"I like having to figure it out."
Tracy, a 5-foot-7 lefthander, was the Burlington County Open singles champion as a sophomore in 2010. She said she sat out the 2011 high school season to "take a break and refocus a little."
Tracy is back strong as a senior. She's 7-1 through the early part of the season at No. 1 singles for a Cherokee squad that should contend for the Olympic American and South Jersey Group 4 titles.
Question: When did you get serious about tennis?
Answer: Probably when I was around 13 or 14. Before that, I played, but I wasn't serious. I used to play a lot of soccer, and I loved it, but I gave that up when I got serious about tennis.
Q: How would you describe your playing style?
A: I love to come to the net. I'm lefthanded, and I like to try to hit a slice out wide and follow that up by coming to the net.
Q: Have you made a college decision?
A: Not yet. I haven't even narrowed it down too much. I would love to continue playing tennis in college.
Q: Do you know what you'd like to study?
A: Right now I'm thinking either biology as part of the pre-med route or maybe business.
Q: Is biology your favorite subject in school?
A: Math in general. I like all kinds of math.
Q: Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of tennis?
A: I like to run long distances. I'm always running over at Lenape, believe it or not.
Q: What do you listen to while you're running?
A: I like a lot of techno. I'm a big fan of Cruella. I also like Taylor Swift.
Q: What are you reading?
A: Right now I'm reading Andre Agassi's autobiography, Open.
Q: What's the best movie you've seen lately?
A: My all-time favorite is Inception.
Q: What's the outlook for the Cherokee girls' tennis team this season?
A: It's exciting. We've got a really close team this year, a great group of girls. I missed that when I wasn't playing, the support you get from your teammates. It makes it so much more enjoyable.
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