Keri Phebus
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Keri Phebus
Keri Phebus
Country (sports) United States
Born (1974-05-01) May 1, 1974 (age 47)
Prize money$46,895
Career record54-53
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 186 (December 8, 1997)
Career record39-32
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking147 (January 5, 1998)
Last updated on: June 13, 2016.

Keri Phebus (born May 1, 1974) is a professional tennis player from the United States.[1] During her pro career from 1991-1998, she won five titles on the ITF Women's Circuit, received a wildcard entry and won her first round match at the 1995 US Open. Phebus is the most decorated player in the history of UCLA women's tennis.

Early career

While a student at Corona del Mar High School, Phebus was the nation's top-ranked girl in juniors for multiple seasons.[2]


While at UCLA, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female tennis player in 1995.[3][4] In 1995, she was the first UCLA player ever to win the national singles championship and became the second woman in history to win both the NCAA singles and doubles titles in the same year.[5] Phebus was the first women's tennis player inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. No other player has been so decorated in the history of women's tennis at UCLA.[2]

Professional career

In professional tennis, on December 8, 1997, Phebus reached her highest singles ranking: world number 186.[1] Her highest doubles ranking came on January 5, 1998, when she became world number 147.[1] In her career, she won US $46,895.[1]

ITF Women's Singles

Phebus defeated Sweden's Kristina Triska to win the singles title at the ITF $25,000 Woodlands, Texas, on March 23, 1997.[6]

ITF Women's Doubles

In 1997, Phebus partnered with Anne Mall to win the doubles title at the ITF $25,000 Mission, Texas tournament.[7]

In June 1998, at the ITF $25,000 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Phebus partnered with Canadian Vanessa Webb to win the doubles title.[8] The pair were runners-up at July's ITF $25,000 tournament in Peachtree, Georgia. The following week, they won the doubles title at the ITF $25,000 Winnipeg.[9]

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles finals

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up February 2, 1997 Mission, United States Hard (O) Zimbabwe Cara Black 3-6, 3-6
Winner March 23, 1997 Woodlands, United States Hard (O) Sweden Kristina Triska 6-1, 7-5

Doubles finals

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner January 19, 1997 Delray Beach, United States Hard (O) United States Rebecca Jensen United States Pam Nelson
Canada Vanessa Webb
6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Winner February 2, 1997 Mission, United States Hard (O) United States Anne Mall United States Keirsten Alley
United States Pam Nelson
1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up July 6, 1997 Flushing, United States Hard (O) China Fang Li United States Janet Lee
United States Lindsay Lee
2-6, 6-2, 3-6
Runner-up January 18, 1998 Delray Beach, United States Hard (O) United States Jean Okada Canada Maureen Drake
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-7, 4-6
Winner June 21, 1998 Mount Pleasant, United States Hard (O) Canada Vanessa Webb United States Adria Engel
Mexico Karin Palme
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up July 26, 1998 Peachtree City, United States Hard (O) Canada Vanessa Webb United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Winner August 2, 1998 Winnipeg, Canada Hard (O) Canada Vanessa Webb Canada Renata Kolbovic
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Personal life

Phebus is married to Steve Olsen, has three children, and lives in California.[2] After her playing days she became a school teacher for several years, but has taught tennis at "The Edge Tennis Academy" in Newport Beach since 2013.


  1. ^ a b c d "WTA Players: Keri Phebus". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Matt Szabo (January 19, 2013). "Phebus Olson returns to court". Los Angeles Times. Newport Beach, CA. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ ConferenceOct 30, Pac-12; 2007. "UCLA Hall Of Fame To Add Eight New Members". Pac-12. Retrieved .CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Dunn, Richard (June 9, 2016). "Former tennis great Phebus now a sub-3 hour marathon runner". Anaheim, CA: Orange County Register. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $25,000 Woodlands - 17 March - 23 March 1997". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $25,000 Mission - 27 January - 02 February 1997". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $25,000 Mount Pleasant - 15 June - 21 June 1998". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $25,000 Winnipeg - 27 July - 02 August 1998". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.

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