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Spotlight Players of the Week - Shaddy Khalafallah, Nikala Tuffanelli
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Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Shaddy Kalafallah (Moline, Illinois)

Three-Star Shaddy Khalafallah
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Artist on your playlist: Chance the Rapper

Favorite food: Anything my mom makes.

Dream vacation destination: Italy

Favorite athlete: Jimmy Butler

Future occupation: Physician/Orthopedic surgeon

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be: Teddy Roosevelt

Must-watch TV show: The Office

Favorite movie: Any Disney movie or Pixar movie.

If I am not playing tennis, I am … studying

Twitter handle: @ShaddyKhalz

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Nikala Tuffanelli (Rocklin, California)

Three-Star Nikala Tuffanelli

Artists on your playlist: Rihanna, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Drake

Favorite food: Chicken teriyaki

Dream vacation destination: Italy

Favorite athlete: Kim Clijsters and Francesca Schiavone

Future occupation: I want to go into the medical field and be a nurse or a physical therapist and work with athletes. I love athletes and kids.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be: Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin to ask them about the Montgomery bus boycott and the Civil Rights movement.

Must-watch TV show: Grey's Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Horrible Bosses” or “The Heat”

If I am not playing tennis, I am … working out.

Nickname: Nikki

Twitter handle: @nikalaaaa

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About Rhiannon Potkey

Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting.
 
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