Whiz Kid: Kimmy Guerin
Whiz Kid’s Age: 15
Whiz Kid’s School:
Whiz Kid’s Accomplishments: Sophomore tennis player on the Weston
girls’ tennis team who won the the 16-and-under girls singles division at the USTA National Open last month in Erie, Pa.
Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: Having played tennis since the age of seven, the 5'7" sophomore gained national recognition with her victory in February. Seeded fourth, Guerin defeated No. 3 seed Monica Lin of Schaumburg, Ill., 7-6, 7-6 in the championship match, her fifth victory of the tournament.
Guerin, who is is ranked second in the 16-and-under age group in New England, will take a break from high school competition to participate in a super-national tournament April 11-17 in California.
“I have a lot of drive for the sport,” said Guerin, who boasts a career mark of 63-14. “I’m just trying to accomplish big things."
While she's not sure yet about a professional career, Guerin does plan to play in college, and Division I schools Boston College, Duke, Georgetown and Notre Dame are among those at the top of her list. The recruiting process will begin next fall, when Guerin begins her junior year at Weston.
In the meantime, Guerin is focused on improving her game and leading the Trojans to a fifth Class S state title.
“She’s a large part of this team,” said first-year varsity head coach Tor Terranova, who takes over for six-year Weston mentor Mary Anne Vorvis after previously serving as a volunteer coach for the Trojans.
For more information on Guerin, visit tennisrecruiting.net.