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USTA Midwest Inducts 3 Ohio Valley Natives into Hall of Fame

March 3, 2016 10:52 AM

The USTA/Midwest Section recently inducted three Ohio Valley natives into its 2015 induction class: Anne White, Phil Landauer, and Neal Newman.

The 2015 USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place February 5, 2016 at the Chicago Renaissance Hotel in downtown Chicago during the USTA/Midwest Section's 122nd Annual Meeting.

Anne White
Los Angeles, California (formerly of Charleston, West Virginia)  

White competed on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour for 11 years.  She finished 1987 ranked a career high No. 19 in singles and a career high No. 9 in doubles.  White captured eight WTA doubles titles and one singles title during her career which included a doubles title in 1986 with Chris Evert in Hilton Head, and a singles title in Phoenix in 1987.  White won four doubles titles in 1984 which included Houston, Palm Beach Gardens, Dallas and Birmingham.

White reached the 1984 US Open Doubles Semifinals and the 1985 French Open Doubles Semifinals with partner Betsy Nagelsen, and the 1985 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals with partner Eliot Teltscher.  White won three Gold Balls in one day in 1980 at the US Amateur Clay Court Championships in Pittsburgh by capturing the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles.

During her collegiate career, White helped the University of Southern California capture the 1980 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Collegiate title where she won the doubles competition.  She was named a two-time All-American doubles player.  As a junior player, White won the US Girls’ 18 Indoor Doubles title with partner Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels.  She finished her junior career with a No. 7 ranking in USTA Girls’ 18 in 1979.  White competed on the United States Wightman Cup team in 1985 and 1986.

Phil Landauer
Naples, Florida (formerly Columbus, Ohio)  

Landauer has won 36 USTA National Championships (10 singles and 26 doubles) with three of those titles in 2010 (USTA National Grass Court 55’s singles and doubles, USTA National Hard Court 55’s doubles).  Landauer’s feat of 20 national doubles titles was achieved with partner Neal Newman.  Over the past 25 years, Laundauer also won several USTA/Midwest Section doubles titles with Newman.

In 2008, Landauer was a USTA Grand Slam doubles champion, winning all four USTA 55’s doubles titles played on grass, clay, indoor and hard court surfaces.  He was ranked No. 1 in doubles in the USTA in every senior age division from the 35’s to the 60’s (twice No. 1 in singles in 40s and 55s).

Landauer has represented the United States in the following international competitions: 1998 USA Dubler Cup 45’s team played in Dublin, Ireland (champions); 2005 USA Fred Perry Cup 50’s team played in Perth, Australia (finalists); 2007 and 2008 USA Austria Cup 55’s team played in Antalya, Turkey (finalists); member of seven straight victorious USA Gordon Cup45’s teams (Canada versus USA) during the 2000’s; and member of two victorious USA Avory Cup teams.

Landauer was a teaching professional in Columbus for more than 30 years. He was also an owner of an indoor tennis club in Columbus which offered a national junior program that produced seven national junior champions and more than 200 juniors playing major college tennis.

Landauer was born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Arkansas.  Landauer was inducted into the USTA/Missouri Valley Hall of Fame and the State of Oklahoma Tennis Hall of Fame.

Neal Newman
Columbus, Ohio  

Newman has won 40 USTA National Championships doubles titles.  He won the USTA National Championships with seven partners including fellow inductee Phil Landauer, Larry Turville, and his son Cole Newman.  Newman won his first national doubles title with partner Phil Landauer in 1986 at the USTA National 35’s Grass Court Championships. 

Newman has won five USTA National Father & Son Doubles Championships with his son Cole.  Together, they have been one of the top USTA National Father & Son teams for more than 20 years and are one of only a few teams to win USTA National Father & Son Open titles on three surfaces (1997 and 1998 Indoors, 2001 Grass Courts, and 2004 Clay Courts). 

Newman has been ranked No. 1 in doubles in the USTA in every age division from the 35’s to the 60’s.  He also was ranked No. 1 in doubles in the USTA Father & Son Open division in 2004 and the USTA Father & Son Senior division in 2008.  In singles, Newman was ranked in the Top 10 in the USTA in every age division from the 35’s to the 55’s.  Newman captured four International Tennis Federation World doubles titles (2004-55’s in Pennsylvania, 2005-55’s in Australia, 2007-55’s in Turkey, and 2010-60’s in Turkey). 

Newman has represented the United States in international competition numerous times. He was a member of the four-player team that won the Dubler Cup 45’s ITF World Team Championship in Germany in 1995, and player and captain of the Von Cramm Cup 60’s team that won the ITF World Team Championship in 2010 in Turkey.  Newman also played on the 2003 Fred Perry Cup 50’s team in Germany, the 2005 Austria Cup 55’s team in Australia, and the 2007 Austria Cup 55’s team in Turkey.  Newman also played internationally in the following International Tennis Federation events: Gordon Cup (Canada versus USA), Potter Cup, Avory Cup, and President's Cup.

Newman has received the following awards: Ohio Valley Tennis Association’s Carl Meyer Award; Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center Sports Hall of Fame inductee; Earlham College Wendell M. Stanley Senior Scholar-Athlete Award; USTA National Father & Son Clay Court Championship Talbert/Trabert Sportsmanship Award in 1999; and USTA National Father & Son Grass Court Championship Chauncey Depew Steele, Jr., Sportsmanship Award in 2005.

Newman is a psychologist who has worked many years at Ohio State University and in private practice.  He has done considerable sport psychology work with tennis players.  Newman played collegiate tennis at Earlham College.




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