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Southwest Section Names Jack Kennedy to Tennis Hall of Fame

August 16, 2012 10:06 AM
SWHOFThe Southwest Section Hall of Fame Committee met the week of August 6th to decide the Hall of Fame Inductees for 2012. The committee reviewed nominations submitted by Districts throughout the Section.  They announced after the meeting that Bill Lenoir and Jack Kennedy will be our 45th and 46th inductees to  the Hall of Fame.
Lenoir was a former great at University of Arizona, played at Wimbledon, and is one of the top juniors and best college players to ever come out of the Southwest. He also coached the Arizona and Arizona State men's teams in the 1970s, taught in Scottsdale for a decade, before moving away to Florida in the 1980s. He passed away in 2007.
Like Lenoir, Kennedy (shown to the right) was one of the best college players to ever come out of the Southwest. He was a four-year No. 1 player at University of New Mexico in the late 1950s/early 1960s and has won over a 100 tournaments across the nation, including many here in the Southwest. Jack should be present in El Paso to receive this honor!  Check out the UNM GO LOBOS Athletic Website to see Jack's resume at http://www.golobos.com/genrel/081811aat.html
Join the Southwest Section in congratulating these two deserving candidates. Our Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held the evening of Oct. 27 at the El Paso Wyndham Airport Hotel. The Section will be working up a web page and full release on the accomplishments of these inductees very soon.
The Section will also be inducting our first president in 1912 and founder Eugene Neff (El Paso, Texas) as an honorary inductee to commemorate the Section's 100th anniversary this year.