Hall of Fame Inductee - Kathy Kewney

Kathy Kewney Leininger was one of the best tennis players in Quincy High history. A product of the late 70's, Kewney earned varsity letters and was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player all four years at Quincy High. As a freshman, this 1980 graduate won the district title and made an appearance in the state tournament. In her junior year, she advanced farther in the state tournament than any woman in Quincy High history, winning the district title and her first four matches in the championship bracket. She attended the University of Illinois on a tennis scholarship and collected varsity letters during her final three years in school. Kewney graduated from the U. of I. with more wins than anyone in the history of the Illinois Ladies tennis program. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Business and Economics in 1983 and later married Joe Leininger. The couple have one son and now reside in Oregon.

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