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Elected in 1979 … Congers H.S. Class of 1929 … earned 16 letters in baseball, basketball, track and tennis at Congers, and captained the baseball and basketball teams for three years … his name is synonymous with tennis in Rockland County … after excelling at Colgate University, including winning the Eastern Division Doubles Tournament with partner Ted Kaiser, he went on to a superb tennis career … among his many titles are the 1931 Rockland-Bergen Men’s Doubles Championship with Orville Lewis of Haverstraw, the Steingester singles title in 1933 and ‘34, the Hudson Valley singles title in 1936, the 1939 Rockland County Men’s Singles crown, the 1952 Rockland mixed doubles title with his wife, Elaine, and the Rockland-Bergen doubles championship with McDonald Deming in 1961 … Bacheller was one of the premier players in the country in the 65-and-older age group … he was ranked in the top 10 in the East in all of the senior age groups he played in … Bacheller was a tireless ambassador for tennis who helped form the Nyack Field Club (the site of many major tournaments) and lobbied successfully for the construction of tennis courts in Clarkstown, where he sat on the school board.