Apple Valley junior Colton Johnson Taylor is the school’s No. 1 boys’ tennis singles player. He earned that position last season and was a South Suburban all-conference selection a year ago.
Here is a closer look at Johnson Taylor:
Q: The best movie I’ve seen in the past year?
A: “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Q: Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me?
A: Intense, perfectionist and hardworking.
Q: How did you get started in tennis?
A: My fourth-grade teacher was a tennis fanatic. He used to show us tennis matches in class. One day he showed us Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick in the Australian Open in 2007. I was mesmerized by Federer in that match and have been in love with the sport since.
Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt …
A: … like I had to prove myself. I was young and got some flak for making the team.
Q: What did you work on most before the start of this season?
A: From last season, I think what really separated me from the top guys at No. 1 singles was my serve and transition game. I really have worked to improve those for this season.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||10||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||4|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: R. Webb||0|
|Seattle - WP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||6|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||7|
|Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|