Senior Spring Spotlight: ABBEY BRIDGES

Five questions with Bedford North Lawrence senior Abbey Bridges

Sport: tennis; Career choice; Air Force medical

Question 1: Can you describe your emotions after the season was cancelled?

Bridges: I was disappointed because this season was supposed to be the best season.

Question 2: What is your favorite sports memory?

Bridges: My freshman year, I had just been moved up to varsity with Sarah Gaither. We played Columbus East and they moved their No.1 doubles to No.2 because I think they thought they would have won. But Sarah and I pushed them to three sets and we won. It was the longest time I’ve ever played tennis. It was just a relief to beat them. And everyone was watching us because we were the last ones on the courts. It was a proud moment.

Question 3: What will you miss most about high school?

Bridges: I will miss tennis the most because it was the main reason I enjoyed school.

Question 4: What lessons did high school sports teach you?

Bridges: The lesson I learned was playing a sport in high school takes commitment.

Question 5: When the social distancing restrictions are lifted, who’s the first person you want to see?

Bridges: I would want to see my grandparents because I’ve been unable to visit any of them.

Senior Spring Spotlight is a daily feature focusing on BNL’s senior class following the cancellation of the spring sports seasons by the IHSAA in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.