|Country (sports)||United States|
January 15, 1970 |
|Height||5'8" (173 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 248 (October 12, 1998)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1993)|
|US Open||1R (1992)|
|Highest ranking||No. 92 (October 19, 1998)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1999)|
|French Open||2R (1998)|
|US Open||2R (1998)|
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
|1991 Havana||Mixed Doubles|
|1991 Havana||Men's Singles|
As a junior, DiLucia had his greatest success at the 1987 US Open, where he was a boy's singles semi-finalist. En route to the semi-finals he beat Jonathan Stark, whom he would partner in the boy's doubles event at the 1988 Wimbledon Championships. The pair were semi-finalists. He also played junior Davis Cup for the United States and in 1988 won the Easter Bowl singles title.
DiLucia, who is a member of the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, was a five-time All-American while playing at the University of Notre Dame. He was a singles All-American in 1990 and then earned All-American honors for both singles and doubles in each of the next two years. By the time he left, he had established several Notre Dame records. Most notably he had managed more singles wins (146) and more doubles wins (219) than any player in the history of Notre Dame tennis. In 1991 he became the first tennis player ever to be named "Athlete of the Year" at Notre Dame. In the 1992 pre-season, DiLucia held top spot on the collegiate ranking for both singles and doubles.
Pan American Games
At the 1991 Pan American Games, held in Cuba, DiLucia was a gold medalist in the mixed doubles, with partner Pam Shriver. He was also a singles silver medalist, losing the final to Mexico's Luis Herrera.
ATP Tour & Grand Slams
DiLucia began playing on the ATP Tour in 1992 and on his tour debut, at the U.S. Pro Indoor tournament, had a win over former top 10 player Kevin Curren. He was eliminated from the tournament by Pete Sampras and would meet Sampras again at the 1992 US Open, losing both matches in straight sets.
In 1993 he played overseas for the first time since turning professional and took part in the main draw of the Australian Open. He was beaten in five sets by Stephane Simian in the first round. At the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, DiLucia and partner Brian MacPhie made the round of 16 in the men's doubles. The pair also reached the semi-finals of the 1993 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, in Newport.
DiLucia made his third and final Grand Slam appearance in 1998, at the Wimbledon Championships. He lost, in four sets, to 11th seed Jonas Björkman in the opening round. Also in 1998, DiLucia had wins over David Wheaton, Kenneth Carlsen and Ivo Heuberger, to make the quarter-finals at the Japan Open Tennis Championships.
He reached the doubles semi-finals in San Jose twice during his career, both times with Michael Sell, in 1998 and 1999. His only other semi-final appearance was in the doubles at Newport in 1999, partnering Laurence Tieleman.
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1993||Montebello, Canada||Hard||Doug Flach|| Lan Bale
|2.||1994||Binghamton, United States||Hard||Chris Woodruff|| Neville Godwin
|4–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|3.||1995||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Hard||Dan Kronauge|| Egberto Caldas
|6–7, 6–3, 6–3|
|4.||1996||Bronx, United States||Hard||Scott Humphries|| Chris Haggard
|5.||1996||Urbana, United States||Hard||Scott Humphries|| Brandon Coupe
|6.||1997||Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Michael Sell|| Paul Goldstein
|7.||1998||Salinas, Ecuador||Hard||Michael Sell|| Mariano Hood
|8.||1998||San Antonio, United States||Hard||Michael Sell|| Michael Hill
|9.||1999||Houston, United States||Hard||Michael Sell|| Bobby Kokavec
- ITF Pro Circuit Profile
- ITF Junior Profile
- University of Notre Dame: Former All-American David DiLucia Selected For Induction Into The ITA Hall of Fame
- ATP World Tour Profile
- The Advocate, "DiLucia is focused in USTA event", June 16, 1995
- New York Times, "Davenport a Study in Cool in Her Opener in Australia", January 16, 2006