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Jim Gurfein (born January 4, 1961), is an American former professional tennis player.[1] Gurfein reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 96 in September 1983.

Early yearsEdit

Gurfein was born in New York, New York, and is Jewish.[2] His parents, Jay and Barbara, are both lawyers.[3] Gurfein grew up in Great Neck, New York. He attended Great Neck North High School and Stanford University. At least while on tour, Gurfein kept a residence in Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

Tennis careerEdit

Gurfein was runner-up of the 1981 NCAA singles tennis championship, falling to Stanford University teammate Tim Mayotte, and was an All American that year.[3] He was a member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team in 1981.[3] In 1982 he won a doubles title in Cairo (CL) with D. Gitlin.[1]

Gurfein reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 96 in September 1983.[3] He won 1 doubles title and reached his high doubles ranking of World No. 100 in June 1984.[5][6]

In 1984 he won the USTA Hawaiian Satellite tournament.[3] In 1988 he was a doubles winner at Seattle Ch. (with B. Farrow).[3]

Grand Prix and WCT doubles finals (4)Edit

Titles (1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay   Anders Järryd   Andrés Gómez
  Belus Prajoux
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1981 Manila, Philippines Clay   Drew Gitlin   Mike Bauer
  John Benson
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Drew Gitlin   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1983 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Erick Iskersky   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
5–7, 3–6


  1. ^ a b "Jim GURFEIN". Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ Jewish Post 12 March 1982 — Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program
  3. ^ a b c d e f Jim Gurfein | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis
  4. ^ "Jim Gurfein Profile". /pages/The-ATP-Champions-Tour. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  5. ^ "Jim Gurfein | Overview | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  6. ^ "Tennis Abstract: Jim Gurfein ATP Match Results, Splits, and Analysis". Retrieved 2018-02-07.

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