Rick played on the Pro Tennis Tour for 10 years. In Grand Slam events, he reached the round of 16 at The Australian Open in 1983 and the third round of The US Open in 1980, losing to McEnroe in four sets. He won titles in singles and doubles, and had wins over players in the top 15 in the world included Nastase twice, Panatta, Fibak, Scanlon, Kriek, Stockton, Pfister, Cox and Taylor. He played doubles with Lendl, Gerulaitis, Newcombe, McMillian, Mayotte and Lapidus.
Rick is originally from Great Neck, New York. He played on the Great Neck North High School Team with Michael Fishbach of double strung fame. He then went to The University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Finance, where he played on the team for four years and was the captain.