Senior Maddie Oswald on Her Last Year of Girls Tennis with FHN and More in Q&A

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Senior Maddie Oswald on Her Last Year of Girls Tennis with FHN and More in Q&A

Maddie Oswald prepares to hit the ball back over the net.

Maddie Oswald prepares to hit the ball back over the net.

Credit to Paige Westermann

Maddie Oswald prepares to hit the ball back over the net.

Credit to Paige Westermann

Credit to Paige Westermann

Maddie Oswald prepares to hit the ball back over the net.

By Stacy Beasley

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Q: How has tennis affected your life?

A: It’s brought me so close to my teammates and I’ve gained some of my best friends from it. It’s really shaped my social life in high school.

Q: What’s it like balancing school and sports?

A: It’s hard. I try to make myself happy before starting school-work. I try my best to balance friends, school and tennis.

Q: Do you want to continue playing tennis after high school?

A: Of course, maybe not for college, but I do plan to play recreationally. I love the sport and want to continue to have it in my life.

Q: How do you consistently improve?

A: I play year-round. I take lessons in the offseason. I play with my friends all the time. It’s nice when your best friends also play a sport along side you.

Q: How did this year pan out for you?

A: It was definitely a learning experience. I’ve learned how to manipulate the game and better improve myself as a player. My mindset has changed a lot over the past four years.

Q: How do you feel about graduating this year and the future of the team?

A: It’s really sad. I’ll miss the tournaments and my teammates. Despite that, I’m also pretty excited for the team’s future. I think the juniors will really embrace the role as leaders and improve on things.

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