Bill Behrens

Bill Behrens (born June 26, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Bill Behrens
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-06-26) June 26, 1970 (age 50)
Pasadena, California
United States
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$145,547
Singles
Career record2–4
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 226 (May 27, 1996)
Doubles
Career record22–27
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 72 (June 10, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996, 1997)
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open2R (1997)

BiographyEdit

Behrens, who was born in Pasadena, played for four years at the University of California, Los Angeles before turning professional. He was an NCAA All-American in 1992.[1]

His only title on the ATP World Tour came in the doubles event at St. Pölten in 1992, as an unseeded pairing with Matt Lucena. With the same partner he also finished runner-up in Atlanta in 1996. It was in doubles that he attained his highest ranking, 72 in the world.[2] In singles he made it to 226 in the world and was a finalist in a Challenger tournament in Birmingham, Alabama in 1996, with wins over top 100 players Michael Joyce and Nicolas Lapentti.

Behrens competed in the main draw of the men's doubles events at six Grand Slam tournaments across 1996 and 1997. In the 1997 Wimbledon Championships he had his best result when he reached the third round, with South African Chris Haggard. He and partner Patrick McEnroe had an opening round win over the eighth seeds Pat Galbraith and Ellis Ferreira at the 1997 US Open, before making a second round exit.

He works as a tennis coach in Murrieta, California.[3]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jun 1995 St. Pölten, Austria Clay   Matt Lucena   Libor Pimek
  Byron Talbot
7–5, 6–4
Loss 1. May 1996 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   Matt Lucena   Christo van Rensburg
  David Wheaton
6–7, 2–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (5)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1994 Celle, Germany Carpet   Kirk Haygarth   Alexander Mronz
  Arne Thoms
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
2. 1995 Lippstadt, Germany Carpet   Mathias Huning   Bret Garnett
  T. J. Middleton
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
3. 1995 Cherbourg, France Hard   Matt Lucena   Marius Barnard
  Stefan Kruger
7–6, 6–1
4. 1995 Poznań, Poland Clay   Matt Lucena   Jeff Belloli
  Jack Waite
7–5, 6–1
5. 1996 Cherbourg, France Hard   Marius Barnard   João Cunha e Silva
  Mathias Huning
6–2, 4–6, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bruin History - 2006 Men's Tennis Media Guide" (PDF). UCLA Bruins. 2006. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Temecula girls win sectional championship". Valley News. June 21, 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "PTTA Coaches". Pro Tour Tennis Academy. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.

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