Brett Hansen-Dent

Brett Hansen-Dent (born July 2, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Brett Hansen-Dent
Country (sports) United States
Born (1972-07-02) July 2, 1972
Newport Beach, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1995
Prize money$58,580
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 326 (June 24, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1995)
Career record11–16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 92 (November 4, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
US Open2R (1995)

Personal life

Hansen-Dent is the son of American tennis player Betty Ann Grubb Stuart, half-brother of former tennis professional Taylor Dent and a step-son of Australian Davis Cup player Phil Dent.[2] When he was 10, the family moved to Australia, where they lived for four years, before returning to California. He went to school at Newport Harbor High.[3]


Hansen-Dent was a mixed doubles gold medalist at the 1991 Summer Universiade in Sheffield, partnering Susan Gilchrist.[4] He was also a member of the American squad which competed at the Pan American Games that year, in Havana, Cuba.[4]

In 1991 and 1992, Hansen-Dent played collegiate tennis for the University of California, Irvine, then spent a year away touring.

While at the University of Southern California in 1994, Hansen-Dent was a doubles All-American and member of the NCAA championship winning team. In 1995 he was the Division I singles runner-up (to Sargis Sargsian) and earned All-American honours again, for both singles and doubles.[4]

Hansen-Dent was given a wildcard at the 1995 US Open and played Russian Alexander Volkov in a first round match, which he lost in straight sets.[4] He did however make the second round in the men's doubles, with Jonathan Leach.[4] They defeated the Dutch pairing of Richard Krajicek and Jan Siemerink.[4] His two other Grand Slam appearances were both in the men's doubles, at the 1996 US Open (with T.J. Middleton) and 1997 Australian Open (with Brian MacPhie.[4] He was unable to get past the opening round in either tournament.[4]

During his professional career, he played mainly as a doubles specialist and had his best year on the doubles tour in 1996. He won three Challenger titles that year, made the quarter-finals at the Austrian Open, semi-finals of the Grolsch Open and with Ivan Baron was a runner-up at the America's Red Clay Court Championships in Coral Springs.[4]

Hansen-Dent was unable to repeat these efforts in 1997 due to a knee injury, which required surgery.[5]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1996 Coral Springs, United States Clay Ivan Baron Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titles

Doubles: (3)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1996 Indian Wells, United States Hard Brian MacPhie Jason Stoltenberg
Peter Tramacchi
6–3, 6–4
2. 1996 Cali, Colombia Clay T.J. Middleton Lucas Arnold Ker
Patricio Arnold
6–4, 6–3
3. 1996 Bogota, Colombia Clay T.J. Middleton Leonardo Lavalle
Oscar Ortiz
6–4, 6–3


  1. ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. Pratt, Steve (16 October 2015). "Teaching Pro Spotlight: Brett Hansen-Dent". Southern California Tennis News. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. Daily Pilot, "Brett Hansen-Dent, Millennium Hall of Fame", 5 February 2001
  4. ATP World Tour Profile
  5. Associated Press,"Hansen-Dent realistic about comeback", 16 August 2000
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