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Dennis Ralston

Dennis Ralston

Richard Dennis Ralston (born July 27 1942 in Bakersfield, California) is an American former professional tennis player. He attended the University of Southern California and won NCAA championships under their legendary coach, George Toley.

He won the Wimbledon doubles championship with his University of Southern California teammate, Rafael Osuna in 1960, the first unseeded team to triumph.

At the University of Southern California he won the NCAA singles championship in 1963, 1964; and the NCAA doubles championship in 1963 with Rafael Osuna and in 1964 with William Bond; he was on the University of Southern California NCAA-winning championship tennis teams in 1962, 1963, 1964 (http://www.ncaa.com/history/default.aspx?id=88052).

He was one of the Handsome Eight. He currently resides in Mission Hills, California with his wife Linda. He is currently coaching Dusan Vemic of Serbia and two junior tennis players who are playing national and international tournaments.

Grand Slam singles finals

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1966 Wimbledon Championships Manuel Santana 6–4, 11–9, 6–4

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