Peter Wright (tennis)
|Country (sports)|| United States
December 8, 1963 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Highest ranking||No. 300 (July 2, 1977)|
|Highest ranking||No. 190 (August 21, 1989)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1989)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Peter Wright (born December 8, 1963) is a former Irish American professional tennis player who played for Ireland in the Davis Cup. He is now the head tennis coach at the University of California, Berkeley.
Wright, who was born and raised in Berkeley, qualified to represent Ireland in international tennis as it was the country of his parents. He appeared in 13 Davis Cup ties from 1988 to 1994 and won 16 of his 27 rubbers, 8 in singles and 8 in doubles.
In 1989 he played in the men's doubles event at the Australian Open, partnering fellow Californian Julian Barham. The pairing of Tim Pawsat and Tobias Svantesson defeated them in the first round. He also appeared in the 1989 Wimbledon Championships, as a mixed doubles player, with Lea Antonoplis as his partner. They weren't able to make the second round.
Wright was appointed head coach of the California Golden Bears (UC Berkeley) tennis team in 1993, a position which he still holds. In that time they have only once failed to make the NCAA postseason. He was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1997 and again in 2001.
From 1995 to 2003, Wright was captain of the Ireland Davis Cup team.
|1.||1986||Berkeley, United States||Hard||Randy Nixon|| Mike Bauer
|2.||1988||Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Paul Kronk|| Steve Furlong
|6–7, 6–4, 6–4|