UT tennis player overcomes battle with cancer

Six months ago, Sean Karl spent his days between chemotherapy appointments and blood transfusions. The athlete who'd played tennis his entire life could barely muster five minutes on the court.

But if you saw him today, you'd never know.

It's all back- his strength, his hair, and his tennis career.

In June doctors gave him the good news. He was cancer free.

Little by little, Sean got his endurance back. He could hit, he could run, but most of all, he could continue his dream of playing at the University of Tennessee.

Sean planned to redshirt his first semester to give himself time to built his game back. But after a battle over cancer, no hill seems too steep.

In fact, no redshirt needed. He's already started playing matches. He even picked up his first collegiate victory.


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