Middle States

An Extraordinary Experience through Tennis



Tennis can give people some extraordinary experiences. Just ask Rosemary Esquivel.

Last weekend, Esquivel had a chance to meet and hit with the Bryan Brothers during the NJTL of Trenton annual gala. Esquivel grew up as an NJTLT participant.

"What I love most about my time at NJTLT was definitely being able to travel with the team and experience tennis at a whole new level."

For Esquivel, much of her tennis success can be traced back to her family and her roots.

"My Hispanic background means a lot to me. The way that I was raised in my Hispanic household shaped me into who I am today. I thank my parents for doing an amazing job."

 

Esquivel is currently competing on the women's tennis team at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, studying Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a freshman, she's earned All-CACC first team and received rookie of the week as well. 

 

"Going to college showed me how students come from very different areas and made me become even more thankful for what I had growing up and even today." 

 

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, USTA Middle States is honoring a handful of individuals with Hispanic and Latino backgrounds. Know someone who deserves recognition? Let us know by emailing communications@ms.usta.com

Skip Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Articles

  • For years, Lauren Steinert heard people give her some of the same advice: “It’s tennis or music.” Today, the standout tennis player and coach is also touring with Fiddler on the Roof as part of the show’s cast members. As for her love for music and tennis? Neither has taken a backseat. Read More
  • A lifelong, highly-competitive athlete, tennis was a new adventure for Bernabeo. It was something to keep her active and challenge her in a new way. She had no idea the impact tennis would have on her life, just a few short years later. Read More
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj's rise through tennis traces back to her roots. Born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, she quickly found a fascination (and obviously, quite a bit of talent) with the sport. Riske-Amritraj grew up hitting with her father in her backyard, driveway and — much to her mother’s disliking — even in the living room. Her parents, Al and Carol, played tennis recreationally, but never imagined the talent that their kids possessed. Read More