Thursday 23 Nov 2017

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High School Athlete Of The Week – Grace Boros

Grace Boros’ humble, understated demeanor is a stark contrast from the resume she’s craftfully woven together on the tennis court this season.

A sophomore on Goldsboro High School’s tennis team, Boros has a 20-1 record this season, she claimed the East Central 2-A Conference singles title and she’s competing today at the Cary Tennis Center in the 2-A state finals.

“I’m super excited to go states,” Boros said. “I didn’t think I was going to make it that far. Just going is really cool. I was thinking maybe I could win the conference and then I won thought. Then I was thinking maybe I could do good at regionals.”

Boros is this week’s WGBR High School Athlete of the Week.

The WGBR High School Athlete of the Week is a partnership between Curtis Media Group, Mt. Olive Pickles, Wayne UNC Health Care, O’Berry and Lewis Insurance and Goldsboro Physical Therapy to recognize local high school athletes who excel athletically, academically and through service to their community.

Each Friday morning through November 17th, a local high school athlete will be recognized on the WGBR morning show as well as in a feature story on goldsborodailynews.com. The recognized athletes are chosen by the athletic department and administration from their respective high schools.

Boros began playing tennis when she was in the fifth grade. Despite her overwhelming success on the court this season, Boros’ jokes that her introduction to tennis wasn’t initially her idea.

“I kind of had to pick a sport,” Boros said. “My parents wanted me to play something and do something physical. I chose tennis.”

A dedication to sharpening her skills after practice has led to a progression in Boros’ consistency throughout the season. Cougars’ head coach Steven Fine points to that commitment to improve as one major reason for Boros’ success.

“Grace has improved her consistency throughout the season,” Cougars’ head coach Steven Fine said. “That’s one reason she’s won the majority of her matches. She’s able to wear down her opponent and she hardly ever hits the ball out. She makes her opponent hit the errors.”

Boros’ willingness to work relelentlessly in purusit of success on the court and in the classroom sets a precedent for both her younger and older teammates.

“I think one example if you put in the hard work and dedication you can accomplish it,” Fine said. “Being a sophomore and going to the state finals is a huge accomplishment.

Along with her accomplishments on the tennis court, Boros is enrolled in honors classes at Wayne School of Engineering. She plans to take college classes next semester, she is involved with Young Life and she volunteers with the Arts Council.

“Lots of coffee,” Boros said when asked how she balances it all. “Time management is important. I do some of my homework in the morning and get lots of sleep.”

Boros hopes to study engineering following high school while also incorporating her passion for art.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Grace!

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