Cathy Farrell

Cathy Farrell
Cathy Farrell
b. 1957

Year Inducted
Dunkirk native Cathy Farrell has had a love affair with the sport of tennis since she was just 11 years old and her dedication and accomplishments in the sport have made her a logical choice for election to the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.

Farrell made her mark early during her days at Dunkirk High School where she was the one of the first females to play on the boys' tennis team. She won the 18-Under Western New York/Buffalo Championship Tournament, but that was only the beginning. She worked hard following graduation in 1975 to hone her game, training first with Rauno Suominen in Buffalo. She also spent a year training at the renowned Nick Bolleteri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and another year at the Harry Hopkins Tennis Camp in Treasure Island, Fla.

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