With the 2020 spring sports season being canceled prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the high school careers of several Tennessee and Montgomery County athletes have been cut short.
Main Street Clarksville would like to shine a light on those seniors who will no longer be with their schools next season. Below is a list of Clarksville High School boys tennis seniors and information on them as provided by the school.
Note from coach Julie Flowers: “I have truly enjoyed coaching these players the past two years, and I’ve seen them mature not only as tennis players but also as young men. It broke my heart that they didn’t get a proper senior season, but I know they are moving on to bigger and better things. I am so proud of their hard work both on and off the court. Congrats grads and good luck! Go Wildcats!"
Stewart Black. Stewart was a dedicated member and played as our No. 1 varsity spot for his junior and senior years.
In his own words: “I started playing tennis in 10th grade. I have thoroughly enjoyed my tennis career at CHS. After virtually graduating, I plan on attending Austin Peay State University, but I am unsure on what I will major in as of right now. I’m just going with the flow.”
Zaid Malik. Zaid was a dedicated member and played varsity for his junior and senior years.
In his own words: “I’ve enjoyed playing tennis for CHS for the past few years and was looking forward to the senior season. Although the coronavirus pandemic has canceled the seasons for all spring sports, I am staying positive through academic pursuits. In college, I will study under a pre-med major and pursue a position in medical school after graduation.”
Nathenael Hundie. Nathenael was a dedicated member and would sub into some varsity matches.
In his own words: “I enjoyed playing tennis at CHS. This upcoming fall, I will be studying mechanical engineering at Harvard College. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I will most likely attend medical school to pursue my career as a biomedical engineer/research doctor. This career choice is ideal for me as it rolls my passions for physics and medicine into a career that allows me to treat unsolved medical conditions affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.”
Colby Jones. Colby was a dedicated member and played varsity his senior year.
In his own words: “I look back and reflect on my tennis seasons, and they are some of the most fun times I have ever had. I will always remember the camaraderie we have shared. I am saddened because of the circumstances and that I won’t be able to put on the purple and gold for matches anymore, but it was fun getting to share memories with some of my closest friends these last few years, and I know we would’ve won! For my future, I’m going to APSU and will hopefully pursue some type of career in the medical field. It was a fun four years at Clarksville High. Go Wildcats!”
Preston Cutsinger. Preston was a dedicated member and played varsity his junior and senior years.
In his own words: “My name is Preston Cutsinger, and I have been on the CHS tennis team for all four years of high school. My other hobbies include racing dirt bikes, which I’ve been doing since I was three years old. I plan on attending Austin Peay State University for electrical engineering this fall.”
Zachary Langford. Zachary was a dedicated member and played varsity for his junior and senior years.
In his own words: “I have enjoyed my time at CHS playing various sports, including tennis for a few years, and I am thankful for all the memories I’ve made with my teammates on the court. Moving forward, I will be focusing on kicking for the WKU football team, where I’ll be attending in the fall.”