Lise Gregory
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Lise Gregory

Lise Gregory
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1963-08-29) 29 August 1963 (age 57)
Durban, South Africa
Retired1993
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$244,383
Singles
Career record88-76
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 167 (7 December 1987)
Doubles
Career record182-105
Career titles7 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 17 (8 April 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open3R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon3R (1990)
US Open3R (1989, 1990, 1991)

Lise Gregory (born 29 August 1963) is a South African former tennis player who played primarily doubles. She played left-handed. Her career-high doubles ranking in 1990 was no. 18. She reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and was one of the top eight teams participating in the year-end Virginia Slims Championships.

She played in college for the University of Miami, earning seven NCAA All-American awards in both singles and doubles and the NCAA doubles championship in 1986 with long-time doubles partner Ronni Reis.

After her playing career, she became a college coach, first assistant coach at Vanderbilt University, then head coach at Florida State University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, earning numerous coaching awards.

WTA Tour finals

Doubles 13 (7-6)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 3
Titles by Surface
Hard 4
Clay 1
Grass 1
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 October 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
7-5, 7-5
Winner 2. 31 July 1988 Aptos, California, USA Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 26 February 1989 Wichita, Kansas, USA Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Sandy Collins
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 4. 21 May 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Gretchen Magers Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7-5, 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 5. 28 May 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Gretchen Magers Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Mary Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
5-7, 2-7
Runner-up 7. 17 June 1990 Birmingham, England Grass United States Gretchen Magers Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 8. 22 July 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Gretchen Magers United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
7-6, 6-1
Winner 9. 30 September 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet United States Gretchen Magers Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 10. 17 February 1991 Aurora, Colorado, USA Hard United States Gretchen Magers United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 11. 7 April 1991 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay United States Mary Lou Daniels West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
4-6, 0-6
Winner 12. 28 July 1991 Westchester, New York, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 11 August 1991 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard United States Mareen Harper United States Katrina Adams
France Isabelle Demongeot
7-6, 4-6, 3-6

ITF Finals

Singles Finals (1-2)

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 8 June 1985 Boynton Beach, United States Hard United States Halle Cioffi w/o
Runner-up 2. 7 June 1987 Boca Raton, United States Clay United States Kim Barry 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 26 July 1987 Pittsburgh, United States Hard United States Jennifer Santrock 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(5)

Doubles Finals: (7-1)

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 16 June 1986 Birmingham, United States Clay Mexico Heliane Steden United States Ann Etheredge
United States Sonia Hahn
6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 2. 23 June 1986 Seabrook, United States Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Australia Alison Scott
Australia Michelle Turk
6-2, 6-1
Winner 3. 1 June 1987 Brandon, United States Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Tammy Whittington
7-6(3), 6-7(8), 6-4
Winner 4. 8 June 1987 Key Biscayne, United States Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Tammy Whittington
3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
Winner 5. 15 June 1987 Birmingham, United States Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Katrina Adams
United States Sonia Hahn
6-7(0), 6-4, 6-2
Winner 6. 29 June 1987 Litchfield, United States Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis South Africa Paulette Roux
United States Rita Winebarger
7-5, 6-2
Winner 7. 6 July 1987 Seabrook, United States Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Tammy Whittington
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 13 November 1989 Telford, United Kingdom Hard South Africa Linda Barnard Finland Anne Aallonen
Netherlands Simone Schilder
3-6, 6-7

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