Player of the Week: Wes Sulloway

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer

Wes Sulloway has the daunting task of trading volleys against some of the best tennis players from powerhouse programs in the state.

The Laker junior, however, takes it all in stride.

“Wes is a leader. He is consistent and reliable,” Lake Region varsity boys’ tennis coach Kurt Peterson said. “Wes is playing the #1 singles position, going against the toughest in the conference and the state. He is a smart player with great strokes as he showed winning his first match at Freeport, convincingly with 6-0, 6-1 scores.”

What impresses Coach Peterson more is the type of individual he is.

“Not only is Wes a great tennis player, but a positive role model,” Coach Peterson added.

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Wes 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 Sulloway File

Name: Wes Sulloway

Year in School: Junior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Brook and Misty Sulloway

School Activities/Sports: Varsity soccer, skiing and tennis

Q. Why did you choose tennis? I really like how you can compete one-on-one within your match, while working as a team at the same time.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? I would really like to win most of my matches, and also win a few as a team, as well.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? I really like how in tennis there is a lot of room for improvement. No matter what, you can work on any part of your game.

Q. What do you like the least? It’s pretty frustrating when you are playing someone a lot better than you and there is not much you can do about it. You just have to keep playing and trying your hardest, which can be difficult in some situations.

Q. What makes you successful? I feel that I am pretty good at staying calm and focused when things aren’t going well in the match, which is necessary for any chance of coming back.

Q. What would your dream moment be? I would really like to do well in the state tournament and help the team win some matches.

Q. What has tennis taught you? Tennis has really taught me to turn frustration into a learning experience and improve myself.

Q. Who has inspired you? My dad has inspired me. He taught me to play and has always loved to play.

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