Tripp Phillips

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Tripp Phillips
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.
Born (1977-08-27) August 27, 1977 (age 41)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$311,162
Singles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest ranking343 (May 19, 2003)
Doubles
Career record43–53
Career titles2
Highest ranking29 (October 9, 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open1R (2006, 2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US OpenSF (2006)
Mixed doubles
Career record4–1
Career titles1 (China '04)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2007)
Last updated on: July 4, 2017.

Owen Thomas Phillips III (better known as Tripp Phillips) (born August 26, 1977)[1] is a former American professional tennis player.

Early life[edit]

Phillips was born in Newport News, Virginia. He started to play tennis at the age of four with his mother Brenda and father O.T. When he was 16, he was among the top 10 in America in boy's 16-18.

He attended Charlotte Country Day School and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in sports science and was an All-American his senior year.

Phillips is married to Laura Zuger. He is currently an assistant coach for the UNC Tar Heels men's tennis team.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

He has won two ATP doubles title in his career, the first was in Tokyo, Japan on October 2, 2006 when he and his partner, Ashley Fisher defeated American duo Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. The second was at the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships when he and Fisher defeated Scott Lipsky and David Martin, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

Also, he has won several ITF circuit challengers with Fisher and also in Atlantic City with his partner Ryan Sachire. In 2006 he partnered with Rogier Wassen to win the doubles title at an ITF challenger event in Mexico City.

In 2004, he played his only singles match at the ATP World Tour level. It came at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he lost to compatriot Robby Ginepri in the first round, 6-2, 6-0.

In 2008, he paired with K. J. Hippensteel to win two matches in doubles qualifying and make the main draw at Wimbledon. They then lost in the first round of the main draw to Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss, 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2.

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