Charles Owens (tennis)

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Charles Owens
Country (sports) United States United States
Born (1950-07-31) July 31, 1950 (age 66)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Plays Right-handed
Career record 56–74
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 36 (March 5, 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 3R (1975)
US Open 3R (1973, 1974)
Career record 51–62
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1975)
US Open 3R (1972, 1974, 1975)

Charles "Charlie" Owens (born July 31, 1950) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]


Owens won the Orange Bowl in 1966, for the 16 and under age division.

He competed at the 1970 Summer Universiade, in Turin, where he won bronze medals in both the men's doubles (with Fred McNair) and mixed doubles (with Mona Schallau).

In 1972 he was the NCAA Division II champion, for Samford University.

He made the third round of the singles event at the US Open in 1973 and 1974, as well as the third round of Wimbledon in 1975.[2] In the doubles he and partner Mike Estep beat third seeds Arthur Ashe and Roscoe Tanner en route to the third round at the 1974 US Open.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1973 Birmingham, United States Hard United States Sandy Mayer 7–5, 6–0

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1975 Little Rock, United States Carpet United States Jeff Austin Mexico Marcelo Lara
Australia Barry Phillips-Moore
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay United States Bruce Nichols Mexico Emilio Montaño
Colombia Jairo Velasco
2–6, 4–6