Gamers of the Week

emale Gamer of the Week to Sophomore Emily Moore of Winfield High School

Emily Moore is Female Gamer of the Week

By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Sophomore Emily Moore of Winfield High School.

Congratulations to the Winfield Girls Tennis team as they won the AA State Championship last week. Winfield was able to capture an impressive five state champions with first place in third singles (Emily Moore), fourth singles (Brittany Gray), first doubles (Sydney Miller/Hannah Nunley), second doubles (Emily Moore/Anica Smith), and third doubles (Brittany Gray/Ginny Anderson).  One standout among Winfield’s domination was sophomore Emily Moore. Moore was able to capture both the third singles and second double state championship by winning 6-1, 6-1 in singles and 6-2, 6-2 in doubles with partner Anica Smith.

When asked about what motivates her Moore said, ”My teammates, tennis coaches, and my parents are my biggest motivation. As teammates we all watch each other matches and cheer for each other. In practice and in offseason training we push each other to be the best we can. Our coaches, Julie, Erica, and Kim have been great to play for. They are always positive and get the best out of us. But my greatest motivation comes from my parents. They have always supported me and been there for me through the thick and thin. I can’t thank them and my tennis training coach Bob Mooney enough. When asked about what the key to the team’s success was this year, Emily responded, “Our love for each other. We support each other on and off the court. We like to hang out with each other outside of tennis and when we train we compete with each other. Everyone’s main goal on the team is for the team to win the match against our competition. We don’t approach the game like individuals, but as a team.”

The Lady Generals made the most out of reclassification when they moved from AAA to AA this past year. Competing against the top AAA talent is the thing of the past, but now Winfield has to go against the likes of the historically dominating A-AA programs of Charleston Catholic and St. Joseph’s. Winfield was able to win or place runner-up in an unprecedented six of the seven events held in the state championships. When Coach Anderson was asked about Moore’s success this year she said, “Emily has earned everything she has gotten. She played great and enjoyed every minute of it. She has been a real team player since day one, and we are very proud of how she performed and represented our school.” The Lady Generals tennis team may be on cloud nine for now, but they will have to soon start their offseason training and defend the title again next year as they return everyone except for lone senior Sydney Miller.

Emily currently has a 4.0 GPA and is the daughter of Byron and Lisa Moore. Emily competes in USTA tennis tournaments and is part of the Link Club at Winfield High School. Emily is unsure where she would like to attend college but she would like to pursue a degree in sports medicine in the future.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Female Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.