|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Austin, Texas, USA|
January 15, 1958 |
Woodland, California, USA
|Highest ranking||No. 122|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1980)|
|French Open||1R (1985)|
|US Open||2R (1981)|
|Highest ranking||No. 102|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1984)|
|French Open||2R (1985)|
|US Open||2R (1981,1982,1983)|
Scott McCain (born Jan 15, 1958, Woodland, California, United States) is a former professional tennis player. McCain's career in singles and doubles lasted 6 years, from 1980 to 1985. He preferred Grass tournaments, reaching the doubles finals at Sydney Outdoors and Melbourne in 1984.
McCain in Singles
McCain's singles career is best known for his Quarter-Finals run at the 1984 Canada Masters tournament. He entered as world number 343, and defeated Marty Davis of the United States, then world number 77, 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the first round. Next, he stunned Joakim Nyström of Sweden in straight sets, then world number 17, 6-4 6-1 in the second round. In the third round, he continued his run by defeating Van Winitsky of the United States, then ranked number 106, 2-6, 6-1 6-3 and finally fell to Kevin Curren of South Africa, in the Quarter Finals, then ranked number 23, 6-3 2-6 1-6.
McCain's greatest victories were over Raúl Ramírez at the 1981 Queens Club tournament, Wojtek Fibak, then world number 22 in straight sets at the 1983 Forest Hills tournament, and Miloslav Mečíř at Melbourne in 1984.
His best singles Grand Slam performance came in his debut at the 1980 Australian Open, defeating John James of Australia in straight sets, but falling to Bill Scanlon of the United States in 5 sets in the second round. The following year, he would do the same at the 1981 US Open, defeating Bill Cowan of Canada, and falling again to Tim Mayotte of the United States in 5 sets in the second round.
McCain in Doubles
As with his singles career McCain's best Doubles performances came in 1984, where he reached the finals at Melbourne and Sydney Outdoors. At Sydney - he partnered with Tom Gullikson. Despite his ranking of 223, he and Gullikson defeated 4 partnerships, all 8 players having far superior rankings. He and Gullikson finally fell to Paul Annacone of the US and Christo van Rensburg of the Republic of South Africa. They lost a tight match 6-7 5-7.
Later, in Melbourne, McCain partnered with Mike Bauer of the United States. Here they stormed the rankings once again, only to fall in a heartbreaking loss to Broderick Dyke and Wally Masur, both of Australia in the Finals. They lost 6-7 6-3 6-7.