Girls Varsity Tennis · Spring Sports Senior Spotlight: Kyla Russell


The COVID-19 pandemic has had great impact throughout the world in the last six months.  Locally, in addition to the obvious health affects that this virus has caused for so many people that have either gotten sick and some have died, the stay at home orders have had significant affects on everyone.  One of these things is the loss of the Spring Sports season.  This has impacted so many, from professional sports, the collegiate level, high school and middle schools, all the way down to the recreational level.  While so many have been affected, it is especially disappointing for the Class of 2020 who have lost their final HS season to compete for their school, enjoy their sport with their friends, and have the opportunity to impact others and grow themselves.  Because the Spring Sports seniors will not have the opportunity to be honored at a Senior Night for their respective sport this season, the Athletic Department will honor one senior from a Spring Covenant athletic team each day to honor them for their time as a CCHS athlete.

 

Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Kyla Russell.  Kyla is a Girls Tennis player, having played in the Lady Warriors Tennis program for four seasons.  Kyla played in the #2 Singles flight for most of 2019.  Here’s Kyla’s senior biography:

Parents: Tiffanee & Charley Cash

Career Tennis Highlight(s): Being named team captain (2019), winning back-to-back sectional titles (2018, 2019)

Favorite Sports Memory: I loved serving and playing in the Annual Covenant Invitational and getting to interact with girls from
different schools, serving them in a different way!

Other Activities: Student Council, NHS, Girls Discipleship leader, DECA, Theatre, Art Club, Social Diversity Committee, Cross Country,
Soccer

Favorite Class: Worldview

Future Aspirations: Attend Moody Bible Institute to study Urban Ministry & Journalism

Favorite Bible Verse/Quote: Ephesians 4:2-3 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Final Word: Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Bird for turning into family, rather than simply coaches. Thank you to Mr. Thompson for his constant encouragement and for teaching me the fundamentals of tennis. Thank you to my parents for supporting me and making sure I always felt loved, and seen! Lastly, thank you to my past teams for being the highlight of my Covenant career. And to the team of 2020, thank you for being adaptable and learning even when the season looks much different than planned.

 

Kyla and her parents at the Girls Soccer Senior Night, 2019. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.
Kyla running in the XC Sectional at Ben Davis HS, 2016. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.