Jakob Mueller

Acing It.
Inspired. Resilient. On his way.

From KATV Little Rock  |  By Kyle Deckelbaum

Jakob, now 16 years old and a rising junior in high school where he will also enter his third year on the varsity tennis team, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014. Three months of chemo and radiation later, inspired by the game he loves and a player at the top of it, he was pronounced “cancer-free.”

 “On any given evening, you’ll probably find Jakob Mueller at one place: Rebsamen Tennis Center.

‘I love to watch tennis. I love to play tennis,’ he said.

Jakob, who made varsity as a freshman at Central High School, was inspired to start playing when he watched Roger Federer win Wimbledon.

‘I was like, oh I’m in! If he can do this, then I want to be able to do that too!’

Jakob is well on his way to following Federe’s footsteps, even after being served a major slice.

‘If you asked me a year ago if Jakob would be here paling varsity after that diagnosis, I would’ve hoped that to be true, but I would’ve had my doubts, seeing how sick he was,: said his dad, Mike.


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