Featured Athlete: Sourya Narala

Grade:12 | Sport: Tennis

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Featured Athlete: Sourya Narala

Senior Sourya Narala playing a tennis match on Tuesday.

Senior Sourya Narala playing a tennis match on Tuesday.

Lucas Barr

Senior Sourya Narala playing a tennis match on Tuesday.

Lucas Barr

Lucas Barr

Senior Sourya Narala playing a tennis match on Tuesday.

Wingspan: How long have you been playing tennis and what go you started?

Narala: “I’ve been playing four to five years and I started in middle school. It was more of a personal interest and I really liked it.”

Wingspan: How often do you practice?

Narala: “We practice everyday we have after school practice also on top of playing in school. I also try to practice on the weekends when I can.”

Wingspan: Are you a part of an outside of school tennis team or club?

Narala: “Yeah we used to have USTA which is tournaments you can play in. It’s good practice.”

Wingspan: Is it challenging to balance school and a sport?

Narala: “Yeah, it can be a couple late nights but it’s just part of the deal.”

Wingspan: Do you have anything in particular that you want to accomplish this season?

Narala: “Naturally to make state. We’re playing areas Bi-Districts right now and then region in the next two weeks. We have to win these first in order to move on to state.”

Wingspan: Do you have anything that you want to improve on?

Narala: “My doubles team work because doubles matches are really important so you got to win those first.”

Wingspan: How are you going to train to improve you’re game?

Narala: “More practice and match play.”

Wingspan: What do you think is the hardest part about this sport?

Narala: “Tie breaks, usually those are really nerve-wracking, but you gotta fight through those.”

Wingspan: What is your favorite thing about tennis?

Narala: “Definitely the mental aspect of it, it’s challenging. There’s a lot of pressure points that can happen, so that’s why I like playing.”