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Alycia Moulton
Alycia Ann Moulton
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Moulton playing in 1983
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMenlo Park, California
Born (1961-02-18) February 18, 1961 (age 59)
Sacramento, California
Turned pro1982
Retired1988
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record134-124
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 18 (November 26, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1983)
French Open2R (1983)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1987)
US Open4R (1985)
Doubles
Career record144-115
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 28 (May 25, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1983, 1985)
French OpenQF (1983, 1986)
WimbledonQF (1982)
US OpenQF (1984)

Alycia Moulton (born February 18, 1961) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Career

Moulton won the US Junior Championships in 1979 and was runner-up at the Wimbledon Junior Championships in 1979. She was active on the WTA professional tour from 1978 to 1988. Her powerful game brought her two singles titles in 1983 and five doubles titles. She reached a career high ranking of 18 in singles on November 26, 1984. She won the Ridgewood Open and the Virginia Slims of Newport, Rhode Island.

Moulton achieved immediate success on the professional tour after graduating from Stanford University, where as team captain and four-time All-American, she was an NCAA singles, doubles and team champion.[1] Moulton was selected to represent the United States in Wightman Cup. She played doubles with Chris Evert defeating Great Britain in the Wightman Cup competition.

Moulton served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Women's Tennis Association. She has been inducted into the Sacramento Hall of Fame, the Stanford University Hall of Fame and the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.

Moulton was born in Sacramento. Her father, Lee Moulton, is an inventor and engineer born in 1923. Her mother, Eleanor Moulton is a small business owner born in 1932. Moulton has one brother, Gregory Moulton, a computer scientist and founder of Avamar Technologies. After Moulton's tennis career she started a real estate development company. This led her to attend law school at the University of California at Davis. After graduating, she was married briefly to George Artz, a computer scientist and lifelong friend. Moulton worked for Congressman and former California State Senator, Mike Thompson. She is a real estate attorney and now resides in Menlo Park, California.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 5 (2-3)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (2-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (1-1)
Clay (0-1)
Carpet (1-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Nov, 1982 Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Clay Sweden Catrin Jexell 3-6, 5-7
Win 1. Feb 1983 Ridgewood Open, US Carpet Sweden Catrin Jexell 6-4, 6-2
Loss 2. Jun 1983 Birmingham Classic, England Grass United States Billie Jean King 0-6, 5-7
Win 2. Jul 1983 Virginia Slims of Newport, US Grass United States Kimberly Shaefer 6-3, 6-2
Loss 3. Aug 1984 Canadian Open, Canada Hard United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 2-6, 6-7(3-7)

Doubles: 10 (5-5)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5-5)
Titles by surface
Hard (3-1)
Grass (0-1)
Clay (1-0)
Carpet (1-3)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Nov 1982 Hong Kong Clay United States Laura duPont South Africa Jennifer Mundel
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Loss 1. Febr 1983 Nashville, US Carpet United States Paula Smith South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
4-6, 6-7
Win 2. Apr 1983 Atlanta, US Hard United States Sharon Walsh United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 2. Jan 1984 Oakland, US Carpet United States Rosemary Casals United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
2-6, 3-6
Win 3. Oct 1984 Brighton, England Carpet United States Paula Smith United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-7, 6-3, 7-5
Loss 3. Jun 1985 Birmingham, England Grass United States Elise Burgin United States Terry Holladay
United States Sharon Walsh
4-6, 7-5, 3-6
Loss 4. Mar 1986 Phoenix, US Hard United States Linda Gates United States Susan Mascarin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
3-6, 7-5, 4-6
Win 4. Jul 1986 Berkeley, US Hard United States Beth Herr United States Amy Holton
South Africa Elna Reinach
6-1, 6-2
Win 5. Jul 1986 San Diego, US Hard United States Beth Herr United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Loss 5. Oct 1986 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet United States Lori McNeil West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6-1, 4-6, 4-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R NH 2R A 0 / 5
French Open A A A A A 2R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 3
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R A 0 / 8
US Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 26
Year End Ranking 91 70 114 88 38 33 19 35 34 51 NR

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (September 2, 1985). "Moulton's studies continue on court". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015.

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