Dominik Koepfer

February 17, 2019

February 17, 2019 “It has always been my dream to play professional tennis. I’ve never been good enough in juniors to even have a realistic shot at it. That’s why going to college was my only and last chance to keep my dreams alive. I had no junior ranking or any true results, so Tulane University and a small, D2 school were the only programs that offered me scholarship. I decided to play for Tulane, but it couldn’t have started at worse. After my first semester, I went back home to Germany. Right away, I started feeling sick to the point where I couldn’t eat or drink anymore. In order to figure out what happened, I was hospitalized for almost three weeks. It turned out I had mono. I spent Christmas and New Years in the hospital and doctors told me I wasn’t allowed to play tennis for at least 2-3 months depending on my recovery. With my scholarship on the line, and also my only hope to ever pursue a professional tennis career after college, I was unsure what would happen. I already missed the pre-season training trip and the head coach was concerned if I’d be able to

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