by Erin D.
Grade 7, Pennsylvania, 2/19/1999
I nominate Arther Ashe to the Trailblazer Honor Roll because he was the first African American tennis player named to the U.S. Davis Cup team. He is the only African American to win the Open title in tennis. He defeated Tom Okker of the Netherlands to win the U.S. Open. At the time, he was the only black tennis player.
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