Fox Chapel tennis’ Shymansky makes quick impact
Robby Shymansky, a freshman at Fox Chapel, has wasted no time establishing himself as one of the top tennis players in the WPIAL.
Last week, he won the Section 2-AAA singles tournament with a three-set win over teammate Sidd Rajupet. He has been playing tennis since he was 5 years old. For his efforts, he is The Herald Spotlight Athlete.
Q: What do you wish you had more time to do?
Q: Who is your favorite Pittsburgh athlete?
A: Antonio Brown.
Q: Who would you like to see disappear from public view?
A: Duke basketball player Grayson Allen.
Q: Who is your favorite tennis player?
A: Rafael Nadal.
Q: Who wins in matches between you and your sister Laurel (a WPIAL and PIAA doubles champion)?
A: I do. I started winning when I was 11 or 12. It wouldn’t be close.
Q: What’s your favorite school lunch?
Q: What is the strongest part of your game?
A: My forehand.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
Q: What TV show makes you want to turn off the TV?
A: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Q: How many days out of the year do you play tennis?
A: Probably 340.
Q: What’s a typical breakfast for you?
A: Toast and chocolate milk.
Q: If you could go anywhere you’ve never been, where would you go?
Q: What do you like on your pizza?
A: Pepperoni and bacon.
Q: What junk food do you have a weakness for?
A: Wendy’s Frostys.
Q: Is there a food you refuse to eat?
A: Most vegetables.
Q: How late do you sleep on the weekends?
A: 9 a.m.
Q: What movie could you watch over and over again?
Q: Do you have any superstitions or rituals before a match?
Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Q: Who would be your dream date?
A: Alex Morgan.
Q: Do you think Roger Federer will win any more Grand Slam tournaments?
A: No. I think he’s peaked.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: What would make up your favorite all-time meal?
A: Lobster and scrambled eggs.
Q: People would be surprised to know that you …
A: … Speak French.