GAINESVILLE, Fla. – One of the most decorated and dominant Florida student-athletes of all time, Lisa Raymond, is on the ballot for next year’s class in the International Tennis Hall of Fame as she looks to earn her spot among the game’s elite.
Fan voting, which kicked off Oct. 1, plays a crucial role in a nominee’s chances. Candidates that finish in the top three of the fan vote will receive percentage points towards their affirmative vote score. Individuals must garner at least 75 percent affirmative votes to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
The individual with the highest fan vote earns three additional percentage points and the second and third place candidates collect two and one additional points, respectively. Fans are allowed to just one vote.
“Lisa Raymond is probably the greatest collegiate tennis player that ever went through. When you think about her success in college and professionally, you don’t find many that can really match those achievements to that extent. She brought talent and basically the young players always looked up to her. The fact that she dominated at No. 1 gave everybody confidence that we had one point on the board when she walked on the court,”