Sandy Collins (tennis)

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Sandy Collins
Country United States
Born (1958-10-13) October 13, 1958 (age 56)
San Bernardino, California, United States
Turned pro 1978
Retired 1994
Prize money $610,261
Singles
Career record 264–273
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 28 (February 28, 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1984, 1988)
French Open 3R (1981, 1982)
Wimbledon 3R (1981)
US Open 2R (1982, 1984)
Doubles
Career record 247–249
Career titles 3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 17 (May 11, 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1987, 1988)
French Open QF (1991)
Wimbledon 3R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992)
US Open QF (1991, 1993)
Last updated on: October 9, 2013.

Sandy Collins (born October 13, 1958) is an American professional tennis player who played from the late 1970s until 1994.

Sandy is a native of San Bernardino, California. After high school, Sandy went to Odessa College where she played tennis for Coach Virginia Brown and the Wranglers. After two seasons with Odessa College, Sandy transferred to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, where she would complete her college career. Upon her college graduation, Sandy who had had a very successful amateur career, decided to turn pro.

During her career she won 4 tournaments WTA, all in the doubles category. Sandy would spend the next 17 years on the pro tennis tour, with the one huge accomplishment of beating Billie Jean King in her second year. At different times in her career, Sandy was ranked as high as 17th in the world in singles and doubles. Through her accomplishments, Sandy was recognized by Oakley Sunglasses and became the first tennis player to be endorsed by the company. After retirement, Sandy coached at several colleges and universities, including being the Head Tennis Coach at Texas Tech University.

She is currently the Assistant Director Events Management at Texas Tech University.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 1[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 20, 1983 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard Canada Carling Bassett 6–2, 0–6, 4–6

Doubles 18 (4–14)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 3
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 25, 1983 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Hard Australia Elizabeth Sayers Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Brenda Remilton
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 2. March 25, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet Australia Elizabeth Sayers United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 3. May 6, 1984 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Andrea Leand South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Beverly Mould
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. October 13, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Penny Barg United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. March 9, 1986 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard United States Kim Sands United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith
6–7, 1–6
Winner 6. October 19, 1986 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Susan Mascarin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 7. October 26, 1986 Singapore Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julie Richardson
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. April 19, 1987 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 9. April 26, 1987 Taipei Carpet United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 10. February 26, 1989 Wichita, Kansas, USA Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 11. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Elise Burgin
Canada Helen Kelesi
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. June 16, 1991 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Elna Reinach Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Liz Smylie
3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. October 6, 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet United States Lori McNeil Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Raffaella Reggi
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 14. November 3, 1991 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard South Africa Elna Reinach United States Mareen Harper
United States Cammy MacGregor
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 15. November 10, 1991 Brentwood, Tennessee, USA Hard South Africa Elna Reinach Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 16. February 9, 1992 Osaka, Japan Carpet Australia Rachel McQuillan Australia Rennae Stubbs
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 4–6 5–7
Runner-up 17. June 14, 1992 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Elna Reinach United States Lori McNeil
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–8
Runner-up 18. November 14, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Mary-Lou Daniels United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Elna Reinach
7–5, 2–6, 4–6

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