Mikael Pernfors

Birthplace: Malmo, Sweeden


Pernfors was the only player in the history of NCAA tennis to win back-to-back singles championships. The titles came in 1984 and ’85 and in that second year he led his Georgia squad to the team championship as well.

Career Highlights

-Pernfors was a finalist at the French Open in 1986, losing to Ivan Lendl.

-He played Davis Cup for his native Sweden in 1986, ’87 and ’89, helping his team reach the final in 1986.

-Mikael achieved this highest rank in singles – No. 10 – in 1986. His pinnacle in doubles came when he ranked No. 32 in 1988.

-During the course of his career, Pernfors had wins over Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Mats Wilander and John McEnroe.

-4 career titles: 3 in singles; 1 in doubles.

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