Lu Merritt Sr. Junior L4 & Adult Tournament
Start: Friday, October 18, 2013
Salem , VA 24153
Location: Hidden Valley Country Club, Division: BG(18-12)s,FIC; BG(18-12)d,FRLC; MW(Op)s,FIC; M(Op)d,FIC; BG(8 (36'Court/Red Ball) )s,RR; BG(10 (60'Court/Orange Ball) )s,RR; PC(0)d,FRLC, Notes: The Lu Merritt tournament has a long history here at Hidden Valley CC. The Lu Merritt, Sr. Open Tennis Tournament began in July 1979 as a men’s doubles only tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club. The event was renamed the Lu Merritt, Sr. Doubles Tournament in 1985 in honor of Lu who has had a distinguished career in tennis beginning as a captain of his high school team. He played Number 1 singles as a college senior at the University of Florida and after graduation he won the Fort Lee, Virginia singles championships in the Armed Forces. In 1948 he moved to Roanoke and won 17 Roanoke City-County Championships.
Playing at the senior level, Lu was highly ranked. He won numerous Virginia State Doubles Championships in the Senior Division and was once ranked Number 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Division for both singles and doubles in the 65-age division. While living in both Wisconsin and Ohio he won state titles in Senior Doubles. Lu was ranked six in the U.S. twice; first in 1987 in t
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