What Casey Berger of the Rye Tennis Team lacks in a serve and volley, she makes up for in her ability to read and rundown balls. This leaves her more than literate in expressing and executing the simplicity of the game.
It's not complicated and comes down to just getting the ball over the net one more time than your opponent, she says.
She took that to an 8-3 record this year and keeps the advantage by training in long and short distance running throughout the year. "I have a really good stamina," she says.
Unfortunately, she fell short of the sectionals buttennis always has her rising to the top - no matter the outcome. "I like the pressure it puts on you," says the senior captain.
That coincides with the mind set she brings when the points are not breaking in her direction. "I try to think thatthe next point is the only point that matters and not look back," she says.
Currently mum about where she'll study political science next year, there's no mystery on how she'll spend her down time. If I don't get on the school team, I'll play club tennis, she says.
Either way, the skill set needed to succeed between the lines has plenty of crossover she won't let go to waste. Drive, determination and focus, she concludes, it goes for anything you do.
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