Kuo flourishing at Bellarmine

Freshman Zachary Kuo picks up his first and second college wins at the Centre College Invitational Tournament. Zach played number one singles and number one doubles with partner Alan Gardiner back in September | Photo from Facebook.com

Bellarmine tennis coach John Mican started coaching the Bellarmine men’s team in 2010 and quickly discovered the rich high school tennis tradition at St. Xavier.  The head coach spoke with LouisvilleCatholicSports.com’s Conor Revell about one of our Former Tigers Zachary Kuo, who was a member of the past 4 state championship tennis teams here at St. Xavier.  He also won the state doubles championship as a senior along side Parker Thieneman.

“Zach’s determination is pretty fierce,” Mican said. “His net game is phenomenal. His approach to the net is probably one of his strongest points and he has a great forehand. A lot of people have it, but not many use it like he does. It’s not a shot you see a lot of times.”

“The main difference is that the No. 1 players are a lot better,” Kuo said. “I’m not all that great yet, but the competition is a lot tougher. These guys are a lot more focused on tennis than those who played high school tennis.”

Read the full story using the link below to LouisvilleCatholicSports.com. Go Tigers! Go Knights!

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About Jacob Hayslip

Senior at Saint Xavier High School. Editor-In-Chief of WSTX Sports.

Posted on April 3, 2014, in Former Tigers, Tiger Tennis and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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