Fritz Buehning

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Fritz Buehning (born March 5, 1960, Summit, New Jersey[1]) is a former American tennis player from the Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey.

Buehning 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.[2]

Buehning achieved top rankings of #21 in singles and #4 in doubles, ending his career as a result of a foot injury after five seasons on the tour. He won 1 pro singles and 12 pro doubles tournament titles. Partnered with Van Winitsky, he lost the 1983 US Open finals to the team of Peter Fleming and John McEnroe.[2]

Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT doubles finals[edit]

Titles (12)[edit]

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

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