Lise Gregory

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Lise Gregory
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 53)
Durban, South Africa
Retired 1993
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $244,383
Career record 88–76
Highest ranking No. 167 (7 December 1987)
Career record 182–105
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 17 (8 April 1991)

Lise Gregory (born 29 August 1963) is a South African former tennis player who played primarily doubles. She played left-handed. Her career-high doubles ranking in 1990 was no. 18. She reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and was one of the top eight teams participating in the year-end Virginia Slims Championships.

She played in college for the University of Miami, earning seven NCAA All-American awards in both singles and doubles and the NCAA doubles championship in 1986 with long-time doubles partner Ronni Reis.

After her playing career, she became a college coach, first assistant coach at Vanderbilt University, then head coach at Florida State University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, earning numerous coaching awards.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles 13 (7–6)[edit]

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 3
Titles by Surface
Hard 4
Clay 1
Grass 1
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 October 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 31 July 1988 Aptos, California, USA Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 26 February 1989 Wichita, Kansas, USA Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Sandy Collins
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 21 May 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Gretchen Magers Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 28 May 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Gretchen Magers Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Mary Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
5–7, 2–7
Runner-up 7. 17 June 1990 Birmingham, England Grass United States Gretchen Magers Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 22 July 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Gretchen Magers United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
7–6, 6–1
Winner 9. 30 September 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet United States Gretchen Magers Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 17 February 1991 Aurora, Colorado, USA Hard United States Gretchen Magers United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 7 April 1991 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay United States Mary Lou Daniels West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 0–6
Winner 12. 28 July 1991 Westchester, New York, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 11 August 1991 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard United States Mareen Harper United States Katrina Adams
France Isabelle Demongeot
7–6, 4–6, 3–6