MCCC Trailblazers, Black History Month and Women's History Month

Janine Hicks, Women's Tennis



In 2002, women’s tennis player Janine Hicks became the first female African American All-American tennis player.  Hicks was a member of the 2001 National Runner-Up team and helped MCCC win the National Championship in 2002.  The Vikings beat Fashion Institute of Technology by one point in the spring of 2002 to win their third national title in five years.


In the fall of 2001, MCCC women’s tennis went undefeated and won the Region 19 Championship, which was their sixth consecutive Region title.  (The national championship was held in the spring at this time.)  Hicks was one of four MCCC players to earn All-American honors in 2002.


Hicks was 15-0 in Singles play while at MCCC and finished 21-2 in Doubles play.  Hicks had a 94.7% winning percentage in Singles and Doubles play, which is fifth best overall in program history.  Hicks 21 wins in Doubles matches is also fifth best in women's tennis program history.  Hicks has a combined 36 wins in two seasons in Singles and Doubles flights, which is 13th best in program history.



Janine Hicks (back center) became the first MCCC African-American women's tennis player to earn All-American honors in 2002.  The team also won the National Championship thst season.



Janine Hicks (third from left) in 2002 with MCCC women's tennis National Championship team