Fritz Buehning

Fritz Buehning (born March 5, 1960) is an American former tennis player.

Fritz Buehning
Country (sports) United States
Born (1960-03-05) March 5, 1960 (age 60)
Summit, New Jersey
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$608,506
Singles
Career record113–120
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 21 (23 November 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983)
French Open2R (1980)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open3R (1982)
Doubles
Career record205–121
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 4 (19 September 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1981)
US OpenF (1983)

Born in Summit, New Jersey, Buehning grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and attended Millburn High School, where he won the New Jersey state individual tennis championship in 1977 as a junior, his final year in high school. He attended University of California, Los Angeles, where he was recognized as Pac-10 Player of the Year and an All-American and was part of a tennis team that won the NCAA championship.[1]

Buehning achieved top rankings of No. 21 in singles and No. 4 in doubles, ending his career as a result of a foot injury after five seasons on the tour. On professional tournaments, he won one singles title and 12 doubles titles. Partnered with Van Winitsky, he lost the 1983 US Open finals to the team of Peter Fleming and John McEnroe.[1]

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Dec 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Kim Warwick 2–6, 1–6, 2–6
Win 1. Dec 1980 Sydney, Australia Hard   Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 2. Feb 1982 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   José Luis Clerc 6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 27 (12 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1979 South Orange, U.S. Clay   Bruce Nichols   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Loss 2. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i)   Ferdi Taygan   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 1–6
Win 1. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Johan Kriek   Brian Gottfried
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 3. 1980 Dayton, U.S. Carpet (i)   Fred McNair   Wojtek Fibak
  Geoff Masters
4–6, 4–6
Win 2. 1980 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet   Anand Amritraj   David Carter
  Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–2
Loss 4. 1980 Newport, U.S. Grass   Peter Rennert   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
6–7, 4–6
Loss 5. 1980 South Orange, U.S. Clay   Van Winitsky   Bill Maze
  John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Win 3. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i)   Ferdi Taygan   John Sadri
  Tim Wilkison
6–1, 6–2
Win 4. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Ferdi Taygan   Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Win 5. 1981 South Orange, U.S. Hard   Andrew Pattison   Shlomo Glickstein
  David Schneider
6–1, 6–4
Win 6. 1981 Atlanta, U.S. Hard   Peter Fleming   Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  Tony Giammalva
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 6. 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Russell Simpson   Terry Moor
  John Yuill
3–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6, 10–12
Loss 7. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Kevin Curren   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
5–7, 2–6
Win 7. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Johan Kriek   Bob Lutz
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 8. 1982 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i)   Brian Teacher   Martin Davis
  Chris Dunk
6–7, 6–2, 7–5
Loss 8. 1982 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Pavel Složil   Henri Leconte
  Yannick Noah
2–6, 2–6
Win 9. 1982 Amsterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Tomáš Šmíd   Kevin Curren
  Buster Mottram
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Loss 9. 1983 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Brian Teacher   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
2–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1983 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Tom Gullikson   Peter Fleming
  Pavel Složil
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Loss 10. 1983 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Peter Fleming   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
2–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 11. 1983 South Orange, U.S. Clay   Tom Cain   John Lloyd
  Dick Stockton
6–2, 7–5
Loss 11. 1983 Stowe, U.S. Hard   Tom Gullikson   Brad Drewett
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Loss 12. 1983 US Open, New York Hard   Van Winitsky   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Win 12. 1984 Memphis, U.S. Carpet (i)   Peter Fleming   Heinz Günthardt
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–0
Loss 13. 1984 Madrid, Spain Carpet (i)   Ferdi Taygan   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 3–6
Loss 14. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Ferdi Taygan   Kevin Curren
  Wojtek Fibak
4–6, 4–6
Loss 15. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Ferdi Taygan   Sandy Mayer
  Andreas Maurer
6–7, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Best Boys Tennis Team of the Century, The Star-Ledger. Accessed December 10, 2007.

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