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forgo his senior season
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Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork. New Balance Sale Uk Online .com) - Vic Braden, a former tennis player who became one of the nations top tennis instructors, died from complications of congestive heart failure at the age of 85. He died Monday at his home in Trabuco Canyon in Orange County, according to his wife of 43 years, Melody Braden. Braden, who played in the late 1940s and early 50s, began playing tennis in grade school in his hometown of Monroe, Michigan and captured the Class A state singles title in high school in 1946 and 47. The 5-foot-6 Braden was a 1951 graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where he was captain of the tennis team and later inducted into the schools athletic hall of fame. He was one of the top players on teams that won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in each of his four years. Braden turned pro after college at a time when there were only a few professional tennis tournaments. He eventually joined the legendary Jack Kramer on Kramers fledgling pro tour. Among those Braden played with were Jimmy Evert, the father of Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert, and George Richey, the father of future pros Cliff and Nancy Richey. Rest in Peace, Vic Braden., Chris Evert wrote on her Twitter account. Innovative, cutting edge kind of guy. Will miss his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game. Hell be greatly missed. Braden and Kramer later co-founded the Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates, California, where future Hall-of-Famer Tracy Austin learned the game as a child. So sad to hear of the passing of tennis coach Vic Braden, a pioneer, innovator, & true legend in our sport! Austin tweeted. Braden was known for his innovative teaching style, and his application of technology to the basics of tennis instruction. He authored several books and articles on tennis instruction and was a licensed psychologist in California. Tennis has lost a treasure, Billie Jean King wrote on Twitter. he was always on the cutting edge of science in tennis & is an all-time great in our industry. Braden is also survived by children Kory Braden-Hittelman, Kristen Paul, Troy Davis and Shawn Davis, and four grandchildren. His daughter, Kelly, died 12 years ago from complications of lupus. Bradens body has been donated to the University of California, Irvine, for research purposes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. New Balance Clearance Uk . -- All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. New Balance Sale Uk . -- Canada played to expectation up until halftime. http://www.cheapnewbalanceuk.com/ . -- Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen took the second-round lead Saturday in the Champions Tours Legends of Golf, teaming for a 6-under 48 in windy conditions on the par-3 Top of the Rock course.BERKELEY, Calif. -- California running back Brendan Bigelow has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Cals athletic department announced Bigelows decision Wednesday, the final day for juniors to declare for the draft. He ran for 421 yards and two touchdowns on 105 attempts last season for the Golden Bears, who went 1-11 in Sonny Dykes first season as coach. Bigelow burst onto the scene with 160 yards rushing and twwo touchdowns in a loss at Ohio State as a sophomore. New Balance Outlet UK. . But he struggled to consistently produce the rest of the season, and then battled the effects of off-season knee surgery most of last year. Bigelow is the fifth player to leave Cal early this off-season. Defensive back Kameron Jackson, tight end Richard Rodgers, linebacker Khairi Fortt and defensive tackle Viliami Moala already had declared for the draft. ' ' '
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