Cavalier keeps her game sharp
Name: Kourtney Cavalier
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: She won the District 6 Class AA singles championship this past weekend with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Tyrone’s Ema Juleynova.
Season update: Central Cambria does not have a tennis team so Cavalier competes in matches as part of a United States Tennis Association travel team that plays in the Pittsburgh area.
Coach Jamie Taylor’s quote: “I think a lot of it has to do with her overall commitment to improve her game and play at such a high level. She tries to maintain that high level. Playing in the [district] tournament is one way she does that, and she tries to make sure she is in position to win matches. She has played competitively at the USTA level, which keeps her sharp.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Strittmatter
Favorite subject: U.S. History
Favorite movie: “Now You See Me”
Favorite food: Pasta with seafood
Favorite song: Bruno Mars
Outside interests: Softball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Maria Sharapova
Best athlete I ever played with: Heather Hendrickson
Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Lauren Lucas
Most influential person on my athletic career: My coach, Jamie Taylor, and my parents, Kim and Joe
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class AA tennis title.
How I got my start in tennis: I started when I was about 7 or 8 years old.
Future goal: To get a college scholarship for tennis.