Christine Richiez, Park Ridge tennis

Sport: Tennis

Class: Junior. Age: 16

Accomplishment: Richiez, who vies at first singles, won two matches in the final week of the season. She won 6-0, 6-0, against her opponent from Emerson in which she did not allow a point in the second set. Richiez then won 6-1, 6-0, against Cresskill in the season finale as Park Ridge won its final four matches to finish with a 12-1 record. Richiez also finished the year at 12-1.

“She is the best player I have ever coached. Her game is strong and powerful, but she’s also smart. I’ve seen her grow, and she hits the ball harder than any player I have ever seen. She is just continuing to grow, as a player, as an athlete. She also takes instruction extremely well.”  

 — Coach Muhammad Awais