Meet the 'Jackets: Megan Adams

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Lebanon senior Megan Adams will look to make the jump to the varsity level this season after spending most of her junior campaign at the junior varsity level.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

After spending most of her junior season playing for the junior varsity girls’ tennis team last season, Lebanon senior Megan Adams is ready to make the jump to a top six spot for the ‘Jackets this fall.

The ‘Jackets say goodbye to three varsity members after taking second place in the Missouri Class 2 District 9 tournament a year ago.

Adams did get a varsity start last year against the Branson Pirates and helped lead LHS to a 5-4 victory after she won the deciding match.

“She stepped up whenever she was needed in the varsity lineup and did a fantastic job,” Lebanon head tennis coach Ron Crowell said about Adams’ performance against the Pirates. “I can’t tell how proud I was of her for being able to come through in a crucial moment when the team needed her the most.

“She has a great attitude and fantastic work habits. I am excited to see what Megan can do this year for our team.”

The Lebanon Daily Record recently caught up with Adams to talk to her about her senior season on the tennis courts.

LDR – What are some of your strengths on the tennis court?

Adams – One strength for me is focus. I have fun and love what I’m doing but once I’m on the court, I focus on what is going on in the game playing and blocking out those around me. Another strength for me is that I work well with Addi (Myler). From the moment coach put us playing doubles together we just connected. We have been doubles partners ever since, we work really well together and went undefeated last year.

LDR – What are some things you have tried to work on in the offseason?

Adams – My main focus this offseason was to learn to place my shots and working on getting my serve more consistent and faster.

LDR – How long have you been playing tennis for and what got you interested in the sport?

Adams – I just started tennis last year and Kaylee Smith was who got me interested in the sport. She had played since her freshman year and kept trying to get me to play and I kept putting it off. Finally last year I decided to give it a try and fell in love with it.

LDR – What do you enjoy most about tennis?

Adams – My favorite part about tennis is being able to do what I love with the people that I love.

LDR – What is your favorite tennis memory so far?

Adams – My favorite tennis memory is when I played my first varsity game at Branson and after the game the whole team ran out on the court to congratulate me. I was clueless as to why they were all out there, but it turns out my game was the deciding game and we won. We were just one big happy family and I loved that feeling.

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