General Vinicius Eugen (Vinny)
Rurac
Male
Romania
1919-11-03
Galati, Romania
2013-01-04
Summerland, California, United States of America


About

Although born in Romania, Vinicius Rurac spent most of his life living in the USA. He defected to the latter country in 1948 with his wife, Magda Rurac, née Madgalena Bereczki (Romanian: Berescu). They had married each other in Bucharest on 3 November 1940. Magda won the women’s singles title at the Romanian National Championships every year from 1939 to 1946, but she and Vinny chafed at the restrictions placed on them by the communist authorities who took power in Romania after World War Two. Their defection led to them being banned for life by the Romanian Tennis Association. They would both later work as tennis coaches in the USA, initially in California. They divorced in 1966. Madga died New York in May 1995 at the age of 77.



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Archive statistics 1939 - 1955
2
63
35


Tournament wins 1954 - Eastern Professional Championships (Professional)
1947 - Cannes Championships (Open)


Tournaments World Professional Tournament - 1955 Eastern States Professionals - 1955 Canadian Professional Championships - 1954 Eastern Professional Championships - 1954 Canadian Professional Championships - 1953 Canadian Professional Championships - 1952 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1950 US Open - 1948 Bermuda Championships - 1948 Eastern Clay Court Championships - 1948 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1948 Cincinnati - 1948 US Clay Courts - 1948 Western States Championships - 1948 US International Indoor Championships - 1948 Heart of America - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 US Open - 1947 Cannes Carlton - 1947 Cannes Championships - 1947 Nice - 1947 Paris International Championships - 1947 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1947 Lausanne - 1947 Budapest Championship - 1947 Barcelona International Christmas - 1943 German International Championships - 1939 Borussia Tournament - 1939 Elbe Cup - 1939

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