USTA Foundation, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has announced that Jonathan Fintak of Sevierville, Tenn., who recently graduated from Seymour High School, has been named a recipient of the first $10,000 Pro Tennis Management Scholarship. This past spring, the USTA Foundation granted 53 high school students a variety of college scholarships, totaling $373,000.
The USTA Foundation developed the Pro Tennis Management Scholarship targeting high school seniors who exhibit a passion for tennis and plan on attending either Ferris State University in Michigan or Methodist University in North Carolina. Both of these schools offer professional tennis management as a major.
“The USTA Foundation is once again excited to award these hard-working, well-deserving seniors,” said Dan Faber, USTA Foundation Executive Director. “We are proud to contribute to their academic achievements, and look forward to their continued success.”
Fintak plans to attend Methodist University of Fayetteville, N.C. in the fall with a major in professional tennis management.
18-year-old Fintak has been playing tennis for the past seven years. At Seymour High he participated on the tennis, cross country and track teams. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was named his school’s salutatorian. He once placed first for Seymour in the Academic Decathlon. In tennis, he placed second at the regionals and won the district.