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Patrick Galbraith elected president of U.S. Tennis Association

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Feb 1996: Patrick McEnroe and Patrick Galbraith of the USA speak to each other during a Davis Cup match against Mexico in La Costa, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Patrick Galbraith is the new board chairman and president of the U.S. Tennis Association.

The USTA announced the election of Galbraith on Tuesday. He succeeds Katrina Adams, who served an unprecedented two consecutive terms.

Adams was the first African-American and first former professional tennis player to serve as USTA president. Adams will serve the next two years as immediate past president.

Galbraith has been on the board in various capacities for 12 years. He begins his two-year term Jan. 1.