Attitude adjustment: Munster’s Shalini Tallamraju learns to mind manners on the tennis court

Shalini Tallamraju earned first team all-state recognition and won 19 of 25 matches as a freshman last season for Munster.

While all six losses came at the hands of state-ranked opponents, the talented Tallamraju appears poised to be even better this season.

“I’ve really worked hard on all phases of my game, especially my attitude,” she said. “I was told by one of my coaches my game could raise three notches if I let go of my attitude.”

Before anyone misunderstands, Tallamraju’s attitude and court demeanor will never be confused with that of legendary men’s tennis hothead John McEnroe.