Jiung Jung ’16: Tennis
PHOTOs by//MADIE MILLER
Jiung Jung ’17 has experienced success in tennis around the nation. He is now playing in a different format, but the freshman is continuing to impress. Playing #2 on the two-time defending state championship team, Jung joins a legacy where he hopes to make his own mark. The varsity team is now looking forward to a great season.
WEST SIDE STORY: How old were you when you started tennis? Jiung Jung: Eight. WSS: What made you want to start? JJ: When I lived in Ohio, there was a big tennis facility near where I lived and my mom wanted me to start a sport, so I chose tennis. WSS: What is the hardest part of the sport? JJ: Probably being on your own because you have nobody else to help you and if you mess up it is all your fault. WSS: How often do you play per week? JJ: Five or six times a week. WSS: What is it like to be a part of the team? JJ: It’s fun and a new experience. It is fun to play with better players because it is more of a challenge. WSS: What is the team atmosphere like?
JJ: It can be serious but at times it can be pretty laid back. It is fun and challenging at the same time. WSS: What is it like being a freshman on an upper-classmen dominated team? JJ: It’s different because I can’t connect as well but it’s nice playing with seniors. WSS: What’s your greatest accomplishment? JJ: Probably getting third place at a sweet 16 [tournament] this past fall in St. Joeseph. WSS: What are you looking forward to this season? JJ: Winning state and improving while playing with better players. WSS: What are your goals for future? JJ: I want to play college tennis. WSS: What are the best and worst parts of your game? JJ: My consistent is my best part and my worst is probably my backhand.
COMPilED by//blake oetting
DESIGN BY//MADIE MILLER
APRIL 2014 SPORTS 33