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.
‚ÄúIt was a good fit for me because it was close to home,‚ÄĚ Klock said. ‚ÄúI got a good opportunity.‚ÄĚ
As her father and as Wapak varsity girls tennis coach, Mike Klock felt a double dose of pride.
‚ÄúShe‚Äôs put a lot of hours on the tennis court. I‚Äôm just tickled that she‚Äôs taking it to the college level,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúIt was really nice,‚ÄĚ Makenzie Klock said. ‚ÄúWe worked really well together. I think that it helped me become a better player. I didn‚Äôt feel so much pressure that I was turned away from it. It was really good.‚ÄĚ
Makenzie Klock said she‚Äôs glad to have the decision behind her.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs good. I don‚Äôt have to worry about anything else,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúI feel really secure with my decision.‚ÄĚ
She plans to major in business.
Mike Klock knows UNOH head coach Terry Hilborn from the latter‚Äôs involvement with the Elida Bulldogs girls tennis program over the years.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm really impressed with the facilities and the sports complex they have up there,‚ÄĚ he said.
Mike Klock said he plans to continue coaching at Wapak.
‚ÄúMost of [UNOH‚Äôs] matches, Coach Hilborn said, are on the weekend,‚ÄĚ Mike Klock said. ‚ÄúSo it will give my wife and I a chance to see Makenzie play.‚ÄĚ
He said he will leave his coach hat at home when he attends Makenzie‚Äôs matches.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs Coach Hilborn‚Äôs job now,‚ÄĚ he said.View more articles in: