Tennis Star Tut Bartzen Coached As Well As He Played

Sixteen year old Bernard “Tut” Bartzen of Austin and San Angelo beat Ed Ray, also 16 from Sinton, in straight sets on June 30, 1944 to win the national interscholastic singles championship in Philadelphia.

The southpaw never lost a singles match in his college career at William & Mary and also added the 1948 NCAA doubles to his list of titles.  Bartzen was a Top Ten performer on the U.S. tennis circuit in the 1950’s and for two successful decades the tennis coach at TCU.

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