How long have you been playing tennis? I started to take it seriously about five years ago.
What drew you to tennis? I was bored in the summer. My dad said, ‘Let’s go get some tennis racquets.’ I decided I really like the game, and I started playing every day.
The best player you’ve ever played? [Four-time state champion] Dusty Boyer. Needless to say, I didn’t do too well.
Describe your game: I’m a little over 6-foot-2, about 185 pounds. I play a power game.
Big serve? Yeah. I had it timed at about 110 [miles per hour] a couple of years ago. It’s a weapon.
Down a break point in a close match. What is your go-to shot? Go for the big first serve outside.
How are you better this year? I think I’ve become a smarter player. I’ve always had the shots, I just didn’t know how to use them.
Best tennis moment: Two years ago, we lost in the section finals to Eastview. It didn’t matter that we lost. Just getting that far was so much fun.
Advice for young players: Just have fun and keep learning the game. Make sure to practice every day to get better.
Biggest rival? East Ridge. Gotta beat them.