For his sportsmanship, leadership and character on and off the court, Milpitas teenager Andrew Ton is among the newest members of the second annual United States Tennis Association Junior Leadership Team.
A senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Ton (pronounced “tawn”) joins the group of 32 players nationwide nominated by his or her U.S.T.A. Section for their excellence in tennis and in the community.
“These players truly are role models who exhibit character well beyond their years, both on the tennis court and in the community,” said Bill Mountford, the U.S.T.A.’s director of junior tournaments, in a May 3 announcement.
A lifelong Milpitas resident who has attended private schools since preschool, Ton, 17, has been nationally ranked among the U.S.T.A.’s top 150 18-and-under players. He won several doubles titles at USTA national championships, including the 16-and-under national hard court championship in 2016 at a tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich.
At Bellarmine, Ton is tennis team captain, a three-time team MVP and has earned a West Catholic Athletic League first team selection.
“Tennis teaches me a lot of life lessons I wouldn’t have if I didn’t play the sport,” he said.
Ton will move to Annapolis, Md. to begin basic training in June for the U.S. Naval Academy. One of his sisters is a Naval Academy graduate commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marines.
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