Billy Martin (tennis)

Billy Martin (born December 25, 1956) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won the NCAA Singles Title in 1975, defeating George Hardie, and one singles title and three doubles titles on the Pro Tour. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 32 in 1975. Martin currently serves as the head coach for the UCLA Bruins men's tennis team, a position he has held since 1994.[1] Martin, who played at UCLA, has 14 straight top 5 NCAA team finishes and 9 consecutive 20-win seasons. He was named ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) division 1 National Coach of the Year and is a member of ITA Hall of Fame.[2] He beat Raul Ramirez and Stan Smith at the Washington D.C. tournament.

Billy Martin
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Born (1956-12-25) December 25, 1956 (age 64)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro1975
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record144–175
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 32 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1980)
French Open3R (1981)
WimbledonQF (1977)
US Open2R (1973, 1976)
Career record126–160
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1980)
French OpenSF (1981)
Wimbledon3R (1973, 1977, 1981)
US Open2R (1975)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1980)

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1975 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors 4–6, 3–6
Win 1. 1975 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet   George Hardie 6–2, 7–6

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors   John Fitzgerald
  Phil Dent
7–6, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1977 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet   Bill Scanlon   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 4–6
Loss 3. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet   Bill Scanlon   Ross Case
  Wojtek Fibak
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 1. 1977 Laguna Niguel, U.S. Hard   James Chico Hagey   Peter Fleming
  Trey Waltke
6–3, 6–4
Win 2. 1979 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Peter McNamara   Carlos Kirmayr
  Balázs Taróczy
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Win 3. 1981 Bristol, England Grass   Russell Simpson   John Austin
  Johan Kriek
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 4. 1981 Newport, U.S. Grass   Kevin Curren   Brad Drewett
  Erik van Dillen
2–6, 4–6


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