Lauren Lucas

Name: Lauren Lucas

School: Altoona

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Tennis

Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas teamed up with Emilee Hollingsworth to win the District 6 Class AAA doubles championship.

Season update: During the season, Lucas went 11-5 in singles play and 4-0 in doubles play.

Coach Eric Hovan’s quote: “Lauren is just a tremendous player. She has worked extremely hard 12 months out of the year. I really admire her perseverance to come back from a tough defeat in the singles tournament last week and win in the doubles tournament. She bounced back and played great doubles.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Marley and Me”

Favorite food: Pasta with pesto

Favorite song: Anything by John Mayer

Outside interests: Skiing, playing the violin and hiking

Favorite professional team: No preference

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Serena Williams

Best athlete I ever played with: Ashli Livermore and Kourtney Cavalier

Best athlete I ever competed against: Sara Sambrick from Lampeter-Strasburg

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Tim and Tanya Lucas and my coaches: Eric Hovan, Matt Stopp and Jamie Taylor.

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class AAA doubles tournament with Emilee Hollingsworth.

How I got my start in tennis: I was about 5 or 6 years old when I started playing with coach Mike Kush.

Future goal: Attend college and major in Entrepreneurship