Inductees of the 2018 Eastern Hall of Fame
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David Benjamin
With his 26-year tenure as Princeton University’s Varsity Men’s Tennis Coach and four decades leading the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), Benjamin has been a guiding force and shaper of today’s world of collegiate tennis.
Lloyd Emanuel
A former varsity captain of Columbia University Men’s Tennis Team, Emanuel founded the Eastern Masters Grand Prix Circuit, establishing a thriving forum for adult players to continue competing at the highest levels. During his 40 years volunteering in the section, Emanuel served on the USTA Eastern Board of Trustees and built the foundation for the ranking system that we continue to use today.
Robert Kenas
Kenas’s beautiful photography chronicled the Eastern Tennis Association junior circuit and section special events in the 80’s and 90’s. His pictures have been featured in national tennis publications including Tennis Week and World Tennis, as well as national newspapers like the New York Times and serve as the gold standard for other section photographers to follow.
Nadine Netter
Born in New York City and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Netter is a former tour player and co-captain of USTA Eastern’s Addie Cup.