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2014 Daily Post Super Six Tennis: Player Bios

GIRLS

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Isabel Balsavage

Isabel Balsavage

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Selected second-team All-County by the Daily Post teaming with Chelsea Koch at No. 1 doubles as a freshman in 2011

• Has a 25-5 career record in singles play

• Will play No. 1 singles for the Bulldogs this spring

• Currently ranked No. 34 in Georgia’s Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect and the No. 34 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Will play college tennis at either the U.S. Naval Academy or UMass-Amherst

Favorite athlete: Victoria Azarenka

Favorite movie: “Lone Survivor”

Favorite music artists: Blink-182


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Vani Crist

Evangeline Crist

School: Providence

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Selected to Super Six for the third straight year

• Was first-team All-County selection by the Daily Post the last two seasons and a second-team selection as a freshman in 2011.

• Has a 62-5 career record, including a perfect 22-0 mark last season, as the Storm’s No. 1 singles player

• Ranked No. 16 in Georgia Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 4-star prospect and the No. 9 senior in Georgia and No. 33 in the Southeast by tennisrecruiting.net

• Has verbally committed to play college tennis at Liberty University

Favorite athlete: Maria Sharapova

Favorite movie: “Les Miserables”

Favorite music artists: Hillsong United

Twitter handle: evangelinecrist


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Jena Kelly

Jena Kelly

School: Peachtree Ridge

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Was second-team All-County selection by the Daily Post as a sophomore and played No. 2 singles as a junior last year in helping the Lions to a Class AAAAAA state runner-up finish for the second straight season

• Scheduled to alternate with Ali Mills at No. 1 and 2 singles for the Lions this spring

• Ranked No. 22 in Georgia in Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as 3-star prospect and the No. 17 senior in Georgia and No. 69 in the Southeast region by tennisrecruiting.net

• Has verbally committed to play college tennis at Georgia College and State University

Favorite athlete: Brady Kelly

Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Favorite music artists: The Lumineers

Twitter handle: Jena_Kelly


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Stacy Lackey

Stacy Lackey

School: Norcross

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Was second-team All-County selection by the Daily Post as junior last season after going 12-4 at No. 1 singles for the Blue Devils last season

• Ranked No. 66 in Georgia Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 2-star prospect and the No. 40 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Is being recruited to play college tennis by Howard, Hampton, Xavier, Florida A&M and Prairie View A&M

Favorite athlete: Venus Williams

Favorite movie: “Pride”

Favorite music artist: I like listening to music that gets me ready to play


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Ali MIlls

Ali Mills

School: Peachtree Ridge

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Was first-team All-County selection by the Daily Post as a sophomore in 2012 by going 15-1 while teaming with her sister Erin Mills at No. 1 doubles and helping the Lions to a Region 7-AAAAA championship and a Class AAAAAA state runner-up finish

• Was selected first-team All-County as a freshman in 2011 while teaming with Abby Owens at No. 1 doubles

• Has a high school career record of 52-3

• Scheduled to alternate with Jena Kelly at No. 1 and 2 singles for the Lions this spring

• Ranked No. 58 in Georgia Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect and the No. 28 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Is being recruited by South Carolina, Iowa State and Western Carolina

Favorite athletes: Johnny Manziel and Eric Decker

Favorite movie: “Frozen”

Favorite music artist: Justin Bieber

Twitter handle: _AliMills


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Nicki Neal

Nicki Neal

School: Dacula

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Selected to Super Six for the second straight year

• Was first-team All-County selection by the Daily Post last season after posting a perfect 15-0 mark as the Falcons’ No. 1 singles player

• Named to Daily Post’s seocnd-team All-County as a sophomore by going 17-1 at No. 1 singles

• Her lone loss in the last two seasons came by injury default

• Ranked No. 35 in Georgia Girls 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect and the No. 26 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Has verbally committed to play college tennis at Southern University

Favorite athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite movie: “James and the Giant Peach”

Favorite music artists: All

BOYS

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Brookwood’s David Brown

David Brown

School: Brookwood

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Named to Daily Post’s first-team All-County after going 13-0 with partner Matt Jones at No. 1 doubles as a sophomore in 2012 and helping the Broncos to the Region 8-AAAAA championships and the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs

• Has a combined 50-1 record in singles and doubles in his career at Brookwood • Is undefeated in all postseason matches in his career, including match-deciding wins at No. 3 singles in Brookwood’s state quarterfinal and semifinal wins last year en route to the Class AAAAAA state championship

• Ranked No. 71 in Georgia Boys 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect, the No. 26 senior in Georgia and No. 93 in the Southeast by tennisrecruiting.net

• Is deciding among several college options

Favorite athlete: Andy Roddick

Favorite movie: “Inception”

Favorite music artists: Snow Patrol

Twitter handle: j_davidbrown


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R.J. Clement

R.J. Clement

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Went 13-3 while playing at No. 2 singles for the Bulldogs last season. Is set to play No. 1 singles this spring

• Is a four-year starter at singles, with a record of 27-6 over the last two seasons

• Ranked No. 27 in the Georgia’s Boys 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 2-star recruit and the No. 25 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Is deciding between college offers from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., and the University of North Georgia

Favorite athlete: Roger Federer

Favorite movie: “The Hangover”

Favorite music artist: Timeflies

Twitter handle: RJClement


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Brandon Mills

Brandon Mills

School: Brookwood

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Returns to the Brookwood line-up after concentrating on tournament tennis the past two years

• Went undefeated while teamed with David Brown at No. 2 singles in helping the Broncos to the Class AAAAA title as a freshman in 2011

• Ranked No. 21 in Georgia Boys 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect, the No. 16 senior in Georgia and No. 57 in the Southeast by tennisrecruiting.net

• Has verbally committed to play college tennis at Presbyterian College

Favorite athlete: Rafael Nadal

Favorite movie: “Invictus”

Favorite music artist: Kid Ink


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Alex Peed

Alex Peed

School: Peachtree Ridge

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Was a combined 15-2 while playing at No. 1 and 2 doubles for the Lions last season

• Set to play at No. 1 singles this season

• Ranked No. 61 in Georgia the Boys 18s by the USTA

• Listed as a 2-star prospect and the No. 40 senior in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net

• Exploring a possible walk-on college opportunity at Harvard

Favorite athlete: Dustin Pedroia

Favorite movie: “The Waterboy”

Favorite music artists: NPR Talk Radio

Twitter handle: alex_peed


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William Teoh

William Teoh

School: Norcross

Class: Sophomore

Noteworthy:

• Went 12-5 at No. 2 singles for the Blue Devils as a sophomore last season

• Should alternate between No. 1 and No. 2 singles with freshman Sean McKendree this spring

• Ranked No. 37 in Georgia the Boys 16s by the USTA

• Listed as a 3-star prospect, the No. 18 sophomore in Georgia and No. 92 in the Southeast by tennisrecruiting.net

• Named first-team All-Region 7-AAAAAA by the region’s coaches a year ago

Favorite athlete: Andre Agassi

Favorite movie: “Ender’s Game”

Favorite music artist: Ariana Grande


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Preson Walter

Preston Walter

School: Lanier

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Is playing high school tennis for the first time this season after being home schooled and playing at Hamilton Mill Tennis Academy previously

• Listed as a 2-star recruit, the No. 25 senior in Georgia and the No. 92 senior in the Southeast by tennisrecruiting.net

• Ranked No. 23 in Georgia’s Boys 18s by the USTA

• Drawn interest from college programs at North Georgia, Young Harris, Erskine and Anderson (S.C.), among others

Favorite athlete: Roger Federer

Favorite movie: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Favorite music artists: Timeflies

Twitter handle: preston_walter