Trendsetter Stephanie Hazlett has had a well-rounded career as a tennis player and coach.
She won Heritage Hills High School’s first state championship in any sport when she captured the 1996 girls’ state singles title by winning every match in straight sets.
As a coach, Hazlett has helped guide former Memorial High School product Lukas Greif to a two-time berth in the U.S.
Now a resident of Fishers who coaches in Indianapolis, Hazlett will be inducted into the Indiana High School Tennis Hall of Fame on Friday at Woodland Country Club in Carmel.
“There have been so many different wonderful people I’ve met and I’ve had the ability to travel and work with some great kids and pass on my knowledge and experience,” said Hazlett, who had a 40-1 record in her high school career.
“It was great to play at home and sleep in your own bed, something you’re rarely able to do in tennis because we travel so much,” Hazlett said.
Bryan Smith and Hazlett serve as Greif’s primary coaches.