Jesse "Bud" Gilmore '42 won four consecutive Northwest Conference singles championships in tennis. He lost only one conference match during his career, a loss he avenged while winning the conference championship in his freshman year. While a junior, he beat the #1 players for both Oregon and Oregon State. He later lost a close exhibition match to then #6 nationally ranked Wayne Sabin. After college, he narrowly lost to national champion Pancho Gonzales for the California State title. Gilmore earned his Ph.D. from C-Berkeley, and was a professor of history at Portland State University for 28 years.