Sandy Collins (tennis)
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Sandy Collins Tennis
Sandy Collins
Country (sports) United States
Born (1958-10-13) October 13, 1958 (age 62)
San Bernardino, California, United States
Turned pro1978
Prize money$610,261
Career record264-273
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 17 (Aug. 18, 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1984, 1988)
French Open3R (1981, 1982)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open2R (1982, 1984)
Career record247-249
Career titles3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 17 (May 11, 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1987, 1988)
French OpenQF (1991)
Wimbledon3R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992)
US OpenQF (1991, 1993)

Sandy Collins (born October 13, 1958) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S. who played from the late 1970s until 1994.

Collins is a native of San Bernardino, California. Sandy went to Odessa College, where she played tennis for Coach Virginia Brown and the Wranglers. After two seasons, she transferred to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, where she completed her college career.

During her professional career, she won four doubles tournaments on the WTA tour. Collins spent the next 17 years on the pro tennis tour, beating Billie Jean King in her second year as well as Tracy Austin (then ranked #2 in the world) in the quarterfinals of the German Open. At different times in her career, Collins was ranked as high as 17th in the world in singles and doubles. She became the first tennis player to be endorsed by Oakley Sunglasses. After retirement, Collins coached privately for a time, eventually taking a job at Texas Tech University (1999) as the women's tennis assistant coach and then named head coach in November 2002. She is currently the associate AD/event operations and sports administrator (women's volleyball/men's tennis) at Texas Tech University.

WTA Tour finals

Singles 1

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 20, 1983 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard Canada Carling Bassett 6-2, 0-6, 4-6

Doubles 18 (4-14)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 3
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 25, 1983 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Hard Australia Elizabeth Sayers Australia Chris O'Neil
Australia Brenda Remilton
7-5, 7-6
Runner-up 2. March 25, 1984 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet Australia Elizabeth Sayers United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
4-6, 7-5, 2-6
Runner-up 3. May 6, 1984 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Andrea Leand South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Beverly Mould
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. October 13, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Penny Barg United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
1-6, 0-6
Runner-up 5. March 9, 1986 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Hard United States Kim Sands United States Candy Reynolds
United States Anne Smith
6-7, 1-6
Winner 6. October 19, 1986 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Susan Mascarin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 7. October 26, 1986 Singapore Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julie Richardson
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. April 19, 1987 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 9. April 26, 1987 Taipei Carpet United States Sharon Walsh-Pete United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6-7, 7-5, 4-6
Runner-up 10. February 26, 1989 Wichita, Kansas, USA Hard Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 11. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard United States Ronni Reis United States Elise Burgin
Canada Helen Kelesi
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 12. June 16, 1991 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Elna Reinach Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Liz Smylie
3-6, 4-6
Winner 13. October 6, 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet United States Lori McNeil Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Raffaella Reggi
7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 14. November 3, 1991 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard South Africa Elna Reinach United States Mareen Harper
United States Cammy MacGregor
5-7, 6-3, 3-6
Winner 15. November 10, 1991 Brentwood, Tennessee, USA Hard South Africa Elna Reinach Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
5-7, 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 16. February 9, 1992 Osaka, Japan Carpet Australia Rachel McQuillan Australia Rennae Stubbs
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 17. June 14, 1992 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Elna Reinach United States Lori McNeil
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7-5, 3-6, 6-8
Runner-up 18. November 14, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Mary-Lou Daniels United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Elna Reinach
7-5, 2-6, 4-6


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