Jeff Klaparda

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Jeff Klaparda
Full name Jeff Klaparda
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1963-11-07) November 7, 1963 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California
Turned pro 1986
Plays Right-handed
Career record 5–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 153 (July 13, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 2R (1984)
Career record 15–23
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 59 (August 31, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 3R (1987)
US Open 2R (1987)

Jeff Klaparda (born November 7, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.


Klaparda, who is Jewish, won a gold medal at the 1981 Maccabiah Games, in the mixed doubles with Andrea Leand.[1]

He went to UCLA in the early 1980s and was an All-American player on the tennis team. In the 1984 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships he was captain of the UCLA side that won the Championship and he also made the semi-finals of the singles.[2][3] He won the 1984 USTA National Amateur Clay Courts title.

At a Grand Prix tournament in Cleveland in 1984, Klaparda had an upset win over top 20 player Bill Scanlon, before exiting in the semi-finals.[4] Soon after he qualified for the main draw in the 1984 US Open and beat countryman John Hayes in the first round, then lost a four-set second round match to eight seed Aaron Krickstein.[5] It was his only Grand Slam appearances in singles but he competed in several doubles draws with a best performance coming at the 1987 Wimbledon Championships, when he and partner Lloyd Bourne had a win over the sixth seeds Peter Fleming and Gary Donnelly, en route to the third round. It was with Bourne that he won his only Grand Prix title, the doubles at the 1987 Rye Brook Open.[6]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1987 Rye Brook, U. S. Hard United States Lloyd Bourne Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–3

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1987 Lagos, Nigeria Hard United States Lloyd Bourne France Loïc Courteau
France Éric Winogradsky
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
2. 1988 Aptos, U. S. Hard United States Peter Palandjian United States Ed Nagel
United States Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–4
3. 1988 New Haven, U. S. Hard United States Peter Palandjian India Zeeshan Ali
United Kingdom Chris Bailey
6–2, 7–5


  1. ^ "U.S. cage squad tops Israel, 91–71". Bangor Daily News. July 16, 1981. p. 22. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "UCLA Wins Tennis Title". The Victoria Advocate. May 14, 1984. p. 2C. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Georgia's Pernfors gains finals in Volvo tourney". Gainesville Sun. October 28, 1984. p. 3E. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Klaparda Upsets Scanlon". Ocala Star-Banner. August 10, 1984. p. 2C. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (August 31, 1984). "Gerulaitis Easily Gains at Open". New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  6. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Rye Brook - 24 August - 30 August 1987". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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