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Jason Weir-Smith

Jason Weir-Smith
Country South Africa
Born 8 August 1975
Johannesburg,
South Africa
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Turned pro 1997
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $99,336
Singles
Highest ranking No. 548 (4 Oct 1999)
Doubles
Career record 16-30
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 81 (18 Jun 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2001)
French Open 2R (2001)
Wimbledon 1R (2001)
US Open 2R (2001)

Jason Weir-Smith (born 8 August 1975) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.[1]

Career

Weir-Smith won the doubles title at the Coffee Bowl junior tournament in 1993, with Juan Antonio Marín as his partner.[2]

A doubles specialist, Weir-Smith played collegiate tennis at Texas Christian University and was a doubles All-American in 1996 and 1997.[3]

The South African competed in the men's doubles at six Grand Slam tournaments during his career, including all four in 2001.[4] He made the second round at the 2001 French Open (with Neville Godwin) and 2001 US Open (with Aleksandar Kitinov).[4]

He never reached a final on the ATP Tour but was a doubles semi-finalist on four occasions, at Umag in 2000, the 2000 Brighton International, the 2001 Heineken Open in Auckland and Munich's BMW Open in 2001.[4] His partner in Umag, Brighton and Auckland was Paul Rosner and he partnered John-Laffnie de Jager in Munich.[4]

Challenger titles

Doubles: (5)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1999 Eisenach, Germany Clay Mitch Sprengelmeyer Dirk Dier
Marcus Hilpert
6–3, 6–1
2. 1999 Binghamton, United States Hard Mitch Sprengelmeyer Kevin Kim
Hyung-Taik Lee
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
3. 1999 San Antonio, United States Hard Mitch Sprengelmeyer Andrew Painter
Byron Talbot
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
4. 2000 Segovia, Spain Hard Ashley Fisher Jordan Kerr
Damien Roberts
7–6(7–5), 6–1
5. 2001 Wroclaw, Poland Hard Wayne Black Julian Knowle
Michael Kohlmann
6–3, 6–4

References

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ TCU Mens Tennis
  4. ^ a b c d ATP World Tour Profile
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