Sammy Giammalva Jr.
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Sammy Giammalva Jr.
Sammy Giammalva Jr.
Country (sports) United States
Born (1963-03-24) March 24, 1963 (age 58)
Houston, USA
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Turned pro1981
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Prize money$754,113
Singles
Career record161-164
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 28 (21 October 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open2R (1986)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open3R (1980)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1981)
Doubles
Career record156-139
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 22 (29 October 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1984)
French Open1R (1986, 1987)
WimbledonQF (1983)
US Open3R (1983, 1988)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open2R (1988)

Sammy Giammalva Jr. (born March 24, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career he won 2 singles titles and 4 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 28 in 1985 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 22 in 1984.

Giammalva's father Sam played top-level amateur tennis and participated on two Davis Cup winning teams for the U.S. His older brother Tony was also a touring pro.

Giammalva left the Grand Prix tour in 1989 and enrolled in Rice University.[1]

Career finals

Singles (2 wins, 5 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1981 Napa, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Loss 1. 1981 Houston, U.S. Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2-6, 4-6
Win 2. 1983 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet United States Ben Testerman 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 2. 1983 Hong Kong Hard Australia Wally Masur 1-6, 1-6
Loss 3. 1984 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay United States Mark Dickson 3-6, 2-6
Loss 4. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Fitzgerald 3-6, 3-6
Loss 5. 1987 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Dan Goldie 7-6, 4-6, 4-6

Doubles (4 wins, 13 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1981 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Tony Giammalva United States Fritz Buehning
United States Peter Fleming
4-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 2. 1981 Vienna, Vienna Hard (i) United States Fred McNair United States Steve Denton
United States Tim Wilkison
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Win 1. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet France Henri Leconte Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7-6, 6-4
Win 2. 1982 Zurich WCT, Switzerland Carpet United States Tom Gullikson Poland Wojciech Fibak
Australia John Fitzgerald
6-4, 6-2
Loss 3. 1982 Florence, Italy Clay United States Tony Giammalva Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
6-7, 1-6
Loss 4. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay United States Tony Giammalva Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Bruce Manson
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1983 Hong Kong Hard United States Steve Meister United States Drew Gitlin
Australia Craig Miller
2-6, 2-6
Loss 6. 1984 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Mike De Palmer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Tony Giammalva Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7-6, 6-4
Loss 7. 1985 Fort Myers, U.S. Hard United States David Pate United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Win 4. 1985 Newport, U.S. Grass Australia Peter Doohan United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6-1, 6-3
Loss 8. 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Greg Holmes United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6-7, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 9. 1986 Livingston, U.S. Hard United States Greg Holmes United States Bob Greene
Australia Wally Masur
7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 10. 1987 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Jim Grabb Australia Broderick Dyke
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
3-6, 2-6
Loss 11. 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Jim Grabb United States Martin Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
3-6, 6-3, 4-6
Loss 12. 1988 Livingston, U.S. Hard United States Marc Flur Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-2, 4-6, 5-7
Loss 13. 1989 Livingston, U.S. Hard New Zealand Kelly Evernden United States Tim Pawsat
United States Tim Wilkison
5-7, 3-6

References

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