It’s been a while since Chiara Lommer has been home.
Lommer couldn’t recall when exactly she was last in Glenview — maybe three weeks ago, maybe a month — when talking on the phone from Louisiana on Monday evening.
“I don’t even remember the last time I saw my house,” Lommer said.
The last several weeks have been packed full of tennis for Lommer, a five-star recruit, according to tennisrecruiting.net. The junior-to-be has traveled from Indianapolis to Aruba to Louisiana for tournaments.
Lommer isn’t complaining about her schedule, though. She loves tennis, she said, and her workload was the complete opposite last summer.
Lommer missed eight months last year due to an injury to her left wrist. She didn’t play in any tournaments from February to September as doctors tried to figure out what was causing her pain for much of that time. They struggled to properly diagnose her injury, she said, until one figured out that a bone cyst was pinching her nerve.
Lommer had surgery to correct the injury shortly thereafter, and then slowly came back after a month and a half spent recovering from surgery.