K. J. Hippensteel (tennis)
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K. J. Hippensteel Tennis
K. J. Hippensteel
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceRoanoke, Virginia
Born (1980-05-08) May 8, 1980 (age 42)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro2002
Retired2008
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeStanford University
Prize money$134,558
Singles
Career record1-3
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 150 (November 15, 2004)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2008)
French OpenQ1 (2008)
WimbledonQ1 (2008)
US Open1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record0-3
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 6 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 210 (October 25, 2004)
Grand Slam doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2008)
US Open1R (1998, 1999)
Last updated on: 16 June 2021.

K. J. Hippensteel (born May 8, 1980) is a retired American tennis player.

Career

Hippensteel attended Stanford University, where he was a four-time All-American. He was the #1 ranked player in NCAA tennis his sophomore and senior year. Before attending Stanford, Hippensteel was a US Open Boys' Doubles champion with eventual Stanford teammate David Martin in 1998. He also has ITF junior wins over Guillermo Coria and Andy Roddick. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 150 in November 2004, before being slowed by elbow and back injuries.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1998 US Open Hard United States David Martin Israel Andy Ram
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-7, 7-6, 6-2


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 9 (5-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-1)
ITF Futures (4-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-4)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2001 USA F17, Chico Futures Hard Australia Jaymon Crabb 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 1-1 Sep 2002 USA F24B, Costa Mesa Futures Hard United States Marc Silva 6-4, 6-3
Win 2-1 Jun 2003 USA F13, Yuba City Futures Hard United States Kean Feeder 6-3, 7-6(7-2)
Win 3-1 Aug 2003 USA F22, Decatur Futures Hard United Kingdom Matthew Hanlin 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Win 4-1 May 2004 USA F12, Tampa Futures Clay United States Brian Baker 1-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Loss 4-2 Jun 2004 USA F14, Sunnyvale Futures Hard Argentina Alejandro Fabbri 4-6, 3-6
Loss 4-3 Jun 2004 USA F15, Auburn Futures Hard United States Amer Deli? 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Loss 4-4 Aug 2004 Denver, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Baker 6-7(5-7), 4-6
Win 5-4 Oct 2004 Tiburon, United States Challenger Hard United States Kevin Kim 6-3, 6-3

Doubles: 9 (7-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-1)
ITF Futures (6-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-2)
Clay (3-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2003 USA F10, Vero Beach Futures Clay United States Ryan Haviland Brazil Márcio Carlsson
United States Rafael De Mesa
6-2, 6-4
Win 2-0 May 2003 USA F12, Tampa Futures Clay United States Ryan Haviland United States Huntley Montgomery
United States Ryan Sachire
6-2, 7-6(8-6)
Win 3-0 Aug 2003 USA F22, Decatur Futures Hard United Kingdom Matthew Hanlin United States David Martin
United States Scott Lipsky
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 3-1 Nov 2003 Waco, United States Challenger Hard United States Ryan Haviland United States Devin Bowen
Australia Ashley Fisher
4-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 3-2 Feb 2004 Canada F1, Calgary Futures Hard United States Ryan Haviland United States Rajeev Ram
United States Ryan Sachire
7-6(7-4), 6-7(7-9), 3-6
Win 4-2 Feb 2004 Canada F2, Edmonton Futures Hard United States Ryan Haviland Netherlands Paul Logtens
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7-5)
Win 5-2 May 2004 USA F12, Tampa Futures Clay United States Ryan Haviland United States Ryan Sachire
United States Huntley Montgomery
3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Win 6-2 Jun 2004 USA F14, Sunnyvale Futures Hard United States Ryan Haviland United States David Martin
United States Scott Lipsky
7-6(9-7), 6-7(1-7), 6-3
Win 7-2 Sep 2004 Covington, United States Challenger Hard United States Paul Goldstein United States Hugo Armando
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
6-3, 6-3

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