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The feature

Anoka’s Jersi McAlpine has been simply dominant throughout the fall girls tennis season. The senior, also serving as captain for her second season alongside fellow singles standout Maya Nibbe, put together an 18-2 season record in singles play, which included a title at the East Ridge invitational tournament, serving as a rock in the heart of the Tornadoes’ dual lineup.

Start in tennis

“I started playing tennis when I was 15 years old.”

Enjoy most about sport

“I enjoy competing against opponents. I also enjoy being able to go to practice with my team every day after school.”

Most challenging part

“Keeping a cool head is challenging about tennis, especially because it is an individual sport.”

Something people might not realize about your sport

“Consistency outweighs power and is one of the most important aspects of tennis.”

Best part of team

“We work hard at practices and always are looking to get better each day.”

Favorite high school tennis memories

“My favorite moment of my high school tennis career so far was getting All-Conference last season and finishing my senior season with a record of 18-2.”

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