Bob Ryland Death | Bob Ryland Obituary – Bob Ryland the first African-American to play professional tennis, has died at the age of 100 earlier this month. Bob Ryland was inducted into the Wayne State University Athletic Hall of Fame (1991), Black Tennis Hall of Fame (2009), and the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002, where he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for his contribution to tennis.
According to TennisWorld, Bob Ryland won the Illinois State and junior ATA singles titles. After graduating from high school, Ryland received a scholarship to Xavier University in New Orleans where his college tennis career started. When he left Xavier, Ryland served in the U.S. We extend our condolences.
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