Eric Taino

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Eric Taino
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Medal record
Representing  Philippines
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Korat Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Korat Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Korat Doubles

Eric Taino (born March 18, 1975 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States) is a retired ATP Tour American tennis player who later represented the Philippines in international competition. He started a professional career in 1997. Before turning pro, he was the #1 player and captain of the then #2 nationally ranked UCLA tennis team and achieved All-American honors. His teammates at UCLA included fellow pros Justin Gimelstob and Kevin Kim.

Taino achieved his highest ranking of'World No. 122 as a singles player on the ATP Tour in November 2003 and ranked as high as 52nd in the world in April 2000 as a doubles player including capturing a doubles title in Singapore along the way.

In 2006, Taino won the bronze medal in the men's doubles tournament at the Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar. Taino, with partner Cecil Mamiit, lost to Indian pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.

Taino played for the Philippines Davis Cup team until 2008. Since his retirement, Taino returned to UCLA to finish his degree and remains active in tennis, coaching and playing in Los Angeles, where he resides with his family.

Titles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. October 11, 1999 Singapore Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–4

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