Zan Guerry

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Zan Guerry

Class of 1993


Baylor School Athletic Hall of Fame 1992

Rice University Tennis Hall of Fame 1992

Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, 1994

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2012

ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame 2010




 Zan Guerry earned top ranking as a national junior tennis player becoming the Mid-South Tennis Champion in 1962 and taking the top spot every year until 1967. In his college career at Rice University, Guerry was a four-time all American player. Turning pro, he reached the top 20 in the U.S. Men’s rankings and played in all the Grand Slam tournaments including winning a singles match at the French Open (1969) as well as at Wimbledon (1973) and posting two wins at the 1977 U.S. Open. Guerry was also a five-time winner of the Southern Men’s Championship. Guerry took home over 25 national titles in six different divisions in both singles and doubles. In a career that spanned over 50 years, he claimed a national Senior Father-Son crown with Jeff Guerry in 2011. The Guerry tennis legacy includes his father Alex Guerry (Class of 1984), his uncle John Guerry (Class of 1996), and John’s son Pat Guerry. Guerry earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and in 1990 succeeded his father Alex Guerry as CEO of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Chattem Drug and Chemical Company before his retirement in 2014. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.