Clinton Ferreira

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Clinton Ferreira
Full name Clinton Ferreira
Country (sports)  South Africa
Born (1968-07-05) 5 July 1968 (age 50)
Pretoria, South Africa
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $71,930
Singles
Highest ranking No. 529 (6 June 1994)
Doubles
Career record 3–21
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 131 (28 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
US Open 1R (1996)

Clinton Ferreira (born 5 July 1968) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Biography[edit]

Ferreira, who comes from Pretoria, was a two-time All-American doubles player at the University of Alabama.[1] In 1986 he partnered with Gregg Hahn to reach the NCAA semi-finals, which set a college record.[2] He later partnered with younger brother Ellis Ferreira to win the 1989 Southeastern Conference doubles title. The pair were one of the highest ranked doubles combinations in the ITCA collegiate rankings.[3] In 1989 he also competed in the NCAA singles championships and with his brother in the doubles made the round of 16.[4]

During the 1990s he competed professionally on the ATP Tour as a doubles specialist and won a total of three Challenger titles. He featured in the main draws of both the Australian Open and US Open in men's doubles competition. In 1998 he retired from professional tennis.

Clinton Ferreira now runs a wine merchant company base in Libourne, France, called Connaisseur Club. He is also captain of the Bordeaux cricket team.

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1995 Ostend, Germany Clay Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov Portugal Emanuel Couto
Czech Republic Tomáš Anzari
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
2. 1995 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Hungary Gábor Köves Switzerland Stephane Manai
Switzerland Patrick Mohr
6–4, 6–2
3. 1997 Réunion, France Hard Netherlands Jan Siemerink Spain Álex Calatrava
France Jérôme Golmard
6–2, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Millburg, Steve (19 November 2013). Gone Pro: Alabama: Crimson Tide Athletes Who Became Pros (2 ed.). Clerisy Press. p. 405. ISBN 9781578605255.
  2. ^ "Alabama tennis coach is leaving". Gadsden Times. 1 March 1988. p. B1. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Ferreira brothers rated No. 3 in doubles". The Tuscaloosa News. 3 May 1989. p. 5B. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Tide players to compete for individual titles". The Tuscaloosa News. 7 May 1993. p. 2C. Retrieved 24 April 2016.

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