Sabina Jeresic is a student-athlete who is a member of the Arkansas State Women’s tennis team. She is from Virovitica, Croatia. She told me some interesting things during a recent interview. She has played tennis since she was a child, she began at the age of 7. Since then she has started to have a passion for the sport.
Sabina was privileged enough to be able to come to the United States to pursue her goals. However, she is unsure if she wants to actually become a professional tennis player, as she is worried more about being a student rather than being an athlete just yet. She told me that in her home country of Croatia you really have two options as an athlete; you can put all you have in becoming an athlete where you may or may not succeed, or you can go to college and pursue an education.
As stated in the interview above Sabina’s favorite tennis player is Roger Federer She told me that if she were to become a professional she would want to model her game and attitude like his. It is definitely a big goal to follow after and some big shoes to fill, but with a lot of effort, and determination Sabina will accomplish her biggest dreams.
A lot goes with becoming a student-athlete. They have to learn how to manage their time for sports, eat healthy, and make time for school at the same time. Pursuing tennis is not a decision that most people make because the sport isn’t as popular as others. However, if you keep pressing on and pursuing your dreams any sport can rise from under the radar.