Brent Lett, from Elgin, SC, will begin his junior season of collegiate tennis action when the Clemson men’s tennis team opens the spring season on Saturday, Jan. 16 against Mercer in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to Clemson Brent was a three-time state junior singles champion and two-time state junior doubles champion. He was also ranked as high as Top 50 in USTA. Brent looks to build on his sophomore campaign this upcoming season.
ClemsonTigers.com caught up with Lett earlier this week.
Q. At what age did you know you wanted to play colligate tennis?
A. At the age of ten is when I knew I wanted to play tennis at a higher level. It was around that age when tournaments and competition began to pick up.
Q. What aspect of your game did you work on the most in the off-season?
A. This off-season I worked mostly on my volleys. I felt like I needed to improve on my touch to better complete my skill set for this upcoming season.
Q. Why did you choose Clemson?
A. Well, I grew up in Columbia, SC where I went to South Carolina games. I never once felt like South Carolina was the school for me. Once I came and saw what Clemson was about, I knew this was the place for me to continue my education and tennis career.
Q. What is it like to be a student-athlete?
A. It is busy that is for sure. The hardest part is keeping up with everything outside of tennis, such as studying. I have learned you need to stay organized at all times, this will allow you to be on top of what needs to be done and staying focused.
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