Laurel Sophomore Featured in Cleveland Jewish News as Player of the Week
Rachel Buchinsky '20 was featured in November as Cleveland Jewish News-Buffalo Wild Wings Warrensville Heights Player of the Week.
Racheladvanced to the state championship match in doubles with her partner, Junior Priya Khadilkar, on October 21 before losing to the No. 1 seeded school. The pair also was first runners-up in the district tournament on October 14.
Laurel tennis coach Walt Oden said "She really looks forward to her time on the court. She’s a happy kid. She likes to be silly and joke around." He said that despite Buchinsky’s carefree attitude with the tennis team, during matches, she is an intense fighter who never quits. "Even when the chips are down, she makes a lot of comebacks," Oden said. "Opponents know that about her, that you can’t take her lightly."