From My Eyes: Ace it

For this edition of From My Eyes, Anna Kreynin, senior, shows her perspective as a tennis player. Check out the video below to see a first-person view of tennis from Anna’s eyes.

How did you get into tennis?

I started with the classes a lot of little kids take and from there I started playing with my dad a lot. Then I decided I wanted to play more competitively so I got into USTA (United States Tennis Association) tournaments when I was 8 and kept playing from there.

 

What are you going to miss most about playing tennis for Homestead?

I’m going to miss having a second family to spend hours with every single day. It sounds like the most general response but that truly is the best thing about high school sports in general.

 

What is your favorite memory from past seasons?

My favorite memory was probably being a part of the state champion team my freshman year. That was a really successful year for everyone on the team and it was a great start to my freshman year.

 

Are you going to continue to play after high school, competitively or recreationally?

I’m not sure if I am going to play college tennis. I have some options right now, but it is more important for me to choose a college based on academics rather than tennis. I hope to go to a school with a good club team if I don’t play on the collegiate court.

 

Any words of wisdom to younger players?

Never let pressure and the occasional failure destroy your love for the game. Once you stop loving the sport, you will stop being successful.

As the ball approaches Anna Kreynin, senior, she prepares to return it to her opponent. Kreynin reflected on her four years of tennis and prepares to move on after Homestead.
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As the ball approaches Anna Kreynin, senior, she prepares to return it to her opponent. Kreynin reflected on her four years on the team and plans to move on after Homestead with more focus on academics than tennis.
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