Do you remember Ron Lague? Ron Lague graduated in 1968 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2021.
Ron Lague participated in the following sports:
Ron was an outstanding tennis player at Withrow. During his sophomore year, Withrow won the PHSL league championship, and Ron teamed with fellow Tiger Joe Dehner to win the district doubles competition and advance to the State matches. There they were the State runner-up in the doubles competition, losing a very close match 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. His junior year Withrow again won the PHSL championship and Ron lost in the district singles competition (to teammate George Mehl) but still advanced to the State tournament. There he lost a very close match in the State semi-finals 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. His senior year, the team didn’t win the PHSL championship, but Ron won the district singles competition and advanced to the State tournament. There, he advanced to the State finals before bowing out in another close match 7-5, 6-4. After graduating, Ron went on to play tennis for Rollins College. He was a Division II All-American his junior and senior years, playing in the NCAA Division II tennis tournament his sophomore, junior and senior years. His junior year he won the NCAA Division II doubles championship. After college he went on the pro tour for two years and was ranked as high as 50th in the world. Since then he’s been a teaching pro, first in Cincinnati and then at a club in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. He recently retired as a Master Professional which is the highest level one can achieve in the tennis industry, with only 200 Master Pros in the U.S. out of more than 4,000 registered USPTA pros. In 2002 Ron received the lifetime achievement award from the USTA.