Stand Out Star: Bisazza Is All Business
May 22, 2015
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Senior Sonny Bisazza has worked his way up to the top on Barnstable High School’s Boys Tennis Team. Earning his top-ranked singles spot last year required much time and effort. Tennis is not just a game of physical strength, it’s mental. By combining the two, it creates a strong player.
“Watching the best tennis players in the world compete in grand slams, like Roger Federer, motivates me a lot to be that some day. You can tell how bad they want to win,” said Bisazza.
He is ranked 20th in New England and ninth in Massachusetts. After playing for thirteen years, there’s no doubt Bisazza a great player. He commits his time to playing every day for two hours. He partakes in group clinics on Tuesday’s, and also has individual coaches.
“My father helped me with everything I know and is the main reason I’m the player I am today. Also, my coaches along the way in my career such as Nash Muraya, Brandon Cutter, and Nate Rhinehart, have contributed so much to my tennis game throughout my whole life,” said Bisazza.
I love “hitting the ball hard, and winning long rallies that lead to important points,” Bisazza said. “I enjoy winning as well.”
When he was a 14-year-old, Bisazza went to a Florida tennis camp and played with a coach from Morocco. He has made tennis his top priority and will travel for tournaments. He has made trips to New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to compete.
With the game comes with some injuries. Bisazza experienced tennis elbow, otherwise known as tendinitis, groin injuries, and ankle injuries. However, he’s pushed through and hasn’t let that stop his goals.
Here at BHS, he’s won the South Side Individuals Tournament. One of his most memorable moments was defeating Wellesley at Barnstable. It came down to his match, and in the third set he took the close game 7-5. This moved the rest of the team to South Sectional finals against BC High. He refers to this as “the craziest moment of my highschool career.” When asked about going professional, he quickly answered, “It’s the dream.”
Bisazza will be attending Franklin Pierce University in the fall on a full tennis scholarship.