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UNCW's Jenny Garrity to Lead USTA Southern Jr. Fed Cup Team

July 15, 2004 09:57 AM

The USTA Southern Section announced today that Jenny Garrity, head coach of the UNCW women's tennis program, has been selected to lead Team Southern in Junior Fed Cup play in 2004.

This highly competitive girls’ team championship begins on August 3 and concludes on August 6. All matches will be played at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA.

Garrity, who has collected Coach-of-the-Year honors in both the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference, was named to direct the UNC Wilmington women's tennis program on May 26, 2000. She led the Seahawks to a 15-8 record in 2004, including a 5-1 record in the CAA, which represents the most wins in school history. She was also the CAA Coach of the Year runner-up.

In the four years since taking over the UNCW program she has seen her team’s record steadily improve, with her win totals increasing from six in 2001-2002 to fifteen this past season.

A native of the west coast, she served as head coach at the University of Kansas for two years, where she directed the Jayhawks' nationally ranked program. A 1992 graduate of NC State, she excelled as a student-athlete and later as a coach for the Wolfpack.

As a player, Garrity enjoyed an outstanding career at NC State from 1989-92. She was a two-time All-ACC selection and finished with the most victories in Wolfpack women's tennis history.

Garrity is a member of the National Women's Tennis Coaches Association and has been a member of the USTA since 1981. She became a USTA certified official in 1992.

Each year, teams from among the 17 United States Tennis Association (USTA) sections compete in this round-robin junior team tennis event. This championship features some of the best 18-and-under players from throughout the country.

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels. A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 166,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers.



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