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Russell Brockett
Russell Brockett
Height: 6'1
Weight: 160
Year: SO
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: St. Stephen's School
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Psychology

On Court: Ranked #6 in Texas and #78  nationally in Boys 18 singles...also reached semifinals of 5A Texas High School Team Championships freshman year and finals of Team Championships sophomore year while at Westlake High School...played USTA National Clays and represented Texas in Junior Davis Cup during summer of 2007...as a freshman reached the singles round of 16 in the ITA West Regionals in the fall...in spring duals, won fifteen (15) consecutive singles matches, not losing until April 26 at the Ojai tournament...played at every singles position for the Stags, but most consistently at #5, and ended the season with a 19-4 record (.826), good for sixth best in CMS history for a single season...went 10-4 with four different doubles partners, including 5-1 with Wiener, and 4-2 with Starr...as a sophomore lost in the second round at the ITA West Regionals in singles and doubles (with Chien).

Tools: Wilson kFactor 95 16 x 18 strung with Solinco Tour Bite 16 gauge at 60 lbs 

Personal: One of three Stags from St. Stephen's School in Austin, Texas...competitive ping pong player who won a tournament of over 50 participants in summer of 2007...favorite tennis player is Novak Djokovic because of his clean strokes, heavy topspin, and confident demeanor on and off the court... 

Famous relative or ancestor...Robert E. Lee

City you like to visit...Tokyo

Country you would like to explore...Israel

Film you could watch over and over...V for Vendetta

Artist whose work you respect...Salvador Dali

The book that has affected you the most...Zen in the Art of Archery

A book you read recently that you liked, and why...Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.  Interesting how important our split second interpretations of our environment are to how we see the world.
 
Three words to describe how others view you...Not sure. Your guess is better than mine.

Three things for which you are thankful...Family, Friends, CMS tennis

Something you wish you could learn at the snap of your fingers...Commitment
 
Your tennis fantasy...The Eric MacColl story: April 13, 2008 vs. UCSC