Sashi Kempster, 12, earned the No. 1-ranking in the USTA Middle States Girls’ 12s division. She’s set to be honored on Sunday morning at Green Valley Country Club at the Philadelphia Area Tennis District annual awards ceremony.
Kempster said she loves tennis because it’s a great way to express herself as a person and a player. She also loves that playing tennis has allowed her to make so many new friends.
Name: Sashi Kempster
Started playing: age 8
Favorite shot: Down the line backhand winner
Favorite player: Ana Ivanovic
Favorite partner: Chirico Cohen
Pre-match ritual: Pep talks from dad
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