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Kirijax 05-02-2013 12:18 PM

Grand Slam Titles Won by Former College Players
 
College Tennis Online put out a tweet yesterday about list of Grand Slam tournament winners who played college tennis before joining the tour. I thought that would be an interesting list to see. Maybe that has been done on this forum before if not, it would be interesting to see everyone contribute to this list. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Stanford would have the most GS titles? I'll have to double-check before I list my own school's.

matchplay 05-02-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Kirijax (Post 7383027)
College Tennis Online put out a tweet yesterday about list of Grand Slam tournament winners who played college tennis before joining the tour. I thought that would be an interesting list to see. Maybe that has been done on this forum before if not, it would be interesting to see everyone contribute to this list. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Stanford would have the most GS titles? I'll have to double-check before I list my own school's.

Stanford Cardinal

17 singles, all Jmac
39 doubles and 11 runner-ups




http://www.gostanford.com/media-guid...mtennis-rb.pdf

floridatennisdude 05-02-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by matchplay (Post 7383154)
Stanford Cardinal

17 singles, all Jmac
39 doubles and 11 runner-ups




http://www.gostanford.com/media-guid...mtennis-rb.pdf

Wow, didn't realize Fed had yet to surpass Mac in singles GS titles. Could've sworn JMac was about 10 less than what you claim.

matchplay 05-02-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by floridatennisdude (Post 7383161)
Wow, didn't realize Fed had yet to surpass Mac in singles GS titles. Could've sworn JMac was about 10 less than what you claim.

my error, edit, 17 total for Jmac.
poster mentioned Stanford, so i just went to the site, miss counted.
anyway, pretty amazing states.
i would guess UCLA, USC, UG & Florida would be close behind

goran_ace 05-02-2013 02:00 PM

UCLA: Connors won 8 singles 2 doles GS titles, Arthur Ashe had 3 singles 2 doubles titles (and is the last college graduate to win a GS)

Florida: Lisa Raymond won a lot of doubles GS titles

I can't think of anyone who played at USC or UGA who would go on to win a grand slam title singles or doubles man or woman.

bluetrain4 05-02-2013 02:11 PM

IF we include doubles, the list grows quickly.

Dennis Ralston, USC

The Bryans, Stanford

Patrick McEnroe, Stanford

Just to name a few.


As for singles, Billie Jean King went to Cal State Los Angeles, but did she play tennis there? 12 singles Slams.

Stan Smith, USC - US Open and Wimbledon champion (Slam doubles titles as well).

Arthur Ashe, UCLA - USO, Wimbledon, AO, and 2 doubles titles. Edit - sorry, someone mentioned Ashe already.

If my research is correct, McEnroe in 1984 was the last Slam singles champ to have played college tennis.

kiki 05-02-2013 02:11 PM

Roscoe Tanner? Brian Gottfried? Dick Stockton? Scott davis? Ben Testerman?

Clemson_tennis 05-02-2013 02:20 PM

Auburn, Stephen Huss doubles 2005 Wimbledon

jaggy 05-02-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by floridatennisdude (Post 7383161)
Wow, didn't realize Fed had yet to surpass Mac in singles GS titles. Could've sworn JMac was about 10 less than what you claim.

Feddy cant count either, must be a norcal thang:)

Kirijax 05-02-2013 02:44 PM

For the Miami Hurricanes, it's all ancient history but there are a few.

Gardnar Mulloy won the U.S. Open doubles title four times ('42, '45, '46, '50) and the Wimbledon doubles title in 1957. He was also the U.S. Open singles runner-up in 1952 (lost to Frank Sedgman).

Doris Hart won six singles titles, 14 doubles and 15 mixed doubles titles. Too numerous to mention so here's her Wiki page. Link

Not sure if there are any more so that leaves Miami with 40 GS titles. None since the 50s though.

Clemson_tennis 05-02-2013 02:55 PM

Clemson 17: all from Gigi Fernandez in doubles.

jaggy 05-02-2013 03:02 PM

Any Big ten? Todd Martin came close.

woodrow1029 05-02-2013 04:44 PM

Luke and Murphy Jensen, USC

woodrow1029 05-02-2013 04:46 PM

Mark knowles, UCLA

Mahesh Bhupathi, Ole Miss

TopDawg 05-02-2013 04:50 PM

The closest Georgia had was Mikael Pernfors. He lost to Lendl in the 1986 French Open Finals.

woodrow1029 05-02-2013 05:07 PM

Gimelstob if we count mixed doubles too.

tennishmang 05-02-2013 05:34 PM

if counting mixed dubs, current ucla head coach billy martin too.

BHSC 05-03-2013 07:50 AM

More doubles winners listed by school (not partner):

Stanford:
Jared Palmer, Alex O'Brien, Jim Grabb, Jonathan Stark, Scott Davis

USC:
Rick Leach, Wayne and Byron Black

UNC:
Don Johnson

SMU
Richey Reneberg

Southern Illinois
Flach and Seguso

TCU
David Pate

UCLA
Peter Fleming

Tennessee
Paul Annacone

Art Rust Jr 05-03-2013 11:08 AM

A few more doubles guys.

Armstrong and Florida State
Paul Haarhuis

Bama
Ellis Ferreira

SoCal10s 05-03-2013 11:56 AM

Brian Teacher, UCLA..


Teacher is best remembered for his singles championship at the Australian Open in 1980. He won the final over Kim Warwick of Australia in straight sets (7-5, 7-6, 6-2), becoming the first Jewish male to win a singles title in a Grand Slam event since the 1950s.


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