1997 HIGHLIGHTS Prize money: $117,330 Matches won-lost: Tour: 0-0 (singles), 24-23 (doubles) Doubles Finalist: Rosmalen, Gstaad(w/MACPHERSON). Semifinalist: San Jose, Scottsdale, Montreal (w/MACPHERSON).
1997 IN REVIEW Made all 23 doubles appearances with Macpherson, with best result finalist efforts on grass in Rosmalen (l. to Eltingh-Haarhuis) and on clay in Gstaad (l. to Kafelnikov-Vacek)...They also reached SF in San Jose (l. to Knowles-Nestor), Scottsdale (l. to Lobo-Sanchez) and Mercedes Super 9 event in Montreal (d. E. Ferreira-Galbraith, Philippoussis-Rafter, l. to Bhupathi-Paes)...Beat No. 1 Woodies in Paris en route to QF...Served as alternates for The Phoenix/ATP Tour World Doubles Championship and went 0-1 in round-robin play...Finished No. 14 in Team Rankings and No. 43 individually...Biggest doubles contrast on Tour - the American is seven inches taller and 85 pounds heavier than his Aussie partner.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1991 - Made a successful pro debut on the Challenger level by winning doubles in Jakarta and Singapore, reaching the final in Hong Kong and advancing to the SF in Ponte Vedra Beach, all with former college teammate Mike Briggs...Also won the USTA #3 Satellite (w/33 ATP Tour points)...1992 - Teamed with Briggs to win first career Tour doubles title in Tampa...SF in Casablanca, Atlanta, Manchester and Cincinnati on ATP Tour (w/Briggs)...Finished No. 17 in Team Rankings and broke into the individual Top 50 for the first time Aug. 17...1993 - Winner in Charlotte (w/Bergh) and SF in Atlanta and Moscow (w/Briggs)...1994 - Reached Tour final in Manchester (w/Davis) and won Challenger titles in Indian Wells (w/Jones), Brest (w/Macpherson), Glendale (w/Leach) and Naples (w/Macpherson)...1995 - Won a career-high three ATP Tour doubles titles (w/Macpherson) and served as alternate for ATP Tour World Doubles Championship...Won first title in Scottsdale (w/Macpherson)...Enjoyed strong claycourt season in Europe, winning in Barcelona and Munich, along with QF in Hamburg to reach career-high No. 19 on May 15...Finished No. 11 in Team Rankings (w/Macpherson)...1996 - Teamed with Macpherson for second year for 24 tournaments...Won their lone title of season in San Jose in February and reached final in Gstaad in July...Also SF in Scottsdale, Mercedes Super 9 in Indian Wells (d. Eltingh-Haarhuis) and Stuttgart-outdoor...Best Grand Slam result came at U.S. Open where they advanced to QF...Compiled a 32-24 record and finished No. 11 in Team Rankings...Played in The Phoenix/ATP Tour World Doubles Championship in Hartford after three teams withdrew and reached SF (l. to Lareau-O'Brien). CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (6). FINALIST (5).
PERSONAL Began playing tennis at the age 3...Played collegiately at the University of California-Irvine from 1987-90, earning a degree in economics...A four-time singles All-America and two-time doubles All-America in 1988-89 (w/Briggs)...Also finished runner-up in the 1989 NCAA Championship (w/Briggs)...Winner of the Jon Van Nostrand Award and named the Big West Conference Player of the Year in 1990...Inducted into the UC Irvine Sports Hall of Fame ...Named World Team Tennis Rookie of the Year in 1990 and co-MVP (w/Connors) of the 1993 Team Tennis season...Currently in his seventh season as coach of the Springfield Lasers...His father is a traffic consultant and mother is a registered nurse and business manager...Enjoys fishing, hunting, water skiing and all outdoor sports...Elected to ATP Tour Player Council in 1996-97, was Vice President...Wife, Melanie (married March 26, 1994)...men's tennis coach at his alma mater of UC Irvine following five years as coach at Cal Poly.