Van Winitsky (born March 12, 1959), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He achieved a career-high rankings of World No. 7 in doubles in October 1983, and World No. 35 in singles in February 1984.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||March 12, 1959|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (February 8, 1982)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1980)|
|US Open||3R (1980)|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (October 10, 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||2R (1978, 1980)|
|US Open||F (1983)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||2R (1979, 1980)|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Winitsky was born in Miami, Florida, lived in Lauderhill, Florida, and is Jewish. His father Manny Winitsky was the best player of his age in Florida for 15 years, beginning at age 45. He lives in Delray Beach, Florida. He attended Piper High School.
Winitsky won both Junior Wimbledon and U.S. Open Junior titles in 1977. He played college tennis for UCLA for one and a half years, and was an All American. He played on the 1978 U.S. Davis Cup team in with John McEnroe, Brian Gottfried, and Harold Solomon.
Winitsky enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 9 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 11 times. Partnering Fritz Buehning in doubles, Winitsky finished runner-up at the 1983 US Open.
Doubles (11 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit
- Van Winitsky | Overview | ATP World Tour | Tennis
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- Van Winitsky | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis
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- National Collegiate Championships Records Book - Google Books
- Van Winitsky Pro Tennis Career | ATP Doubles Tournaments