Hunter Lott Jr.

National Champion 1949
National Doubles Champion 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1950, 1953

Hunter Lott was considered the greatest right-wall doubles players of the twentieth century. Armed with a ferocious forehand, Lott took eight titles, five with Bill Slack before the war and three after with a young Diehl Mateer. In 1949 he managed to take the national singles by perfecting a backhand double boast. In tournament play he won one Gold Racquets Invitational and three Atlantic City Invitationals. A longtime supporter of the Penn squash team and a mentor to generations of Merion Cricket Club youths, Lott was honored in 1974 with the naming of a new local junior tournament after him.