Athletes to Watch

By Sophia Handley

Rudi Eyl

Grade 11

Height: 6 ft.

Goal:

My main goal in tennis is to have a good season with the team and hopefully be able to become state champions.

How many years have you been playing tennis?

I have been playing tennis for eight years, but I have only been playing at school for two years.

Do you play on varsity?

I play on varsity and I really enjoy the competition of being on a high-level high school team.

Why do you have a passion for tennis?

I have a passion for tennis because my dad always immersed me in the sport, and I love playing. I started playing at a young age and ever since, I have always enjoyed it.

Who inspires you to play the sport?

Roger Federer inspires me. He is the greatest player of all time and is a role model both on and off the court.

Do you plan on playing tennis at the collegiate level?

I do plan on playing [tennis] in college if I get accepted into a school that I like. Playing tennis in college would be a great experience because I would be able to become more skilled and a better player overall.

What is your favorite part about tennis?

My favorite part of tennis is competing and playing with friends. I love the thrill of competition, especially when I win.

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