Featured athlete: Brittani Brooks

'I’m very competitive and I want to do whatever it takes to get me in the best position to win.'

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Rachel Jackson

Senior Brittani Brooks is one of the leaders for the tennis team this season.

Drew Doig, Staff Reporter

PROFILE

Sport: Tennis

Height: 5’3”

Experience: 6 years

Key stat: Averages one ace per match

Racket preference: Babolat Pure Drive

PREGAME

Favorite pre-game meal: Jason’s Deli French Onion soup and crackers

Future Occupation: Speech Therapist

Favorite tennis player(s): Rafael Nadal and Serena Wiliams

Favorite pre-game music: Rap

Favorite quote: 1 Corinthians 10:13

Three words that describe you: Happy, energetic, and random

POSTGAME

The Red Ledger: Do you play tennis outside of school?

Brittani Brooks: Yes, I have played for the United States Tennis Association (UTSA) and I was nationally ranked in the 16s division.

TRL: Have you been recruited for tennis, and if so, how has the recruiting process gone?

BB: Yes, I have been recruited, and the recruiting process has been going really well.

TRL: What motivates you to work and train hard in tennis?

BB: I’m very competitive and I want to do whatever it takes to get me in the best position to win.

TRL: Why did you decide that you wanted to play tennis?

BB: I decided that I wanted to play tennis because I picked up the sport real quickly, and I liked it a lot.

TRL: What are some of your strengths in tennis?

BB: Some of my strengths in tennis are my backhand, speed, volleys, and my serve.

TRL: What are some of the areas in your tennis game that you can improve on?

BB: Some of my areas of improvement in my tennis game are, being able to hold long points and being more aggressive.

TRL: Pre-game rituals or routines?

BB: Not really, I just pray and stretch before every match.

TRL: What are some of your goals for this tennis season?

BB: To win as many matches as possible, so that my team has the best chance of winning.