Athlete’s Spotlight: Westborough High School’s (WHS) Alanna Judd
By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer
Team: Westborough Tennis
Coach: Mary Schwartz
2012 Regular Season Record: 16 – 0
What first got you into tennis?
“I used to watch my mom playing tennis, so I picked up a racquet and ended up falling in love with the sport. I started playing when I was 8, and went right into USTA competition by the age of 10. That’s also the age I first qualified for the National Tournament.”
How do you like playing on the WHS team?
“I really enjoy the team aspect, given that tennis is an individual sport. My teammates were a ton of fun and I really enjoyed them. We all got along so well.”
What has been your most memorable moment so far, as a member of the team?
“My most memorable moment was clinching the Central Mass title this year.”
What are your biggest strengths in tennis?
“My serve and forehand are my two biggest strengths. I was able to ace a lot of my opponents, and win many points with my forehand.”
How does Coach Schwartz encourage you to succeed?
“Coach Schwartz is constantly motivating me, and is a very positive coach.”
Does any particular teammate encourage you?
“Not one particular teammate; the whole team. They are such a strong support system.”
Who is your favorite professional tennis player?
“Serena Williams, because I admire her serve and power.”
What is your favorite class in school?
“My favorite class would have to be history.”
What would you most like to accomplish in your next two years?
“I would really love to bring a state championship to Westborough High School.”
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