Luke Smith (tennis)

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Luke Smith
Country Australia Australia
Born (1976-10-25) 25 October 1976 (age 37)
Adelaide, Australia
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Turned pro Right-handed
Plays 1997
Prize money $84,208
Singles
Career record 2-5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 363 (24 Nov 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1998)
US Open 1R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 5-8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 155 (25 Jun 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1998, 2001)
US Open 1R (1997)

Luke Smith (born 25 October 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Career[edit]

Smith played collegiate tennis with the UNLV Rebels and won both the NCAA Division I singles and doubles titles in 1997. He defeated Southern California's George Bastl in the singles final. In the doubles final, Smith and Tim Blenkiron beat Bastl and Kyle Spencer.[2] In 1997 he also made the third round of an ATP Tour tournament in Washington DC, with wins over Mahesh Bhupathi and Lionel Roux.[3]

Smith lost in the opening round in both of his appearances in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, to Marcelo Rios at the 1997 US Open and Andrei Medvedev at the 1998 Australian Open.[3] He twice reached the third round of the Australian Open men's doubles, with Lleyton Hewitt at the 1998 Australian Open and Paul Baccanello at the 2001 Australian Open.[3]

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