Greg Whitecross

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Greg Whitecross
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1961-03-15) 15 March 1961 (age 55)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 10-36
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 161 (4 Jan 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84)
Wimbledon 1R (1982)
US Open 1R (1980)
Doubles
Career record 10-30
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 134 (2 Jan 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1980, 82, 83, 84)
French Open 1R (1984)
Wimbledon 2R (1980)

Greg Whitecross (born 15 March 1961) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Junior career[edit]

Whitecross was the boy's singles champion at the 1979 Australian Open, defeating Craig Miller in the final.[1] He won the doubles title as well, with Michael Fancutt.

In 1979 he was also a quarter-finalist in the French Open and made the round of 16 at Wimbledon.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Whitecross competed in the main singles draw at the Australian Open six times, without ever making it past the opening round.[3] The closest he came was in the 1982 Australian Open when he lost to Damir Keretić in five sets, after claiming the first two.[3] He also appeared at least once at the other three Grand Slam tournaments, playing in the 1980 US Open (beaten by Víctor Pecci), the 1980 Wimbledon Championships (in the men's doubles), the 1982 Wimbledon Championships (lost to Eddie Edwards), the 1984 Wimbledon Championships (in the mixed doubles), and the 1984 French Open (in the men's doubles).[4]

On the Grand Prix circuit, Whitecross had his best performances at the South Australian Open.[3] In 1982 he had wins over Mike Leach and Jeff Borowiak, before exiting at the quarter-final stage, to Broderick Dyke.[3] At the South Australian Open the following year, he made the doubles semi-finals, with partner Mark Lewis.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1980 Maebashi, Japan Hard Australia Craig A. Miller 2–6, 6–4, 7–6

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1983 Lee-on-the-Solent, Great Britain Clay Australia Charlie Fancutt United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–4

References[edit]