Senior Wildcats Leaving Tennis Courts with Love

Ama Asare, Reporter

A beloved senior on the Westerville South Girls Tennis Team will be missed next season. Senior Trishna Ghimery has participated in the Lady Wildcats Girls’ Tennis team throughout her high school career. 

“I will really miss Trishna next year. She helped me so much during the tennis season and I also loved playing with her,” junior Natalie Ma said.

Starting with her sophomore year, Ghimery was hoping to challenge herself by trying a new sport, when she discovered a real love for tennis.

“I had never picked up a tennis racquet or ball, but the team was one of the best decisions I have made in high school,” Ghimery said. 

Ghimery started out as a member of the Girls Tennis JV team, mainly playing a doubles position. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, she was unable to continue throughout her junior year. For her last year of high school, Ghimery decided to rejoin tennis for a successful season. 

“I then came back stronger for senior year, hungry for a varsity letter. At the end of the season, I ended up with my varsity letter, and I also got scholar athlete,” Ghimery said.

“Sweeping Westerville North was a big accomplishment for the team because we were at an all time high,” said Ghimery as she reflected on the season. 

Ghimery has no regrets about her decision to join the team. “I made long-lasting friendships, improved my physical fitness, gained time managing skills, and developed a love for a completely new sport,” said Ghimery. 

Ghimery not only learned a new sport, she also learned some life long lessons from playing the sport. 

“I learned to communicate my thoughts and feelings as an athlete better to my teammates and coaches which improved my communication skills. I also learned to resolve conflicts,” Ghimery said.