Tennys Sandgren

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Tennys Sandgren
Tennys Sandgren at 2013 US Open.jpg
Country  United States
Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1991-07-22) July 22, 1991 (age 23)
Gallatin, Tennessee
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Turned pro 2011[1]
Plays Right-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money $107,121
Singles
Career record 0–0 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
1 Challenger, 6 Futures
Highest ranking No. 183 (December 2, 2013)
Current ranking No. 290 (August 18, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2013)
French Open Q1 (2013)
US Open Q2 (2012)
Doubles
Career record 0–0 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
3 Challengers, 7 Futures
Highest ranking No. 127 (September 23, 2013)
Current ranking No. 159 (October 28, 2013)
Last updated on: October 28, 2013.

Tennys Sandgren (born July 22, 1991) is an American professional tennis player competing mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour both in singles and doubles. Born and raised in Gallatin, Tenn., he went on to play two years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee before launching his professional career.

Tennis career[edit]

Junior Career[edit]

As a junior, Sandgren compiled a singles win/loss record of 70-38 (and 53-35 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 9 in the combined ITF junior world rankings in April 2009.[2]

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (2009)
Wimbledon: 2R (2009)
US Open: 2R (2009)

College Career[edit]

Sandgren was a January midseason addition to the Tennessee Volunteers' 2010 tennis roster, joining older brother Davey, who was a senior All-American on the team.[3] Coached by Sam Winterbotham and Chris Woodruff, the younger Sandgren immediately strengthened the middle of the Vols' singles lineup, going 10-0 in Southeastern Conference play at the No. 4 position to help the team win the SEC regular-season and tournament titles.[4] The team went on to reach the NCAA team finals that year as well.

As a sophomore, Sandgren reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships, losing to teammate, roommate and doubles partner Rhyne Williams in three sets. He finished the season with a 37-6 record and his 10-1 record in conference once again helped the Vols to an SEC regular-season title. He finished his career with a 60-12 singles record (.833), the third-best career winning percentage in Tennessee history.[5]

He was also a member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team after his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Pro Tour[edit]

Sandgren turned pro in 2011, reaching his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 209 in April 2013 and his highest ATP doubles ranking of World No. 137 in February 2013.[1]

ATP career finals (4)[edit]

Doubles (4)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 29, 2012 United States Lexington, US Hard United States Rhyne Williams United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John Peers
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winners 1. October 7, 2012 United States Sacramento, US Hard United States Rhyne Williams United States Devin Britton
United States Austin Krajicek
4–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Runner-up 2. January 27, 2013 United States Honolulu, US Hard United States Rhyne Williams Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-han
Chinese Taipei Peng Hsien-yin
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. February 9, 2013 United States Dallas, US Hard United States Rhyne Williams United States Alex Kuznetsov
Germany Mischa Zverev
4–6, 7–6(4–7), [5–10]
Winners 1. September 21, 2013 Turkey Izmir, Tur Hard United States Austin Krajicek United Kingdom Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
7–6(7–4), 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athletic DNA Profile
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis Juniors - Player Profile". ITF Tennis. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tennys Sandgren Joins Volunteers". utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tennys Sandgren Profile". utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tennessee Tennis Record Book". utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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