Bryan Shelton


Bryan Shelton

Infobox Tennis player
playername = Bryan Shelton

Photo by [http://jmhphoto.net/ Jamie Howell]
nickname =
country = USA
residence = Smyrna, Georgiacite web|url=http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/shelton_bryan00.html|title=Player Bio: Bryan Shelton :: Women's Tennis|work=RamblinWreck.com|publisher=Georgia Tech Athletic Association|accessdate=2007-05-23]
datebirth = birth date and age|1965|12|22
placebirth = Huntsville, Alabama
height = height|m=1.85cite web|url=http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=S380|title=Player Profile: Bryan Shelton|work=ATPtennis.com|publisher=ATP Tour|accessdate=2007-05-23]
weight = convert|80|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
turnedpro = 1989
retired = 1997
plays = Right-handed
careerprizemoney = US$1,234,108
singlesrecord = 104–137
singlestitles = 2
highestsinglesranking = 55 (March 23, 1992)
AustralianOpenresult = 2R (1991)
FrenchOpenresult = 2R (1994)
Wimbledonresult = 4R (1994)
USOpenresult = 2R (1989)
doublesrecord = 94–129
doublestitles = 2
highestdoublesranking = 52 (February 28, 1994)
updated =

Bryan Shelton (born December 22, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former tennis player from the United States who played collegiately for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1985 to 1988 and professionally from 1989 to 1997. He subsequently returned to his alma mater to coach women's tennis. His 2007 team won the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship.cite news|url=http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/052207aam.html|title=Georgia Tech Wins NCAA Women's Tennis Title|work=RamblinWreck.com|publisher=Georgia Tech Athletic Association|date=2007-05-22|accessdate=2007-05-23] cite news|url=http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2879724|title=Georgia Tech captures first NCAA women's tennis title|work=ESPNU|publisher=ESPN.com|date=2007-05-23|accessdate=2007-05-23] cite news|url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/tennis/05/23/bc.ten.ncaawomen.stenni.ap/|title=Georgia Tech wins women's title|work=Sports Illustrated|date=2007-05-23|accessdate=2007-05-23]

College

Shelton attended Randolph School for high school. [cite news|url=http://www.randolphschool.net/alumni/welcome/default.asp?newsid=264342&from_nav=|title = Tennis Champion Bryan Shelton '84 Swings By Randolph|work=Randolph School|date=2006-04-25|accessdate=2007-05-23] He received a scholarship to Georgia Tech and was named All-ACC all four years. In 1985 he was the ACC champion in Singles, and in 1986 he and teammate Richy Gilbert were the ACC champions in Doubles. He was named an All-American in 1988, and named to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1985 Shelton won the United States Amateur Championships (Men's Tennis). [cite news|url=http://gtalumni.org/Publications/techtopics/fall93/SportsBrief.html|title=Hall of Fame Adds Five|work=Tech Topics|publisher=Georgia Tech Alumni Association|date=Fall 1993|accessdate=2007-05-23]

Professional

Shelton won two singles titles (Newport, 1991 and 1992) during his professional career. He also reached the mixed doubles final at the 1992 French Open, partnering Lori McNeil. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on March 23, 1992, when he became number 55 in the world; his highest doubles ranking, 52, occurred on February 28, 1994. He was inducted to the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. [cite web|url=http://www.hmcahof.com/inductee_alphabetical.php?myindex=207|title=HOF Member: Bryan Shelton|publisher=Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-05-23]

Coach

After retiring from the tour, Shelton coached MaliVai Washington, a 1996 Wimbledon finalist. Shelton officially retired from professional play in 1997, and was named a USTA National Coach, a position he held from January 1998 until June 1999.

Shelton became head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team in July 1999. In his first season as coach at Georgia Tech, his team went to the second round of the NCAA tournament, upsetting the #25 Washington Huskies before falling to the #9 UCLA Bruins. [cite news|first=David|last=Williams|url=http://www.nique.net/issues/2000-09-29/sports/5|title=Men’s and women’s tennis teams enter new era with fresh leadership|work=The Technique|date=2000-09-29|accessdate=2007-05-23] He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2005, [cite news|url=http://www.southern.usta.com/collegiate_tennis/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=169257&itype=3912&icategoryid=394| title=Georgia Tech's Brian Shelton Named ACC Coach of the Year|work=USTA Southern| date=2005-04-21|accessdate=2007-05-23] and 2007.cite news|url=http://www.hokiesports.com/wtennis/recaps/20070419aaa.html|title=ACC announces All-conference Women's Tennis Team |work=hokiesports.com|publisher=Virginia Tech Athletics|date=2007-04-19|accessdate=2007-05-23] His 2007 team earned the Yellow Jackets' third-straight ACC Championship. They then won the school's first NCAA Recognized Team Championship on May 22, 2007 by defeating UCLA in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship. Shelton was subsequently named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Coach of the Year. [cite news|url=http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/stories/052207aah.html|title=ITA Announces National Division I Award Winners|work=CSTV|date=2007-05-22|accessdate=2007-05-23]

ATP Tour titles (4)

ingles wins (2)

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

References

External links

*ATP|id=S380
* [http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/shelton_bryan00.html Georgia Tech profile]


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