Jacob Wall Worked Hard For His College Tennis Opportunity
Covenant Day School senior tennis player Jacob Wall has worked hard from the first
time he played on the neighborhood tennis courts in fourth grade until now to become a
successful Student-Athlete. The son of Trey and Christina Wall became engaged with the
sport nearly ten years ago and as he says, he “hasn’t looked back since then.”
Jacob earned a spot on the Lions Varsity Team as an eighth grader and has earned All-
Conference honors the last three seasons. This year, he and his Lions teammates marched all
the way to the state championship where they finished as the runner-up. The success on the
court and inside the classroom caught the eye of the Gardner Webb Tennis Program who offered
Jacob a scholarship to compete on the Division One level.
Jacob took his time and once he was comfortable with his decision, he committed continue his education
at Gardner Webb University. With school now complete, he has the summer to prepare for college tennis.
“I will continue training hard this summer both on the court and in the weight room. I want to be as prepared as
possible for next season when I will be on the Gardner-Webb University Tennis Team. I hope to be able to make
an immediate impact on the court. Also, I will play some ITA tournaments and high level junior tournaments to
get more match experience.
Looking back on his academic career at Covenant Day School, Jacob has a lot to be
proud of. He carried a 4.3 grade point average and has been a member of the Honor
Roll every year of high school. Jacob is also a member of the National Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and he is a
National BETA Club Member.
Jacob was also active serving his community.
“As part of the National BETA Club, we were required to have over 25 hours of
community service each year. I received the Bronze award for having over 50 hours of
service my freshmen year. I regularly volunteer at Blair Road United Methodist Church
where I attend services and the Matthews Help Center.”
Jacob is also a Vacation Bible School crew leader and helps to teach the 4 year old Sunday School Class. He
has also volunteered at the Sardis Presbyterian Annual Spring Carnival and served as a mentor for at risk kids at
Matthews Elementary School.
Yes, Jacob Wall is a well rounded Student-Athlete and has so much to be proud of now that he has graduated
from Covenant Day School. The South Charlotte Sports Report wishes Jacob the very best as he moves to the next stage of his life as a Division One college tennis player at Gardner Webb.