An article in the online newspaper, The Sentinel, tells the story of Kyndall Lucas, a sixth grader at Grace Brethren Christian School in Clinton, Md., who is captain of the tennis team. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Grace Brethren Christian School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md., Irv Clark, pastor.)
SIXTH-GRADER CAPTAINS UPSTART GRACE BRETHREN TENNIS TEAM
CLINTON – A youth movement is underway at Grace Brethren Christian School, as sixth-grader Kyndall Lucas is leading a tennis team primarily made up of middle school students, and having great success at the varsity level.
Lucas is the No.1 singles player for the Eagles and won her first two matches 10-1, including a victory over a senior from the Washington, D.C., prep program The Field School. This season marks her second on the varsity team and she had similar success as a fifth-grader in 2017, going 7-1 and winning her matches by an average of 10-2.
“Kyndall Lucas is one of those young ladies that [have] the potential to be great in the sport of tennis,” Grace Brethren Athletic Director Steve Schools said. “I am sure she is going to get offers from many colleges. Beyond that, we will have to wait and see.”
Despite playing with and against primarily upper classmen, the 11-year-old has been unfazed by her status as one of the youngest players in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference.
“It is sometimes crazy, but it’s also difficult and fun,” Lucas said. “I like teaching others and learning about their styles and the skills that they have, in school and on the court.”
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