Clara Wempe, daughter of Elizabeth and Ken Wempe, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week.
She is a senior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the varsity tennis team. She plays for line one, which includes singles and doubles.
Of her accomplishments, she said she is most proud that she has been undefeated so far this season.
Wempe has been playing tennis since she was young, she said, so it has become a life long passion.
One of her biggest role models is professional tennis player, Sloane Stephens. Wempe said she looks up to her for her grace and good sportsmanship.
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “my wonderful, supportive teammates who always make playing fun.” She also noted that she uses the sport as a way to stay mentally and physically healthy, something she wants to always pursue.
After graduating from BGA this year, she plans to attend college to pursue a career in nursing.