The Lancaster County Tennis Hall of Fame will induct three top players and honor a former Middle States president and this year's Hungerford Scholarship award winner at its annual banquet April 28 at Lancaster Tennis & Yacht Cub.

George Zink, Sally Lied and Scott Garman will be inducted into the hall. Delaine Mast will receive the Richard T. Green Community and Tennis Service Award and Eliza Martin is the recipient of this year's Hungerford scholarship.

  • Zink has won nine national championships and represented the United States in Italia Cup competition last year - the 35-over version of the Davis Cup. He was selected to play in the World Cup this year until an injury forced him to step aside.

    Two years ago he became one of just a handful of players in history to be ranked No. 1 nationally in the men's 25s, 30s and 35s.

    As a junior, he was the No. 1 player in Middle States in the 16s and 18s and was ranked in the top 60 nationally in both age groups.

    He became an All-American at Southern Illinois University and was runnerup in the Division II National championships.

    Zink, who is director of tennis at Bent Creek Country Club, has coached six national champions including his wife, Lauren Nikolaus Zink, who was a four-time All-American at William & Mary, and Anne Nguyen, an All-American at the University of Georgia. He also coached the Elizabethtown College women's tennis team for three years.

    Zink won the Red Rose Tournament a record 13 consecutive times. In a 1999 poll, he and fellow Hall of Famer Howe Atwater were voted the top players in Lancaster County history.

    He also has won five national mixed doubles and four national husband-wife national championships in platform tennis.

  • Lied was one of the first young female tennis stars in Lancaster County.

    She played her first tournament in 1952 at the age of 13 and quickly established a name for herself. In 1953, she was the youngest Lancaster Closed Tournament women's finalist. The following year she won the first of four consecutive Lancaster Closed championships.

    At 16, she was the youngest player to win the Red Rose Open - a title she won twice more.

    She held top Central Penn and Middle States rankings in singles and doubles and was ranked in the top 21 nationally in both 15-under and 18-under singles.

    Lied played junior Wightman Cup matches for USTA Middle States and earned honorable mention on the U.S. National Junior Wightman Cup squad.

    In 1957, she won the Atlantic Coast singles championship and was a finalist in the Middle States 18-under grass courts championships at Merion Cricket Club. During the grass courts tournament, she earned the Mrs. Harrison Smith Sportsmanship Award.

    Lied played collegiately at Stetson University. She and teammate Roberta Watts won an intercollegiate doubles championship in Miami in her senior year.

    She is retired assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

  • Garman has held the No. 1 ranking in the Central Penn District in every age group from the 45s through the 70s and has had a top 10 Middle States ranking in those age groups as well including a No. 1 doubles ranking in men's 75s in 1994.

    He was a member of eight Manheim Tennis Club Inter-County League championship teams, winning 93 percent of his matches.

    Garman coached Garden Spot High School tennis for two years and Warwick High School for 10 years, leading the latter to three county championships. He also served as tennis professional at Lancaster Country Club.

    Garman was a four-year letterman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, playing No. 1 all four years. He owns three gold medals in tennis and two national titles in badminton, as well.

    He retired as a speech professor at Millersville University in 1982.

  • Mast is a former president of USTA/Middle States but is best known locally for having coached the McCaskey boys and girls tennis teams for two decades. She also served as director of the Charles Appel Memorial Tennis Tournament

    Mast is a founder and director of the Junior Tennis Corporation of America, providing free tennis lessons to more than 10,000 youngsters under the age of 16 in 13 U.S. cities.

    She has served as national director for World Team Tennis and in 1998, WTT co-founder Billie Jean King created the "Delaine Mast Award" to honor the top national male and female Team Tennis League director.

    Mast has served on numerous USTA national committees and currently is in her second term on the USTA Nominating Committee.

    Her son, Alex, is a two-time PIAA singles champion and the Masts were named Middle States Family of the Year in 2002 and USTA National Family of the Year in 2003.

  • Pequea Valley High School senior Eliza Martin has been awarded the Dr. Jill E. Hungerford Memorial Scholarship for 2006.

    This year she placed third in Flight One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League championships and earned a spot in the District 3 Class AA doubles championships.

    Martin is ranked No. 1 in her class.

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