Lena Macomson (NTHS 2009)
Lena Macomson is currently the #3 singles player on the University of Oregon tennis team
When the traveling logistics became too much for her to continue on fillies and thoroughbreds, Macomson, then a freshmen at North Thurston High School turned to a sport where she had to start from scratch.
“I had never picked up a racket before,” said Macomson. “It was all brand new.”
Macomson had decided to turn out for the Rams girls’ tennis team, looking to spend time with her friends and join the large majority of her classmates in athletic participation.
As expected for a novice player, Macomson started out at the bottom of the Rams JV team.
“I had so much fun that year, but I decided I wanted to be on varsity the next season. For my birthday, my mom got me lessons and I started playing more and more,” Macomson said. “Every year I got a little better. Still, college tennis wasn’t on my radar.”
Last Modified on January 23, 2014