Senior Cami Uranga with her tennis medal
By Coach Adrian Norman
Senior Cami Uranga will be competing in the Texas UIL AA State Tennis Tournament this Monday and Tuesday at the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Cami, and seven other of the state’s best girls singles players will square off with hopes of becoming the State Champion.
Last season, Uranga came close to earning a trip to the championship, but fell short. This season, her only loss post-season loss came to Branda Gail Arispe of Eldorado, who will also compete at the State Tournament. She continues to practice daily, and recently played exhibition matches against girls from Alpine and Pecos.
In a recent interview Cami said, “I have finally reached my goal of having the opportunity to play for a State Title. All of my hard work and persistence has paid off and I am blessed to have the support of my family, classmates, and community. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my Dad, he inspired me to play and I now hope to show younger kids that tennis is a great sport to commit to.”
As her coach, I couldn’t be more proud of her achievements inside and outside of the classroom. She participates in a myriad of school activities, and always makes time to train. Her Dad, Paul Uranga has also played an instrumental role in her player development. The cold, heat, wind, rain, and hail do not deter her from practicing as she remains focused heading into the biggest matches of her career.
Her first match will take place at 9:30 am Monday morning against Brittainy Lendo of Brookeland. Tournament updates will be posted on the CCAISD Facebook page. It’s a great day to be an Eagle, we wish you all the best Cami!