Bill Scanlon

Induction Year: 1986


Bill Scanlon was born in Dallas in 1956. He won the NCAA singles championship in 1976 as a sophomore at Trinity University. He reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open in 1983 and earned the No. 9 world ranking. Overall professionally he had 11 singles and 4 doubles titles. Scanlon achieved a golden set during the WCT Gold Coast Classic in 1983, winning the second set without losing a point. The accomplishment is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Scanlon helped found the Dallas Youth Foundation and was on the board of directors of the ATP.

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