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O'Gorman's Petrasko Going Out On Top

October 11, 2009, 11:22 PM by David McCoy

O'Gorman's Petrasko Going Out On Top
She's the gear that gets the Knights going. O'Gorman senior Theresa Petrasko won her third straight Flight 1 singles title at the girls state tennis tournament Saturday, becoming the first player to do that since O'Gorman's Liz Donohue in 2001. And she helped the Knights to their third straight team title as well.

Immediately after winning game-point in Saturday's championship match, Petrasko walked over, hugged O'Gorman coach Kate Barnes, and started crying -- an outpouring of emotion four years in the making.

"I just saw Kate and I started crying," Petrasko said. "It's great. It seems like since my freshman year, it's kind of like everyone's after O'Gorman, and it's great to be one of those few players that has won state three times. And it's just really great after all the hard work I've put in, and all the hours I've done playing tennis, and it finally paid off."

Petrasko has felt this feeling before -- each October for the past three seasons. But she said this one was her best win yet.

"It's a lot better," Petrasko said. "Just because I am a senior, and it's that third year, and it's my last year."

And it was the way she did it -- coming back from a 5-1 deficit in the second set to win the tiebreaker and take the title.

"It is Theresa's M.O. a little bit that she can kind of go soft for a while," Knights coach Don Barnes said. "But she does come back, because she is very competitive and doesn't like to lose. Makes me nervous is what it does. It's hard on the old boy here."

"The beginning of the second set, I was kind of thinking a little more about winning, and I started making a lot more errors," Petrasko said. "And I just kind of had to pull myself together and just be like, Theresa, you need to stop making so many errors, and just kind of get my head in the game more and do what I had to do to win."

Petrasko says she plans to play college tennis. She's been offered scholarships by Creighton and SDSU and is also considering Washington University-St. Louis and Emery.

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