Fritz Buehning
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Fritz Buehning
Fritz Buehning
Country (sports) United States
Born (1960-03-05) March 5, 1960 (age 61)
Summit, New Jersey
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$608,506
Singles
Career record113-120
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 21 (23 November 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983)
French Open2R (1980)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open3R (1982)
Doubles
Career record205-121
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 4 (19 September 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1981)
US OpenF (1983)

Fritz Buehning (born March 5, 1960) is an American former tennis player.

Born in Summit, New Jersey, Buehning grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and attended Millburn High School, where he won the New Jersey state individual tennis championship in 1977 as a junior, his final year in high school. He attended University of California, Los Angeles, where he was recognized as Pac-10 Player of the Year and an All-American and was part of a tennis team that won the NCAA championship.[1]

Buehning achieved top rankings of No. 21 in singles and No. 4 in doubles, ending his career as a result of a foot injury after five seasons on the tour. On professional tournaments, he won one singles title and 12 doubles titles. Partnered with Van Winitsky, he lost the 1983 US Open finals to the team of Peter Fleming and John McEnroe.[1]

Career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Dec 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard New Zealand Kim Warwick 2-6, 1-6, 2-6
Win 1. Dec 1980 Sydney, Australia Hard United States Brian Teacher 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Loss 2. Feb 1982 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) Argentina José Luis Clerc 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 3-6

Doubles: 27 (12 titles, 15 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1979 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Bruce Nichols United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1-6, 3-6
Loss 2. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet (i) United States Ferdi Taygan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1-6, 1-6
Win 1. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) South Africa Johan Kriek United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Frew McMillan
3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Loss 3. 1980 Dayton, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Fred McNair Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia Geoff Masters
4-6, 4-6
Win 2. 1980 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet India Anand Amritraj Australia David Carter
New Zealand Chris Lewis
7-6, 6-2
Loss 4. 1980 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Peter Rennert Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
6-7, 4-6
Loss 5. 1980 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Van Winitsky United States Bill Maze
United States John McEnroe
6-7, 4-6
Win 3. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i) United States Ferdi Taygan United States John Sadri
United States Tim Wilkison
6-1, 6-2
Win 4. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) United States Ferdi Taygan United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
7-6, 1-6, 6-4
Win 5. 1981 South Orange, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Israel David Schneider
6-1, 6-4
Win 6. 1981 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Peter Fleming United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Tony Giammalva
6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 6. 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard New Zealand Russell Simpson United States Terry Moor
South Africa John Yuill
3-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 10-12
Loss 7. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) South Africa Kevin Curren Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
5-7, 2-6
Win 7. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Johan Kriek United States Bob Lutz
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3-6, 7-6, 6-3
Win 8. 1982 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Teacher United States Martin Davis
Australia Chris Dunk
6-7, 6-2, 7-5
Loss 8. 1982 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
2-6, 2-6
Win 9. 1982 Amsterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd South Africa Kevin Curren
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Loss 9. 1983 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Teacher Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
2-6, 4-6
Win 10. 1983 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) United States Tom Gullikson United States Peter Fleming
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
7-6, 4-6, 7-6
Loss 10. 1983 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) United States Peter Fleming Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
2-6, 7-5, 4-6
Win 11. 1983 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Tom Cain United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Dick Stockton
6-2, 7-5
Loss 11. 1983 Stowe, U.S. Hard United States Tom Gullikson Australia Brad Drewett
Australia Kim Warwick
6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Loss 12. 1983 US Open, New York Hard United States Van Winitsky United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3-6, 4-6, 2-6
Win 12. 1984 Memphis, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Peter Fleming Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
6-3, 6-0
Loss 13. 1984 Madrid, Spain Carpet (i) United States Ferdi Taygan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3-6, 3-6
Loss 14. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) United States Ferdi Taygan South Africa Kevin Curren
Poland Wojtek Fibak
4-6, 4-6
Loss 15. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Ferdi Taygan United States Sandy Mayer
West Germany Andreas Maurer
6-7, 4-6

References

  1. ^ a b Best Boys Tennis Team of the Century, The Star-Ledger. Accessed December 10, 2007.

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