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Why he made the team: Baillon rarely was defeated at the Sabers' No. 1 singles spot this season, with the two-time All-Area first-teamer falling only in postseason play — just once to a local opponent — and collecting a 2-2 record as STM's lone representative in the Class 1A state singles tournament.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Hank Williams Jr. ... Before I compete, I eat nothing. ... In my dream career, I would be a fly-fishing tour guide in Alaska. ... My favorite subject to study in school is physics. ... My favorite athlete is Joe Sellett. ... My favorite TV show is "Top Gear." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Richard Nixon, Leonardo da Vinci and Elon Musk.

Three items on my bucket list: Road trip to Kansas, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef and skydiving.

Why he made the team: Another multi-time All-Area first-team athlete, Donnini picked up where he left off as a freshman by teaming with Arjun Tangella to go 23-5 at the Illineks' No. 2 doubles spot, including 3-2 at the Class 1A state tournament.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Denzel Curry or Ski Mask. ... Before I compete, I eat an RX bar — something with protein. ... In my dream career, I would work in an MLB or NBA front office. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math or economics. ... My favorite athlete is Arjun Tangella. Not even close. ... My favorite TV show is sports events. ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Nate Silver.

Three items on my bucket list: Make all-state in tennis, win team sectionals again and graduate college.

Why he made the team: A third repeat All-Area first-teamer, Layton was the only Tiger to qualify for the Class 1A state showcase, doing so in singles and earning a 2-2 record. He finished 11-11 in singles action and 8-6 in doubles play.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see a quality performance ... Before I compete, I eat a snack ... In my dream career, I would feel satisfied with my contributions. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Novak Djokovic. ... My favorite TV show is "The Wire." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Akira Kurosawa.

Three items on my bucket list: Graduating high school, going outside the country and visiting a national park.

Why he made the team: Though he ultimately came away from the Class 1A state tournament — in which he was the Illineks' only singles athlete — with an 0-2 ledger, Pardeshi mostly impressed this year with a 20-7 standing at Uni High's No. 2 singles spot.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Martin Garrix. ... Before I compete, I eat marinara pasta. ... In my dream career, I would be a professional tennis player. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Dominic Thiem. ... My favorite TV show is "Shark Tank." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Mo Farah.

Three items on my bucket list: Tour Europe, visit New Zealand and see the Northern Lights.

Why he made the team: A steady presence alongside Jared Thomas, Scaggs buoyed Centennial's No. 2 singles spot with a 15-1 record and went 16-7 with Gunveer Singh at No. 2 doubles. That pairing racked up three victories in the Class 1A state meet as well.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Juice Wrld. ... Before I compete, I eat Sour Patch watermelon. ... In my dream career, I would be a professional gamer. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal. ... My favorite TV show is "SpongeBob SquarePants." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Freddie Mercury, Jackie Robinson and Chris Chann.

Three items on my bucket list: Travel to Rome, skydive and learn to box.

Why he made the team: Now a two-time All-Area Player of the Year, Thomas returned to the Chargers after spending his junior year preparing for college, and he thrived to the tune of a 24-5 record at No. 1 singles — including Wade Baillon's lone area loss — and a 3-2 showing at state.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Chance the Rapper. ... Before I compete, I eat plenty of carbs to keep me fueled. ... In my dream career, I would be an orthopedic surgeon. ... My favorite subject to study in school is anatomy. ... My favorite athlete is Tom Brady. ... My favorite TV show is "All-American." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Tom Brady, Michael B. Jordan and Anthony Joshua.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydiving, fly an airplane and go to Wimbledon.

Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).