Active from 1951-1955 • Inducted in 1984
Mattos lettered in tennis in 1953 as a member of the Lewis & Clark men’s team, playing in the No. 2 position. She scored several victories, including one over Oregon State University’s No. 2 men’s player. Mattos was forced to play against men because she attended college in an era when there was no intercollegiate sports competition for women. (Charter member of Hall of Fame)
Mattos and her husband, George, live near Central Point, Ore. Mattos taught high school PE & Health for five years before attending Portland State College to receive her Elementary Teaching credential. She eventually taught all grades from second to 12th. She retired early in 1991 from Weed Elementary School in Weed, Calif. Mattos continues to play tennis, ski, travel, backpack, read, and knit.
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