Matt Lucena
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Matt Lucena

Matt Lucena
Country (sports) United States
Born (1969-08-04) August 4, 1969 (age 49)
Chico, California
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro1992
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$170,523
Singles
Career record0-1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 312 (October 11, 1993)
Doubles
Career record36-48
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 62 (May 6, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US OpenQF (1991, 1993)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1996)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US OpenW (1995)

Matt Lucena (born August 4, 1969) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He won the mixed doubles title at the 1995 US Open.[1]

College years

Lucena played tennis for UC Berkeley from 1988 to 1992. He and Doug Eisenman were NCAA doubles champions in 1990 and with a new partner, Bent-Ove Pedersen in 1991, Lucena went back to back. A three-time All-American, he didn't drop a set in either year.[2]

Professional career

The highlight of Lucena's professional career was winning the 1995 US Open mixed doubles title, partnering Meredith McGrath.[2] Unseeded, the pair had never played together previously.[3] He twice made the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the US Open, in 1991 with his UC Berkeley teammate Pedersen and in 1993 with Brian MacPhie.[2] He won one ATP Tour doubles title, at St. Poelten in 1995, as well as four ATP Challenger titles.[2]

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1995 U.S. Open United States Meredith McGrath Czech Republic Cyril Suk
United States Gigi Fernández
6-4, 6-4

ATP Tour career finals

Doubles: 2 (1-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay United States Bill Behrens Belgium Libor Pimek
South Africa Byron Talbot
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay United States Bill Behrens South Africa Christo van Rensburg
United States David Wheaton
6-7, 2-6

Challenger titles

Doubles: (4)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1991 Bloomfield, United States Hard United States Steve DeVries United States Doug Eisenman
United States Ted Scherman
6-4, 6-3
2. 1995 Cherbourg, France Hard United States Bill Behrens South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Stefan Kruger
7-6, 6-1
3. 1995 Dresden, Germany Clay Portugal Nuno Marques United States Mike Bauer
Australia Jon Ireland
6-1, 6-4
4. 1995 Pozna?, Poland Clay United States Bill Behrens United States Jeff Belloli
United States Jack Waite
7-5, 6-1

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