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Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart middle school tennis player Katie Garofolo-Ro (pictured) is the undefeated line 1, middle-school singles tennis champ. The eighth grader, a USTA super champ, defeated each of the other line 1 players, including three other super champ-rated players, to earn the title. She won singles matches against each of the private schools in the middle-school conference, including The Kinkaid School, St. John’s School, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, River Oaks Baptist School, The John Cooper School and The Village School. After finishing the regular season, Katie won first place in singles play at the Houston Junior Preparatory Conference championship tournament. Off the court, she still finds time to study and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.
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