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Vitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis (Tennis.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 26, 1954; died, Southampton, NY, Sept. 18, 1994.)  Leaving Columbia after his freshman year to turn pro was a good decision for Vitas K. Gerulaitis, although it generated some condemnation at the time.  By 1977, Gerulaitis had broken into the top 10 money winners on the pro tour, […]

Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell (Tennis.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 25, 1871; died, Campbelltown, N.B., July 11, 1953.)  In the summer between his junior and senior years at Columbia, Oliver Samuel Campbell went to Newport, R.I.  While there, Campbell won the U.S. national singles tennis championship for 1890, beating defending champion Henry W. Slocum, Jr., 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, […]

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