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Published: Tuesday, 12/7/2004

Iskersky in Midwest Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS - Erick Iskersky, a two-time state champion from St. John's Jesuit and three-time All-American, entered the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Section Hall of Fame on Saturday.

After playing at Trinity University in San Antonio, Iskersky competed on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour for six years, attaining a No. 65 world ranking in 1982.

As a junior player he won the Western Open (now the Midwest Open) in 1970 and 1976 and was a three-time champion in the prestigious Western Closed Junior Championships (now Midwest Closed), taking titles in 1972, '74 and '75. He played on the Junior Davis Cup team for two years and won Ohio's Class AAA singles championships in 1975 and '76.

Iskersky captured the 1979 NCAA doubles championship with Ben McKown and finished as runner-up in singles that year. He won national collegiate indoor singles titles two consecutive years.

He was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and is a member of the St. John's and City League halls of fame.


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