Tennis star Ozkan brings ‘high character’ to court

The leadership and personality of Alex Ozkan ’11 helps to spark the Brophy varsity tennis team.

He started playing tennis when he was very young, but he started playing competitively about five or six years ago.

He said he credits his love of tennis to his mother, who also played tennis.

Tennis relies on five new varsity starters

By Tyler J. Scott ’12

Coming off their second state championship in a row, the Brophy tennis team is setting the bar high despite what the “experts” think.

“Everyone else’s expectations are that we are going to be runners-up for state to Salpointe,” wrote Kyle Chalmers ’13. “However, I feel that my team and I believe that we can win state. It is just whether we perform to our potential or not.”

Varsity head coach Mr. Bill Woods agreed.

“I think it would be the same expectations as every year that we would compete and be one of those teams that has a chance at the end of the season to play for a state championship,” Mr. Woods said.