UNT Tennis Storms onto the National Scene
By Jason Yang
Denton Live July-Dec 2012
She has been out on the tennis court for a while. She has to be. She wants to be. Practice does not start for another 20 minutes, but she is whacking tennis balls, oblivious to the temperatures in the 40s despite her light clothing – a pair of pants cut off at the knees and a T-shirt over a layer of Under Armour. She and her trainers are the only ones on the courts, but the sound of her determination echoes across the tennis complex along with the sounds of rapper J. Cole’s hit song, “Work Out.”
“UGH!” she screams as she returns a serve. The tennis ball hits the ground with a thud. She follows up with a serve and another “UGH!” The ball lands with a topspin, rolling into a court full of yellow balls. Each hit screams precision. Each hit displays her power.