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Rye Woman Chosen For Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame

Victoria Rogers McEvoy, of Rye, will be inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame during a special April event in Mamaroneck.
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, of Rye, will be inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame during a special April event in Mamaroneck. Photo Credit: Contributed.

RYE, N.Y. – A Rye woman will be inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame during a special April event in Mamaroneck.

Victoria Rogers McEvoy began her tennis career at Manursing Island Club in Rye and continued playing at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, Calif., according to a press release from the U.S. Tennis Association.

At the height of her tennis career, she was ranked No. 3 among women in the United States and No. 2 as a junior.

She traveled to England to compete on the circuit leading up to Wimbledon and reached the third round in singles and doubles.

“Playing Owen Davidson and Billie Jean King with my doubles partner Roy Barth at Wimbledon was one of the highlights of my career,” Rogers McEvoy said in a press release.

“We were brought to our matches in a big black car, and as we got out English schoolgirls, who didn’t know who we were, asked for our autographs.”

Rogers McEvoy set aside her tennis racket for decades to pursue a medical career and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975.

She is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the chief of pediatrics at Mass General West Medical Group.

After raising a family, Rogers McEvoy began entering tennis tournaments once again.

“Tennis is endlessly challenging, as there is always something else you need to be working on,” Rogers McEvoy said.

“It’s a great game for teaching life skills, and I am grateful to tennis for all it has given me and how it has broadened my life.”

The 28th annual Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck.

For more information or to register, visit the USTA event website .

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