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Grand Forks Red River High School's Lexi Antonenko serves during a doubles match against Grand Forks Central last week. Amtonenko wears a prosthetic limb because of a birth defect that left her left leg much shorter than her right leg, but the high school junior went8-1 last season is off to a 3-1 start this season. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Playing on a prosthetic leg, Lexi Antonenko has become a regular in Red River tennis lineup

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Other than a pronounced limp, Lexi Antonenko looks like any other tennis player during warmups.

When the match is about to begin and the practice pants come off, however, that’s when her prosthetic left leg is revealed. And Antonenko has grown accustomed to the stares from spectators and opponents who are unfamiliar with her.


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