Alaina Lee 23′ makes school history after winning her one hundredth varsity tennis match. She is one of three people in Buffalo who reached one hundred wins. Her sister Anna Lee 22′ made it to one hundred wins her senior year as well.
“[Getting one hundred wins] doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t seem like something that I did,” said Lee.
Lee has been playing tennis since she was four years old. She made her Buffalo Tennis debut at age eleven. Lee’s first varsity season was when she was in seventh grade.
“My favorite part about tennis is my teammates. The social part has always been a big thing for me… I think Buffalo has a really good atmosphere of kindness and sportsmanship and is a team of best friends,” Lee said.
Lee took on the role of captain of the tennis team this season along with Erica Kyllonen 23′ and Ellie Stonecipher 23′.
“The most rewarding thing [about tennis] is how over the years I grew into a leader on the team. It has been cool to see all my hard work pay off and get to take this leadership position,” says Lee.
Besides tennis, Lee has peer coached and is a yearbook editor. Next year, she plans to study psychology in the midwest somewhere. Her top choice at the moment is UW-Stout. Lee is unsure if she will continue to play tennis in college.