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January 02, 1987 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-01-02

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Volleying at the U.S.
National
Championships.

Tennis
Threshold

Grosse Pointe phenom
Aaron Krickstein is working
his way back to the top of the
world tennis ladder

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

Special to The Jewish News

When Aaron Krickstein of Grosse
Pointe Woods stood on the bimah of
Temple Beth El and recited his bar
mitzvah haftorah, it was a rare mo-
ment. This was one of the few times, as
Rabbi Dannel Schwartz remarked,
that Aaron was not wearing tennis
shoes.
Today, at age 19, tennis is still the
core of Aaron's existence, for he is cur-

rently ranked twenty-fifth in the
world. He was dubbed a "wunderkind"
by People magazine, "Boy Aaron" by
TV broadcaster Bud Collins, and
Grosse Pointe's "million-dollar teen-
ager" by Detroit Monthly magazine.
He is the youngest U.S. junior to
win the national 14, 16, and 18-year-
old-and-under divisions. Aaron con-
tinued to write tennis history in 1984,
at age 17, as the youngest player to
Win a U.S. pro chanipionship, the
youngest player on the Davis -Cup
team, and the youngest ever to reach a

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