Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Senior Statement #2: Sol Brenneman

Sol is one of my very favorite Bruin tennis players to watch play. When he’s playing at his best he has an athletic flair and epic points, won with emphatic slams are long rallies, scrambling and an eventual winner. His celebration of a point won at net, a double fist pump while spinning back toward the baseline, is also fun to watch.

With all that being said, you think that I’d say that the character trait I love best in Sol is his passion. But really, Sol has been a person of peace. He gets up and down on the court, but he’s usually able to put this in perspective. He’s honest and humble about his place on the team. He’s thoughtful and supportive of his teammates, and seeks to bring unity to the team. I’ve often noticed that perhaps Sol’s favorite thing is to be gathered behind a teammate’s match cheering them on, or have all of the teammates gathered behind him.

Being committed to a group of different and diverse people is one of the most difficult things in life. It takes all the character traits that I’ve seen in Sol: humility, honesty, and peace. It takes those characteristics daily. I’ve appreciated Sol’s work in tennis, and I pray that wherever he heads next in life he’ll take the bond of peace with him.

Ephesians 4
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
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Ryan Duckworth

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