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Smith, Scarpa named to South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

December 23, 2009 04:40 PM

Stan Smith, winner at Wimbledon and the US Open, and longtime Furman tennis coach Paul Scarpa will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Smith, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., won the 1971 Open singles and '72 Wimbledon singles, as well as 54 doubles championships, including five Grand Slams, with partner Bob Lutz. Smith play  Davis Cup 10 times and was a three-time All-American at Southern California. Smith became Sea Pines Racquet Club touring pro early the the resort's sports development and currently has the Smith Stearns Academy there. He has served in various USTA National coaching capacities where he continues active.

Scarpa is the winningest active Division-I head coach in the United States with 835 wins. He has coached at Furman for 43 years and won 14 Southern Conference titles. Smith and Scarpa are members of the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, being inducted in 1985 and 1986, respectively.