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Bruce Barnes became a tennis champion long before he reached the professional ranks. In three years of college tennis, he never lost a match. He won the Southwest Conference singles and doubles championships three consecutive years (1929, 1930, 1931). In 1931, he teamed with fellow Texan Karl Kamrath to win the national collegiate doubles title and was a singles finalist the same year. Barnes played professional tennis from 1932-1943 on the U.S. Pro Championship circuit (see list of tournaments won below). In 1933 Barnes and Bill Tilden won the World's Professional Doubles title in Berlin, Germany. Barnes' competition included French star Henri Cochet, British champion Fred Perry, and other top American players like Don Budge, Ellsworth Vines, and Vincent Richards. Barnes was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. U.S. Pro Championships 1932 National Professional Doubles with Bill Tilden (Chicago, IL) 1934 National Professional Doubles with Emmett Pare (Chicago, IL) 1937 National Professional Singles runner-up to Karel Kozeluh (Greenbrier, West Sulphur Springs, WV) 1938 National Professional Singles runner-up to Fred Perry (Chicago, IL) 1938 National Open Singles (Greenbrier, West Sulphur Springs, WV) 1938 National Open Doubles with Don Budge (Greenbrier, West Sulphur Springs, WV) 1939 National Professional Doubles (Beverly Hills, CA) 1943 National Professional Doubles with Gene Mako (Fort Knox, KY) 1943 National Professional Singles over John Nogrady (6-1,7-9,7-5,4-6,6-3) (Fort Knox, KY)

Bruce Barnes