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Paula Juels Jones

Paula won 4 consecutive individual high school state tennis championships, went undefeated and set a national record. At the University of Tennessee, she accumulated 142 wins in singles and doubles while playing the number one singles and doubles positions, and was also named the MVP in 1994.  After college, she played professional tennis, won a USTA National Championship in mixed doubles, and was ranked as high as #2 in the nation in her age division.  She led her team to 3 National Intersectional Championships for women’s 35s and 3 USTA League Championships in 5.0, 10.0 mixed doubles and the Women’s Open.  She finished in the top 8 at the 2012 ITA World Championships in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.  Paula was inducted into the Arkansas Tennis hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of Ace for the Cure, a tennis tournament that benefits Komen Arkansas.