Freshman Player Loves the Rush of Tennis

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Freshman Player Loves the Rush of Tennis

The future looks healthy for Gabriel, in tennis and beyond.

The future looks healthy for Gabriel, in tennis and beyond.

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The future looks healthy for Gabriel, in tennis and beyond.

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The future looks healthy for Gabriel, in tennis and beyond.


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Tennis was the right sport for Gabriel Wahid. “I tried it once and I realized how much I liked it,” he said. He has played the sport for the past three years, starting when he was in sixth grade at Dover where he practiced at InShape. While he loves tennis, he has also participated in Cross-Country for two seasons.

When it comes to sports, he would tell people, “Join, join, join. In my opinion, it’s always a good idea, no matter what your skill level.” His most memorable game was against Vacaville. “I lost the match, but it really challenged me harder than I’ve ever been challenged before,” he said.

Wahid is in Leadership and is taking classes to be in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. He also likes to run, ride his bike and play video games. He recently learned how to juggle “and it’s the only talent I’ve learned to do,” he said.

If he could make one big change at Armijo, it would have to do with the smoking in the bathrooms. “It’s gross and really annoying,” he said. “The bathrooms are always crowded and it makes me very uncomfortable.” One thing that Wahid does feel comfortable with is following the example of his brother Zak, who turns 19 in April.

While he doesn’t know if he will continue playing tennis in college, or where he might attend, he is planning to get into medical school and eventually become a surgeon.

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