John Whitlinger

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John Whitlinger
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1954-02-04) February 4, 1954 (age 64)
Neenah, Wisconsin[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Retired 1982
Plays Right-handed
College Stanford[2]
Career record 45–77 (36.89%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 75 (June 2, 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open R1 (1977)
Wimbledon R1 (1976)
US Open R1 (1974, 1975, 1976)
Career record 75–97 (43.6%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 854 (January 3, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open R1 (1977)
Wimbledon R1 (1976)
US Open R3 (1975)
Coaching career (2004–2014[2])
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 1 (2010, Bradley Klahn)
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 1 (2004, KC Corkery and Sam Worburg)
Coaching awards and records

1997 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year

John Whitlinger (born February 4, 1954 in Neenah, Wisconsin) is a right-handed former professional tennis player from the United States.

Playing career[edit]

Whitlinger played in ten majors in his career, his highest finish being at the 1975 US Open where he lost in the third round alongside Mike Cahill to eventual finalists Tom Okker and Marty Riessen.[3] Whitlinger won one doubles title in his career.

Doubles titles (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1974 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States James Delaney United States Dick Dell
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1975 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Mike Cahill Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1976 Sacramento, U.S. Carpet United States Mike Cahill United States Tom Gorman
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1976 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Mike Cahill Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 1976 Bermuda Clay United States Mike Cahill Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Ray Ruffels
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1977 Munich, Germany Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Špear Czechoslovakia František Pala
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1977 Perth, Australia Hard United States Nick Saviano Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
2–6, 1–6

Coaching career[edit]

Whitlinger coached the Stanford men's tennis team as an associate from 1987-2004, and as head coach from 2004 until his retirement in 2014.[2] He coached KC Corkery and Sam Worburg to the 2004 NCAA Doubles Championship and Bradley Klahn to the 2010 NCAA Singles Championship.

Honors and awards[edit]


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