Rochester’s Ingrid Neel to play in Wimbledon

(ABC 6 News) — In a manner of hours, a Rochester native is set to play in arguably the most prestigious tennis event in the world.

Ingrid Neel will compete in Wimbledon for the second time in her career on Thursday. Neel played in last year’s tournament as well and is participating in the ladies’ doubles competition.

Neel used to play tennis at Mayo High School on the boys’ team as a seventh-grader. She eventually transferred to IMG Academy in Florida before competing at the college level with the Florida Gators.

Neel will be paired with Aliona Bolsova Zadoinova, their first match begins at 9 AM on Thursday.