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The Mirror

Jacqueline Recinos

From loose shirts and flowy skirts to medical scrubs and a stethoscope, Jacqueline Recinos has transitioned from being girls tennis’s captain and the star of the team to a future doctor. 

Last year, she held a great fondness for high school tennis and a passion for her future medical career. Taking the latter path, Recinos is no longer playing tennis in college. 

“I needed to sacrifice tennis for my future in being a part of the medical field,” Recinos said. “Since having a medical career requires a lot of my time and effort, it won’t allow me to be able to commit to being on the tennis team and competing as well as balancing out my work.”

If given the opportunity to change her decision about being on the girls tennis team, she would not change her decision and remain on the path of her career. 

“I wouldn’t take the opportunity to change my mind because I know I have a future with being in the medical field over tennis, because tennis for me was just a hobby,” Recinos said. “So I don’t regret my decision even though I get to play less now. I will still have it within my life. It grew to be part of me and won’t ever leave. Just for now, I’m going to focus more on my career and future.”

Jacqueline Recinos is currently attending California State University Northridge (CSUN) where she is studying to become a pediatric radiologist in the future. She continues to play tennis with her friends in her off time but her current primary focus is school.

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