Kentwood High School’s Erika Ito, tennis, was selected as the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for May 10.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: What other activities do you participate in?
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: Mom and dad.
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?
A: My post-game tradition is getting bubble tea.
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “Going Bad,” by Meek Mill feat. Drake.
From the sideline: “Erika, only a sophomore, is undefeated this season in number one singles. Erika leads by example, is always positive with her teammates, and takes the time to help the whole program be better. Erika is a standout in tennis, finishing in third place last year at state. She is a two-year All-Cascade Division Team and singles player of the year. She is an outstanding athlete who balances academics, tennis and golf. A small but mighty competitor, she overcomes bigger and stronger opponents with her mental fortitude and consistent work ethic. She is an integral asset to the team, providing a humble and positive never-say-die attitude.”