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Greenbrier standout inks with Kennesaw State

Posted: May 1, 2012 - 11:07pm  |  Updated: May 2, 2012 - 2:20pm
Greenbrier's Blaire LaSure held her letter of intent signing ceremony Friday. She will be attending Kennesaw State University. With her on the front row were her father, Jeff, and mother, Jessica. More family and tennis coaches also were in attendance.  Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
Greenbrier's Blaire LaSure held her letter of intent signing ceremony Friday. She will be attending Kennesaw State University. With her on the front row were her father, Jeff, and mother, Jessica. More family and tennis coaches also were in attendance.

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The Greenbrier High tennis team took time out from preparing for the second round of the state tennis tournament to honor one of their own Friday.

Senior Blaire LaSure held her letter of intent signing ceremony to play tennis for Kennesaw State University.

Considering LaSure’s love of video, it seemed odd no cameras were rolling during the ceremony.

LaSure and freshman Bailey Gray have been making videos and putting them on YouTube, and LaSure will continue down that road at Kennesaw.

“I want to do either advertising or I’d love to be a music video producer,” said LaSure. “That’s my dream job.”

Besides the academics, Kennesaw had a few other things going for it.

“I just really loved the campus. It’s absolutely gorgeous,” LaSure said.

“The cafeteria has really great food and that’s an essential. Everything about it I just really liked.”

A four-year starter at Greenbrier, LaSure will battle for a spot on the Owls team that featured three all-conference performers and the conference freshman of the year.

“It’s definitely been fun being at the top, but I’m still excited to go to college and meet new people, even if they are above me,” she said. “It will still be really fun.”

That would be the same attitude she brought to Greenbrier for four years.

“She keeps the team fun with her dancing and singing,” Greenbrier head coach Brittany Jackson said. “She makes trips easy and light.”

But while light-hearted, the demeanor changes when she’s on the court.

“She’s a bit of a character. She likes to have a good time,” said Craig Jones, her private coach of five years and owner of Petersburg Racquet Club. “When it comes to playing, she’s serious. She’s a battler.”

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