High school tennis player shares her inspiring story

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PHOENIX - There is an inspirational story behind a Chandler Preparatory Academy tennis player.

The young lady is only 18-years-old, but once you hear her story you wouldn't believe it.

With both her parents working in different countries she's been self-sufficient for the last couple of years and in that time she's accomplished many successes. One of them includes starting the tennis program at Chandler Prep where she's now the top player

Elena said she hasn't tried out for any college tennis teams but will consider playing once she's in and settled

She's applied to 16-top colleges like Wesley and been accepted to all of them. She hasn't quite decided where she's going but Dartmouth is at the top of her list. She wants to study neuro-science and revolutionize science