Team USA vs. Australia in ITF Finals in Croatia

Tina Karwasky played 1S, Wendy McColskey played 2S, and my partner Vicky McEvoy and I played doubles yesterday for the USA team against the British team at the ITF World Championships in the Kitty Godfree division. We won all positions in two well-fought sets, which sends us to the finals against Australia on Friday. Today,…

World Championships in Umag, Croatia

My Women’s 65 Division team (myself, Vicky McEvoy, Tina Karwasky,¬† and Wendy McColskey) beat Canada 3-0 on our first day of the Super-Senior World Championships in Croatia. On Tuesday, we play Sweden¬†(click here to open a new window to see match result stats on the ITF website). I embarked on this competition journey over a…

Retirement?!

Ryan Bamford, the UMASS Athletic Director, gave me a rocking chair upon retiring as the tennis coach for 25 years and then quipped that he doubted I would use it. Seems he was right! Since the unexpectedly dramatic finish to the 2016-2017 Women’s Tennis season (I’ll share more about that another time), my retirement has…

A Tennis Life

Tennis has provided me with incredible opportunities–as a professional tennis player, as a teacher, and as a member of countless communities, most of which were amazing, but others needing profound change. Read about my story, my tennis tips, the UMass tennis team by scrolling down to see my latest blog posts, clicking on menu or category links, or by signing up for email updates.