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Former Heron tennis player earns top honors

Special to SEGAZINE

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Peerada Looareesuwan earns East Coast Conference women’s tennis ‘Rookie of the Week’

Sophomore Peerada Looareesuwan of the University of the District of Columbia women’s tennis team has earned East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors for her performance in the ITA East Regional Championship this past weekend.

In the tournament Peerada won her first 5 matches before losing in the championship match. Peerada is currently 11-1 on the season.

Looareesuwan played #1 singles for the Lady Herons in 2011 as an exchange student from Bangkok, Thailand.  She lead the team to the “Elite 8″ in the state playoffs with an individual record of 22-1.  Peerada played for Valdosta State University last year before transferring to the University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC.

BCHS Tennis Coach Matt Thrift “I am very proud of Peerada.  She still keeps in touch with us from time to time.  She actually came down to practice with us a few times last season.  She will be a true asset to the Firebirds.  They are very fortunate to have her”.

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