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Name: Tina Hollen

School: Tyrone Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Tennis

Athlete of the week achievement: Hollen won four matches to capture the Distict 6 Class 2A girls singles championship, defeating Central Cambria’s Olivia Ratchford, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the finals

Season update: Hollen is 12-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles for the Lady Eagles, who are 5-4.

Coach Randy Irvin’s quote: “Tina worked really hard this year, had a great season. She only lost one match so far. Just a great leader and a joy to coach.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. McNaul

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Great Gatsby”

Favorite food: Hibachi from Aki

Favorite song: Anything by Beyonce

Outside interests: Olympic weightlifting, basketball, track and field and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Serena Williams

Best athlete I ever competed against: Grier’s Kristen Lucas

Most influential person on my athletic career: My family, all my coaches and Jesse Glass

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship

How I got my start in tennis: “My sister played and my mom played. I kind of got jealous that Ana got all the attention, so I picked up a racquet. That’s how I got started.”

Future goal: “Attend college, get a degree in marketing and live a Christian life.”

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