Tournament Chairman Reached No. 1

Tournament Chairman Reached No. 1

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Tournament Chairman Reached No. 1 In The World As A Junior DELRAY BEACH, FL: Tournament chairman  Ivan Baron has been named to the USTA Florida

Tennis Hall of Fame for his achievements as a junior player, a collegian and an ATP pro.

Baron joins fellow junior standouts  Blaine Willenborg and  Mary Pierce in the Hall’s Class of 2013. The Hall of Fame was established in 1981 to recognize Florida’s former players, administrators or

volunteers who have made outstanding contributions or demonstrated a high level of achievement in the sport of tennis.

“Ivan was elected based on his level of accomplishments in junior tennis and his career as a young adult,” said  Lynne Salus, USTA Florida volunteer manager and Awards Committee staff liason.

“But he has also been a great partner with USTA Florida through his work with the Delray Beach tournament.” Among Florida’s 58 current Hall of Fame members are  Chris Evert,  Mary Joe Fernandez,  Kathy Rinaldi,  Donna Fales,  Jim Courier,  Jay Berger,  Bryan Gottfried and  Bobby Curtis.

Baron ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in USTA Florida section rankings during his junBaron is married and has three children. His father,  Mark Baron, is the founder and tournament director of the Delray Beach Open ATP event.