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.
|Houston - LP: D. Keuchel||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy||3|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||1||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||4|
|Detroit - LP: D. Price||0||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb||1|
|Arizona - LP: O. Perez||0||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||1|
|San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||2|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: D. Holmberg||0|
|LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker||2||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa||0|
|San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood||3|
|San Diego - LP: T. Ross||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|NY Giants||6:30 PM|
|Tampa Bay||8/23/14 3:30 PM|
|Tennessee||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Washington||8/23/14 6:30 PM|
|New Orleans||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Minnesota||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|St. Louis||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Houston||8/23/14 8:00 PM|
|San Diego||8/24/14 3:00 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/24/14 7:00 PM|
|(21) Texas A&M||8/28/14 5:00 PM|
|(9) So Carolina|
|Wake Forest||8/28/14 6:00 PM|
|Boise State||8/28/14 7:00 PM|
|(18) Ole Miss|
|Tulane||8/28/14 7:00 PM|
|Temple||8/28/14 8:15 PM|
|Rutgers||8/28/14 9:00 PM|
|Weber State||8/28/14 9:30 PM|
|(19) Arizona State|
|Toronto||8/23/14 3:00 PM|
|Calgary||8/24/14 2:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/24/14 6:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|Winnipeg||8/31/14 2:00 PM|
|Toronto||9/1/14 12:00 PM|
|Edmonton||9/1/14 3:30 PM|