Girls Varsity Tennis · SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Alaina Kertai Shares Tennis Thoughts


We continue our series – ‘Senior Spotlight’. We ask senior student-athletes questions about the various sports they are participating in. Here we ask Alaina Kertai:

  • What has tennis taught you?
  • What is this journey preparing you for?
  • What is so special about LaVille Tennis?
  • What is your favorite LaVille Tennis Memory?
  • What is the most challenging task as a senior?
  • What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?
  • Describe senioritis.
  • What has been the highlight of your senior year so far?
  • Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now?
  • What will you most remember about the tennis coaches?

We hope you enjoy reading more from our senior student-athletes!

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“Tennis has taught me to try new things and that a new team can be very welcoming and you can make friends fast with teammates.

This journey in tennis is preparing me for making new friendships in college and taking on new and different things and that they can be good things. 

The friendships that I have already made has made LaVille Girls Tennis special. LaVille Girls Tennis is something different than normal for me but it is such a welcoming, fun, and new experience with some of the nicest people I have met. 

I have not made many memories yet but as of now my best memory would have to be when my team beat the challenge coach gave us and we won milkshakes and fries from Chick-fil-A and we sat down and talked as a team. 

The most challenging task as a senior is the fact that it is my last quarter in school and I am busier than normal with college and senior year in general that I find it hard to do everything all at once. 

Advice I have for incoming freshmen would be to try new things and enjoy it while it lasts and do your best. I never thought that I would actually be able to be a part of the tennis team yet I tried something different and I abolutely love it. 

Senioritis is a pain, you lose motivation to do your assignments and you are so ready for the school work to be done yet you still want to experience all of your senior year. 

The highlight of my senior year so far would have to be the Summit Awards, it was fun being surrounded by all of those people and seeing how ready people are for their futures and seeing the hard work paying off. 

I imagine myself 10 years from now teaching and coaching and enjoying life hopefully with kids and loving my life.

I will most remember about the tennis coaches how helpful and energetic they are. They are very helpful and are always there and it is nice and they are very kind.”

 – Alaina Kertai, Class of 2021