Rachel Stuhlmann is a former tennis player for the Missouri Tigers and earned a career-high NCAA singles ranking of 77. Throughout her career, the St. Louis native developed a love and passion for the sport that is hard to come...
It has always been my dream to play professional tennis. I’ve never been good enough in juniors to even have a realistic shot at it. That’s why going to college was my only and last chance to keep my dreams...
As a senior at USC, I was giving my last season everything I had, physically, emotionally, and socially. I planned on hanging up my racquets after, so it felt imperative to end my career on a high note. Because I...
Everything changed my third year at the University of Michigan when I started to think that I wasn’t going to pursue tennis after college. I played my fourth year while applying for internships at consulting firms. Right out of school...
My dad passed away in October of 2011. I had been pro for only about three months at this point and received one of the worst phone calls anyone could ever get. I was at a 10k future in Texas...
As I look back, anxiety has always been something I have struggled with. In 2014, I hit my career-high and things were seemingly going pretty well until I got injured. I missed about six weeks for my back at this...
When growing up, in order to play tennis at a high level, you need to have some money in your family. My mom had cancer three times. First diagnosed when I was around ten. It had a large strain on...
I was twenty-one. I have never dealt with this before, it came out of nowhere. For me, I always lived in this happy-go-lucky life, where everything is going to be okay. I was going in for an MRI on my...
I started playing tennis at the boys and girls club. At nine years old I was homeschooled. My mother knew how much I loved to play the sport. She would do anything for me. Between wanting to spend time with my...
Gabriel Sellmer came all the way from Brazil to play college tennis for Nebraska Wesleyan. But early on, his time in Nebraska was more plagued with doubts & mental struggles than the joy of being a collegiate athlete. It wasn't...

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