Lester Sack


Born: January 14, 1936

Hometown: Clarksdale, MS

Year of Induction: 1991

 

College Tennis Career

Tulane (1956-1958)

• SEC Tennis Champions (’56, ‘57, ‘58)

• Ranked #1 in SEC Doubles with Ron Holmberg (’58)

• Reached Round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championship (’58)

• Reached Quarterfinals in NCAA Doubles Championship (with Ron Holmberg, ‘58)

• Played #3 singles and #1 doubles for Tulane team (’58)

 

Pro Tennis Career

State Rankings

• Ranked #1 in Men’s Singles for 16 years (’59-’74)

National Rankings

• Ranked #2 in Men’s 45 Singles (’84)

• Runner-up in Men’s 35 Singles National Clay Court Tournament (’70)

• Winner in Men’s 45 Singles National Clay Court Tournament (’84)

• Runner-up in Men’s 50 Singles National Clay Court Tournament (’87)

International Play

• Singles winner in 1964 Lowther-Barns Tournament (London)

• Singles winner in 1966 Stuttgart (Germany) Tournament

• Singles finalist and doubles champion (with Ron Holmberg) in 1965 Canadian Open

Southern Tennis Association Rankings

• Ranked #1 in Men’s 35 Singles 6 times

• Ranked #1 in Men’s 45 Singles 5 times

• Ranked #1 in Men’s 50 Singles 3 times

• Ranked #1 in Men’s 55 Singles 3 times

 

Did You Know?

Lester Sack has been the teaching pro at New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club since 1982.

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