Tournament Player Profiles

Daniel Sohn- Jackson

  1. How long have you been playing tennis? I have been playing tennis for 3 years now
  2.  Where do you practice? I practice at Mill Creek Tennis Club
  3.  What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis? My proudest moment is when I got 3rd at the 4A Districts
  4.  Do you have a favorite player? My favorite player is Rafael Nadal because of his athleticism and great sportsmanship
  5.  How would you describe your game? I would describe my game as a agreesive baseliner. I like to control the point when I play.
  6.  What are your future plans in the sport? I would like to potentially play division 3 college tennis, but currently I hope to qualify for state.

Tessa Rugg- Snohomish

  1. How long have you been playing tennis? When I was around 12 years old I began playing tennis for fun alongside my other sports, but did not start playing more competitively year-round until a few years later.
  2.  Where do you practice? I play at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds.
  3.  Do you play other tournaments? Yes, I play USTA tournaments as well.
  4.  What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis? Winning leagues this year, or winning/placing in a couple USTA tournaments recently.
  5.  Do you have a favorite player? By far my favorite player is Serena Williams because she is relentlessly aggressive yet exceedingly composed in her style of play, and I look up to her amazing drive to achieve in life.
  6.  What are your future plans in the sport? I would like to potentially play in college at the division 3 level and strive to keep improving my game, however my academic interests come first.

Andrew Schuller- Bothell

  1. How long have you been playing tennis?   I started playing tennis in the summers when I was around 6 years old, and then, when I was 11, I began playing year round.
  2. Where do you practice?   I practice at Columbia at Silverlake and Mill Creek Tennis Club.
  3. What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis?  Qualifying to go to Zonals in both the 14s and 16s categories was a big milestone for me.
  4. Do you have a favorite player?   My favorite player is Roger Federer.  I admire his composure on the court, his effortless strokes, and the way he gives back with the Roger Federer Foundation.
  5. How would you describe your game?   I would describe myself as a counter puncher.  I cover the court well and I like to absorb my opponent’s power.  I do not hit many winners, but I place the ball well.

 

Gunnar Thorstenson- King’s/Shorewood

  1. How long have you been playing tennis?  I started playing on and off when I was about 10 or 11. When I was 13 I started playing year round and have been since.
  2. Where do you practice?  I play at both Harbor Square Athletic Club and Columbia at Silver Lake.
  3. Do you play other tournaments?  I play USTA advanced tournaments year round
  4. What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis?  Winning districts singles as a sophomore and getting 4th in state as a junior were both big accomplishments for me.
  5. What are your future plans in the sport?  I definitely want to play in college. I think I’ll be playing at a division 3 school but I’m not sure where yet. I want to be improving in college and after, through the next decade and hopefully longer.

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