For Love Of The Game

Submitted by tyler.lewis on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 15:10

“Love is nothing in tennis, but in life it is everything.”-Anonymous

Maple Mountain Senior, Ashley Lewis, definitely has a love for tennis. She recently competed in a tennis tournament in Saint George, Utah. Twenty teams from around Utah were competing including last year’s state champions, Bountiful. Ashley and her partner, Sarah Vorkink, won their match against Bountiful, which was an amazing accomplishment! The girls won several matches and the entire MMHS girl’s varsity team took 3rd overall.

Ashley has been playing tennis for six years, and when asked what the best part of tennis is she responded, “Definitely being with all the girls and having fun. Practices are my favorite ­– just being able to laugh and work hard.” Ashley is very proud of the girl’s varsity team this year. She says, “We are looking forward to region because it will be held here at the tennis courts for a few days. We also have state and that will be really fun. We are just hoping for the best!”

Coach Rose, the girl’s tennis coach, partnered Ashley and Sarah together after looking at their strengths and weaknesses. Ashley states, “Sarah is a really good partner because we balance each other out.” Both Ashley and Sarah plan on continuing to play tennis after high school. We are looking forward to seeing what else they can accomplish this year!

Story by Whitney Johns. Photo by Chloe Harlan.