Updated May 27, 2012

Betty Howe Constable

Betty Howe Constable

In 1978, Betty Howe Constable, the women’s coach at Princeton University, started an invitational tournament for top female intercollegiate players. At the time, Constable, who had won five national singles titles as a player, was building a remarkable coaching resume. Between the time she became as Princeton’s first women’s coach in 1971 and her retirement in 1991, Constable guided the Tigers to 12 national titles, 10 undefeated seasons, and a 117-15 overall dual-match record. The tournament she started, which was originally called the Princeton Invitational, was renamed in her honor following her retirement.

The Constable Tournament was last held in 2009.

CONSTABLE TOURNAMENT WINNERS (SCHOOL):

  • 1978: Kris Kinney (Princeton University)
  • 1979: Gail Ramsay (Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1980: Jane Giammattei (Pine Manor College)
  • 1981: Karen Kelso (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1982: Nina Porter (Trinity College)
  • 1983: Nina Porter (Trinity College)
  • 1984: Mary Hulbert (Harvard University)
  • 1985: Diana Edge (Harvard University)
  • 1986: Demer Holleran (Princeton University)
  • 1987: Demer Holleran (Princeton University)
  • 1988: Demer Holleran (Princeton University)
  • 1989: Jenny Holleran (Harvard University)
  • 1990: Hope MacKay (Princeton University)
  • 1991: Hope MacKay (Princeton University)
  • 1992: Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1993: Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1994: No record
  • 1995: Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1996: Jessica DiMauro (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1997: Jessica DiMauro (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1998: Julia Beaver (Princeton University)
  • 1999: Julia Beaver (Princeton University)
  • 2000: Janine Thompson (Trinity College)
  • 2001: Julia Beaver (Princeton University)
  • 2002: Amina Helal (Trinity College)
  • 2003: Amina Helal (Trinity College)
  • 2004: Michelle Quibell (Yale University)
  • 2005: Michelle Quibell (Yale University)
  • 2006: Michelle Quibell (Yale University)
  • 2007: Neha Kumar (Princeton University)
  • 2008: Amanda Siebert (Princeton University)
  • 2009: Emery Maine (Princeton University)