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BARBARA MUELLER TO BE INDUCTED INTO 2008 USTA/MIDWEST SECTION HALL OF FAME

July 20, 2008 02:40 AM

Barbara Mueller is an accomplished tennis player, and holds more than 55 USTA National Singles and Doubles championships. She has been a Finalist in more than 25 USTA National Singles and Doubles events. Mueller was the US Open Women¹s 35 Singles Finalist and Doubles Quarterfinalist in 1983.
 
Mueller won seven consecutive USTA Women¹s 45 Grass Court Singles titles from 1989-1995 at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pa. Mueller claimed the USTA National Women¹s 40 Grass Court Singles title five consecutive years at Forest Hills.
 
Mueller held the No. 1 International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Senior Women¹s Singles Ranking in 1994 and 1995. She notched ITF World Senior Women¹s Doubles titles in the early 1990¹s. She was a finalist in the 2004 ITF World Championships in Women¹s Singles.
 
Mueller was a member of the following United States World Cup Teams from 1985-1999 and again in 2004: Young Cup, Margaret Court Cup, Bueno Cup and Alice Marble Cup. Prior to competing on these Cup teams, Mueller served as the Women¹s Head Tennis Coach at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1978-1985.

Mueller held the No. 1 Wisconsin Women¹s Singles ranking seven consecutive years, and was ranked No. 1 in the USTA/Midwest Section Women¹s Open Singles. As a junior player, Mueller was ranked No. 11 in USTA Girls¹ 18 Singles and No. 5 in Girls¹ 18 Doubles. She was also ranked No. 1 in the state of Wisconsin in every junior age division.
 
A USPTA certified instructor, Mueller is an avid teacher for wheelchair tennis and delivering tennis to Native Americans. She has introduced tennis to youth and adults at Native American communities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Arizona. Mueller has been a head instructor in Wisconsin for wheelchair tennis, and taught the sport in other states.

The USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame was established in 1984. It was relocated to the USTA/Midwest Section headquarters office in Indianapolis in 2006 after residing at the Markin Racquet Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mi. With the 2008 inductee class, the Midwest Hall of Fame is comprised of 61 distinguished individuals.
 
Currently, the USTA/Midwest Section exceeds 83,000 individual members and 1,000 member organizations. It is the second largest section of the United States Tennis Association, the National Governing Body for tennis in the U.S. The USTA/Midwest Section is comprised of 14 Districts in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as designated counties in West Virginia and Kentucky. The USTA/Midwest Section offers recreational and competitive tennis for individuals of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit the USTA/Midwest Section at www.midwest.usta.com.

 

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