Player of the Week: Patrick Hayes

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

Patrick Hayes may be new to tennis, but he brings a level of “scrappiness,” which forc- es opponents to bring their “A” games.

“Pat never misses practice and shows a genuine enthusi- asm for playing tennis,” said Lake Region boys’ club ten- nis coach Brook Sulloway. “He is a scrappy player, who has given many opponents hard times in matches. He likes to win and does not give up. I have found him to be extremely responsive to the coaching I have offered.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Patrick is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Hayes File

Name: Patrick Hayes

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Leigh and Allen Hayes

School Activities/Sports: Golf, ice hockey, tennis

Q. Why did you choose tennis? PH. Seemed to be fun, and I found out I was decent at it.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? PH. To win the majority of my matches.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? PH. The chill feel of the team and sports.

Q. What do you like the least? PH. The ability of the really good kids.

Q. What makes you successful? PH. When I relax on the court and I have a good time.

Q. What would your dream moment be? PH. To win a solid match against a tough team.

Q. What has the sport taught you? PH. To be relaxed.

Q. Who has inspired you? PH. Wes Sulloway. He’s like a lion.

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