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Prusoff, Henry

Henry J. Prusoff

A top ten American player in both singles and doubles in the 1930s, Henry overcame a near-fatal back injury to achieve his best rankings.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Dec. 10, 1912

Career Highlights:
Prusoff was ranked No. 3 in doubles during the 1930s. In 1934, he won the Tri-State Tennis Tournament. Henry sustained a terrible back injury in 1935; at the time, he was ranked 13th. His recovery was astounding. In 1939, Prusoff was ranked No. 10 in singles in the U.S., and the following year he was ranked No. 8.

Seattle, Washington

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