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Smoky Valley’s Matt Lucas – Senior Spotlight Presented by Salina Regional Orthopedic Clinic

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Smoky Valley senior Matt Lucas started playing tennis for his school in the seventh grade, but it was his father that got him involved at an early age.

“My dad has always gotten my brother and I to get out and play since we were five or six. What I really love about the sport is the team environment that I am able to play in. I have great friends that I get to travel with and play against and it makes it much more,” said Lucas.

Playing all four years of high school has given Lucas a plethora of memories to take with him after graduation. “My favorite memory would definitely have to be placing third at state tennis my junior year. It was an experience I will never forget, especially with not being able to participate in my senior year of tennis this memory will stay with me for a long time,” said Lucas.

Lucas plans to attend Bethany College and play tennis while majoring in Business Finance. Not playing with his younger will be an adjustment.  “I can only really think to shout out my younger brother Jake Lucas. He was my doubles partner the last two years and I wouldn’t be where I am without him. He always remains level headed while I can be a little sporadic with my actions so I have to thank him for the great years of high school tennis,” said Lucas.

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