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Tripp Phillips

Tripp Phillips
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.
Born (1977-08-27) August 27, 1977 (age 44)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$311,162
Singles
Career record0-1
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest ranking343 (May 19, 2003)
Doubles
Career record43-53
Career titles2
15 Challenger, 13 Futures
Highest ranking29 (October 9, 2006)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open1R (2006, 2007)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US OpenSF (2006)
Mixed doubles
Career record4-1
Career titles1 (China '04)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2007)
Last updated on: 30 April 2021.

Owen Thomas Phillips III (better known as Tripp Phillips) (born August 26, 1977)[1] is a former American professional tennis player.

Early life

Phillips was born in Newport News, Virginia. He started to play tennis at the age of four with his mother Brenda and father O.T. When he was 16, he was among the top 10 in America in boy's 16-18.

He attended Charlotte Country Day School and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in sports science and was an All-American his senior year.

Phillips is married to Laura Zuger. He is currently an assistant coach for the UNC Tar Heels men's tennis team.[2]

Tennis career

He has won two ATP doubles title in his career, the first was in Tokyo, Japan on October 2, 2006 when he and his partner, Ashley Fisher defeated American duo Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. The second was at the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships when he and Fisher defeated Scott Lipsky and David Martin, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

Also, he has won several ITF circuit challengers with Fisher and also in Atlantic City with his partner Ryan Sachire. In 2006 he partnered with Rogier Wassen to win the doubles title at an ITF challenger event in Mexico City.

In 2004, he played his only singles match at the ATP World Tour level. It came at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he lost to compatriot Robby Ginepri in the first round, 6-2, 6-0.

In 2008, he paired with K. J. Hippensteel to win two matches in doubles qualifying and make the main draw at Wimbledon. They then lost in the first round of the main draw to Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss, 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2.

ATP Tour career finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2006 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Australia Ashley Fisher United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
6-2, 7-5
Win 2-0 Jul 2008 Indianapolis, United States 250 Series Hard Australia Ashley Fisher United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
3-6, 6-3, [10-5]

Mixed doubles

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2004 Beijing, China Challenger Hard Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Jill Craybas
6-1, 6-2

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 3 (1-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-0)
ITF Futures (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-9 Apr 2002 USA F8 Mobile Futures Hard North Macedonia Lazar Magdinchev 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Nov 2002 USA F27 Hammond Futures Hard United States Michael Joyce 6-7(8-10), 6-7(1-7)
Loss 1-2 Apr 2003 USA F9 Elkin Futures Hard Brazil Josh Goffi 6-4, 2-6, 4-6

Doubles: 43 (28-15)

Legend
ATP Challenger (15-8)
ITF Futures (13-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (26-13)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2001 Mexico F1, Chetumal Futures Hard Canada Andrew Nisker Czech Republic Josef Nesticky
Czech Republic Jiri Vrbka
4-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Feb 2001 Mexico F2, Cancun Futures Hard Canada Andrew Nisker Mexico Dimitrio Martinez-Castro
Mexico Jacobo Hernandez
4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Loss 1-2 May 2001 USA F11, Vero Beach Futures Clay United States Jeff Laski Sweden Daniel Andersson
United States Ryan Sachire
4-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 2-2 Jun 2001 Canada F1, Mississauga Futures Hard Canada Andrew Nisker United States Steve Berke
United States Kyle Porter
3-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-1
Loss 2-3 Jun 2001 Canada F2, Montreal Futures Hard Canada Andrew Nisker Canada Bobby Kokavec
Canada Nicolas Brochu
2-6, 4-6
Win 3-3 Nov 2001 USA F24, Hattiesburg Futures Hard Canada Andrew Nisker India Vikrant Chadha
United States Ryan Sachire
4-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-3
Loss 3-4 Mar 2002 New Zealand F2, Christchurch Futures Hard United States Doug Root South Africa Dirk Stegmann
South Africa Johan Du Randt
6-7(2-7), 6-2, 4-6
Loss 3-5 Apr 2002 USA F7, Little Rock Futures Hard Sweden Oskar Johansson United States Huntley Montgomery
United States Ryan Sachire
5-7, 2-6
Win 4-5 Apr 2002 USA F8, Mobile Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Doug Bohaboy
United States Thomas Blake
6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Win 5-5 Apr 2002 USA F9, Elkin Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Rajeev Ram
United States Brian Baker
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 6-5 Oct 2002 Fresno, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen
Brazil Daniel Melo
6-4, 6-3
Win 7-5 Oct 2002 USA F25, Lubbock Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery Spain F Ventura-Martell
Spain Marc Fornell Mestres
6-0, 6-2
Win 8-5 Oct 2002 USA F26, Arlington Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States John-Paul Fruttero
United States Jason Marshall
6-0, 6-4
Win 9-5 Nov 2002 USA F27, Hammond Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Rajeev Ram
United States Brian Baker
6-3, 6-1
Win 10-5 Jan 2003 USA F2, Kissimmee Futures Hard Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen Chile Felipe Parada
Chile Julio Peralta
6-4, 6-2
Win 11-5 Feb 2003 USA F3, Aventura Futures Hard United States Ryan Sachire Chile Felipe Parada
Chile Julio Peralta
walkover
Win 12-5 Feb 2003 USA F4, Brownsville Futures Hard United States Ryan Sachire North Macedonia Lazar Magdinchev
Serbia and Montenegro Dusan Vemic
6-2, 6-1
Win 13-5 Apr 2003 USA F7, Pensacola Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Paul Goldstein
United States Kiantki Thomas
6-7(6-8), 6-4, 7-5
Loss 13-6 Apr 2003 USA F9, Elkin Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Travis Parrott
Brazil Josh Goffi
6-2, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 13-7 May 2003 Forest Hills, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Scott Humphries
6-7(1-7), 6-3, 4-6
Win 14-7 Jun 2003 Atlantic City, United States Challenger Hard United States Ryan Sachire United States Paul Goldstein
United States Brandon Coupe
7-5, 6-3
Loss 14-8 Jul 2003 Valladolid, Spain Challenger Hard Russia Philipp Mukhometov Japan Jun Kato
Poland Lukasz Kubot
6-4, 0-6, 1-6
Win 15-8 Aug 2003 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukarek Spain Emilio Benfele Alvarez
France Jean-Francois Bachelot
6-4, 7-6(10-8)
Loss 15-9 Nov 2003 Austin, United States Challenger Hard Brazil Josh Goffi Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun
United States Jason Marshall
2-6, 6-2, 3-6
Loss 15-10 Jan 2004 USA F1, Tampa Futures Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Rajeev Ram
United States Brian Baker
3-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 16-10 Jan 2004 USA F2, Kissimmee Futures Hard United States Ryan Sachire United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Win 17-10 Mar 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Clay Australia Ashley Fisher Netherlands Rogier Wassen
Argentina Federico Browne
6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 17-11 Apr 2004 Leon, Mexico Challenger Hard Canada Frederic Niemeyer Mexico Bruno Echagaray
Mexico Miguel Gallardo-Valles
4-6, 6-7(1-7)
Loss 17-12 Jun 2004 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay United States Travis Parrott Slovakia Dominik Hrbaty
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsky
4-6, 4-6
Win 18-12 Jul 2004 Cordoba, Spain Challenger Hard United States Brandon Coupe Brazil Josh Goffi
Spain Emilio Benfele Alvarez
7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-1)
Win 19-12 Jul 2004 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Diego Ayala
United States Eric Taino
7-6(7-3), 7-5
Win 20-12 Aug 2004 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery Australia Nathan Healey
South Africa Rik De Voest
7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-4)
Win 21-12 Aug 2004 Bronx, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Italy Uros Vico
7-6(8-6), 6-7(8-10), 6-2
Win 22-12 Sep 2004 Neijing, China Challenger Hard Australia Ashley Fisher United States Justin Gimelstob
United Kingdom Graydon Oliver
7-5, 7-5
Loss 22-13 Nov 2004 Homestead, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery Romania Gabriel Trifu
United States Glenn Weiner
7-5, 5-7, 2-6
Win 23-13 Aug 2005 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard Australia Ashley Fisher United States Rajeev Ram
United States Huntley Montgomery
7-6(8-6), 1-6, 6-3
Win 24-13 Aug 2005 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard United States Huntley Montgomery United States Alex Bogomolov Jr.
United States Travis Rettenmaier
6-3, 6-2
Loss 24-14 Oct 2005 Southampton, Great Britain Challenger Hard United States Travis Parrott Netherlands Rogier Wassen
South Africa Jeff Coetzee
7-6(10-8), 4-6, [4-10]
Win 25-14 Nov 2005 Busan 2, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Ashley Fisher Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
7-5, 6-3
Win 26-14 Nov 2005 Champaign-Urbana, United States Challenger Hard Australia Ashley Fisher United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Rajeev Ram
6-3, 5-7, 6-0
Win 27-14 Dec 2005 Orlando, United States Challenger Hard Australia Ashley Fisher Germany Mischa Zverev
United States Alex Kuznetsov
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Win 28-14 Mar 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Germany Alexander Waske
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6-7(4-7), 6-4, [13-11]
Loss 28-15 Apr 2006 Tallahassee, United States Challenger Hard United States Bobby Reynolds South Africa Rik De Voest
United States Glenn Weiner
6-3, 3-6, 0-1 ret.

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

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