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Teryn Ashley-Fitch (born December 12, 1978) is an American professional tennis player. Ashley won 17 titles in her career – 4 in singles and 13 in doubles. Her highest singles ranking is World No. 95, which she achieved in July 2004. Her highest doubles ranking is No. 59, achieved in October 2003.

Teryn Ashley
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S.
Born (1978-12-12) December 12, 1978 (age 40)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned proApril 2001
RetiredJanuary 2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$265,877
Singles
Career record143–106
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (July 5, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2005)
French Open1R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2004)
US Open1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record120–65
Career titles1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (October 27, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2003)
French Open2R (2003)
Wimbledon1R (2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open2R (2002, 2003)
Last updated on: May 16, 2012.

CareerEdit

Ashley played her first ever tennis match at an ITF $10,000 event in San Antonio, Texas on 8 January 1996, losing in the second qualifying round to Tu Dong.

Ashley's best Grand Slam result came at Wimbledon 2004 Ladies' Singles event, where she defeated Tina Pisnik 2–6, 6–1, 7–5 to enter the second round, where she was overpowered by No. 27 seeded Alicia Molik.[1]

At the 2003 ASB Bank Championships Doubles event held in Auckland, New Zealand, Teryn won her only WTA Tour title, playing alongside Abigail Spears to beat Cara Black and Elena Likhovtseva 6–2, 2–6, 6–0 in the final.

Ashley also won the 2003 Dow Corning Tennis Classic Doubles event held in Midland, Michigan, United States, which was her biggest ITF Women's Circuit title, with Abigail Spears, beating Bethanie Mattek and Shenay Perry 6–1, 4–6, 6–4 in the final.[2]

At the 2002 US Open Women's Doubles event, Ashley partnered Sarah Taylor to reach the second round, defeating Laura Montalvo and Elena Tatarkova 6–4, 4–6, 6–4.

Also, at the 2003 US Open Women's Doubles event, she paired-up with Abigail Spears to beat Bianka Lamade and Anastasia Myskina 4–6, 6–1, 6–3 to reach round 2 for the second consecutive year.

In the 2003 French Open Women's Doubles event, she paired-up with Abigail Spears to beat Renata Voráčová and Marlene Weingärtner 6–4, 2–6, 6–2 to reach the second round.

In her career overall, she won 1 WTA Doubles title, 4 ITF Singles titles, and 12 ITF Doubles titles. She enjoyed a successful doubles partnership with compatriot Abigail Spears.

Teryn retired from tennis after losing in the first round of singles and doubles at an ITF $25,000 event in Tampa, Florida. She lost her singles match to Tatjana Malek.

Personal lifeEdit

Teryn was born and raised by parents Allen and Anne in Boston, Massachusetts. She was introduced to tennis by her mother at the age of 9. Her preferred surface is clay. She currently resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She attended Stanford University in 2001.[3]

Teryn married Brian Fitch in August 2008. The couple have a daughter, Abby and a son William.[4]

AwardsEdit

Ashley was a two-time NCAA champion in 1997 and 1999 and a three-time All-American.

Career statisticsEdit

WTA Tour TitlesEdit

Doubles (1)Edit

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Tour Championships
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Tier II / Premier
Tier III, IV & V / International
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnered with Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. January 5, 2003 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Abigail Spears   Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 2–6, 6–0

ITF Circuit TitlesEdit

Singles (4)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. May 27, 2001 El Paso, Texas, United States Hard   Alison Nash 6–1, 6–1
2. July 1, 2001 Lachine, Canada Hard   Diana Srebrovic 2–6, 6–4, 6–0
3. September 21, 2003 Columbus, Ohio, United States Hard   Tara Snyder 6–3, 6–1
4. November 9, 2003 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Hard   Meilen Tu 1–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles (12)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. June 3, 2001 Lake Ozark, Texas, United States Hard   Claire Curran   Alison Nash
  Andrea Nathan
7–5, 6–1
2. February 24, 2002 Columbus, Ohio, United States Hard   Kristen Schlukebir   Maria Goloviznina
  Eugenia Kulikovskaya
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
3. July 7, 2002 Los Gatos, California, United States Hard   Vanessa Webb   Ryoko Takemura
  Yuka Yoshida
6–3, 6–4
4. February 9, 2003 Midland, Michigan, United States Hard   Abigail Spears   Bethanie Mattek
  Shenay Perry
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
5. April 20, 2003 Jackson, Mississippi, United States Clay   Abigail Spears   Lisa McShea
  Christina Wheeler
6–1, 6–3
6. September 21, 2003 Columbus, Ohio, United States Hard   Allison Baker   María Emilia Salerni
  Andreea Vanc
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
7. November 16, 2003 Eugene, Oregon, United States Hard   Shenay Perry   Alina Jidkova
  Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
8. October 3, 2004 Troy, Alabama, United States Hard   Laura Granville   Bethanie Mattek
  Shenay Perry
2–6, 3–0r
9. November 14, 2004 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Hard   Laura Granville   Els Callens
  Samantha Stosur
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
10. July 3, 2005 Los Gatos, California, United States Hard   Carly Gullickson   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Kaysie Smashey
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
11. October 2, 2005 Ashland, Kentucky, United States Hard   Amy Frazier   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Ahsha Rolle
6–1, 6–4
12. November 13, 2005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Hard   Carly Gullickson   Ashley Harkleroad
  Bethanie Mattek
6–1, 6–0

ReferencesEdit

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