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Janie Haynie Hentz
Belton/Anderson, SC
Inducted November 3, 1984

CONSIDERED THE MOST OUTSTANDING TENNIS PLAYER EVER FROM BELTON, A TOWN RICH IN TENNIS TRADITION. HAS A HIGH SCHOOL CAREER THAT INCLUDED NUMEROUS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AS A SEVENTH GRADE.

NAMED “MISS SOUTHERN TENNIS” IN 1956 AT THE SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CHATANOOGA, TENNESSEE.

ONE OF EIGHT JUNIOR GIRLS INVITED TO PLAY IN THE WOMEN’S EVENT AT FOREST HILL, NEW YORK IN 1956.

PLAYED NUMBER 1 ON THE SOUTHERN JUNIOR WRIGHTMAN CUP TEAM AND CAPTAINED THAT TEAM FOR TWO YEARS.

QUARTERFINALIST IN NATIONAL JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

SELECTED FOR THE LEWIS E TEAGUE AWARD, PRESENTED TO THE OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHELETE IN NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS (1957 & 1958).

BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN OFFERED A FULL TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY.

COACHED THE GIRL’S TENNIS TEAM AT WESTMINISTER SCHOOL IN ATLANTA TO THEIR FIRST EVER STATE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP.

WON OVER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE STATE DURING HER PLAYING CAREER AS WELL AS COUNTLESS OTHER TITLES OUT OF STATE. THESE INCLUDE;
-SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS-JUNIOR GIRL’S SINGLES
-STATE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS-SINGLES & DOUBLES
-S.C. CLOSED-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-S.C. OPEN-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS- 18’S GIRLS & WOMEN’S SINGLES/DOUBLES
-NORTH CAROLINA OPEN-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-GEORGIA OPEN-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-CRACKERLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS-JUNIOR GIRLS & WOMEN’S SINGLES
-NORTH CAROLINA INVITATIONAL-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-BILTMORE FOREST INVITATIONAL-WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES
-SOUTHERN PINES INVITATIONAL-JUNIOR GIRLS & WOMENS

DURING HER PLAYING DAYS SHE ACHIEVED RANKINGS OF #1 IN THE STATE IN JUNIOR GIRLS SINGLES & DOUBLES AS WELL AS WOMEN’S SINGLES & DOUBLES, #1 IN THE SOUTH & #8 IN THE NATION.

COACHED HER SON JIMMY TO STATE TITLES IN BOY’S 12’S, 14’S, & 16’S INCLUDING A #1 RANKING IN SOUTH CAROLINA & A #2 RANKING IN THE SOUTH.

MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME.

 
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