Mona Guerrant

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Mona Anne Guerrant, also known as Anne Guerrant, was an American professional tennis player from 1971-1980. She ranked as high as #11 in the world in singles in 1976 and was the winner of four lesser titles on the WTA tour in Portland and South Florida, USA, and in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. She won many doubles titles on the pro tour with several different partners including Ann Kiyomura, Brigitte Cuypers, Julie Anthony, Pam Teeguarden, Karen Krantscke, and Kerry Reid with whom she shared an Australian Open doubles title in 1977. She was a women's doubles and mixed doubles standout in World Team Tennis and was part of the #1 team in the league with Billie Jean King in 1975.

She was born in Marengo, Iowa, and grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, where she was coached for free by Dr. Don Klotz, Ph.D., the men's tennis coach at the University of Iowa. She was one of the few high school girls in the country to receive a scholarship to college for tennis in the days before Title IX took effect. She graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, in 1971 with a degree in Behavioral Science before starting her pro tennis career.

She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband, Terry Guerrant, whom she married in 1975. They have one son, Daniel, born in 1982. In 2005 they started the Guerrant Foundation which raises money to help the poorest of the world's poor through small loans to start businesses. The Guerrants have supported this effort with their own funds in addition to the money they have raised. They have helped thousands of people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. See www.GuerrantFoundation.org.

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www.GuerrantFoundation.org