Rene Mentz
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Rene Mentz
Rene Mentz
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1966-05-26) 26 May 1966 (age 54)
Prize money$27,482
Career record39-12
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 295 (8 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
Career record23-8
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 285 (25 October 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1984)

Rene Mentz (born 26 May 1966) is a South African former professional tennis player.[1]

Mentz, a junior Wimbledon quarter-finalist who was raised in Pretoria, played on the professional tour in the 1980s and early 1990s. She reached a career high singles ranking of 295 in the world.

During her career she featured in the women's singles main draws of both the French Open and Wimbledon, making the second round of the latter in 1983.

Her best Virginia Slims/WTA Tour performance came at the 1984 Central Fidelity Banks International in Richmond, where she made it through to the quarter-finals, with wins over Leslie Allen and Anna-Maria Fernandez.[2]

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 May 1983 Warwickshire, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Shelly Walpole 6-0, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 9 October 1983 Canberra, Australia Grass United States Kristin Kinney 3-6, 6-2, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 22 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 5 March 1989 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Gail Boon 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 4-6
Winner 2. 4 April 1993 Gaborone, Botswana Hard United States Erica Adams 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 3. 10 October 1993 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Cindy Summers 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles: 6 (4-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 January 1984 Miami, United States Hard United States Heather Crowe Argentina Mercedes Paz
United States Ronni Reis
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 21 November 1987 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Mariaan de Swardt United States Barbara Gerken
United States Beth Herr
6-7, 2-6
Winner 2. 5 March 1989 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Monica Reinach South Africa Michelle Anderson
South Africa Linda Barnard
6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 3. 2 May 1993 Acapulco, Mexico Clay United States Claire Sessions Bailey Hungary Petra Gáspár
Czech Republic Alena Havrlíková
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 12 July 1993 Evansville, United States Hard South Africa Mareze Joubert Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Japan Hiromi Nagano
2-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 10 October 1993 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Liezel Horn South Africa Surina De Beer
South Africa Karen van der Merwe
7-6(7-4), 7-5


  1. ^ "Mentz carries on run to quarter-finals". The Canberra Times. 20 October 1983. p. 26. Retrieved 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Richmond 1984 Tennis Tournament".

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