Peggy Moore Andry Selected
To Louisiana Hall Of Fame
April 26, 2014
Peggy Moore Andry was inducted into The Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame at a reception and dinner hosted by the Louisiana Tennis Patrons Foundation at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Ron Holmberg, Chairman of the Patron’s Foundation introduced the two 2014 inductees, Peggy Moore Andry of New Orleans and former LSU Men’s Tennis coach Jerry Simmons.
Peggy was introduced to tennis at City Park in the CYO program, but she soon moved to the NOLTC where she was coached by the legendary Emmett Pare’. Peggy became a junior girl’s champion, and was a member of the Southern Jr Intersectional team. She won the Sugar Bowl in 1963 and was also awarded the Sportsmanship award. She was selected to the Junior Wightman Cup team where she earned Player of the Year honors. She received her Player of the Year Award on the Stadium Court at Forest Hills. Peggy was also selected as Playing Captain of the Junior Wightman Cup team.
Peggy played collegiately at Loyola University of the South and then played in the US Open at Forest Hills from 1966 to 1969. In 1968, she was ranked #10 in the U.S. in Women’s Open Doubles. The #1 player in the Women’s Open division in Louisiana from 1970 through 1973, Peggy continues to compete and was ranked in the top-ten nationally in singles for the 60’s and 65’s women’s divisions. She was selected to play for Louisiana at the Southern Senior Cup in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, leading Louisiana to the Championship in 2011. She also played for USTA Southern in the Women’s Intersectionals from 2011to 2013 with Peggy winning all three of her matches in 2012 and helping Southern defeat Southern California for the Championship.
The Louisiana Tennis Patrons Foundation is the governing body for the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame. The Louisiana Tennis Patrons Foundation’s purpose is to promote the instruction, development and the playing of tennis.
Source: Louisiana Tennis Association Website