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The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

Third time’s the charm

Image credit: Jake Paulsene
Senior Jake Peters keeps his eye on the ball at tennis practice on the MTHS tennis courts.

Senior Jacob Peters, who listens to Three Days Grace before his games, will be leaving a legacy in MTHS.

When Peters is graduating he will be missing the rivalries he’s made on the Terrace Tennis team. Peters started playing tennis when he was about 10 years old. His parents encouraged him greatly.

Peters won Rookie of the Year his freshman year and recently received the Edmonds Scholar Award. The Edmonds Scholar Award is an award that goes to athletes who were successful that season.

Peters favorite part throughout Tennis was the connections he made with others throughout the years and “when my teammates were cheering for me during a three hour match.”

The highlight of Peters four years was when he played a match against the best player in the district. Peters said, “I knew going into the match my chances of winning were slim, but I knew how to play him and where to expose his weak points.” Peters lost that match 5-7 and 3-6 but he was proud of how he played the game.

One of Peters’s conflicts was getting mono halfway through his junior year, which prevented him from completing the season. “It was disappointing because that was the best season Terrace had,” Peters commented.

At the very first practice Peters’s head coach Alberto Ramirez decided to put him in a singles match against the best seniors on the team at the time; Peters won both of the games which made him very proud of himself.

Before Peters serves the ball, he always bounces the ball three times on the ground with his hand and spins the racket to wish him luck.

After graduation, Peters will be attending The University of Portland and mastering in Mechanical Engineering. Peters will continue playing club tennis and other intramural sports throughout college.

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About the Contributors
Samantha Svikel, Op-Ed Editor
Samantha Svikel is a senior and in her fourth year on the Hawkeye staff. She is the Op-Ed Editor and enjoys teaching others. She is dedicated to Journalism and communications and enjoys feature writing.
Jake Paulsene, Co-Photo Editor
Jake Paulsene is a senior at MTHS and a photographer with a passion. While he primarily covers sports, he is interested in all facets of photography—those being art, portraits, etc. Through Hawkeye, he plans to expand his photography skills to a whole new level and hopefully, become a better writer along with it.
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