Lesshika Vala
Lesshika Vala
Height: 4-11
Year: So.
Hometown: Middelburg, South Africa
High School: Hoerskool Ermelo
Major: Marketing

FMU: Returning letterwinner....Played primarily in the 4-6 singles positions and as part of the second and third doubles pairings as a freshman....Played for the South African Team in 2014....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2018 (spring, fall), 2019 (spring).


  • Born Lesshika Vala in Middelburg, South Africa
  • Graduate of Hoerskool Ermelo
  • As a senior, was a member of the Student Council and a Hostel Leader
  • Represented South African High School Tennis for six consecutive years
  • Four-time Sports Girl
  • Nickname is Lessh


  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pilot
  • Favorite Superhero: Antman
  • Favorite Athlete: Roger Federer
  • Favorite Sports Team: Manchester United
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Harry Potter and Adventure Time
  • Favorite Food: Other than Chipotle, Nando’s
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Cape Town
  • Instagram Account: LesshikaVala
  • Your Motivation Music: Deep House and Hip Hop
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The atmosphere at each and every game and spirit within each athlete and student
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Netflix and Socializing
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: Improve my game, but not only putting in effort on the court but off the court as well
  • Interesting Notes: Sports Girl for four consecutive years at school; Student Council and Hostel Leader in final high school year; represented South African High Schools Tennis for six consecutive years
  • Brush With Greatness: Met South African cricketer Dale Steyn and South African tennis player Raven Klassen; once attended Wimbledon and had a brief moment with Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka


Year      Singles          Doubles   
2018 6-9 6-11