Allen Morris

Allen Morris

Allen Morris

Morris was a top tennis player and coach. Morris was ranked 16th in U.S. in 1956 and advanced to quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Morris was an alternate on three U.S. Davis Cup teams. Morris won a record seven N.C. Open singles titles. Morris has also won state singles titles in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and South Carolina. In 1978, Morris was ranked in the top 10 in world seniors. Morris captured 1977 and 1978 U.S. Senior Clay Court Championships in both singles and doubles. Morris was named the Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of North Carolina in 1980 where his teams won two ACC titles and he earned four ACC Coach of the Year honors. Morris was the Athletic Director at his alma mater Presbyterian College from 1994 to 2000. Morris is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. During his tennis career, Morris had wins over Arthur Ashe, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Neil Fraser, and Ashley Cooper.

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