Bullet Shot: Athlete of the Week

By Jacob Verner, Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg Athletics. Senior Wesley Craft will be joining the ATP World Tour of Tennis with his 160 mile per hour serve.

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg Athletics. Senior Wesley Craft will be joining the ATP World Tour of Tennis with his 160 mile per hour serve.

This week’s Athlete of the Week honor goes to senior tennis star, Wesley Craft. Craft, team captain and key member of the Gettysburg College men’s tennis team, was recently invited to take his talents to the ATP World Tour of Tennis. Unfortunately for the Bullets, Craft will have to drop out of school and move down to Florida to train for the professional tour.

Craft will be working with Andre Agassi, one of the all time American tennis greats. Having recently clocked his serve at 160 miles per hour and dethroning the great American tennis player Andy Roddick for the world’s fastest serve, Craft looks to ace his way to the top of the game.

Craft’s serve and his style of play make him well-suited to compete on the grass courts at the Wimbledon Championship. Craft is specifically looking forward to using his fastball serve to beat Novak Djokovic, Serbian and number one ranked player in the world, when the two meet up at Wimbledon this summer in London.

Craft poses a level of confidence that will help him when he faces the likes of Spain’s Rafael Nadal (ranked number five in the world), England’s Andy Murray (ranked number two) and Switzerland’s Roger Federer (ranked number three).

Craft’s absence on the Gettysburg men’s team will certainly be missed but we in the Gettysburg community will be pulling for him this summer during his international competitions. 

*APRIL FOOLS DAY SPECIAL*

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