Reagan Desoto, daughter of Steve and Stacy Desoto, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week.
She is a junior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the varsity girls tennis team. She is in the 2nd seed and has been undefeated in singles this season. She has only had one loss in doubles for the season.
She said she remembers playing tennis for the first time around the age of nine.
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said she owed it to her family.
“My family is a huge reason why I compete,” Desoto said. “They push me every day to always give 100 percent and be the best player I can be.”
She said that one of her biggest role models is her mother, Stacy.
“As a former college tennis player, she not only helps me with my game, but she also inspires me to be the best player and person I can be on and off the court.”
After graduating from BGA next year, Desoto said she plans to go to college, although she is unsure of where she will go. She said that playing collegiate tennis is a possibility, but not a priority.