UAHS junior Kunter Güvenç talks boys JV tennis.
BY ADELAIDE PETRAS ’24
Junior Kunter Güvenç, a member of the boys JV tennis team, has played the sport since he was 11 years old. Arlingtonian sat down with Güvenç to discuss the season so far. What follows is a transcript of that conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.
Q: How long have you been playing tennis and what got you started?
A: Since I was 11. I originally used to do swimming, but I quit because I wasn’t very good at it. But then my mom made me do tennis because she played tennis when she was younger.
Q: How has the season gone so far?
A: It’s going all right. I mean, it’s a new team, and it was the first game. But I have a game today and it’s going to go way better because you get used to the other people.
Q: How do you anticipate this season going for the team?
A: It could go good. Or it could go not as good. But it all just depends on the emotional situation of the people on the team. I think we have some interesting in- dividuals on the team. So it’s going to be interesting this season.
Q: What are your personal goals for this season?
A: Winning would be nice. I don’t know — I just want to win. Win the games and grow as a person.
Q: How did the season play out last year?
A: Honestly, we had a really decent season last year. I mean, I was on Varsity B last season — highlight of my life. And we did good, and I really liked the team. I think that when the team’s close, even if you lose, you still win because you’re close like a family, almost.
Q: What’s been your favorite memory being on the tennis team?
A: Just hanging before matches, hitting with my teammates. That’s always been fun. Just vibe with the teammates. It’s always fun.