Ivan Baron

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Ivan Baron
Country United States United States
Residence Plantation, Florida
Born November 12, 1972
Jacksonville, Florida
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1991
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $128,779
Singles
Career record 1-10
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 218 (June 19, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (1990, 1993)
Doubles
Career record 9-14
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 156 (July 10, 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (1990, 1993, 1994)

Ivan Baron (born November 12, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Career[edit]

Baron was a top ranked 18s player in the United States and had his best year on the junior circuit in 1990, when he won the Italian Open, reached the quarter-finals at the French Open and the semi-finals at Wimbledon.[1]

At the 1990 US Open, in addition to appearing in the boy's singles draw, Baron took part in the men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.[2] A wildcard entrant, Baron lost in straight sets to Fabrice Santoro in the singles.[2] He partnered Michael Flanagan and Lisa Raymond in the doubles draws but was also unable to make it past the opening round in either.[3]

When he returned to the US Open main draw in 1993, it was as a qualifier. He lost in four sets to Renzo Furlan in the first round and also exited in the first round of the doubles, partnering Michael Joyce.[2] In the 1994 US Open, Baron appeared only in the doubles, with Martin Blackman.[2] They lost in the opening round.[2]

Baron had a win over then world number 11, Magnus Larsson, at the 1995 International Tennis Championships, in Coral Springs.[2] He and Brett Hansen-Dent were doubles runners-up at the same event the following year.[4]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1996 United States Coral Springs, United States Clay United States Brett Hansen-Dent Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Brazil Brasilia, Brazil Hard United States Bill Barber Brazil Nelson Aerts
Brazil Danilo Marcelino
6–0, 7–5
2. 1995 Ecuador Quito, Ecuador Clay United States Ian Williams Ecuador Pablo Campana
Ecuador Nicolas Lapentti
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
3. 1995 China Beijing, China Hard Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva Italy Laurence Tieleman
Germany Martin Zumpft
6–4, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f ATP World Tour Profile
  3. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  4. ^ Miami Herald, "The Woodies Defent Title", May 19, 1996