sonia1September is here and it’s time for another Member of the Month feature. This monthly feature highlights some of our more exceptional members who are doing great things in sport, the community and life. Click here to see previous members of the month. This month’s member of the month is Sonia Maheshwari. Sonia is one of the top young tennis players in the country. Recently, she placed 2nd at the USTA Girls 14 National Championships in Atlanta, GA. Maheshwari had the best run of any player in the tournament. Despite coming in unseeded, she defeated No. 17 Iris Gallo of Longmeadow, Mass., 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in first round. She didn’t lose another set until the final and knocked out No. 6 seed Kiana Graham of Austin, Texas, along the way.

Name: Sonia Maheshwari

Age: 13

What city were you born in? Raleigh, NC

How did you first hear about Athletic Lab? My friend Ava Collard told me about it.

sonia2Favorite class/time to work out? I like the power and speed classes.

What is your favorite exercise/least favorite? I love medicine balls and sprinting. I do not really like weights because it makes me really sore:)

How long have you been playing tennis? 6 years

What have been your greatest accomplishments so far? My greatest accomplishment has probably been getting second at nationals.

What motivates you? When I think about getting into a division one college. Also, knowing that I’m making my loved ones and myself proud 🙂