Tripp Phillips

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Tripp Phillips
Country  United States
Residence Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Born (1977-08-27) August 27, 1977 (age 37)
Newport News, Virginia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$310,312
Singles
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 343 (May 19, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open -
French Open -
Wimbledon -
US Open -
Doubles
Career record 43–52
Career titles 2
Highest ranking 29 (October 6, 2006)
Last updated on: July 21, 2008.

Owen Thomas Phillips III (better known as Tripp Phillips) (born August 26, 1977)[1] is an American professional tennis player. Phillips mainly plays doubles.

Early life[edit]

Phillips was born in Newport News, Virginia. He started to play tennis at the age of four with his mother Brenda and father O.T. When he was 16, he was among the top 10 in America in boy's 16-18.

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in sports science and was an All-American his senior year.

Phillips is married to Laura Zuger. He is currently an assistant coach for the UNC Tarheels men's tennis team.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

He has won two ATP doubles title in his career, the first was in Tokyo, Japan on October 2, 2006 when he and his partner, Ashley Fisher defeated American duo Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. The second was at the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships when he and Fisher defeated Scott Lipsky and David Martin, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

Also, he has won several ITF circuit challengers with Fisher and also in Atlantic City with his partner Ryan Sachire. In 2006 he partnered with Rogier Wassen to win the doubles title at an ITF challenger event in Mexico City.

In 2004, he played his only singles match at the ATP World Tour level. It came at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he lost to compatriot Robby Ginepri in the first round, 6-2, 6-0.

In 2008, he paired with K. J. Hippensteel to win two matches in doubles qualifying and make the main draw at Wimbledon. They then lost in the first round of the main draw to Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss, 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2.

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