Carole Loop Herrick

Born in Pasadena, California on Christmas Day 1940, Carole Loop (Herrick) began playing tennis at age 12. Before graduating from Pacific High School, she’d won multiple junior championships throughout Southern California. As a history major attending Los Angeles State College, Loop (Herrick) won numerous singles and doubles tournaments, often playing with or against teammates Billie Jean Moffitt (King) and Carole Caldwell (Graebner). After graduation, Loop (Herrick) competed at Wimbledon in 1962 and 1966. She married tennis pro Philip F. Herrick, Jr. (Chico) in 1967, and became assistant pro at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland until their son Charlie arrived in 1978. Herrick continued to play and coach professionally, retiring in 1992 due to injuries.

Herrick’s talents reach many diverse arenas. As a member of the Washington RunHers, she finished the Boston Marathon in 1979. She is a sports artist and the author of six books on the history of the Washington, D.C. area. Herrick was president of the McLean Historical Society, a member of the Fairfax County History Commission, candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates in 1997 and 1999 and active in many civic and political enterprises.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Riverside Press and Invitational winner 1957
  • Palm Springs Invitational winner 1957, 1958
  • National Junior Public Parks Champion 1958
  • San Diego Junior Tennis Champion 1958
  • California Interscholastic Champion 1958
  • Finalist — National Intercollegiate Women’s Championships 1959
  • Member, National Junior Wightman Cup Squad 1959, 1960, 1961
  • Nationally ranked in the top 20 women’s open division several years
  • Finalist — Ojai Valley Invitational 1961
  • California Intercollegiate Singles and Doubles Champion 1962
  • California Intercollegiate Doubles Champion with Billie Jean Moffitt (King) 1963
  • Intercollegiate Doubles Champion with Connie Jaster 1964
  • Western Clay Court Doubles Champion with Connie Jaster 1964
  • Greater Washington Women’s Tennis Tournament winner 1967
  • Finalist — Women’s MALTA Singles Championship 1967, 1969
  • MALTA Doubles Champion with Raymonde Jones 1967, 1970, 1972
  • MALTA Doubles Champion with Pam Austin 1976
  • Ranked #1 MALTA Junior Veteran 1977 and several subsequent years
  • MALTA Doubles Champion with Robin Kahn 1977, 1978
  • MALTA Junior Veteran singles winner 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1992
  • Virginia State Junior Veteran indoor singles champion, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
  • Virginia State Junior Veteran singles champion 1977, 1978, 1979
  • MALTA Junior Veteran Doubles winner with Carol Wood 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1992
  • Virginia State Championship Open Doubles winner with Robin Kahn 1978
  • Finalist — Virginia State Women’s Open Championship 1980
  • Ranked #2 nationally Junior Veteran for 35 and over 1980
  • Texas Woodlands Seniors Open 40 and over winner 1989