Members of the Sports Marketing class at Provo High sat down with Larissa and Sally Otterstrom, two girls on the bulldog tennis team. They discussed their recent season and their experience being on the team.
Sally played tennis as a freshman, but the decision to return as a sophomore this year was a difficult one. She wrestled between playing football and tennis this year, but she ultimately decided that tennis would be best. Overall, she is happy with her decision. “I just felt like it was the right thing for me to do!” she said. Playing tennis also allowed her to be on the team with her sister, Larissa, who is a senior this year.
This past season, the Otterstrom sisters had the privilege of both playing varsity doubles. Larissa played with Zoe Fischer at 2nd doubles, and Sally played 1st doubles with Marianne Chambers. They both enjoyed playing doubles, and made a positive impact on the girls team. Sally and Larissa had a fun time competing as a team and practicing together.
Last week in the region tournament, the Otterstroms fought hard, hoping to secure a spot at state. Although neither of them made it to state, they had successful seasons and are proud with how they battled. Sally is just a sophomore so she has a couple years left to refine her skills even further. Larissa, on the other hand, just finished up her last year of high school tennis. Although she does not think she will play tennis super competitively in the future, she definitely wants to keep it as a hobby. She has loved having fun with the other girls, and appreciates all those who supported her, especially Coach Allen and her family.
One thing is for sure, and that is that the Otterstrom sisters will not be forgotten by fans of Provo High tennis! Their efforts have paid off and they have become leaders on the team and in the community.