July 1st in Seal Beach History

Kathy Harter in Action

Kathy Harter in Action

On this date in 1967, Kathy Harter of Seal Beach beat Australian Jan O’ Neill in the fourth rounds of the Wimbledon Championships women’s singles. Harter was active as a professional world-class tennis player from 1964 to 1978.  

Harter went on to win her quarterfinal singles match against Lesley Turner and then lost her semi-final match against another Southern California woman, Billie-Jean Moffitt from Long Beach. Billie-Jean Moffitt is better known today as Billie-Jean King.

– Michael Dobkins

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2 Responses to July 1st in Seal Beach History

  1. Karla Ober says:

    I knew a Tanya Harter at McGaugh at that time . . . Woder if they are related?


    • Michael Dobkins says:

      Karla, you are correct! I just found a 1964 profile of Kathy in the LB Independent Press Telegram that lists a family member named Tanya, age 9.

      Michael Dobkins


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