Most of all, it looked like Unicoi County’s duo of Mallory Jackson and Nela Holkova was having fun. They laughed at their mistakes, what few they made, and rolled to a 6-0, 6-3 win over Christian Academy of Knoxville’s Leighton Porter and Lauren Valeriano in the girls' doubles title match of the Class A-AA state tennis tournament Friday at Old Fort Park.
Jackson said she keeps a smile to combat negativity.
“A major weakness of mine is getting down on myself,” she said. "So I just think about happy stuff, and try to keep it positive. It helps me play better.”
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