2017 Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

April 7, 2017

Mary Lou Jones
Former Physical Education Department Chair, Coach, Professor, and Dean of Students

Lou Jones, North Carolina Tennis Association Hall of Famer, recorded more than 330 wins as head coach of Saint Mary's college and high school tennis teams from the 1960s into the 1990s, including 12 undefeated seasons, the 1980 NCISAA high school state championship, six consecutive North Carolina Women's Colleges State Tournament championships, and numerous conference, region, and district championships. Jones held her legendary tennis camp at Saint Mary's for 25 years.




1975-1976 College Tennis Team (18-0)
1976-1977 College Tennis Team (16-0)

These teams boasted a 34-0 combined record over the two years, including fall and spring seasons each year, in intercollegiate competition with all colleges and universities in North Carolina and beyond, including teams from each of the ACC's Big Four universities – Duke, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest. 



1975-1976 Undefeated College Tennis Team

Emily Bass Baumgartner ’75HS ’77C

Anna Neal Blanchard ’76HS

Marty Marshall DeVine ’76HS ’78C

Hunter Dortch ’76HS, honored posthumously

Margaret Scott Freeman ’77HS

Mabel Geoghegan Pace ’76HS

Beth Taylor Russell ’77HS

Mary Virginia Swain ’77C

Terri Kirk Wesel ’77HS

Kim Davis Winslow ’76HS

Lore White Fariss ’76HS, manager

Mary Lou Jones, coach


1976-1977 Undefeated College Tennis Team

Mary “Rowdy” Fanjoy Armistead ’78HS

Emily Bass Baumgartner ’75HS ’77C

Marty Marshall DeVine ’76HS ’78C

Allison Hines Ficken ’78HS

Mary Fondren ’78C

Margaret Scott Freeman ’77HS

Meredith Reid Graves ’77C

Amy Lipsitz ’78HS

Kathy Sawyer Mann ’78HS ’80C

Martha Boisseau Mattheisen ’78C

Lanier Brown May ’78HS ’80C

Mary Virginia Swain ’77C

Terri Kirk Wesel ’77HS

Prince Dixon Witt ’78HS

Tori Bradsher ’75HS ’77C, manager

Mary Foy Ragsdale ’77HS ’79C, manager

Mary Lou Jones, coach

2017 Hall of Fame Inductions

Hall of Fame in the News

News of Saint Mary's inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame inductions on Friday, April 7, 2017, made it in the News & Observer on March 31. The first class of Hall of Fame inductees includes longtime tennis coach Mary Lou Jones, the undefeated 1975-1976 college tennis team; and the undefeated 1976-1977 college tennis team. Read all about it here!