University of North Carolina, 1947-49
2011 Southern Conference Hall of Fame Inductee
Vic Seixas entered the University of North Carolina at the conclusion of World War II after serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He immediately became recognized as one of the finest tennis players in the college ranks.
During his three-year career for the Tar Heels, Seixas won 63 of 66 singles matches. In his junior year, 1948, he won the SoCon singles championship and reached the championship match of the NCAA Tournament. For his exploits, he was named to the collegiate All-America team. The following year, he won the conference doubles championship.
Turning professional, Seixas achieved his greatest success in the mid-1950s. He captured the 1953 Wimbledon championship and followed that up by winning the U.S. Open in '54. He would go on to win multiple Grand Slam doubles championships in both men's and mixed doubles competition.
He was ranked in the top ten in the U.S. in 13 different years. He captained the American Davis Cup squad on three occasions and earned 24 singles victories in Davis Cup play. In 1971 he was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.