Seniors Le and Brooks make history

Duo qualify for tennis regional round as doubles team


Senior Sara Brooks, half of the qualifying doubles team, serves at a home match. Brooks moved to N.C. her senior year.

Jules Micchia, Sports Editor

After a decade the girls’ tennis team made an appearance at regionals. The doubles team consisted of two seniors Kyrsten Le and Sara Brooks.

Brooks who transferred this year felt like her team had her back.

“Wake Forest tennis has been the highlight of my days here at Wake Forest. I always looked forward to playing tennis at the end of the day,” Brooks said. “It’s been a rough start, transferring over here for senior year, and Wake Forest tennis was one of my positives to being over here. I automatically got 30 plus friends by the time I started high school here, and that was a blessing.”

Le who has completed three years of varsity tennis has seen the program’s growth since she has been at the school.

“I’ve really watched Wake Forest tennis grow over the past few years, and I’m so grateful to have gotten to get to know the girls on the team and play in a competitive conference. Wake Forest tennis has allowed me to grow as an athlete and leader,” Le said.

Since the team hasn’t been to regionals in a decade, the program has clearly made growth.

“It meant so much to be able to qualify for regionals. It showed our hard work has really paid off and that the tennis program is growing and becoming more competitive,” Le said.

Although they didn’t advance, the excitement of making history is what’s important.

Brooks said, “I feel great about my performance at regionals. Kyrsten and I went into the match saying as long as we worked together and played our best we would both be happy with winning or losing. It was a great match to end on.”