Induction Year: 2014
Susan Shelby Torrance was a UIL State Singles Champion in 1968 representing King High School in Corpus Christi. She played #1 on the University of Texas varsity team and finished third in the State Collegiate Tennis Championships. Torrance competed on the professional tour and reached the top 100 while playing in qualifying events at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and French Open during the 1970s and 1980s. She began playing in USTA national senior events in the mid-eighties and was ranked #1 in USTA Women's 35 and over singles in 1986.
Torrance became heavily involved in the national senior Women's Tennis Association and served on that organization's Board of Directors in 2003-2004.
Currently the Director of Tennis and Contract Manager of Al Kruse Municipal Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Torrance teaches players of all skill levels. She has won numerous awards from the USPTA Texas Section, the City of Corpus Christi and the National Women's Tennis Association. She was nominated for the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame by 27 Corpus Christi tennis players.