Rayni Fox

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Rayni Fox
Full nameRayni Fox-Borinsky
Country (sports) United States
Born (1956-05-24) May 24, 1956 (age 63)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Turned proAugust 1975
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Singles
Career recordno value
Career titles1
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1977)
French Open1R (1977, 1979)
Wimbledon3R (1977, 1979)
US Open2R (1977, 1979)
Doubles
Career recordno value
Career titles2
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1977)
French OpenF (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1979)
US OpenQF (1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1979, 1980)
US OpenQF (1974)

Rayni Fox (born May 24, 1956) is an American former tennis player who was active from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s.

As a junior player Fox was a singles runner-up to Mima Jaušovec at the 1973 Orange Bowl. In 1974 she won the U.S. Girls' 18s national singles title.[1] Fox attended Rollins College for two years before turning pro in August 1975.[2]

During her career Fox played in all four Grand Slam tournaments. Her best result was reaching the doubles final at the 1977 French Open with Helen Cawley in which they were defeated i three sets by Regina Maršíková and Pam Teeguarden. Her best result in singles occurred in 1977 when she reached the quarterfinal at the Australian Open in which she lost to second-seeded Sue Barker. At the Wimbledon Championships she reached the third round in 1977 and 1979.[3]

With a solid fore- and backhand volley and good speed she was more successful in doubles than in singles.[1] On the WTA Tour she won two doubles titles with Helen Cawley in Switzerland and Austria and additionally she won three Avon Futures doubles titles with Bunny Bruning in North America.[4] Fox became the singles champion at the Tasmanian Open in January 1977, defeating Lesley Bowrey in the final in three sets.[5][2][1]

Fox played in the World Team Tennis competition in 1975 (Pittsburgh Triangles), 1976 (Cleveland Nets) and 1978 (Phoenix Racquets).[6][2]

She was married to Arthur Borinsky who was a business man and marshal.[7] In 2006 she was inducted into the MetroWest Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[8] Fox is currently a professional tennis coach in Chatham, New Jersey.[9]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay Australia Helen Cawley Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
United States Pam Teeguarden
7–5, 4–6, 2–6

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Winner 1–0 January 1977 Tasmanian Open, Australia Hard Australia Lesley Bowrey 6–2, 4–6, 7–6

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1–0 July 1977 Swiss Open, Switzerland Hard Australia Helen Cawley United States Mary Carillo
Australia Lesley Hunt
6–0, 6–4
Winner 2–0 July 1977 Austrian Open, Austria Hard (i) Australia Helen Cawley United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
6–1, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. p. 192. ISBN 9780354090391.
  2. ^ a b c Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 53.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Rayni Fox". AELTC.
  4. ^ "Helen Gourlay". Tasmanian Government.
  5. ^ Tony Kornheiser (January 23, 1977). "Borg defeats Panatta, saving 3 match points". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Triangles pay a visit". The Evening Standard. June 11, 1975. p. 37 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "A. D. Borinsky, 54; Marshal tracked Crazy Eddie founder". The New York Times. September 21, 1994.
  8. ^ Ron Kaplan. "Hall of Fame induction becomes a family affair". New Jersey Jewish News.
  9. ^ "Professional Team". Strand Tennis.

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