Former OSU tennis star McNeil inducted into tennis Hall of Fame

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 4:25 am
By: News On 6

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Former Oklahoma State University tennis star Lori McNeil and three others are inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony was held Friday at the hall, which began in 1995 and is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the College of William and Mary.

Former Stanford coach Frank Brennan, Stephanie Tolleson and Madge Vosters joined McNeil in this year's induction class.

McNeil played for OSU under former coach Ike Groce from 1981 to 1983 and in 1982 became the Cowgirls' first All-America women's tennis player. She won the Big 8 Conference championship three times.

She turned professional in 1984 and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1994, upsetting defending champion Steffi Graf in the tournament's opening round.

McNeil retired in 2002 after winning 10 singles and 32 doubles titles, including the mixed doubles championship at the 1988 French Open.