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June 7: Anatta Charoenkul, Fairfield

By Jason Van Arkel, June 07, 2018

The KRKN Athlete of the Week is Fairfield tennis player Anatta Charoenkul.

Charoenkul 2018 ChampThe junior won the girls Class 1A singles state championship for the second year in a row. In the championship match, she faced her Fairfield teammate, freshman Yana Gaskell, who had beaten her in the regional final. Charoenkul avenged that loss with a 6-4, 6-4 win, rallying in the second set after falling behind by a pair of breaks to claim the straight-sets victory. In her three years, Charoenkul has won two state championships, after finishing runner-up as a freshman.

(NOTE: due to end-of-semester tests, Anatta was unavailable for an interview this week. Pictured below are Gaskell (left) and Charoenkul (right) after their championship match.)

 

Charoenkul Gaskell