Butch Walts

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Butch Walts
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Born (1955-06-04) June 4, 1955 (age 61)
Modesto, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro 1975
Retired 1984
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $454,343
Singles
Career record 137–134
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 32 (April 23, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (1979)
Wimbledon 2R (1977)
US Open QF (1978)
Doubles
Career record 172–146
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 23 (June 18, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1984)
Wimbledon 2R (1977)
US Open QF (1980)
Last updated on: December 10, 2012.

Butch Walts (born June 4, 1955), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career Walts won 4 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 32 in 1979 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 23 in 1984.

Singles titles (4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1976 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard United States Cliff Richey 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Marty Riessen 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet Italy Gianni Ocleppo 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet Sweden Thomas Högstedt 4–6, 4–6

Doubles titles (15)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1976 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard United States Bruce Manson United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Clark Graebner
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Hong Kong Hard United States Hank Pfister India Anand Amritraj
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 1977 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Jeff Borowiak
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Brian Gottfried
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander United States Mike Cahill
Mexico Marcello Lara
3–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 4. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison India Vijay Amritraj
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1980 Milan, Italy Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 1980 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Teacher India Anand Amritraj
United States John Austin
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 13–15
Winner 6. 1980 Newport, U.S. Grass Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Fritz Buehning
United States Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 1980 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Tom Gullikson India Anand Amritraj
United States John Austin
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 8. 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Steve Denton
Australia Paul McNamee
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 9. 1981 Denver, U.S. Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison United States Mel Purcell
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 1981 Tampa, U.S. Hard South Africa Bernard Mitton Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 11. 1981 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Brian Teacher United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States John McEnroe
7–5, 6–7, 7–5
Winner 12. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Tom Gullikson United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 13. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet South Africa Bernard Mitton Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner
Sweden Stefan Simonsson
7–6, 0–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) South Africa Bernard Mitton Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 14. 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard South Africa Bernard Mitton United States Scott Davis
United States Ferdi Taygan
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1984 Florence, Italy Clay South Africa Bernard Mitton United States Mark Dickson
United States Chip Hooper
6–7, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 1984 London/Queen's Club, England Grass South Africa Bernard Mitton Australia Pat Cash
Australia Paul McNamee
4–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 1984 Honolulu, U.S. Hard United States Gary Donnelly United States Mark Dickson
United States Mike Leach
7–6, 6–4

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