Betty Rosenquest Pratt, American tennis player, Died at 90

Betty Rosenquest Pratt was born on April 15, 1925, and died on January 31, 2016.

She was an American amateur tennis player.

Betty completed in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Betty Rosenquest Pratt was a student at Florida’s Rollins College where she played collegiate tennis, graduating in 1947.

Pratt was listed in the Top Ten in the U.S. in 1951 (ranked number eight), 1954 (number five) and 1956 (number five).

During the Wimbledon Championships, Betty was a semi-finalist in both singles (1954), losing to eventual winner Maureen Connolly, and doubles (1951).

At the U.S. Nationals, Betty Rosenquest Pratt was a double finalist and singles semi-finalist in 1956.

At the tournament in Cincinnati, Pratt won the singles title in 1947 (over Betty Hulbert James in the final) and was a doubles finalist (with Margaret Varner) in 1948.

Betty Rosenquest Pratt was the captain both the U.S. Wightman Cup team and the U.S. Federation Cup Team.

She continued to win titles at seniors events into her 60s and 70s.

Betty Rosenquest Pratt was a charter member of the Rollins College Sports Hall of Fame (1977) and was a member of the Florida Tennis Association Hall of Fame (1979) and Eastern Tennis Association Hall of Fame (1998).

Betty Rosenquest Pratt passed away at 90 yrs old.