retired1994
Prize money$610,261
Singles
Career record264–273
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 17 (Aug. 18, 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1984, 1988)
French Open3R (1981, 1982)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open2R (1982, 1984)
Doubles
Career record247–249
Career titles3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 17 (May 11, 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1987, 1988)
French OpenQF (1991)
Wimbledon3R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992)
US OpenQF (1991, 1993)

Collins is a native of San Bernardino, California. Sandy went to Odessa College, where she played tennis for Coach Virginia Brown and the Wranglers. After two seasons, she transferred to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, where she completed her college career.

During her professional career, she won four doubles tournaments on the WTA tour. Collins spent the next 17 years on the pro tennis tour, beating Billie Jean King in her second year as well as Tracy Austin (then ranked #1 in the world) in the quarterfinals of the German Open. At different times in her career, Collins was ranked as high as 17th in the world in singles and doubles. She became the first tennis player to be endorsed by Oakley Sunglasses. After retirement, Collins coached privately for a time, eventually taking a job at Texas Tech University (1999) as the women's tennis assistant coach and then named head coach in November 2002. She is currently the associate AD/event operations and sports administrator (women's volleyball/men's tennis) at Texas Tech University.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 1Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 20, 1983 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard   Carling Bassett 6–2, 0–6, 4–6

Doubles 18 (4–14)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 3
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 25, 1983 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Hard   Elizabeth Sayers   Chris O'Neil
  Brenda Remilton
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 2. March 25, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet   Elizabeth Sayers   Leslie Allen
  Anne White
4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 3. May 6, 1984 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Andrea Leand   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Beverly Mould
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. October 13, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Penny Barg   Bonnie Gadusek
  Mary-Lou Daniels
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. March 9, 1986 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard   Kim Sands   Candy Reynolds
  Anne Smith
6–7, 1–6
Winner 6. October 19, 1986 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Susan Mascarin
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 7. October 26, 1986 Singapore Hard   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Julie Richardson
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. April 19, 1987 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Kathy Jordan
  Betsy Nagelsen
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 9. April 26, 1987 Taipei Carpet   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 10. February 26, 1989 Wichita, Kansas, USA Hard   Leila Meskhi   Manon Bollegraf
  Lise Gregory
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 11. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard   Ronni Reis   Elise Burgin
  Helen Kelesi
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. June 16, 1991 Birmingham, England Grass   Elna Reinach   Nicole Provis
  Liz Smylie
3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. October 6, 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet   Lori McNeil   Sabine Appelmans
  Raffaella Reggi
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 14. November 3, 1991 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard   Elna Reinach   Mareen Harper
  Cammy MacGregor
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 15. November 10, 1991 Brentwood, Tennessee, USA Hard   Elna Reinach   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 16. February 9, 1992 Osaka, Japan Carpet   Rachel McQuillan   Rennae Stubbs
  Helena Suková
6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 17. June 14, 1992 Birmingham, England Grass   Elna Reinach   Lori McNeil
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–8
Runner-up 18. November 14, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Mary-Lou Daniels   Katrina Adams
  Elna Reinach
7–5, 2–6, 4–6

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