WHEN SHE joined the Texas tennis team Vickie Paynter-Finney had one goal above all others — winning a National Championship. She helped her team accomplish that goal by leading the team to the school’s first team NCAA tennis title in 1993. “I couldn’t even picture [a National Championship] in my head three years before. Once we got [to the Final Four], we expected nothing less than winning it all,” Paynter-Finney said.

Along with the National Championship, Paynter-Finney earned honors ...

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