A national champion for the Women of Troy, former USC women’s tennis star Stacy Margolin Potter has been announced as one of six 2014 inductees into the ITA Women’s Hall of Fame. She joins an elite group of Trojans, including Barbara Hallquist DeGroot and Dave Borelli.
A two-time All-American, Margolin Potter won a USTA singles national championship in 1978 and helped USC claim national team titles in 1978 (USTA) and 1979 (AIAW). A graduate of Beverly Hills High School, Margolin Potter had won more than 100 tournaments as a junior before joining the Women of Troy for two stellar seasons. She turned pro in 1979 and stayed on the circuit through 1987.
During her pro career, Margolin Potter competed in 25 Grand Slam championships, including 11 U.S. Opens, eight at Wimbledon and six French Opens. She reached the Round of 16 in singles and mixed doubles (with John McEnroe) in 1978. At her peak, she reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 18.
The ITA’s enshrinement ceremony will be held Nov. 15 at the College of William and Mary.
Established in 1995, the hall honors outstanding collegiate players and coaches, as well as players who attended college and later had a significant impact on women’s tennis. The hall is located at the College of William and Mary’s McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, named for the late Mark McCormack, founder of the sports marketing giant International Management Group, and his wife, former tennis pro Betsy Nagelsen.