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The Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame

   

The Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame was established in 2005 by  Founder and President Todd Miller. The permanent home of the BTHOF is  Miller Tennis Center where inductees’ plaques are prominently displayed,  preserving their place in Buffalo tennis history.

 

Inaugural Class 2005: Jimmy Arias, Bobby Banck, Joe  DiCarlo, Charlie Garfinkel, Clay Hamlin, Rev. Bob Hetherington, Dorothy  & Marvin Krasner, Leo Kronman, Tom LaPenna, Ethel Marshall, Carol  Kraus Martin, Todd Miller, Jack Sunderland.

 

Class of 2006: Mike Albano, Seth Bowen, Jack Castle, Cathy  Farrell, Alex Gaeta, Pat Lord, Bob Mack, Terry McMahon, Karen Peterson  Schleifer, Lou Schaefer, Rauno Suominen, Ken White, Mary McLean Wilson.

 

Class of 2007/08: Jeff Boychuck, Peter Braun, Bill Cole,  Dirk Dugan, Englander Family, Rachel Epstein, Amy Ehrenreich Haller,  Steve Korduba, Bea Massman, Bill Monkarsh, Art Richtand, Dan Schulefand,  Cathy DiCarlo Zbieszkowski.

 

Class of 2011: Kelly Brown, John Brunner, Russ Crispell, Neil Simon, Jay Udwadia, Paul Walker

 

Class of 2014: Kevin Arias, David Loder, Bridget Merrick, Gene Miller, Ross Nwuachukwu, Lyndsay Shosho, Kathy Twist


Class of 2017:   Antonio Arias, Jon Choboy, Rachel Cain  Delpriore, Art & Jim Faturos, Gus Franczyk, TJ Klier, Michelle  Mitchell, Andreea Novacaenu, Dave Russell, Chris Sadkowski, Nicholas  Sargent, Dave & Peter Scamurra, Bill Schillings.



 

Introducing the Class of 2019


IAN FLETCHER 

ATP singles #56, Grand Prix #40

Round of 16 at Wimbledon & French Open

Wins over Orantes & Higueras. Doubles Win over Borg & Connors


JORDAN FREEDMAN 

Ohio State University  

MUNY & City Open Singles Champion


MARCUS FUGATE 

ATP singles #587, doubles #565

MUNY & City Open Champion in Singles, Doubles & Mixed same year - two     consecutive years

 

VUSA HOVE 

UB all-time leader in combined wins. MAC Player of the Year

Four-time MUNY Open Singles Champion. City Open Singles Champion

Zimbabwe Men's National Singles Champion.


OLGA KHMYLEV 

Boston College standout-  NCAA nationally ranked #11 in doubles & #1 regionally

Buffalo Tennis Series Doubles Player of the Year


MURRAY "MURF" KLAUBER  

Established world renown Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Original home to Nick Bollettieri Academy


WINSTON LIN 

ATP singles #683

Columbia University -  NCAA Singles Quarterfinalist. Ranked #8 nationally                Two time All-American. IVY League Player of the Year


JOEY LOVULLO

Elite High Performance Coach.  Sparring partner to Serena & Venus Williams            Helped Coach Andy Roddick & Mary Pierce (at Macci's Academy) & other standouts


ROBERT LINDLEY MURRAY  

International Tennis Hall of Fame. Won two US Championships, Forest Hills

Defeated Bill Tilden twice. #1 ranked American


RICH & RANDY ROCCHIO 

Highest ranking ATP #1,561 in Doubles 

RICH - Six MUNY Open Doubles titles & six City Open Doubles titles

Three time V.G. Series Singles Champion, Buffalo News Player of the Year

RANDY - UB #1 Singles & Doubles,  City Open Doubles Champion. 

Singles Finalist NYSPHSAA Tennis 


JOE SCHAFER 

Davidson College - 1st singles & doubles. NCAA national doubles ranked #19, 

All Southern Conference

MUNY Champion, swept all open events in one year. Former High School All-American


CAROLYN MCGRATH SCHOPP 

Baylor University, team captain Nationally ranked #42 doubles

Two time Buffalo News Player of the Year. MUNY Singles & Doubles Champion

USTA National Indoor Women's 30's Doubles Champion


JOSEPH TURSKI 

Five- time MUNY Open Singles Champion. Seven-time MUNY Open Doubles Champion

MUNY HOF & Canisius College Athletic HOF (first tennis inductee)


LANCE VODICKA  

ATP singles #728 doubles #649 Won three ATP/ITF doubles tournaments  

St. Louis University. All-time leader singles & doubles wins

Captured 3 National Junior Titles


SHERIF ZAHER 

ATP singles #1,044, doubles #649

Two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year,  Two- time Buffalo City Open Singles Champion

Holds five national senior titles

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