Desert View's Claudia Meza competes in a tennis match against Sabino High School on April 21, 1998 in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

Although she didn’t start playing tennis until she was 14, Meza became one of the state’s best players (and most compelling stories) at Desert View, earning a scholarship to Stetson.

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.