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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Q&A with Varsity A tennis player Alex Taylor, 10

Alex Taylor, 10, was the only freshman who made the Varsity A boys tennis team last season. Taylor has worked very hard during the off-season to prepare for tryouts this season. After making the team and meeting the players, he believes that they have a great season in front of them. Photo courtesy of Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor, 10, was the only freshman who made the Varsity A boys tennis team last season. Taylor has worked very hard during the off-season to prepare for tryouts this season. After making the team and meeting the players, he believes that they have a great season in front of them. Photo courtesy of Alex Taylor.

Q: How did you prepare for this season?

A: Well, morning conditioning every Tuesday and Thursday was helpful. I scheduled more frequent tennis lessons and trained with my trainer on Mondays.

Q: How did you feel during tryouts?

A: Tryouts were very nerve racking for me. I hadn’t played outdoors much and I wanted a good position. I wasn’t as concerned about how good the others were, but more concerned about how I was playing.

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Q: How does it feel now that you made Varsity A?

A: I feel pretty good. I think that the team has incredibly strong players, and we are very even in every position, so no matter where I play, it will be good for the team.

Q: During the time you have been on the team, how well have you bonded with your teammates?

A: The team spirit was great. Immediately upon meeting the members, I felt like I was a part of the team. The atmosphere is great.

Q: What do you think about the team’s chances at the GMC and all the other tournaments?

A: I think we have a really good chance to win the GMC and state. The talent is incredible, and really, the second doubles players can beat the first and second singles players on a good day. We’re just that even, and I think we have an amazing shot at winning state.

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Anna Zhou, Executive Managing Editor
Hi! My name is Anna Zhou and I am a senior at Sycamore High School. As a part of The Leaf, our national award-winning publication, I am serving as the Executive Managing Editor. My duties include assisting staff members with designing pages as well as overseeing the production of our four platforms: The Leaf, The Leaflet (our online magazine), shsleaf.org, and WAVES (our broadcast department). During my four years on staff, I have really come to enjoy designing pages, producing PSA’s/ENG reports, and writing stories for multiple genres. Outside of journalism, I am also a varsity tennis player and a member of our school’s academic quiz team. In my free time, I often find myself working on my newest art project or baking my latest sweet obsession. As my time in room 115 is soon coming to an end, I can honestly say that being on the staff of The Leaf has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I take great pride in the time I have spent with my fellow journalists being the Official Student Voice of Sycamore High School.
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Q&A with Varsity A tennis player Alex Taylor, 10