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2019 Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame

Congratulations of the 2019 Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Thomas Higgins

  • Former Special Agent with Federal Bureau of Investigation 1969 - 1972
  • Eastern Kentucky University Tennis Coach 1972 – 2001/ Men's Team 29 years and Women's Team 8 years
  • Professor of Health Science at Eastern Kentucky University
  • Member of NCAA Committee on Substance Abuse, and Drug Testing
  • At retirement, ranked in Top 15 Coaches in Nation in number of victories
  • 94% of all Tennis Student/Athletes earned degrees
  • Eastern Kentucky University newly constructed courts named "Tom Higgins" Tennis Courts
  • Head Boy's and Girl's Coach @ Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Won the South Carolina State Boy's Championship 7 of 11 years as head coach
  • Won the South Carolina Girl's State Championship  2003, 2011 and 2012
  • Named "SC Coach-of-the-Year" 2006, 2009, 2012
  • Elected to Porter-Gaud Athletic Hall of Fame 2015

 

 

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Cindy Miller

  • Member of the Kentucky Tennis Association Board of Directors as Player Representative 1984
  • President of the Kentucky Tennis Association 1989
  • Kentucky Tennis Association Individual Service Award 1984 and 1987
  • Chairman 1986 USTA/Volvo Sectional League Championships in Lexington, Kentucky
  • District League Coordinator for Kentucky from 1984 to 1987 Captain of Women’s USTA League 4.5 District Winners 1983-1984
  • Chairman of Southern Sectional League Council 1988 – 1989
  • Chairman of Sectional Championships Committee  1988 - 1989
  • Chairman of Southern League Council 1990 - 1993
  • Gerrie Rothwell Southern League Award Winner 1992
  • Member of the USTA Adult League Council 1991 - 1994
  • Chairman of Southern Sectional League Council 1988 – 1989
  • Chairman of Sectional Championships Committee  1988 - 1989
  • Chairman of Southern League Council 1990 - 1993
  • Gerrie Rothwell Southern League Award Winner 1992
  • Member of the USTA Adult League Council 1991 - 1994

 

 

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Colleen Jones Underhill

  • Kentucky Female Player of the Year 1973
  • Kentucky State High School Champion 1973
  • Inducted into the Sacred Heart Valkyrie Hall of Fame 1999
  • Undefeated at #1 Singles at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Won over 50 Junior Titles
  • Falls Cities Women's Champion 1972, 1973
  • Inducted into the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame 2015
  • Three-time USTA National Team Finalist, 1981,1997,2013
  • 2 USTA Team State Championships
  • 10 USTA Team Southern Sectional Championships
  • Kentucky Women's Open Doubles Champion 1980,1981
  • Sacred Heart Academy Tennis Courts named “Underhill Tennis Complex”
  • Naming rights for the Miami University Tennis Courts
 

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