Tommy Mozur

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Tommy Mozur

Class of 2001


Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2006




Sweetwater, Tennessee native Tommy Mozur played tennis at the University of Tennessee from 1967 to 1970. A three-time letterman at UT, he became the second Tennessee player to win the SEC title in No. 1 singles in 1968. During the 1968 season, Mozur ranked 15th in the nation. He was a three-time All-SEC honoree and team captain of UT’s 1970 SEC Championship team. He earned All-American honors in 1968 and 1970. Mozur took home doubles championships in 1967 and 1970. Mozur played in a world record doubles match with UT's first All-American Lenny Schloss in 1967. The match took six hours and 20 minutes to complete and was featured in Sports Illustrated and the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1970, Mozur graduated from UT with a degree in electrical engineering but pursued a career in tennis instruction instead. He spent some time as a tennis pro at Lakewood Country Club and Palma Cela Country Club in Florida before returning to Tennessee to be tennis director and general manager for the Knoxville Racquet Club from 1977-2004. The last two years of his life he worked as tennis pro at Beaver Brook Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tommy Mozur died at the age of 60 on October 25, 2008.