Van Winitsky

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Van Winitsky
Country  United States
Born (1959-03-12) March 12, 1959 (age 55)
Miami, USA
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1978
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $408,120
Singles
Career record 106–133
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 35 (February 8, 1982)
Doubles
Career record 150–119
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 7 (October 10, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R
US Open F (1983)

Van Winitsky (born March 12, 1959, in Miami, Florida), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Winitsky enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 9 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 11 times. Partnering Fritz Buehning in doubles, Winitsky finished runner-up at the 1983 US Open. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 7 in 1984. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 35, which he reached February 8, 1984.

Doubles titles (9)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1978 Tulsa, U.S. Hard (i) New Zealand Russell Simpson Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1978 North Conway, U.S. Clay United Kingdom Robin Drysdale United States Mike Fishbach
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1978 Boston, U.S. Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Hartford, U.S. Carpet Australia Mark Edmondson United States John McEnroe
United States Bill Maze
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 3. 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay New Zealand Chris Lewis Argentina José Luis Clerc
Chile Belus Prajoux
6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 1980 Tulsa, U.S. Hard (i) Paraguay Francisco González United States Robert Lutz
United States Dick Stockton
6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1980 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Fritz Buehning United States Bill Maze
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 1981 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 5. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Erik Van Dillen Australia Syd Ball
Australia Ross Case
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 6. 1981 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard United States Steve Meister United Kingdom John Feaver
United States Steve Krulevitz
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1981 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet United States Lloyd Bourne United States John Austin
United States Mike Cahill
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 1982 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Brazil Carlos Kirmayr United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1982 Hilton Head WCT, U.S. Clay United States Alan Waldman Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Rod Frawley
1–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 1982 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
7–5, 7–6
Winner 8. 1982 South Orange, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jai Dilouie
United States Blaine Willenborg
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 1982 Hong Kong Hard Australia Kim Warwick United States Charles Buzz Strode
United States Morris Skip Strode
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1983 Guarujá, Brazil Hard Israel Shlomo Glickstein United States Tim Gullikson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1983 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Fritz Buehning United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 1983 Dallas, U.S. Hard Nigeria Nduka Odizor United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–5

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