Carlton Harris made a significant impact in his brief life. He won numerous singles and doubles juniors championships in tennis around the city and the state. At Greensboro Day School, he not only continued his excellent tennis but also played on a state championship basketball team. Harris continued his tennis career at Notre Dame and as a senior was team captain, played No. 1 singles and doubles and led the Irish to a 20-3 record. He became a teaching pro in Chicago and played on the Chicago Fyre of the World Team Tennis league, becoming a teammate and good friend of the great Billie Jean King. Known as a role model, a hard worker and always an upbeat person, he died of leukemia in 1983 at age 25.