He is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
Kleege grew up in La Jolla, California, but was born in Frankfurt, West Germany. He is of Latvian descent through his father Robert, who worked at the time for the United Nations.
He got his start in tennis at age 10.
After attending Clairemont High School, Kleege went to Brigham Young University from 1972 to 1977. He had a noted varsity tennis career, which culminated in winning the No. 1 singles conference championship in 1977, a year he went undefeated and ranked sixth nationally. For his efforts he was awarded All-American honors in both singles and doubles (with Mike Nissley) in his senior year. He finished ranked No. 6 in the nation his senior year. Graduating in 1977 with a business management degree, Kleege made the decision to turn professional and made his first appearance on the Grand Prix circuit at a doubles tournament in Basel in October 1977.
Most of his singles matches in 1978 came in ATP Challenger events, but he made the main draw of the end of year Australian Open, in which he lost in the first round to Arthur Ashe, who was making his last appearance at the tournament. He started 1979 by winning the doubles title at the Lagos Open, a Grand Prix tournament, with Joel Bailey. A few weeks later he was a singles quarter-finalist in San Jose, Costa Rica. The following year his best performance was when he made the third round of the 1982 Australian Open. He suffered the disappointment of losing a five-and-a-half-hour match in the final round of qualifying for the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, to Tian Viljoen, 11–13 in the fifth set. However he got to enter the main draw when sixth seed Gene Mayer had to withdraw. Later in the year he had an upset win over world number 14 and top seed Steve Denton at the 1983 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport. He retired from his professional tennis career in 1984
He was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 2007.
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