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September 07, 2007

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young man hitting a tennis ball
Dejon Bivens

Courage On The Court

Produced by
Anita Woodley

Courage on the Court

This weekend, tennis fans around the world will watch the finals of the U.S. Open. Among them will be Dejon Bivens, a tennis player and freshman at North Carolina State University. Dejon fell in love with tennis in high school, earned the No.1 ranking for an 18- year-old in North Carolina, and steadily moved up the list of Top 100 Junior National players in the country.

Dejon talks to Dick Gordon about how he has overcome a difficult family life - and how he persevered to win the N.C. Junior Davis Cup.

Dejon's foster mom, Deborah Foster-Smith also joins Dick to talk about how Dejon's smile persuaded her to let him move in, and what she has done to help him along the way.

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