General Luis Alberto
Ayala
Male
Chile
1932-09-18
Santiago, Chile


About

Luis Alberto Ayala Salinas (born 18 September 1932) is a Chilean former tennis player who competed in the 1950s and 1960s.[4] He was twice a singles runner-up at the French Championships. In 1958 he was seeded fifth and reached the final after a victory against first-seeded and world No. 1 Ashley Cooper in the semifinal. In the final, however, he was defeated in straight sets by Mervyn Rose while in 1960 he lost the final in fives sets to Nicola Pietrangeli.[5] Together with Thelma Coyne Long he won the mixed doubles title at the 1956 French Championships. He won the prestigious singles title at the Italian Open in 1959, defeating Neale Fraser in the final in four sets. The following year,1960, he again reached the final but lost in five sets to Barry MacKay.


Luis Ayala in 1964
Between 1952 and 1960 Ayala played in 18 ties for the Chilean Davis Cup team and compiled a record of 37 wins and 14 losses. During this period the best performance was reaching the semifinal of the Europe zone in 1955 which they lost to Sweden, despite Ayala winning both his singles matches against Lennart Bergelin and Sven Davidson.[6]

In 1961 he turned professional and joined Jack Kramer's tour.[7] When he retired, he became a tennis professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. Currently, he is the Director of Tennis at the Forest Club in Houston, Texas.

Ayala was ranked World No. 5 for 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph (and No. 6 for 1959, No. 7 for 1960 and 1961).[3]



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Archive statistics 1950 - 1978
46
845
579


Tournament wins 1973 - USPTA Clay Courts (Professional)
1964 - La Baule Professionals (Professional)
1961 - Caribe Hilton Championships (Amateur)
1961 - Ojai Championships (Open)
1961 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1961 - Graz (Amateur)
1961 - Hanover International (Amateur)
1960 - Madrid (Open)
1960 - Argentina International Championships (Open)
1960 - Santiago International (Amateur)
1960 - Bastad (Open)
1960 - Coupe Marcel Poree (Open)
1960 - Barcelona Fall - Real Turo (Amateur)
1960 - Brumana International (Amateur)
1960 - Chile International (Open)
1960 - Baden-Baden (Amateur)
1959 - Chile International (Open)
1959 - Italian International Championships ()
1959 - Chilean National Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1959 - Pan American Games (Amateur)
1959 - Gstaad (ATP)
1959 - Bastad (Open)
1959 - Worcestershire Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Caribbean Championships (Amateur)
1959 - Colombia International (Amateur)
1958 - Masters Invitation (Amateur)
1958 - Colombia International (Amateur)
1958 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1957 - Düsseldorf International Tournament ()
1957 - Netherlands International Championships (Open)
1957 - Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) (Open)
1957 - Pan American Championships (Amateur)
1957 - Argentina International Championships (Open)
1957 - Chilean National Championships (Amateur)
1956 - Genoa (Amateur)
1956 - West of England Championships (Amateur)
1956 - South American Championship (Amateur)
1955 - Argentina International Championships (Open)
1955 - Chilean National Championships (Amateur)
1955 - Antwerpen International (Amateur)
1955 - Brazilian International (Amateur)
1954 - Ojai Championships (Open)
1954 - Schroon Crest Invitation (Amateur)
1953 - Santos Open (Amateur)
1952 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)


Tournaments Miami-Dade South Fall Classic - 1978 USPTA Clay Courts - 1974 Key Biscayne - 1974 USPTA Clay Courts - 1973 USPTA Clay Courts - 1972 Altamira International Invitation - 1971 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1971 Jacksonville Invitation - 1971 US Open - 1970 River Oaks Tournament - 1970 Altamira International Invitation - 1970 Colombia International - 1970 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1970 Stade Francais Fall - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 US Open - 1969 Cincinnati - 1969 US Clay Courts - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 West of England Championships - 1969 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1969 Altamira International Invitation - 1969 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1969 Washington Open - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 US Open - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 Nottingham - 1968 French Professional Championship - 1968 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1968 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1967 Pacific Coast Professionals - 1967 Los Angeles Professional Championships - 1967 San Juan Pros - 1967 Pacific International Pro Tournament - 1967 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1967 Binghampton Pro Championships - 1967 Madison Square Garden Pro Championships - 1966 US Pro Hardcourts - 1966 World Pro Championships - 1966 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1966 Peacock Gap Pros - 1966 Newport Pro Tournament - 1966 Forest Hills Pros - 1966 French Professional Championship - 1965 Cannes Pro Championships - 1965 Johannesburg Pros - 1965 Durban Pros - 1965 Port Elizabeth Pros - 1965 Cape Town Pros - 1965 Wembley Professional Championships - 1965 New York Pro Tournament - 1965 US Pro Grasscourt Championships - 1965 Marseille Pros Autumn - 1965 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1965 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1965 Milano Professional Championships - 1965 Masters Round Robin Professionals - 1965 South Africa Professional Matches - 1965 Peacock Gap Pros - 1965 Seafirst-Greater Seattle Pros - 1965 Tahoe Racquet Club Pros - 1965 Greater Washington Pros - 1965 Newport Pro Tournament - 1965 Helsinki Pros - 1965 US Pro Championships - 1964 US Pro Indoors - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1964 World Professional Tournament - 1964 Cannes Pro Championships - 1964 Johannesburg Pros - 1964 Cape Town Pros - 1964 Wembley Professional Championships - 1964 Milwaukee Pros - 1964 WCT - St. Louis - 1964 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1964 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1964 La Baule Professionals - 1964 Montreux Pros - 1964 South Africa Professional Matches - 1964 French Professional Championship - 1963 World Professional Tournament - 1963 Johannesburg Pros - 1963 Wembley Professional Championships - 1963 Italian International Professionals - 1963 Kramer Cup - 1963 Kitzbühel Pros - 1963 French Professional Championship - 1962 Cannes Pro Championships - 1962 Johannesburg Pros - 1962 Wembley Professional Championships - 1962 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1962 Scheveningen Pros - 1962 Cava Dei Tirreni Professionals - 1962 Swedish Professional Championships - 1962 South African Professional Championships - 1962 Rhodesian Professional Championships - 1962 Zurich Professional Championship - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 Southern California Championship - 1961 River Oaks Tournament - 1961 German International Championships - 1961 West of England Championships - 1961 Baden-Baden - 1961 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1961 Caribbean Championships - 1961 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1961 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1961 Altamira International Invitation - 1961 Colombia International - 1961 Ojai Championships - 1961 Bastad - 1961 Masters Invitation - 1961 Gstaad - 1961 Dallas Invitation - 1961 Graz - 1961 Pörtschach Championships - 1961 Hanover International - 1961 Bad Neuenahr - 1961 London Indoor Professionals - 1961 Professional Clay Courts - 1961 Scandinavian Professional Championships - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Monte Carlo - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 Queens Club Tournament - 1960 Italian International Championships - 1960 Venizia (Venice International Tournament) - 1960 German International Championships - 1960 Argentina International Championships - 1960 Baden-Baden - 1960 Madrid - 1960 Caribbean Championships - 1960 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1960 Kingston International Invitation - 1960 Altamira International Invitation - 1960 Colombia International - 1960 Bastad - 1960 Gstaad - 1960 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1960 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1960 Brumana International - 1960 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1960 Venezuelan International Clay Courts - 1960 Chile International - 1960 Freiburg - 1960 Santiago International - 1960 Barcelona Fall - Real Turo - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 US Open - 1959 Italian International Championships - 1959 British Hard Court Championships - 1959 River Oaks Tournament - 1959 German International Championships - 1959 Argentina International Championships - 1959 Conde de Godo - 1959 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1959 Chilean National Championships - 1959 Caribbean Championships - 1959 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1959 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1959 Kingston International Invitation - 1959 Altamira International Invitation - 1959 Colombia International - 1959 Bastad - 1959 Gstaad - 1959 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1959 Travemünde International - 1959 Brumana International - 1959 Worcestershire Championships - 1959 Pan American Games - 1959 Chile International - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 US Open - 1958 Pacific Coast Championship - 1958 Italian International Championships - 1958 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1958 River Oaks Tournament - 1958 German International Championships - 1958 West of England Championships - 1958 Mitre Cup - Final - 1958 Pan American Championships - 1958 Napoli - 1958 Caribbean Championships - 1958 Bavarian International Championships - 1958 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1958 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1958 Altamira International Invitation - 1958 Colombia International - 1958 Köln International - 1958 Masters Invitation - 1958 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1958 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1958 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 US Open - 1957 Pacific Coast Championship - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 Italian International Championships - 1957 Netherlands International Championships - 1957 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1957 German International Championships - 1957 Argentina International Championships - 1957 West of England Championships - 1957 Midland Counties Championships - 1957 Mitre Cup - Final - 1957 Chilean National Championships - 1957 Pan American Championships - 1957 Sicilian International Championships - 1957 Napoli - 1957 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1957 Köln International - 1957 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1957 Florence International - 1957 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1957 U.S. vs. Czechoslovakia - 1957 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1957 Tournament of Champions - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Roland Garros - 1956 US Open - 1956 Swiss International Championships - 1956 Pacific Coast Championship - 1956 Queens Club Tournament - 1956 Italian International Championships - 1956 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1956 German International Championships - 1956 Argentina International Championships - 1956 Le Touquet July Meeting - 1956 West of England Championships - 1956 Pan American Championships - 1956 Napoli - 1956 Bavarian International Championships - 1956 Genoa - 1956 Viareggio - 1956 South American Championship - 1956 Bastad - 1956 Florence International - 1956 Blau-Weiss Club - 1956 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 Austrian International Championships - 1955 Queens Club Tournament - 1955 Italian International Championships - 1955 Uruguay International Championships - 1955 Cuban Championships - 1955 German International Championships - 1955 Argentina International Championships - 1955 Baden-Baden - 1955 Mitre Cup - Final - 1955 Chilean National Championships - 1955 Mitre Cup - Semi-Final a - 1955 Mitre Cup - First Round a - 1955 Caribbean Championships - 1955 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1955 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1955 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1955 Antwerpen International - 1955 Brumana International - 1955 Brazilian International - 1955 Pan American Games - 1955 Varese - 1955 US Open - 1954 Canadian International Championships - 1954 California State Championship - 1954 Nassau Bowl - 1954 Newport Casino - 1954 Pacific Coast Championship - 1954 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1954 Southern California Championship - 1954 Cincinnati - 1954 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1954 Uruguay International Championships - 1954 Central California Championships - 1954 Hotel de Coronado - 1954 La Jolla Tournament - 1954 Argentina International Championships - 1954 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1954 Mitre Cup - Final - 1954 Pan American Championships - 1954 Ojai Championships - 1954 Sao Paulo International - 1954 Schroon Crest Invitation - 1954 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino - 1953 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1953 Mitre Cup - Final - 1953 South American Championship - 1953 Sao Paulo International - 1953 Brazilian International - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 US Open - 1952 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1952 Queens Club Tournament - 1952 Italian International Championships - 1952 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1952 Chile International - 1952 River Plate Championships - 1950 Mitre Cup - Final - 1950

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