ellis_aeriel_fiu_p1302GOING INTO HER match on Senior Day, Aeriel Ellis didn’t know how many wins she had col- lected over her collegiate tennis career. But, along with a packed arena, she would find out.

As the announcer pre- sented Ellis to the crowd, he also mentioned her 99 victo- ries. Without meaning to, the announcer completely blind-sided her.

Everything froze in that moment for Ellis.

“I thought, ‘Oh my ...

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