Benita Kaye BITTNER

Born: 9 May 1982

Special Achievements:

August 1999 - Received accreditation as a Level I tennis coach, Northern Territory's youngest woman to gain the certificate, and one of the youngest in Australia.

Additional Information:

Gained a full tennis scholarship to play tennis at the University of North Texas, USA.

2003 - Named (USA) Sun Belt Conference women’s tennis player of the week.

2003 – The (USA) University of North Texas web site reported, “The senior standout has posted a double-figure win total every season at North Texas and this year marks the third straight she has won at least 17 matches.” She was the university’s “most improved player in 1999-00, her first season, and the team MVP in 2000-01.”


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