Al Parker (tennis)

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Al Parker
Country United States United States
Residence Claxton, Georgia
Born December 22, 1968
Savannah, Georgia
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Turned pro 1991
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $32,734
Singles
Career record 1-10
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 261 (August 10, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record 2-7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 307 (February 1, 1993)

Middleton Albert "Al" Parker (born December 22, 1968) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Career[edit]

Parker won 25 USTA titles during his junior career.[2] He made the boy's quarter-finals at the 1985 US Open and was runner-up to Javier Sánchez in the 1986 Orange Bowl (18s).[3]

He twice appeared in the men's singles draw of the US Open, in 1986, when he lost in the opening round to 13th seed Anders Järryd and 1987, when he lost a four set first round match to Tarik Benhabiles.[2] He was a silver medalist at the 1987 Pan American Games and was a finalist at a Raleigh Challenger tournament in the same year.[2]

Parker played collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia and reached the NCAA Division One singles semi-finals in 1988. He was named the Academic All-American of the Year in 1990-91.[4]

In the early 1990s he played professionally but was constantly hampered by injuries.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ a b c ATP World Tour Profile
  3. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  4. ^ Calhoun Times, "Parker Named All-American", October 8, 1991, p. 2
  5. ^ Tennis Magazine, April. 2001.