Peachy Kellmeyer

Peachy Kellmeyer Brief Biography

Fern 'Peachy' Kellmeyer (born February 19, 1944 in West Virginia, United States) is a retired tennis player who captured numerous titles, and a current tennis administrator who helped change the face of women's tennis. Kellmeyer is an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University.

A junior champion in the 1950s, Kellmeyer went on to play No.1 on the University of Miami women's tennis team and became the first woman to compete on a Division 1 men's squad. Hired as physical education director and coach at Florida's Marymount College in 1966, Kellmeyer sued successfully to overturn an AIAW rule barring women's athletic scholarships - blazing a trail for Title IX legislation.

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