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-IASAS is the International Association of Southeast Asian Schools, and the tennis tournament in early February is the best 7 players from every international school in the conference. Schools are coming from Manila, Taipei, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
-Champion of U16 Singles Champs division tournament in the USTA Pacific Northwest in Walla Walla, WA 2012
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-School MVP as a Freshman and Sophomore (2011 and 2012).
I am a current resident of Bangkok, Thailand, although I played USTA Tournaments in the Pacific Northwest division from 2009-2010, and I was ranked 30th in the champs division before I moved to Thailand. Although, I've competed with and beaten Thai players ranked inside the top 5 for U18 Thai Nationals. I've also practiced and competed with a Thai player who is ranked inside the top 250 for ITF, and a former Thai National Team Coach, who is a Thai Davis Cup Player.
At the International School of Bangkok, I have competed in Varsity Cross Country, where I've been MVP twice and a captain, and Track and Field where I've broken a school record in the 3000m, since my freshman year. This means that I've only been playing tennis for a third of each high school year. In college, although running 2/3 of the year has helped immensely with my off-court conditioning and leadership, I am looking to commit 100% to tennis. I am looking forward to competing at a collegiate level with a coach in a program that will help me maximize my tennis ability.
On the field, I have demonstrated leadership through my captaincy. I have been captain of the International School Bangkok's Cross Country and Tennis team this past year (2013), and these experiences have taught me a lot. They have evolved me from a role of just competing, to being a role model that the younger competitors can look to for an example. Specifically for tennis, this means that as a captain this year, I made a conscious effort to show appreciation for a opponents good shot, not to cheer on a double fault, and to always cheer for my teammates. Additionally, as a captain, I used my competitive nature on the court to show maybe not all the perfect shots, but to model someone who wants to win 110% of his matches. I think the captaincy on the court helped me to show the younger athletes some things about competition I've learned over the years. Off the field, I have shown leadership through my work on my school's varsity council. I am currently the treasurer of this club, and we plan sporting, charitable, events at our school. This has allowed me to work as a leader, to raise money through events such as dodgeball tournaments. I think the main impact of this is that through my leadership in these events, I have helped to show the student body that sports can help to make a difference, in ways off the court.
Personally, I pursue healthy athletic performance as a students-athlete by finding a balance between sports and school work. Although school work has never hindered my ability to compete or train, there are some times where I will have to focus and finish a project for school before I can hit the courts. In the end, I have realized in 3 years of high school, that school comes first in the end. This being said, I make sure to get my work done, so that I can spend most of the remainder of my time training for sports.
I have been involved with community service in the Thai Community in many ways. Two of the main ways have been helping out with the Flood Relief efforts during the disastrous floods of 2011, and raising money for Operation Smile. During the floods, I spent 10 hours on one day on the back of a truck delivering supplies to those who had no food or water supply, and had lost their homes. I had spent many more hours boxing and putting together these packages. Next, my friends and I have raised over $6,000 for Operation Smile, a charity that sponsors surgery's for children with cleft palets disease. We did this through a charity triathlon, where two of my friends and I competed against each other in dresses and tutu's to raise funds. The link to a video depicting this charity event can be found below: