Next up in the Student-Athlete Spotlights is Jack Nugent! Jack is a Salem Senior and is currently finishing up his final season of tennis. He began playing tennis during his sophomore year and has improved a lot over the past three seasons. The Rocks have been having a good season so far, placing well in their invitationals and winning the majority of their dual matches. Their biggest victory was beating Plymouth and taking first place in the Monroe Invitational. The season is coming to a close, but Jack is looking forward to seeing all of his teammates compete in Regionals.
Before a match, Jack gets ready by eating fruit snacks, blasting awful music, and getting a pep talk from his partner, Cal Smiley. A goal he had this season was to medal in a tournament to help Salem take home a trophy. This goal was met by Jack and Cal when they medaled against Brighton this year! Like many athletes, the toughest part of Jack’s season has been dealing with an injury. The highlight of the 2017 season for Jack was coming back from a losing match against Walled Lake Northern and winning the final home match of his high school career. His favorite part of Salem Athletics is the family atmosphere and all of the great friends and memories he’s made as a Salem athlete!