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Bartlesville’s Jack Auschwitz – Athlete Spotlight – Presented By Skyway Honda

The life of a high school student athlete can be a busy one. Making sure that they have their priorities set correctly can be a key to being successful. Jack Auschwitz plays tennis for the Bartlesville Bruins and he has worked hard to be able to be a successful student and athlete.

“Balancing my time between sports, academics and other activities can be challenging,” he said. “Especially as I take more college courses and get closer to graduating. I’ve been able to do it by keeping on a schedule after school of tennis practice, training, and then homework and study at night.”

This is Jack’s fith year of playing tennis and during that span of time, he has seen his game improve because of the hard work and dedication.

“A few of my strengths on court are my serve, speed, and refusal to give up,” he said. “The serve is the one shot in tennis you have complete control over, with this I’ve honed it into a weapon, my speed and refusal to give up on a point allows me to stay in more points and be a good singles player. My game as a whole has improved so much over my high school career thanks to the help of my high school coach Bryan Reese.”

Throughout his career, Auschwitz has made some great memories on and off the court. But he says that seeing his hard work pay off is always a great thing to see.

“My most memorable sports moment in high school would be making single state my junior year,” he recalled. “I had played some of the best tennis I’ve ever played at regionals and beating opponents who’ve beat me in the past. Also having my family watching me made it a great day.”

Being a tennis player, it is no surprise that Jack has a professional tennis player that he looks up to as a role model.

“One professional athlete I model my game after is Rafael Nadal,” he said. “His mentality on court, fighting spirt, and ability to never give up on a point are the main ways I replicate his game and have led me to be successful.”

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