Jeff Austin (tennis)

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Jeff Austin
Country United States United States
Residence Rolling Hills, California
Born (1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 63)
Boston, Massachusetts
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 51-73
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 52 (October 15, 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 3R (1973)
US Open 2R (1971, 1975)
Doubles
Career record 41-58
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1973, 1975)
US Open 3R (1975)

Jeff Austin (born July 5, 1951) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Austin, an All-American on four occasions, played tennis for the UCLA Bruins and was a member of their 1970 and 1971 NCAA Championship winning teams.[2]

He made the third round at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships, where he lost to Szabolcs Baranyi, despite winning the first two sets.[3]

In 1973 he won both the singles and doubles titles at the Aptos Open.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Austin's sister is two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin and he is also the brother of Doug, John and Pam Austin, all tennis players.

He is married to fitness instructor Denise Austin.[4]

Career after tennis[edit]

Austin now works as a sports agent. He is head of the basketball division at the Octagon.[5]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 United States Aptos, United States Hard New Zealand Onny Parun 7–6, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 United States Aptos, United States Hard United States Fred McNair South Africa Raymond Moore
New Zealand Onny Parun
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1975 United States Little Rock, United States Carpet United States Charles Owens Mexico Marcelo Lara
Australia Barry Phillips-Moore
4–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ Frost, Marcia (2008). American Doubles the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination. Mansion Grove House. 
  3. ^ a b ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ New York Times, "Denise and Jeff Austin, Blessed With Enthusiasm", 14 December 2012
  5. ^ Octagon: Jeff Austin profile