July 16, 1967 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Highest ranking||No. 277 (November 19, 1990)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1993)|
|Highest ranking||No. 77 (April 4, 1994)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1993, 1994)|
|French Open||1R (1994)|
|US Open||1R (1993, 1994)|
Devening was the American Hardcourt Championship winner in 1983 and was ranked amongst the top 25 juniors for six years.
Before turning professional, Devening played tennis for Southern Methodist University, from where he would graduate with a business degree. On the ATP Tour he made his appearances mostly in the doubles circuit.
He made the second round of a Grand Slam doubles tournament just once, at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships with countryman Greg Van Emburgh. The pair defeated the Australian pairing of Darren Cahill and John Fitzgerald. As a singles player he reached the second round of the French Open in 1993, beating Frédéric Fontang. His only other singles appearance was in Wimbledon that year, where he lost to seventh seed Ivan Lendl in four sets.
The American reached two ATP finals during his career, both in 1993, at Båstad and Santiago. He also exited in the semi-final stage of four tournaments, Prague and Tel Aviv in 1992, then Mexico City and Rosmalen in 1994.
ATP Career Finals
Doubles: 2 (0–2)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||1993||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Tomas Nydahl|| Henrik Holm
|1–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||1993||Santiago, Chile||Clay||Christer Allgardh|| Mike Bauer
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1994||Singapore||Hard||Sander Groen|| Leonardo Lavalle