LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
CLAIRE COX (Phoenix, Arizona)
August 1, 2017
District: Central Arizona
AGE: 28 years old
OCCUPATION: Child and Family Therapist
HOME COURT: Anywhere, just happy to be back out!
STARTED PLAYING LEAGUE IN: 2017
CURRENT LEAGUES: 18 & Over 10.0 Mixed
FAVORITE PLAYER: Steffi Graf
SUPERPOWER: HEART " I roar like a lion"
ON COURT DRINK: Water on the rocks!
WARM UP SONG: Eminem's "Lose Yourself"
HOBBIES: Tennis, good times with friends and family and I love getting crafty!
MOST MEMORABLE USTA EXPERIENCE: Receiving the sportsmanship award alongside (former Southwest junior) Tommy McGeorge at 14 Zonals from (former USTA Southwest Junior Competition Manager, now Executive Director) Eric Mitchell! Also, the 10.0 mixed doubles season I just played was great!
YOU ATTENDED BOTH UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY... ADVERTISEMENT SO WE HAVE TO ASK, WILDCATS OR SUNDEVILS?
Let's just say... I bleed red, white and blue! BEARDOWN!
TENNIS HISTORY: I loved traveling and playing competitive junior tennis and then went on to play for the University of Arizona women's tennis team. After two years, I wanted to explore and study abroad and decided to take a break at that time. It was CJ Browning who got me to go tryout for the University of Arizona club team, which, in turn, turned out to be some of my greatest, most fond tennis memories!
YOU, YOUR 10.0 MIXED CAPTAIN AND YOUR PARTNER ALL PLAYED TENNIS ON CAMPUS FOR UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU RECONNECTED THROUGH USTA LEAGUE.
Like I said earlier, University of Arizona club tennis holds some of my greatest tennis memories to date and a huge part of that was due to my teammates. I am very grateful to my friend Jackie Marx for continually trying to get me back out into league matches and was ecstatic to be able to play with the one and only, Taylor Allin! I have been blown away from past matches, seeing faces, siblings and coaches who I've known for a long time and have loved seeing where everyone is at today!
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