Cortassa said his favorite tennis player is Rafael Nadal, another lefty and the current No. 1 player in professional tennis.
When he’s not playing tennis, Cortassa plays drums and percussion for the Pride of McAlester marching band. He’s in the astronomy club, and he’s also part of both the youth group at St. Joseph’s Church in Krebs and Young Life, a nondenominational church group.
“We do games every once in awhile, and we have a topic that we talk about,” Cortassa said of Young Life. “And in the summer, there’s a camp that we go to.”
Cortassa also enjoys hunting, fishing and driving cars.
It’s been an up-and-down tennis career for Cortassa. He’s even missed time this season due to an undisclosed illness.
But Cortassa’s back on the courts now, and he’s ready for the final few weeks of his final season.
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