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Advantage Sophia

Grass Valley youth tennis player Sophia Christen claimed her first tournament win of her young career as the 10-year-old claimed her age division at the Sacramento Area Tennis Association tournament.

“It was really fun,” Sophia said. “Everyone was really nice, I played really well and I really enjoyed it.”

Sophia’s dad said she has been playing for the last 18 months or so and recently started taking lessons with local tennis pro and owner of The Ridge Racquet Club Nick Bodley.

As to what drives Sophia to excel at tennis, “I like the competition of it,” she said. “I like to see how good I can be and I like the challenge. I like challenging myself.”

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