Nina Sorkin ranked third in state; Deep Run favorite to win state title and defeat Godwin at regionals for first time in school’s 15 year history.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch profiled a rising tennis star in the West End community. 15-year-old Nina Sorkin is already making waves as a freshman on the Deep Run Girls’ Tennis team. Since sprinting onto the scene this year, she’s already making waves, being named the number three player in the Commonwealth.
Sorkin’s game has accelerated Deep Run to the number one tennis program in the Richmond area this season. The school is favored to win the regional tennis tournament over nearby Godwin, which would be the first time in the 15 year old school’s history, if achieved.
Sorkin, 15, is ranked third in the state and 18th in the mid-Atlantic in her age group. This season she is 14-0 in singles and 10-0 in doubles. Today she competes in the Conference 11 semifinals.
“For her age, she’s pretty advanced,” said her mother, Maria Sorkin, Deep Run’s coach.
Unseating the team’s best player could have created division in the roster. Instead, her teammates see her as an asset, not a threat.
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Photo: P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch