Hannah had never played tennis before practice started her freshman year. She played varsity her sophomore through senior year. Hannah played #1 singles and doubles her senior year with a record of 13-4 going into state. She battled bronchitis for half of her senior season, including at state. Hannah looks up to her older sister, who also made it to state tennis her senior year. She knew that if her sister could do it, then she could, too. Her older sister is proud of her on, and off, the court!
-submitted by Hayley Folkerts
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