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Female Athlete of the Week
Sara Watson--UNION GROVE
by Maurice Dixon
March 26, 2014 12:16 PM | 1832 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The right amount of chemistry led Union Grove senior Sara Watson to West Georgia.

“I had a great rapport with the girls,” said Watson, who is currently Union Grove’s No. 1 singles player. “I was hitting fine with four of the top girls and it just felt like a good fit.”

Watson also considered playing tennis at Georgia College or North Georgia, while majoring in biology.

“It’s going to be exciting to play on the next level,” said Watson, who has a 3.8 grade-point average. “I feel like my game is going to get better because I will play more. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Before heading to Carrollton, Watson and the Lady Wolverines are on track for the program’s 12th consecutive playoff appearance and sixth straight under Trish McDonald.

Watson also hopes to have a consistent first serve, a better forehand and be able to serve and volley.

“Most girls don’t see the serve and volley style because girls don’t do that,” Watson said. “Guys do that a lot more. I want to have that little advantage. I like being at the net so I will come in and do that.”

Playing in tournaments since she was 11 years old, Watson is a big fan of Maria Sharapova.

“I love her game,” Watson said. “She is so aggressive and always goes after everything.”

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