CHICAGO -- George Lott, the nation's oldest collegiate tennis coach and three-time Wimbledon winner, died Tuesday. He was 85.
Lott started coaching at DePaul University in 1969, continuing a tennis career that included more than 40 national and international titles.
'Tennis lost an outstanding player and teacher, however he was more than a coach, he was a friend to young and old,' DePaul Athletic Director William Bradshaw said.
In 1931 Lott won the Wimbledon doubles title with John Van Ryn and and the mixed doubles Wimbledon title with Anna McCune. He netted his third Wimbledon title the following year with Lester Stoefen.
Lott also won five U.S. Open Doubles titles and went unbeaten seven years straight in the Davis Cup competition.
Lott was an avid writer, contributing columns to Tennis Magazine for many years and co-authoring the book, 'How to Play Winning Doubles' in 1980.
His many friends in the sports world included boxing's Jack Dempsey, horse racing's Earle Sands, baseball George Sisler, golf's Bobby Jones and tennis' Bill Tilden.
Lott is survived by daughter Mimi Gregory of Long Island, N.Y., and two grandchildren, Liza Stuart Gregory and John Robson Gregory.
Lott's family and the DePaul athletic department are planning a memorial service in January.