Tennys Sandgren

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{{ Infobox tennis biography | name = Tennys Sandgren | image = Tennys_Sandgren_at_2013_US_Open.jpg | country =  United States | residence = Gallatin, Tennessee | birth_date = (1991-07-22) July 22, 1991 (age 26) | birth_place = Gallatin, Tennessee | height = 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) | college = | turnedpro = 2011[1] | plays = Right-handed (two-handed backhand) | careerprizemoney = $398,325 | singlesrecord = 2–5(ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in [[Davis cup) | singlestitles = 0
2 Challenger, 11 Futures | highestsinglesranking = No. 100 (June 12, 2017) | currentsinglesranking = No. 100 (June 12, 2017) | AustralianOpenresult = Q2 (2013, 2016) | FrenchOpenresult = 1R (2017) | Wimbledonresult = Q2 (2017) | USOpenresult = Q2 (2012) | doublesrecord = 0–1 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup) | doublestitles = 0
7 Challengers, 9 Futures | highestdoublesranking = No. 115 (January 6, 2014) | currentdoublesranking = No. 303 (April 24, 2017) | AustralianOpenDoublesresult = | FrenchOpenDoublesresult = | WimbledonDoublesresult = Q1 (2017) | USOpenDoublesresult = 1R (2014) | updated = April 24, 2017 }}

Tennys Sandgren (born July 22, 1991) is an American professional tennis player competing mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour both in singles and doubles. Born and raised in Gallatin, Tennessee, he went on to play two years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee before launching his professional career.

Personal[edit]

Although Tennys Sandgren is a tennis player from Tennessee, he is actually named after his great-grandfather who did not play tennis and was not from Tennessee.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

As a junior, Sandgren compiled a singles win/loss record of 70-38 (and 53-35 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 9 in the combined ITF junior world rankings in April 2009.[3]

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (2009)
Wimbledon: 2R (2009)
US Open: 2R (2009)

College career[edit]

Sandgren was a January midseason addition to the Tennessee Volunteers' 2010 tennis roster, joining older brother Davey, who was a senior All-American on the team.[4] Coached by Sam Winterbotham and Chris Woodruff, the younger Sandgren immediately strengthened the middle of the Vols' singles lineup, going 10-0 in Southeastern Conference play at the No. 4 position to help the team win the SEC regular-season and tournament titles.[5] The team went on to reach the NCAA team finals that year as well.

As a sophomore, Sandgren reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships, losing to teammate, roommate and doubles partner Rhyne Williams in three sets. He finished the season with a 37-6 record and his 10-1 record in conference once again helped the Vols to an SEC regular-season title. He finished his career with a 60-12 singles record (.833), the third-best career winning percentage in Tennessee history.[6]

He was also a member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team after his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Pro Tour[edit]

Sandgren turned pro in 2011, reaching his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 209 in April 2013 and his highest ATP doubles ranking of World No. 137 in February 2013.[1]

Challenger career finals (4)[edit]

Singles: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2-1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. November 17, 2013 Champaign, USA Hard (i) Australia Sam Groth
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1. November 27, 2016 Columbus, USA Hard (i) United States Stefan Kozlov
1–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 2. February 19, 2017 Tempe, USA Hard Serbia Nikola Milojević
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. April 23, 2017 Sarasota, USA Clay United States Frances Tiafoe
3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 12 (7–5)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (12)
Finals by Surface
Hard (6–5)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 29, 2012 Lexington, USA Hard United States Rhyne Williams United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John Peers
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 1. October 7, 2012 Sacramento, USA Hard United States Rhyne Williams United States Devin Britton
United States Austin Krajicek
4–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Runner-up 2. January 27, 2013 Maui, USA Hard United States Rhyne Williams Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-han
Chinese Taipei Peng Hsien-yin
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. February 10, 2013 Dallas, USA Hard (i) United States Rhyne Williams United States Alex Kuznetsov
Germany Mischa Zverev
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [5–10]
Winner 2. May 4, 2013 Tallahassee, USA Clay United States Austin Krajicek Australia Greg Jones
Canada Peter Polansky
1–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 3. September 21, 2013 İzmir, Turkey Hard United States Austin Krajicek United Kingdom Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Runner-up 4. November 16, 2013 Champaign, USA Hard (i) United States Austin Krajicek United Kingdom Edward Corrie
United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst
6–7(5–7), 6–0, [7–10]
Winner 4. January 3, 2014 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard United States Austin Krajicek Croatia Ante Pavić
Slovenia Blaž Rola
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 5. January 9, 2015 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard United States Austin Krajicek United States Jarmere Jenkins
United States Bradley Klahn
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Winner 6. November 8, 2015 Charlottesville, USA Hard (i) United States Chase Buchanan Canada Peter Polansky
Canada Adil Shamasdin
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Winner 7. November 19, 2016 Champaign, USA Hard (i) United States Austin Krajicek United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Liam Broady
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 5. January 29, 2017 Maui, USA Hard United States Bradley Klahn United States Austin Krajicek
United States Jackson Withrow
4–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athletic DNA Profile
  2. ^ "Unique name purely coincidental for Tennys Sandgren". Herald & Review. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis Juniors - Player Profile". ITF Tennis. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tennys Sandgren Joins Volunteers". utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tennys Sandgren Profile". utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tennessee Tennis Record Book" (PDF). utsports.com. University of Tennessee. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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