General Welry (Harry)
Fritz
Male
Canada
1951-02-19
Yuma, AZ, United States of America


About

A left-handed player, Fritz was born in Yuma, Arizona and played collegiate tennis for East Texas State. He was a member of the university's 1972 NAIA championship team, in a year he also won the singles and doubles individual titles.[1]

Fritz's best performance on the professional tour was a runner-up finish at the Lagos Open in 1980. He also featured in the main draw of the 1980 US Open and as a doubles player made further appearances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

While based in Toronto he qualified to represent Canada and was for a period the top ranked Canadian player.[2] In 1982 he appeared in three Davis Cup ties for his adoptive country. This included the longest ever singles rubber in Davis Cup history, which he won over Jorge Andrew of Venezuela 16–14, 11–9, 9–11, 4–6, 11–9, for a total of 100 games.[3]

His brother Guy Fritz was also a professional tennis player and is the father of Harry's nephew Taylor Fritz.[4]



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Archive statistics 1971 - 1982
1
169
66


Tournament wins 1977 - South Florida (Open)


Tournaments Canada Satellite - Leg 2 - 1982 Canada Satellite - Leg 3 - 1982 Mexico Satellite - Leg 1 - 1982 Mexico Satellite - Leg 2 - 1982 Mexico Satellite - Leg 3 - 1982 Canadian International Championships - 1981 Lagos - 1981 Guadalajara Open - 1981 Canada Satellite - Leg 2 - 1981 Kaduna - 1981 Canada Satellite - Leg 3 - 1981 Ogun - 1981 Canadian International - Qualifying - 1981 US Open - 1980 Conde de Godo - 1980 Province of Quebec Championships - 1980 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1980 Western Australia Championships - 1980 Madrid Open - 1980 Lagos - 1980 Bordeaux Open - 1980 Kaduna - 1980 Mexico Satellite - Leg 2 - 1980 Mexico Satellite - Leg 3 - 1980 Pacific Coast Championship - 1979 US Pro Championships - 1979 Australian Open Qualifying - 1979 Auckland - 1979 Tel Aviv Open - 1979 Lagos - 1979 Raleigh International - 1979 AMEX - Lincoln - 1979 Indian River - 1979 United States 3 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1979 AMEX - Montgomery - 1979 Amex - San Diego - 1979 AMEX - Huntington Beach - 1979 Kent Tour - Kuwait - 1979 Kent Tour - Bahrain - 1979 Kent Tour - Oman - 1979 Kent Tour Masters - 1979 Canadian International Championships - 1978 Australian Open Qualifying - 1978 Pasadena Open - 1978 Asheville Open - 1978 Charleston Invitation - 1978 Azalea Open - 1978 Birmingham Classic - 1978 Bavarian International Championships - Qualifying - 1978 Shreveport International - 1978 Lagos - 1978 Salt Lake City International - 1978 Virginia Beach International - 1978 AMEX - Wall, New Jersey - 1978 Hilton Head Open - 1978 Cape Cod Open - 1978 Tinton Falls - 1978 AMEX - Lincoln - 1978 Canadian International Championships - 1977 Southern Championships - 1977 South Florida - 1977 US Open Qualifying - 1977 Blue and Gray Invitation - 1977 Glenwood Manor Invitation - 1977 Charleston Invitation - 1977 Azalea Open - 1977 Birmingham Classic - 1977 Sweetwater Oaks - 1977 W.A.T.C.H. - Jacksonville - 1977 Shreveport International - 1977 Ormond Beach - 1977 W.A.T.C.H. - Fort Meyers - 1977 W.A.T.C.H. - Fort Lauderdale - 1977 Little Rock - 1977 Alabama Open - 1977 Augusta International - 1977 Blue and Gray Invitation - 1976 Cape Fear Open - 1976 Citrus Classic - 1976 Shreveport International - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Fort Meyers - 1976 Asheville Invitational - 1976 US Open Qualifying - 1975 St. Petersburg Satellite - 1975 Lakeland Classic - 1975 W.A.T.C.H. - Jacksonville - Qualifying - 1975 Citrus Classic - 1975 W.A.T.C.H. - Orlando - 1975 Ormond Beach - 1975 California State Championship - 1974 California State - Qualifying - 1974 St. Petersburg Satellite - 1974 W.A.T.C.H. - Jacksonville - Qualifying - 1974 Sweetwater Oaks Invitation - Qualifying - 1974 W.A.T.C.H. - Tallahassee - 1974 WCT - Orlando - Qualifying - 1974 Skopje International - 1974 Ankara International - 1973 Kona Kai - 1973 Thousand Oaks - 1973 North of England Championships - 1972 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1972 Merseyside - 1972 North of England Championships - 1971 Real Madrid International - 1971

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