Ben Testerman

Ben Testerman (born February 2, 1962 in Knoxville, Tennessee), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career he won 1 doubles title. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in 1984 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 33 in 1985. His best achievement in singles competition was reaching the semi-final of the 1984 Australian Open, where he led Kevin Curren by two sets to love before being eventually defeated in five sets.

Ben Testerman
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceKnoxville, Tennessee, USA
BornFebruary 2, 1962 (age 57)
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1979
Retired1987
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$375,659
Singles
Career record87–102
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 22 (December 10, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1984)
French Open3R (1981)
Wimbledon3R (1985)
US Open1R (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record70–81
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 33 (March 25, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1984, 1985)
French Open1R (1981, 1983)
Wimbledon2R (1985, 1987)
US OpenQF (1984)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1979)
US OpenQF (1986)

Singles runners-up (1)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1983 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet United States Sammy Giammalva Jr. 4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles titles (1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis United States Paul Annacone
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1985 Houston, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1985 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister Finland Leo Palin
Finland Olli Rahnasto
3–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1985 Brisbane, Australia Carpet United States Bud Schultz United States Martin Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
2–6, 2–6

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1979 US Open – Mixed Doubles

Betty Stöve and Frew McMillan were the defending champions, but lost in the final against Greer Stevens and Bob Hewitt. The score was 6–3, 7–5.

1979 Wimbledon Championships – Boys' Singles

Ramesh Krishnan defeated Dave Siegler in the final, 6–0, 6–2 to win the Boys' Singles tennis title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships.

1980 Wimbledon Championships – Boys' Singles

Thierry Tulasne defeated Hans-Dieter Beutel in the final, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 to win the Boys' Singles tennis title at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

1984 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Mats Wilander was the defending champion, and successfully defended his title, defeating Kevin Curren 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1984 Australian Open.

1984 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1984 Volvo Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and two team events (World Team Cup, Davis Cup).

1984 Livingston Open

The 1984 Livingston Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts that was part of the 1984 Volvo Grand Prix. It was played at Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey in the United States from July 30 through August 6, 1984. First-seeded Johan Kriek won the singles title.

1984 Livingston Open – Doubles

This was the first edition of the event.

Scott Davis and Ben Testerman won the title, defeating Paul Annacone and Glenn Michibata 6–4, 6–4 in the final.

1985 GWA Mazda Tennis Classic

The 1985 GWA Mazda Tennis Classic was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts in Brisbane in Australia and was part of the 1985 Nabisco Grand Prix. The tournament ran from 7 through 13 October 1985.

1985 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1985 Nabisco Grand Prix was a professional men's tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of 71 tournaments held in 19 different countries. The tour incorporated the four ITF grand slam tournaments, three World Championship Tennis tournaments and the Grand Prix tournaments. Total prize money for the circuit was $23 million. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC). In November 1985 the MIPTC sued player–management agencies ProServ and IMG alleging that these firms were holding the tennis game hostage and were 'exerting extensive power over players'.The 1985 circuit marked the last time the Australian Open was held in November before moving to its current slot in January. In January 1986 at an awards ceremony in New York the ATP players elected Ivan Lendl as the 1985 ATP Player of the Year. Lendl won the most tournament titles, played the most finals, was the points leader of the Grand Prix circuit and finished the year as no.1 in the ATP Ranking. The Grand Slam tournaments were won by four different players (Wilander, Edberg, Becker, Lendl) and for the first time since 1934 all winners were European.

1985 Livingston Open – Doubles

Scott Davis and Ben Testerman were the defending champions, but did not participate this year.

Mike De Palmer and Peter Doohan won the title, defeating Eddie Edwards and Danie Visser 6–3, 6–4 in the final.

1985 Melbourne Indoor – Singles

Matt Mitchell the defending champion of the Melbourne Indoor title lost in the second round to Broderick Dyke. Dyke lost in the quarter finals to the eventual champion, Marty Davis, who beat Paul Annacone in the final, 6–4, 6–4

1987 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1987 Nabisco Grand Prix was the only tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated the four grand slam tournaments, three World Championship Tennis tournaments and the Grand Prix tournaments.

1987 Seoul Open – Singles

This was the first edition of the Seoul Open.

Jim Grabb won the tournament, beating Andre Agassi in the final, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2.

Bud Schultz

Bud Schultz (born August 21, 1959, in Meriden, Connecticut), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Schultz achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 40 in 1986 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 128 in 1986.

In 2010, he continues as Head Coach of New England's Boston Lobsters of the World TeamTennis pro league.

Hank Pfister

Hank Pfister (born October 9, 1953) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles titles (1981, Maui and 1982, Newport) during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on May 2, 1983, when he became World No. 19.

Being tall of stature, sturdy of build and possessing a very fast serve, his style was highlighted by use of the serve and volley game.

Leo Palin

Leo Palin (born 20 October 1956) is a retired professional tennis player from Finland.

During his career on the ATP Tour, Palin won one doubles title, and reached one singles and one other doubles final. He reached career-high rankings of No. 92 in singles (in 1982) and No. 111 in doubles (in 1986).

Martin Davis (tennis)

Martin "Marty" Davis (born November 15, 1958), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career Davis won 4 singles titles and 4 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 47 in June 1985 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 29 in November 1988.

Olli Rahnasto

Olli Rahnasto (born December 28, 1965 in Seinäjoki) is a retired professional tennis player from Finland.

Rahnasto turned pro in 1982. During his career, he won two ATP Tour doubles titles and reached a career high doubles ranking of No. 79 in 1986. He was a member of the Finland Davis Cup team, and led the team to the World Group Qualifying round in 1990. He retired in 1995.

Testerman

Testerman may refer to:

Ben Testerman (born 1962), former professional tennis player from the United States

Don Testerman (born 1952), former professional American football player who played in 4 NFL seasons

Jim Testerman, prominent labor leader in Pennsylvania, where he is president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association

Kyle Testerman (born 1935), mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee from 1972 to 1975, and again from 1984 to 1987

Philip Testerman (born 1927), American politician

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