Coker Women’s Tennis Signs Elliott

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College women's tennis coach Tom Simpson announced today that Sarah Elliott (Pawleys Island, S.C.) has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Cobras.

Elliott joins Coker from Waccamaw High School. During her career she's won two state championships, been all-region five times, all-state twice and selected to the Toast of the Coast team four times. She holds a 39-6 record in high school play and made the North/South All-Star Tournament in 2012.

"Sarah has the skillset to have an immediate impact with our team," Simpson said. "She has the determination and desire to get better, and I wouldn't be surprised to see her in our lineup as a freshman. I look forward to working with her as a Coker Cobra."

Sarah is the daughter of Barry and Denita Elliott.

Elliott is the second player Simpson has plucked from Waccamaw. Current freshman Casey Altman joined the Cobras this fall.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.