- In the late ‘40’s and early ‘50’s, Rollins College was noted for its outstanding tennis players. Herbert “Buddy” Behrens ’51 ranked among the best.
- Prior to attending Rollins, Buddy won the National Boys Doubles Championship in 1943 and the National Boys Singles in 1944.
- In 1947, his first year at Rollins, he was National Junior Singles and Doubles Champion as well as National Interscholastic Singles and Doubles Champion.
- He was NCAA semifinalist in singles in 1949 and, with his partner Gardner Larned ’50, went to the doubles semi-finals.