Wawasee Tennis

Lady Warriors Celebrate Their 2017 Seniors

Monday night was senior night for Wawasee’s girls tennis team.  Graduating in 2017 are 2 seniors (Taylor Mock and Aurelia Slusher) and 1 foreign exchange student (Julie Christensen).

Julie Christensen (on left) with Janae Hapner

Julie Christensen is the foreign exchange student of host parents Steve and Karyl Hapner. Her most memorable moment was everything.  Her message to her parents was: “Thanks for always being understanding and helpful, and putting up with me.” Her plans after high school are to go back home to Denmark and finish her education.


Taylor Mock with parents

Taylor Mock is the daughter of Justin and Jaime Mock.  She has played both tennis and volleyball for Wawasee.  Her most memorable moment was “The Glove” and her message to her parents was: “Thank you guys for your confidence in me and for always supporting me.  I love you guys.”  Her post high school plans are to attend IU Bloomington to study Human Biology.

Aurelia Slusher with parents.

Aurelia Slusher is the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Slusher. She played both tennis and golf for Wawasee.  Her most memorable moment was “being able to be with my team and learn from them and grow as a person and as an athlete. My team is made up of an amazing group of girls and I wouldn’t want to spend my senior year with a different team than this one. Thank you for all the laughs and memories!” Her message to her parents was: “It hasn’t always been easy and I haven’t always made it any easier on you, but you have always been there to help me find the best path and support me in my choices. I wouldn’t be who I am today with out your guidance and pushing me to be my best person. Thank you for all the opportunities and sacrifices you have made for me. I love you!” Aurelia will be attending Indiana University for tourism, hospitality and event management.


Wawasee also celebrated two of its managers who will be in this year’s graduating class: Nathan Perek and Nate Haines.

Nathan Perek is the son of Steve and Jenny Perek. He played tennis for the Wawasee boy’s team. His most memorable moment was being a part of the team that broke their winless conference match streak by beating Goshen last year.  His message to his parents was: “Thank you for all you’ve done for me throughout the last 18 year. You’re amazing and I love you!” Nathan will be attending Indiana Wesleyan University to study business administration.

Nate Haines is the son of Timothy and Nancy Haines.  He also played tennis for the Wawasee’s boys team. His most memorable moment was getting dumped on by Meg Heinisch’s water bottle. His message to his parents: “Thank you for caring and supporting me throughout my High School academic and tennis career. I love you guys and couldn’t have done it without you.” Nate will attend Purdue University and major in Marketing.

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