The ITA Meritorious Service Award presented by Conant Leadership is given annually in recognition of an ITA coach who has gone “above and beyond” in their commitment and contributions to the ITA and college tennis in general.
Long-time Smith College head women’s tennis coach Christine Davis was selected as the 2019 recipient of the ITA Meritorious Service Award. As part of receiving the Meritorious Service Award, Davis, courtesy of the ITA and ConantLeadership, will attend the 2019 ITA Leadership Weekend in New York City, where she will be recognized with other ITA Award winners the weekend before the start of the 2020 U.S. Open.
Davis assumed the head coaching position at Smith College in 1978 and led the Pioneers to New8 Conference regular-season titles in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1998 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships in 1988, 1993 and 1994. The 1989 and 1993-1995 teams reached the conference tournament finals.
She was voted Conference Coach of the Year in 1994, 1996 – 98 and 2002, ITA East Region Coach of the Year in 1999 and PTR East Regional Coach of the Year in 2002. More…