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This week’s Viridian Sports News recognizes seniors Brett Binns and Chloe Juhan for their outstanding achievements for the WGHS Tennis team.
by Paulina Rodriguez
Senior Chloe Juhan has also been selected for this week’s WGHS Tennis Senior Spotlight for the Viridian News page solely for her strong dedication and skills.
Juhan has been a part of the tennis team for 2 years, last year being her first. In her first year, Chloe managed to qualify for the GHSA Tennis Regions for the year 2022. During regions last year, Juhan mentions “The most challenging aspect I’ve faced during my high school career would probably be either joining the team as a junior or breaking my wrist in the middle of the region match and continuing to finish the match.”
“It was in the first set and I think in the middle of the third game, the ball was hit in the back by the other player and I ran to hit it. I did end up hitting it and getting it over but in the process, I fell and landed on my wrist. I knew when I got up that something was wrong with it, but I didn't want to let my team down. I continued to play until the very last second, I ended up losing but I was still proud of myself for playing after breaking my wrist,” Chloe further explains her most proud moment. Juhan hopes to make it to regions again this year and hopefully end her senior year with a win.
After high school, Juhan does not plan on continuing tennis during college. She will be attending the University of West Georgia while majoring in Biology with a pre-med. She will then continue on to become a Pediatric Oncologist.
Senior Brett Binns has earned this week’s Viridian News Senior Spotlight for his extraordinary talents and views on the WGHS tennis team.
Binns has been on the tennis team for 3 years and has accomplished many goals and been through tough obstacles in the past few years. Last year, Binns was given the title of an all region honorable mention in tennis and football. Brett had the great advantage of learning how to be confident in himself as he says it's “one of the biggest parts of tennis.” Binns further explains that mental toughness is also a huge factor you earn when being on the team.
When asked about challenging aspects of tennis, Binns shares that “knowing that I don’t get better instantly and that you have time to take focus and know what you're doing.” Otherwise, with a positive attitude, Binns well appreciates his teammates for being supportive of him on and off the court. “Be confident in yourself! Go you!” Binns encourages.
After he graduates, Brett will be continuing tennis with the GGC (Georgia Gwinnett College) Facility.
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