Athlete Profile: Jorge Castro

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Athlete Profile: Jorge Castro

Melanie Guzman, Staff Writer

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Height:

6’2

Sport:

Tennis

Position:

Starter / 4th position out of 5

How long have you been playing this sport?

This is only my first year playing and I really enjoy playing it!

What kind of bond do you have between you and your team?

Our bond is truly unbreakable.

Did you have a goal for this season?

Yes, I did. My goal for this season was to simply win at least one game and, yes, I did achieve it!

Have you ever considered paying for college or professional league?

If I have the opportunity to, I would definitely like to play for college.

Are there any other sports that you play?

Yes, I also play bowling, soccer, and basketball as well!

What aspects do you enjoy about tennis?

My favorite thing about tennis is the competitiveness and being able to play with players who have been playing the sport for years.

How do you train / stay in shape throughout the season?

I make sure to drink a lot of water everyday to prevent myself from dehydrating. I also and practice a lot on my own.

How are you able to handle stress of pressure from the game or the crowd?

I handle stress by taking deep breaths and I just concentrate on what’s in front of me.

Do you have any family members that play this sport as well?

No, I do not.

What do you dislike about training?

What I dislike is the weather conditions, it gets to be very hot especially here in Florida.

Where might there be some areas that you need improvement on?

An area I may need improvement on is my serving skills.

Describe a time or a situation where you had to think or react quickly.

Yesterday at districts, it was really hard since there were a lot of really good and experienced players.

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