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Ryan Wolters

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  • Age: 38 (01.02.1977)
  • Birthplace: San Jose, CA
  • Residence: San Jose, CA
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
United States

United States

As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




0-2 0 $20,229

Singles & Doubles combined





0-2 0 $20,229

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: San Jose, California Single
Year-by-Year Highlights:
Began to play tennis at age five.
Father, Richard, is a nuclear engineer; mother, Ilene; sisters, Lelisa
and Melanie.
Enjoyed an outstanding junior career before enrolling at Stanford Univ.
in the fall of 1995. Entered the spring season as the No. 1 collegiate player
in the country. Won the ITA All-American Championships in his first tourna-
ment as a collegian. Won nine straight matches (four in the qualifying) en
route to becoming the first qualifier and second freshman to win the title.
As a junior in 1995, reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open juniors
and advanced to the doubles final of the French Open juniors (w/Gimelstob).
Also advanced to the doubles semifinals at the Australian Open juniors (w/
Luke O'Donnell) and Wimbledon juniors (w/Gimelstob).
Finished No. 4 in the final world junior doubles rankings and No. 20 in
singles in 1995.
In the national USTA rankings, finished No. 4 in 1994 (18s), No. 2 in
1993 (16s), No. 11 in 1992 (16s) and No. 2 in 1991 (14s).
Attended the Palmer Academy in Tampa, Fla. from February to September
1995 before enrolling in Stanford. Personal coaches are John Hubbell and
Jeff Arons.
Enjoys to eat Belgian waffles for breakfast before he plays a match.
Another superstition is wearing an old, lucky pair of underwear for a big
match. Trademark is wearing a baseball cap backwards while playing tennis.
Helped U.S. to the Sunshine Cup title in 1995 (d. Argentina 2-1) by
teaming with Gimelstob in the decisive doubles match. It was the first U.S.
team title at the event since 1984.
Nicknames are Wally and Rhino.

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