Bill Pendl '54 to be Inducted Into Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame

Bill Pendl '54 to be Inducted Into Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame

June 8, 2010

pendl_bill_200809mtennis.jpgJune 8, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Bill Pendl, a 1954 graduate of DePauw University, is one of four individuals who will be enshrined into the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame this summer.  "The four will be inducted on Center Court on Saturday, Aug. 14, during the women’s semifinals and the men’s qualifying of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open, the latest name for a Cincinnati tennis tradition that is the oldest tournament in the nation played in its original city," reports Ohio's Oxford Press.  A luncheon will also honor the inductees.

"Pendl won titles at the high school, college and international level. He won an Indiana state high school title in doubles, then went on to DePauw University where he won two conference singles titles and eventually would be enshrined in the school’s Hall of Fame," notes the article. "He won two ITF European Senior Mixed Doubles titlesTennis Racquet Ball.jpg and three doubles titles, and was internationally ranked in seniors singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Locally, he played in more than 35 consecutive Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan Championships, winning five doubles titles and reaching the singles final in 1967."

You'll find the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.

Bill Pendl is a retired IBM executive who serves as an assistant tennis coach for the Tigers.  Learn more about him in this previous story.