Butch Walts
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Butch Walts

Butch Walts
Full nameKenneth B. Walts
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Born (1955-06-04) June 4, 1955 (age 65)
Modesto, California
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1975
Retired1984
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$454,343
Singles
Career record137-134
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 32 (April 23, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1979)
Wimbledon2R (1977)
US OpenQF (1978)
Doubles
Career record172-146
Career titles14
Highest rankingNo. 23 (June 18, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1977)
US OpenQF (1980)

Butch Walts (born June 4, 1955) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career, Walts won 4 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 32 in 1979 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 23 in 1984.

Career finals

Singles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1976 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard United States Cliff Richey 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 2. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Win 3. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Marty Riessen 6-3, 6-4
Win 4. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet Italy Gianni Ocleppo 6-3, 6-2
Loss 1. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet Sweden Thomas Högstedt 4-6, 4-6

Doubles (14 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1976 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard United States Bruce Manson United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Clark Graebner
2-6, 4-6
Win 1. 1976 Hong Kong Hard United States Hank Pfister India Anand Amritraj
Romania Ilie N?stase
6-4, 6-2
Win 2. 1977 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Jeff Borowiak
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
6-4, 7-6
Loss 2. 1978 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Brian Gottfried
Australia Geoff Masters
3-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander United States Mike Cahill
Mexico Marcello Lara
3-6, 6-4, 7-6
Win 4. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6-2, 6-7, 7-6
Loss 3. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison India Vijay Amritraj
United States Stan Smith
7-6, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 4. 1980 Milan, Italy Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 7-6, 2-6
Win 5. 1980 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Teacher India Anand Amritraj
United States John Austin
6-2, 6-4
Loss 5. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 13-15
Win 6. 1980 Newport, U.S. Grass Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Fritz Buehning
United States Peter Rennert
7-6, 6-4
Win 7. 1980 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Tom Gullikson India Anand Amritraj
United States John Austin
6-7, 7-6, 7-5
Win 8. 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Steve Denton
Australia Paul McNamee
2-6, 6-3, 6-0
Win 9. 1981 Denver, U.S. Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Mel Purcell
United States Dick Stockton
6-3, 6-4
Win 10. 1981 Tampa, U.S. Hard South Africa Bernard Mitton Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 11. 1981 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Brian Teacher United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States John McEnroe
7-5, 6-7, 7-5
* * 1981 Los Angeles, U.S.[a] Hard United States Tom Gullikson United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
4-6, 4-6
Win 12. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet South Africa Bernard Mitton Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner
Sweden Stefan Simonsson
7-6, 0-6, 6-3
Loss 6. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) South Africa Bernard Mitton Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
7-5, 5-7, 4-6
Win 13. 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard South Africa Bernard Mitton United States Scott Davis
United States Ferdi Taygan
5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 7. 1984 Florence, Italy Clay South Africa Bernard Mitton United States Mark Dickson
United States Chip Hooper
6-7, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 8. 1984 London/Queen's Club, England Grass South Africa Bernard Mitton Australia Pat Cash
Australia Paul McNamee
4-6, 3-6
Win 14. 1984 Honolulu, U.S. Hard United States Gary Donnelly United States Mark Dickson
United States Mike Leach
7-6, 6-4

Notes

  1. ^ ATP sources wrongly list Walts and Gullikson as champions. McEnroe and Taygan actually won the title.[1]

External links

  1. ^ "world of tennis '82". archive.org. world of tennis 1982. Retrieved 2021.

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