Bringing determination and a willingness to change her game, first-year Hanna Kirkorian earned the spotlight for her efforts on the court during the first home tennis match of the season.
In her matches vs. Holy Names University at the #3 spot for both doubles and singles, Kirkorian of Fresno, CA embodied the following quote, which was the team’s guiding quote that day: “It’s not taking part that counts, or even winning, it’s about raising your game and doing extraordinary things.” – Zac Purchase
Hanna, with doubles partner first-year Christie Yeh, dominated their doubles match and won 8-2. In singles, Hanna changed her game plan in the second set and battled to clinch an additional two games from her opponent. Though she lost the match, 6-1, 6-3, she was the final match still on court after a three and half hour-long day. The longest matches are always indicative of a hard fight and it was clear that Hanna battled hard.
Head coach Loke Davis remarked that in practice, Kirkorian has been a positive and supportive teammate. "She has been a wonderful addition to our team this year and I look forward to seeing her continued growth this season," said Davis.