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Peter Rennert (born December 26, 1958), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He achieved career-high rankings of World No. 40 in singles (in 1980), and World No. 8 in doubles (in 1983).

Peter Rennert
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceGreat Neck, NY, USA
Born (1958-12-26) December 26, 1958 (age 60)
Great Neck, NY, USA
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1980
Retired1987
PlaysLeft-handed
Singles
Career record48–60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 40 (28 July 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1979, 1980)
Wimbledon3R (1982)
US Open2R (1980)
Doubles
Career record98–90
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 9 (23 May 1983)

Rennert was born in Great Neck, New York, and is Jewish.[1][2] He attended and played tennis for Great Neck North High School, and in 1976 won the singles title at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's tennis championships.[3]

He attended Stanford University, where he received a B.S. in Psychology and was an All-American.[4] At Stanford he was an NCAA singles finalist in 1980.[4] He won three National Division 1 team titles, and won College Player of the Year.

Rennert enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 2 doubles titles. As a player, he trained with 25 time Davis Cup Championship Coach Harry Hopman and Wimbledon champion Tony Palafox. His best result as a singles player in a major was making it to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open twice.

Rennert now resides as a Physical Education teacher and Original Play teacher at a private school in Easton, Connecticut named Easton Country Day School or Phoenix Academy.

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Career finalsEdit

Doubles (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1980 Newport, U.S. Grass   Fritz Buehning   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
6–7, 4–6
Loss 2. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet   John McEnroe   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 3–6
Win 1. 1982 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   John McEnroe   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
7–6, 7–5
Win 2. 1982 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   John McEnroe   Steve Denton
  Mark Edmondson
6–3, 7–6
Loss 3. 1982 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   John McEnroe   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 4. 1983 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   John McEnroe   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 4–6

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