Delerme finds ways to win

Name: Jenee Delerme

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Tennis

Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme defeated her opponent, 6-2, 6-1, in the Lady Tigers’ 3-0 victory over State College in the District 6 Class 3A team semifinals. She then clinched Hollidaysburg’s district title with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles in a 3-2 win over Altoona in the final.

Season update: Delerme has a 16-2 overall singles record and a 6-0 doubles record. She recently partnered with Veronica Helsel to win the District 6 Class 3A doubles championship.

Coach Brian Denis’ quote: “Jenee is one of the greatest competitors I have ever coached. She is extremely athletic, possesses all the necessary tennis shots and can win playing any style of tennis. When a big match is on the line, she always seems to find a way to win.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Watt

Favorite subject: Art

Favorite movie: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”

Favorite food: Mac and cheese

Favorite song: Any song by Halsey

Outside interests: Listening to music, spending time with family and friends, teaching tennis to kids

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Serena Williams

Best athlete I ever competed against: Villa Maria’s Tara Thomas

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Kim and A.J.) and Brian and Amanda Denis

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning two district titles in a season (doubles and team)

How I got my start in tennis: Attending a tennis birthday party in second grade

Future goal: Win District 6 singles and later attend Penn State