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Shannan McCarthy Gaudette (born May 19, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Shannan McCarthy
Full nameShannan McCarthy Gaudette
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-05-19) May 19, 1970 (age 49)
Georgia, U.S.
Prize money$172,766
Career record143–109
Highest rankingNo. 153 (November 2, 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1992)
Career record129–89
Highest rankingNo. 60 (July 26, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1992, 1994)
US Open2R (1991)



McCarthy played collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia from 1989 to 1992, along with identical twin sister Shawn.[1] A Georgia local, she earned a total of seven All-American selections and set a university record 150 career singles wins.[1] In 1992 she was runner-up to Lisa Raymond in the NCAA Championships.[2] She was granted a wildcard into the women's singles draw at the 1992 US Open and was beaten in the first round by Sabine Hack.[3]

From 1992 she began touring professionally and was most successful in the doubles format. As a doubles player she was runner-up in three WTA Tour tournaments and was ranked a career high 60 in 1993. She reached a top ranking in singles of 153 in the world.[1] In 1997 she partnered with Kelly Pace to win a $75,000 ITF doubles tournament in Wichita, which was the last professional tournament she played on tour.

She and her husband, physical therapist Mike Gaudette, have four children, including a set of triplets.[1]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (0-3)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss August, 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Tier V Hard   Nicole Arendt   Rachel McQuillan
  Claudia Porwik
2–6, 4–6
Loss August, 1992 Schenectady, U.S. Tier V Hard   Ginger Helgeson   Alexia Dechaume
  Florencia Labat
3–6, 6–1, 2–6
Loss January, 1993 Brisbane, Australia Tier III Hard   Kimberly Po   Conchita Martínez
  Larisa Neiland
2–6, 2–6


  1. ^ a b c d "Shannan McCarthy Inducted to Tennis Hall of Fame". Georgia Bulldogs. May 2, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Herbert, Steven (May 22, 1992). "UCLA's McCalla, Ceniza Win Women's Doubles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ "International Results". The Canberra Times. 3 September 1992. p. 30. Retrieved 14 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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