Midland Lee High School senior and tennis player Madi Castro was honored in a surprise ceremony with an award from the West Texas Tennis Association at Bush Tennis Center. Castro was named Junior Athlete of the Season, an award the WTTA gives to junior tennis players four times each year.
Castro, who plays both doubles and singles tennis matches, was selected by Lee coach Jane Kauffman to receive this award because of her outstanding work as a motivational team member to fellow Lee athletes.
“It is a joy and pleasure to have worked with Madi for four years. Madi daily exhibits good sportsmanship, integrity and leadership on the Rebel tennis team,” Kauffman said. “On and off the court, Madi is a true example of why I love to coach.”
WTTA President Heidi Winkler, and Secretary Jessica Theimer, presented the award. After the ceremony, fellow Rebels encircled Castro and chanted her name, to much smiles all around.
Congratulations on being the first recipient of this prestigious award, Madi!
Madi Castro, Midland Lee High School
WTTA Athlete of the Season
Nominate them today! We're accepting applications for our next West Texas Tennis Association Junior Athlete of the Season. This award is open to tennis athletes, in the West Texas area, between the ages of 12 and 18. Recipients will receive many benefits, including recognition through social media, press release to local media stations, featured area on this website and much more.
Please send the following information and a tennis photo to WestTexasTennis@gmail.com.
Age and Grade:
Do you play more Singles or Doubles?
What's your favorite shot?
Have you won any matches and/or awards through tennis?
When will you graduate high school?
Do you plan to play tennis in college?
What is a fun fact about you?
Do you have any other information you'd like to add?
The West Texas Tennis Association and USTA would like to wish the best of luck to the Class of 2018 heading off to college! These former juniors will be continuing their tennis careers at the following schools.
If you notice a player missing from our list or an incorrect school is listed, please let us know!
Brent Glasco (Big Spring) – Texas Lutheran University
Dominic Gibson (Midland) – Holy Cross College
Rajiv Saralaya (Amarillo) – Georgetown University
Allison Jenkins (Amarillo) – Harding University
Allison Stewart (Midland) – Abilene Christian University
Caanon Gibbons (Seminole) – Hardin-Simmons University
Chloe Ruppanner (Amarillo) – University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Kate Daugherty (Midland) - Southwestern University
Katherine McGough (Lubbock) – Rhodes College
Leslie Omeire (Amarillo) - Dallas Baptist University
Taja Lawrence (Abilene) – Dallas Baptist University
Taylor Hansard (Fort Stockton) – Ouachita Baptist University
To view the full list of college tennis athletes from Texas, please visit https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/texas/good-luck-.html.