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G. Peyton Neatrour
Class of 1976

From 1973 – 1976, Peyton Neatrour was an outstanding tennis player on a Harrisonburg High School team that dominated Group AA tennis during that time. He was a starter on four consecutive state championship teams, including the 1975 team that compiled a school record 19 wins and 1 loss on the way to a 7th consecutive state championship. 

In 1976, Peyton and his doubles partner, Paul Mckenny were alone on the courts playing a doubles team from Virginia High School for the state championship.  Each team had won 4 matches and each doubles team had won one set.  The Blue Streak pair won the set and HHS had its 8th straight state championship. Peyton excelled on the court during those years, playing #2 singles as a sophomore and #1 as a junior and senior. He was a member of the #1 doubles team all 3 seasons. In singles, he was district and regional champion and state runner-up both his junior and senior year and in doubles was district champion three times, regional champion twice and state runner-up as a junior and senior.

Peyton matched his excellence on the court with his performance in the classroom. He was tied for the top grade-point average with a 4.0 during his time at HHS. His classmate, Joey Morris, also an HHS Hall of Fame athlete, described Peyton as an “extracurricular machine” because of his participation in numerous and wide-ranging clubs and organizations. Peyton graduated from the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Ophthalmology. He is president of Beach Eye Care practice and is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia and the University of Virginia Schools of Medicine. Peyton also serves as Vice-President of Montero Medical Missions, with recent missions to the Philippines and Ghana. Peyton and his family are residents of Virginia Beach.