What is your favorite tennis memory at Westlake?
In the regional semifinals, Charles (Tan) and I came up with a clutch doubles win to put us ahead. That was a lot of fun.
At what age did you start playing organized tennis?
I started to play when I was 4 at the club where my mom played in (Eden Prairie) Minnesota. I still remember my first coach, Gordon Reed.
Which high school course will benefit you the most after you graduate?
That would be my economics class. Everything you do in life is based around economics.
If you could have dinner with four people in the history of the world, who would that be?
Robert Plant, Bill Murray, Jon Stewart and Ghengis Khan.
Why Ghengis Khan?
He controlled the largest empire the world has ever seen, making him the most powerful man the world has ever seen.
If you had the choice of being all-state in soccer or valedictorian of your class, which would you choose?
I would choose to be all-state. It’s a high academic honor as well as athletic.
Other than family or pets, if you could save only one personal item from a house fire, what would it be?
My (maternal) grandpa’s NBA All-Star trophy. It’s such an interesting and unusual item that not many people get a chance to see. He played in the NBA for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, who are now the Atlanta Hawks.
What are your college plans?
I will be playing tennis for Trinity University and studying business.
Tell me something about yourself that most people don’t know.
My middle name (Murray) was named after my grandpa.
If you could play on any court in the world, where would it be?
It would have to be Centre Court at Wimbledon, the most famous court in the world.
If you bought a car that best matched your personality, what would it be?
Probably a Jeep. They are great to use outdoors, and I love being outdoors.
What is your favorite food?
The chicken pad thai from Madam Mam’s.