Shannan McCarthy
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Shannan McCarthy
Shannan McCarthy
Full nameShannan McCarthy Gaudette
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-05-19) May 19, 1970 (age 51)
Georgia, U.S.
Prize money$172,766
Career record143-109 (56.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 153 (November 2, 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1992)
Career record129-89 (59.2%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 60 (July 26, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1992, 1994)
US Open2R (1991)

Shannan McCarthy Gaudette (born May 19, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.


McCarthy played collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia from 1989 to 1992, along with identical twin sister Shawn.[1] A Georgia local, she earned a total of seven All-American selections and set a university record 150 career singles wins.[1] In 1992 she was runner-up to Lisa Raymond in the NCAA Championships.[2] She was granted a wildcard into the women's singles draw at the 1992 US Open and was beaten in the first round by Sabine Hack.[3]

From 1992 she began touring professionally and was most successful in the doubles format. As a doubles player she was runner-up in three WTA Tour tournaments and was ranked a career high 60 in 1993. She reached a top ranking in singles of 153 in the world.[1] In 1997 she partnered with Kelly Pace to win a $75k doubles tournament in Wichita, which was the last professional tournament she played on tour.

She and her husband, physical therapist Mike Gaudette, have four children, including a set of triplets.[1]

WTA Tour career finals

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss August, 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Tier V Hard United States Nicole Arendt Australia Rachel McQuillan
Germany Claudia Porwik
2-6, 4-6
Loss August, 1992 Schenectady, U.S. Tier V Hard United States Ginger Helgeson France Alexia Dechaume
Argentina Florencia Labat
3-6, 6-1, 2-6
Loss January, 1993 Brisbane, Australia Tier III Hard United States Kimberly Po Spain Conchita Martínez
Latvia Larisa Neiland
2-6, 2-6


  1. ^ a b c d "Shannan McCarthy Inducted to Tennis Hall of Fame". Georgia Bulldogs. May 2, 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Herbert, Steven (May 22, 1992). "UCLA's McCalla, Ceniza Win Women's Doubles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "International Results". The Canberra Times. 3 September 1992. p. 30. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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