Alton's Nikki LoweEDWARDSVILLE – Alton’s Nikki Lowe enjoys being a part of the Redbird girls’ tennis program with head coach Jesse Macias and her other team members.

“It’s nice playing better players,” Lowe, a junior, said. “I took a few lessons (prior to joining the Redbirds), but I started enjoying it my freshman year when I was on the team; that’s when I got into it. It’s really fun (playing for the Redbirds and coach Jesse Macias).

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“I like being with the other girls on the team when we go to matches like this or when we stay the night at places and have a lot of fun.”

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Lowe has also danced, swam and played golf before joining the Redbird netters.

“I still swim during the summer (for the SummersPort club swim team and the Tri-City YMCA Tidalwaves); it keeps me busy," she said.

“I like being with the girls (on the tennis team) and winning; I’m pretty competitive.”

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