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Marilyn Barnett

Marilyn Barnett

  Marilyn Barnett In Memoriam July 29, 2013                                                                            By Billy E. Crawford Marilyn Barnett was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. “ New Orlean’s Marilyn Barnett was a dominant figure of the local women’s tennis for more than four decades.  Her illustrious career began in 1938, at the age of 15, when she was… Read more →

Lester Kabacoff

Lester Kabacoff

Lester Kabacoff In Memoriam January 29, 1913 – January 25, 2004 Lester Kabakoff was inducted into the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994 EARLY TENNIS YEARS The following article is from The Daily Star, Long Island City, Queens Borough, N.Y. Tuesday Evening, January 3, 1933. The junior national indoor title was brought to Queens yesterday by Giles Verstraten of… Read more →

William A. "Beau" Holton

William A. “Beau” Holton

William A. “Beau” Holton, Jr. September 24,1929-September 30, 2002 In Memoriam July 4, 2013                                                                                            By Billy E. Crawford Beau Holton was induced into the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999 Early Years Beau’s father was employed by the Swift meat package company.  His father was an avid golfer but Beau took to tennis, starting to play at his parent’s… Read more →