Kimberly Lopez

Lufkin’s Kimberly Lopez.

With spring sports being canceled, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to, along with a photo. Today’s featured female athlete is Lufkin’s Kimberly Lopez.


Name: Kimberly Lopez

School: Lufkin High School

Parents names: Irma Ramos and Jose Lopez

Brothers/sisters: Jose Lopez Jr.

Sports you play: Tennis

Favorite high school sports memory: Playing in the district finals

Plans after high school: I plan on going to Angelina College and pursue a career in Pharmacy Technician and having a tennis business on the side.

Favorite song: The Duck Song by Bryant Oden

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite movie: Five Feet Apart

Who are your role models? My second family

Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? Coach Mo. She was my first coach and taught me more than just tennis … She taught me how to love this sport.

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Lila

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being a full-time pioneer and working for USTA.

Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I play around most of the time and I’m never serious about anything except when I’m on the courts. My attitude changes and I play until I win.

What will you miss most about high school sports? Being able to play with my teammates, who supported me all the way through.


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Brandon Ogden is in his 22nd year covering high school sports in East Texas and has been in Tyler for the past four years. Follow on Twitter: @BrandonOSports