This spring, Junior Hayden Gura ’20 will bring 10 years of tennis experience to Andover Boys Tennis. Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Gura looks to be a strong addition to the team.
Before coming to Andover, Gura trained last year and during this past spring break in Spain. According to his teammates, his ability to move forward and close out points aggressively is one of his most important qualities.
Captain Anupreeth Coramutla ’17 said, “He is a very consistent player who likes to use his serve and inside out forehand to dictate points. In addition to his singles play, Hayden’s net game will have an impact in doubles. Off the court, he likes to joke around with the team. He always has the team laughing which helps build with team comradery. Hayden is definitely going to make a difference for us this season.”
Gura will travel with the team to Nationals in Newport Beach, California on March 23-26.
“I am looking forward to the tournament in California because I am excited to travel with the team and get to know the players. I have heard from my spring visit tour guide, who played on the girl’s varsity team, that all her close friends were part of the team and I am looking forward to [experiencing that],” said Gura.