CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)
South Vermillion freshman tennis player Elizabeth Tindera will compete in the state finals starting Friday. She’s just one of eight individual players left in the state of Indiana.
Tindera says,”I just enjoy the matches and didn’t think about the pressure. I think I dealt well with the pressure.”
South Vermillion Coach Jon Beardsley says,”She’s such a great athlete, but she’s also a smart player. She can assess her game, her opponents game, make adjustments, she just had a great year. We are looking forward to Friday.”
Now she will head to Park Tudor Friday.
Tindera says,”I’m very happy. Right now it’s super exciting. I hope I am making my dad proud. That’s what’s really important to me right now.”
Her father and coach, Michael Tindera, passed away unexpectedly last November. She honors her dad with excellent play on and off the court.
“He had high expectations of me, but I feel like that’s what’s made me into the player I am today. Those high expectations helped me excel.”
What’s her key to this weekend?
Tindera says,”I’d like to stay calm during my match. I’m a little nervous right now, but just stick to my gameplan and do the best I can.”