Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock is going to be a Racer netter.
Klock on Tuesday signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers next year.
âIt was a good fit for me because it was close to home,â Klock said. âI got a good opportunity.â
As her father and as Wapak varsity girls tennis coach, Mike Klock felt a double dose of pride.
âSheâs put a lot of hours on the tennis court. Iâm just tickled that sheâs taking it to the college level,â he said.
âIt was really nice,â Makenzie Klock said. âWe worked really well together. I think that it helped me become a better player. I didnât feel so much pressure that I was turned away from it. It was really good.â
Makenzie Klock said sheâs glad to have the decision behind her.
âItâs good. I donât have to worry about anything else,â she said. âI feel really secure with my decision.â
She plans to major in business.
Mike Klock knows UNOH head coach Terry Hilborn from the latterâs involvement with the Elida Bulldogs girls tennis program over the years.
âIâm really impressed with the facilities and the sports complex they have up there,â he said.
Mike Klock said he plans to continue coaching at Wapak.
âMost of [UNOHâs] matches, Coach Hilborn said, are on the weekend,â Mike Klock said. âSo it will give my wife and I a chance to see Makenzie play.â
He said he will leave his coach hat at home when he attends Makenzieâs matches.
âThatâs Coach Hilbornâs job now,â he said.View more articles in: