Alfred "Fred" Hluchan

Induction Year: 2004

 

Alfred Hluchan played tennis for over 75 years. During this time, he has played in 66 state matches, reaching the finals in 54 of them. In 1939, Hluchan was ranked #1 in tennis while at Sam Houston University. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Sam Houston University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston, Hluchan spent over 30 years teaching and coaching at high schools and elementary schools in Houston. After officially retiring from teaching in 1977, Hluchan continued to compete in senior tennis, earning him an unparalleled senior record of 17 single sectional championships and 22 double championships. This record earned him a place on the 2002 Billy Talbert Cup team, which won the championship in Austria.