Collegiate’s Rahul Madhavan-Athlete Spotlight-Presented by Wichita Collegiate

Coming up just short last season put a major fire into Wichita Collegiate’s Rahul Madhavan, as he had unfinished business as a tennis player.

“After finishing runner-up at state as a team last year, I think we came back extra motivated this year to avenge that finish and bring home another state title,” Madhavan said. “On the way to winning state this year, we also won TOC and regionals, so this year was a pretty good one.”

With a few unknowns walking into the postseason, Madhavan was hoping to be able to see the state court again.

“Our second varsity doubles team was up in the air until literally two days before regionals, so honestly, my goal was just to make the state team for most of the season,” Madhavan said. “I ended up taking ninth with my partner Sky at state, which was a little off from where we were hoping to place.”

While the memories on the court can’t be forgotten, Madhavan’s best team bonding moments happened off the court with his teammates.

“The team breakfasts and dinners we had after tournaments were hilarious,” Madhavan said. “All of the guys are really big foodies, so I have really fond memories of us trying to figure out where to eat and bonding over Cheesecake Factory.”

After high school Madhavan plans to enter the medical field and continue his love for helping others. “I was admitted to Tulane University’s combined medical school program, so my plan is to become a doctor of some specialty in the future,” Madhavan said.