March 4, 2004
ATHENS, Georgia - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association will induct six new members into the men's Hall of Fame in Athens, Georgia, including Arizona's William "Billy" Lenoir. The ceremony will take place in Tulsa, Okla., in conjunction with the men's NCAA Championships on May 26.
During his illustrious career as a Wildcat, Billy Lenoir was a three-time all-American, garnering the honors from 1962-64. In 1962, he earned the No. 13 ranking, a spot in the NCAA singles semifinals as well as the top ranking in the Southwest. He followed his 1962 season with a trip to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and won the Western Athletic Conference singles and doubles titles in 1963. Lenoir repeated as the WAC singles and doubles titlist again in 1964. Along with his talents on the courts, Lenoir earned WAC Scholar-Athlete awards from 1962-63.
Also being honored as players are: Gardner Larner - William and Mary, Jim Delaney - Stanford, John Sadri - North Carolina State, Paul Haarhuis - Armstrong State JC and Florida State, while Jim Osborne of Utah receives the honor as a player/coach/contributor.
Billy Lenoir - Arizona
Gardner Larner - William and Mary
Jim Delaney - Stanford
John Sadri - North Carolina State
Paul Haarhuis - Armstrong State JC and Florida State
Jim Osborne - Utah