Jay Kramer: End of an era

No one should be surprised that Hinsdale Central’s boys tennis team is leading the state tournament after the first day Thursday. The Red Devils are going for their third consecutive title.

But legendary coach Jay Kramer (right) found a way to keep himself from being too much of a distraction by quietly announcing his retirement midway through the season. That’s probably why more hasn’t been made about Kramer’s last season after 50 years (yeah, that’s right), 15 state championships, 12 runner-up finishes and eight third places.

It’s such a big haul of state tournament trophies that the school does not have room for all of them in its trophy cases.

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