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Jacob

Tennis is a rigorous sport, requiring constant physical and mental stamina. Alex Jesse of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has overcome these challenges to become a tennis champion.

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Alex's trophies and accomplishments are not only an indication of his tireless work ethic, but motivation to continue his success.

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This is displayed by his constant work and sacrfice on the court. Alex's love for the game of tennis is undoubted.

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Alex's success both on and off the court, however, is made even more impressive from his physical struggles.

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At age 12, Alex was diagnosed with a back condition that effects .5% of men, known as scoliosis.

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Though he would have to wear a back brace whenever not on the tennis court, Alex was determined not to let scoliosis hold him back from being a champion tennis player.

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With both physical therapy and mental perseverance, Alex overcame the back condition and has become one of the best tennis players in Wisconsin.

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Alex began to garner attention throughout Wisconsin. At the Wisconsin High School Division one state tournament, a fifth place finish made him the top freshman in the state and one of Wisconsin's best young players.

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In the little spare time he has, Alex volunteers with a program that teaches inner-city children how to play tennis.

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No matter where he is, Alex uses the strength and values that he has learned through the game of tennis in order to make a positive impact on society.

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