Jane Bartkowicz

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Jane Bartkowicz
Country  United States
Born (1949-04-16) April 16, 1949 (age 65)
Hamtramck, Michigan, United States
Singles
Career titles 6
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1969)
Wimbledon 3R (1969, 1970)
US Open QF (1968, 1969)
Doubles
Career titles 3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open QF (1969)
Wimbledon QF (1969)
US Open QF (1969, 1970)

Jane Bartkowicz (born April 16, 1949), known during her career as Peaches Bartkowicz, was one of the top woman tennis players from the United States in the 1960s.

Bartkowicz was a protégé of Jean and Jerry Hoxie. Among her many titles, Bartkowicz won both the singles and the doubles title in both 1966 and 1967 at Cincinnati. She also won the singles title at Canada in 1968. She reached the quarter-finals in singles at the US Open in 1968 and 1969.

Bartkowicz had a 7–0 record in singles in Fed Cup play, and was a member of the US team which won the cup in 1969.

As a youngster, Peaches won 17 junior titles including the girls' singles title at Wimbledon in 1964. She attended Queens College in New York City.

She was part of the Original 9 group of women tennis players who took part in the 1970 Houston Women's Invitation.[1]

Bartkowicz retired as a player in 1971. She has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 [1]. She was inducted in the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame on June 24, 2010.[2]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0

Singles 8 (6-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1963 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Stephanie De Fina 7-5, 6-2
Winner 2. 1966 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-3
Winner 4. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Patsy Rippy 6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 1967 US Hardcourt Championships, USA Hard United States Valerie Ziegenfuss 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. October 26, 1968 Olympics-Mexico City Exhibition, Mexico Clay West Germany Helga Niessen 4-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay United States Julie Heldman
Winner 8. 1968 Toronto, Canada Clay Canada Faye Urban

Doubles 6 (3-3)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard 2
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1966 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Peachy Kellmeyer United States Patsy Rippy
United States Becky Vest
6-1, 6-4
Winner 2. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard United States Patsy Rippy United States Pixie Lamm
United States Marilyn Aschner
6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 3. May 27, 1968 La Jolla, California, USA Hard United States Sue Shrader United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Stephanie Grant
6-8, 7-9
Winner 4. 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay United States Valerie Ziegenfuss Mexico Lourdes Congora
Mexico Patricia Montano
Runner-up 5. October 26, 1968 Olympics-Mexico City Exhibition, Mexico Clay United States Valerie Ziegenfuss France Rosy Darmon
United States Julie Heldman
0-6, 8-10
Runner-up 6. March 18, 1971 Detroit, Michigan, USA Carpet Australia Judy Tegart Dalton United States Mary-Ann Eisel
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
6-2, 2-6, 3-6

Mixed doubles 2 (1-1)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard 0
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay United States James Osbourne France Rosie Darmon
France Pierre Darmon
Runner-up 2. 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay West Germany Ingo Buding Soviet Union Zaiga Yanzone
Soviet Union Vladimir Korotkov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Original 9 Reunion: It's A Wrap!". WTA. 
  2. ^ "Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz". National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. 

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