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Trey Waltke (born March 16, 1955) is an American right-handed former professional tennis player whose career spanned more than a decade during the 1970s and 1980s.

Trey Waltke
Country (sports) United States
Born (1955-03-16) March 16, 1955 (age 64)
St Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 45 (9 March 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1975, 1977, 1980, 1981)
Wimbledon2R (1980, 1983)
US Open3R (1976, 1981)
Doubles
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 31 (10 December 1984)

Waltke came from St Louis, Missouri, and although often going up against players as an underdog, he was one of the few players to beat John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors in the same year. During a first-round match at Wimbledon in 1983 against Stan Smith, Waltke caused a stir when he donned 1920s era long flannel pants, a white buttoned-down long-sleeved shirt, and a necktie for a belt. He beat Smith in five sets but lost to Ivan Lendl in the second round.[1]

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Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles (2 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1980 Tulsa, United States Hard   Howard Schoenfield 7–5, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard   Brian Gottfried 2–6, 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (3 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1976 Salisbury, United States Carpet   Steve Krulevitz   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1977 Laguna Niguel, United States Hard   Peter Fleming   Chico Hagey
  Billy Martin
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1981 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Tracy Delatte   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heroes and Villains". Times Online. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. June 20, 2005. Retrieved September 23, 2007.[dead link]

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