Girls Varsity Tennis · Spring Sports Senior Spotlight: Elaina Essig

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.

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Elaina Essig.  Elaina was part of the Covenant Tennis program for four years.  Here is Elaina’s senior biography:

Parents: Leon & Melissa Essig

Career Highlight(s): When we would get slushies after practice or if it was a cold Saturday morning practice we would end early and go get breakfast.

Favorite Sports Memory: The amount of times I saw someone get hit in the back with a tennis ball while their team mate was serving. The entire team would crack up.

Other Activities: Theatre

Favorite Class(es): Student publications and Choir

Future Aspirations: Ball State University, major undecided

Favorite Bible Verse/Quote: Proverbs 1:10 “My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.”

Final Word: I want my final word to be thank you because without the support and love from all of my teammates, coaches, friends, and family I know I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did. When I felt low after losing a match they were there to cheer me up. I want to especially thank Callie VanCuren for being my partner for doubles and always lifting me up when I was frustrated or upset with myself for a bad play. I will forever remember all of the fun memories and I am sad that we couldn’t finish out our Senior year strong. So Thank You and I will love and cherish you all forever.


Elaina Essig returns a volley versus Decatur Central HS, April, 2018. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.


Elaina Essig gets ready to serve versus University HS, May, 2017. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.