HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Undefeated Rongos may lead NHC
Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 1 singles player, Celine Rongos, is undefeated after 14 matches. Rongos has one more conference opponent this season, and will be dubbed best in the NHC if she beats Carroll tonight. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThe sky is the limit for Celine.â€ť
Kathleen Myers, Columbia Cityâ€™s head tennis coach, believes in her No. 1 singles player.
But who wouldnâ€™t?
Celine Rongos is undefeated after 14 matches, topping all Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents that sheâ€™s faced.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to see a 6-0, 6-0 score next to Rongosâ€™ name â€” but the wins didnâ€™t come without hard work.
â€śCeline doesnâ€™t just play from March to May,â€ť Myers said. â€śShe works a number of hours outside the tennis season and has a very strong work ethic.â€ť
Rongos played in several matches throughout the state during the offseason, and Myers said the extra practice has helped her strategize points and become more confident in her game.
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