Prep sports profile: Blaire Porter

A hardworking tennis player for York High School, Blaire Porter has consistently improved throughout her high school career. Head coach Tres Heimann said that as of Oct. 9, the senior was eight wins shy of collecting 100 victories during her four years. Porter is also a two-time All-Conference athlete and tied for 25th place in the state tournament last season.

Name: Blaire Porter

Age/year in school: 17/Senior

Hometown: Elmhurst

Sport: Tennis

Position: First Doubles/Captain

How long have you played tennis? Since 8th grade.

What do you love most about tennis?

I love how accomplished you feel after winning a difficult match.

What are your goals for this season? How will you achieve them?

Win our first three matches at State. I plan to do this by staying positive and to sticking to my game.

What is your biggest challenge this season?

The amount of matches we played and giving my all in every match.

Who has inspired you most in your athletic endeavors?

My parents because they have always supported me and inspire me to do better.

What is your favorite sports memory?

State my junior year.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Petra Kvitova [Czech tennis player], because I love her style of play.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy outside tennis?

I love music and going to concerts.

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