ATLANTA -- Bryan 'Bitsy' Grant, one of the nation's top tennis players during the 1930s, died Thursday after a bout with cancer. He was 75.
Grant, who was still playing tournament tennis as recently as last year when he was the top-ranked over-70s player in Georgia, won the U.S. clay courts singles title in 1930, 1934 and 1935 and won the doubles title along with G. M. Lott Jr., in 1932.
He was ranked among the nation's top-10 players 10 times from 1930 through 1942, being ranked No. 3 in 1935 and again in 1936.
Born Dec. 25, 1910, Grant, known as 'Bitsy' because of his size (5-foot-6 and 130 pounds), won the Southern championship at age 16 and was 67 when he won the 65 and over national singles for the second straight time just nine years ago.