Shawn Foltz
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Shawn Foltz
Shawn Foltz
Full nameShawn Foltz-Emmons
Country (sports) United States
Born (1967-12-21) December 21, 1967 (age 52)
Prize money$70,042
Career record37-54
Highest rankingNo. 55[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984)
French Open1R (1985)
Wimbledon1R (1985)
US Open2R (1985)
Career record35-37
Highest rankingNo. 140 (November 6, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1984)
French Open2R (1985)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1985)
US Open1R (1984, 1985)

Shawn Foltz-Emmons (born 21 December 1967) is an American former professional tennis player.[2]

Tennis career

A right-handed player from Indianapolis, Foltz was a rising star in junior tennis who was unable to fulfil her promise on the professional tour, in a career which was curtailed by serious wrist injuries. She reached a career high ranking of 55 while touring as an amateur and was runner-up at the 1984 Japan Open.

Following a series of wrist surgeries for a congenital bone disorder, she took up a scholarship to the University of Indiana and despite further injury complications made it to the top of the collegiate tennis rankings in 1988.[1]

From 1989 to 1991 she toured professionally and she is now a psychologist living in Arizona.


Foltz starred as tennis player "Missy" in the 1982 film Spring Fever, beside Carling Bassett.[3]

WTA Tour finals

Singles (0-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up October 14, 1984 Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan $50,000 Hard Switzerland Lilian Drescher 4-6, 2-6

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up August 6, 1989 Roanoke, United States Hard United States Shannan McCarthy 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 5 (1-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 18, 1989 Niceville, United States Clay United States Lisa Albano United States Alissa Finerman
United States Stacey Schefflin
6-4, 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. July 2, 1989 Spartanburg, United States Clay United States Allison Cooper United States Lisa Bobby
United States Jennifer Goodling
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. July 9, 1989 Knoxville, United States Hard United States Jessica Emmons United States Audra Keller
Australia Justine Hodder
4-6, 6-0, 4-6
Runner-up 4. July 16, 1989 Greensboro, United States Clay Denmark Sofie Albinus United States Courtney Allen
United States Renata Baranski
6-2, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 1. July 30, 1989 Evansville, United States Hard United States Niurka Sodupe United States Laura Glitz
United States Jenni Goodling
7-5, 6-4


  1. ^ a b Isaacson, Melissa (May 14, 1989). "Indiana Player Gets 2nd Chance At Tennis". Orlando Sentinel.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Maria (April 13, 1986). "Little Match Girl". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Two Broken Wrists Can't Break Shawn Foltz Spirit". Sun-Sentinel. March 4, 1990.

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