Voting for the International Tennis Hall of Fame is open — and it includes a college tennis legend. Lisa Raymond is the lone college tennis representative – and woman – on the ballot for the Class of 2021.
Despite only playing at Florida for two years, Lisa Raymond holds an impressive list of college tennis accomplishments. Raymond won four Collegiate Grand Slam titles — back-to-back NCAA singles titles, 1992 ROLEX National Indoor, and 1991 ITA Clay Court. She became the second player in NCAA history to win back-to-back singles titles. Raymond finished both of her seasons as the No. 1 ranked collegiate player in the nation and the TENNIS magazine-ITA Collegiate Player of the Year.
Upon turning professional, Raymond held Florida’s program records for career singles winning percentage, singles season winning percentage, and singles season wins. She was named an ITA Singles All-American her freshman and sophomore season.
As a professional, Raymond continued her legacy of excellence. During her career, she won 11 Grand Slam titles — six in doubles and five in mixed doubles. Raymond reached as high as the Doubles World No. 1 and spent 652 weeks ranked in the World Top 10. In singles, Raymond reached as high as No. 15 in the world.
Raymond represented the United States in two Olympic games — 2004 and 2012. In 2012, she won the bronze medal in mixed doubles.
Fans are able to participate in voting from now until October 25th. The Fan Vote can play a crucial role in an individual being elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Candidates that place in the top 3 of the fan vote will receive percentage points towards their affirmative vote score — candidates must receive at least 75% affirmative votes to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
The candidate with the highest fan vote will receive three additional percentage points, the second and third place candidates will receive two and one additional percentage points, respectively. Fans can only vote once. The Class of 2021 inductees will be announced in early 2021.