Joe Hunt

February 17, 1919
February 02, 1945
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

For U.S. Navy Lieutenant Joe Hunt, 1943 was the best of years. On leave from the Navy, he won the U.S. National Championships by defeating the formidable Bill Talbert and the youthful Jack Kramer, which was no mean feat. A semi-finalist at the U.S. Nationals in 1939 and 1940, Hunt played Davis Cup for his country in 1939. He broke into the U.S. top ten when he was 17 and won the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships twice. His life ended tragically when he died in an air crash a few weeks shy of his 25th birthday.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1943

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1939