Glenn Layendecker

Glenn Layendecker (born May 9, 1961) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Glenn Layendecker
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Oswego, Oregon
Born (1961-05-09) May 9, 1961 (age 59)
Stanford, California
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1983
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$647,475
Career record118–128
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 48 (May 3, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open1R (1986, 1987)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open2R (1990)
Career record119–127
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 32 (October 16, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open3R (1986)
Wimbledon3R (1989)
US OpenQF (1989, 1992)

His highest singles ranking was world No. 48 in 1990. Layendecker's highest doubles ranking was world No. 32. His career wins included wins over Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Yannick Noah, Aaron Krickstein, Anders Järryd, and Brad Gilbert in singles matches. He also beaned John McEnroe in the temple with an approach shot at the US Open.[citation needed]

Layendecker graduated from Yale University in 1983.

He was the tennis coach of the Oregon Episcopal School Aardvarks. Under his coaching, the team garnered four consecutive state titles.[1] Layendecker lives in San Mateo, California and works for the West Coast Conference.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Feb 1985 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i)   Glenn Michibata   Anders Järryd
  Peter Fleming
7–6, 6–2
Loss 2. Oct 1987 SAP Open, San Francisco Carpet (i)   Todd Witsken   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Loss 3. Jan 1989 South Australian Open, Adelaide Grass   Mark Kratzmann   Neil Broad
  Stefan Kruger
6–2, 7–6
Loss 4. Feb 1990 SAP Open, San Francisco Carpet (i)   Richey Reneberg   Kelly Jones
  Robert Van’t Hof
2–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 5. Jul 1992 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Byron Talbot   Javier Sánchez
  Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 6–4


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