Carol Saboites

Class of 1988 / Inducted 2004 / Women's Tennis

Carol Saboites was a four-year letterwinner in tennis during her time at Emory & Henry. In 1987 she was the ODAC Singles Champion at the number two spot, and she and partner Julie Dillow Meador were ODAC Doubles Champions at number three. The team ranked third in the region, finished 9-0 in the ODAC, 25-4 overall, and were conference champions. Saboites was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

During Saboites’ career, the Wasps won the ODAC three years straight after having come in second place during her freshman year. Their win record during her four-years was an impressive 78.4%. Personally, her career singles record was 88-24 with a win percentage of 78.6%. Her career doubles record was 82-18, or 82%.

Outside of tennis, Saboites was involved in Cardinal Key, intramurals, and coaching. She was named to Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities in 1987. In the spring of 1988 she served as the interim women’s tennis coach at E&H, where she had stayed an extra year to take additional courses and work part-time for the Athletic Department.

Since graduating, Saboites has become a teacher and continued to coach tennis, both for high schools and at summer camps. She has also stayed active in sports herself, winning numerous Coalfield Progress Open women’s singles titles and completing several marathons. Saboites’ civic activities have included being a BETA Club Sponsor and serving as director of the Appalachia Railroad Days 5K Road Race.