Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
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  • Personal
  • Residence: Tampa, FLorida... Wife, Tami Whitlinger.
    Singles titles: 2, as follows:
    1990--(1) Singapore
    1989--(1) Singapore (as qualifier)
    Doubles titles: 8, as follows: 1997--St. Poelten 1992--(2) Japan Open, New Haven (w/Leach)
    1990--(3) Auckland, San Francisco (w/Van't Hof), Lyon (w/Galbraith)
    1988--(1) Newport (w/Lundgren)
    1987--(1) Auckland (w/Pearce)
    Year-by-Year Highlights:
    1990 Doubles Runner-up Manchester (w/Brown)
    1989- Semifinalist at Bergen Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Seattle Ch., Tel Aviv;
    Doubles Winner at Cape Town-3 Ch. (w/Rive); Doubles Runner-up at Bergen Ch.
    (w/Bergh), Johannesburg (w/Rive).
    1988- Doubles Semifinalist at Lipton (w/Mortensen), Seoul (w/Pawsat); Quarter
    finalist at Aptos Ch.
    1987- Semifinalist at Lyon; Quarterfinalist at Stratton Mountain; Doubles Run
    ner-up at Lyon (w/Pate), Toulouse (w/Kuhnen); Doubles Semifinalist 3 Times.
    1986- Semifinalist at Japan Open (as qualifier).
    Turned pro full-time in 1987 and turned in a fine performance, reaching
    the semifinals at Lyon and quarterfinals at Stratton Mountain (d. Kriek, S.
    Davis). Also won his first doubles title at Auckland and runner-up in two.
    Played his college tennis at Pepperdine University where he was a four-
    time All-America from 1983-86. Won the 1984 and 1985 NCAA doubles title (w/
    A member of the 1984 Olympic team and the 1986 U.S.Junior Davis Cup team.
    After a disappointing 1988 season when he finished No. 366, improved to
    a then career year-end best No. 110 and earned $78,571 in 1989. Had 9-8 record.
    Qualified at Singapore in April 1989, ranked No. 397 on the ATP computer
    and went on to win the tournament, defeating No. 2 seed Amos Mansdorf in the
    final 6-1, 7-5. He jumped to No. 180 the following week.
    1992 was # 1 on the ATP Doubles Rankings as a doubles finalist at both the US and Australian Opens. The following year he reached the 4th round in singles at the Australian Open. Has been a USTA National Coach as well as the personal coach of Alex O'Brien, Xavier Malisse (who he coached to his first ATP title) and Mardy Fish.


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