BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior Pranav Casula was part of the Highlander boys tennis team to win the State Sectionals for the first time in school history his sophomore year. "It was my first year on varsity and to go so far was pretty amazing," he said.

Coach Joey Panchenko said with his improved strokes, Casula was positioned to be a starter for the second doubles court.

"It means a lot for me to wear the GL uniform. Playing GL Tennis was my redemption in tennis, where I finally proved that I could play at a higher level and win consistently," said Casula. "GL helped me get out of a losing rut and helped boost my tennis career to new highs I hadn't known."

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TAPinto: What is your favorite youth highlight?

Pranav: I have two favorite highlights in the sport. My first highlight was in middle school, my friends and I couldn't get to the tennis courts, so we built a court with chalk and bikes and ended up using it almost every day. My other most favorite thing was when I went to the US Open with my grandfather.  

TAPinto: How are you doing during this period of isolation?

Pranav: I am trying to do my best to exercise and stay healthy. Even though I can't get access to court time now I'm still watching training drills and reading about more new techniques to help me improve my game.

TAPinto: What will the first thing you do once restrictions are lifted?

Pranav: I want to go hangout with my friends and try to enjoy the rest of my senior year, and hopefully get back on the courts and just enjoy the sport I have loved for so long.


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