HONOLULU, HAWAII, October 30, 2018 – Award-winning tennis doubles pair Rosie Bareis and Rose Thomas Jones will be the newest inductees to the Hawaii Tennis Hall of Fame, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Hawaii Pacific Section announced today.
Bareis and Thomas Jones put Hawaii tennis on the map during their time as co-captains and doubles partners at the University of Hawaii (UH) in the 1980s. In the four years that they played on the UH Rainbow Wahine Tennis Team, the university held a record of 138-14 with an impressive 50-match win streak. As the No.1 doubles team, they were unbeatable in Hawaii from 1978-1987.
The duo won 12 tournaments during their careers, including the 1983 Sugar Bowl, where Bareis and Thomas Jones – a two-person team – took home the doubles championship title after defeating six-member teams. Bareis also won the singles championship, leading the University of Hawaii to accumulate enough points to edge nationally ranked Arizona State. Both were named two of the “Top 10 Hawaii Players of the Century” by Hawaii Tennis News and were the first tennis players to be inducted to the University of Hawaii Sports Circle of Honor in 2013.
Bareis and Thomas Jones will be officially inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame at the USTA’s Annual Awards Banquet on November 17 at the Ala Moana Hotel.
Previous inductees include David Andrews & Stanley Nagamatsu (2017), Muriel Osborne and Jane Forester-Leong (2010), and Rick Fried and Robert Keaunui (2008).