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2020 Australian Tennis Recruit – Micheal Zhang

The Student

  • Attends: The McDonald College, NSW Australia
  • Possible College Major:
    • 1. Finance, Economics & Statistics
    • 2. Actuarial Study, Business Management & Politics
  • Graduates: December 2019
  • SAT:
    • Reading: 800
    • Math: 800
    • Total Score: 1600
  • ESSAY: 5th May 2018
    • Reading: 6
    • Analysis: 7
    • Writing: 8
    • Total Score: 21
  • GPA of Year 10, 11 & 12(first half)
    • 5.0/5.0

The Person

Character Traits

  • Outgoing & open minded
  • Well-mannered & respectful
  • Good-humored & courageous
  • Optimistic & persistant
  • Diligent & fair

School & Leadership

  • 2018-2019 – School Captain of McDonald College
  • 2018-2019 – House Captain of McDonald College
  • 2017 – 2018 – Dux of The McDonald College
  • 2017 – 2019 – Academic Scholarship at The McDonald College
  • 2015 – Student of the Year – Falcon Award, one recipient per grade at North Sydney Boys High School
  • 2014 to 2017 – North Sydney Boys Student Representative Council
  • 2016 – Peer Support Leader North Sydney Boys
  • 2016 – Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Participant
  • 2016 – Representative of Cote d’Ivoire at UN Youth NSW State Conference
  • Starred in a news article in the Mosman Daily advocating the harms of substance abuse as part of a program empowering youth to make changes in society as part of a school ‘High Resolves Program’
  • 2017 & 2018 – Concord Rotary Citizenship Award
  • 2012-2017 – Premiers Debating Team Member
  • 2017 – 2018 – Participants of UN Youth NSW Voice Competition, Rostrum Voice of Youth Speaking Competition
  • 2014–2017 – North Sydney Boys Band: Symphonic Winds and Orchestra member
  • 2016 Grade 7 AMEB Trumpet – A dedicated trumpet player for 8 years

Community Work

  • 2019 – Organiser and participant of the World Greatest Shave Campaign at The McDonald College, raised over $3,000 for Leukaemia Foundation
  • 2019 – Organiser and co-host of the Prefect Concert at The McDonald College, raised over $10,000 for Youth Off The Streets community organisation
  • 2018 – Speaker and organizer of International Women’s Day, The McDonald College
  • 2017-Present – NSW School Leaders Member  – Group of 100+ young leaders across NSW that aims to create and promote student led initiatives across greater NSW
  • 2016-2018 – Regional Inter-School Student Council Member – A student council comprised of students from high schools across greater Sydney, creating activities and events that engage students with a number of regional and international partnerships.
  • 2016 – Volunteering at Kim Warwick Tennis Academy
  • 2016 – Ku-Ring-Gai Youth Leadership Council Member – Community student council that engages with Local Council to organize and implement events.
  • See link below for character reference letters

A Word From Micheal

“I am a student-athlete who constantly strives to be the best possible version of myself both on the tennis court and in the classroom. I seek to implement resilience and discipline in all facets of my life, working towards intellectual and physical excellence and maintaining a positive environment by both taking inspiration from and giving inspiration to those around me.”

The Player

  • Height: 6 ft
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Right-handed

Highest Ranking/Rating History

  • UTR: 11.6 and aiming to reach 12.3 by March 2020
  • Tennis Australia Ranking –
    • 22 (For His Age)
    • 173 (Open Men’s)

Strengths

  • Focused with strong work ethic
  • Mental toughness and positive attitude
  • Determination and fighting spirit
  • Coachable & fast learner
  • Dictating forehand with solid backhand – consistency
  • Physical stamina and endurance

Head to Head Results

Best Wins:

  • Cade Birrell (AR:108/UTR:12) 7:6, 6:3 (April 2019)
  • Aaron Leeder-Chard (AR: 46/UTR:12.5) 0:6, 6:4, 7:4 (Jan 2019)
  • Mayez Elrich (AR:125/UTR:12.62) 6:4/6:1 (April 8th 2018)
  • Brian Tran (AR:71/UTR: 12.89) 1-4 4-2 10-7 (October 15th 2018)
  • Pedro Papangelis (AR:166/UTR:11.4) 7:5/6:4 (January 10th 2019)
  • Jordan Sousa (AR:169/UTR:11.2) 6:4/6:1 (December 21st 2018)

Close losses:

  • Will Maher (AR:54/UTR:12.5) 2:6, 6:1, 0:6 (April 2019)
  • Ethan Kai Xin Lye (AR:165/UTR:12.2) 4:6, 6:4, 2:6 (March 2019)
  • Dario Kmet (AR:252/UTR: 12.38) 6;4/2:6/2:6 (August 20th 2018)
  • Patrick Coates-Beadman (AR:109/UTR: 11.56) 6:7/3:6 (April 1st 2018)
  • Brandon Daly-Walk-in (AR:173/UTR:13) 5:7/2:6 (January 6th 2019)
  • Marious Zelba (AR:465/UTR:13) 3:6/4:6 (December 21st 2018)

Teams Represented:

  • 2019 – Represented Australia to participate in the World School Championship in Italy; Australia Team finished in 5th place
  • 2019 – Selected into the All Australian Team in the National School Championship (Pizzey Cup) as one of top 10 players; NSW All School Team finished in 2nd place
  • 2019 – Selected into NSW All School Team to participate in the National School Championship (Pizzey Cup)
  • 2018 – Australian All Schools Nationals Winner  (McDonald College)
  • 2017 – Australian All Schools Nationals Finalists (McDonald College)
  • 2017 & 2018- Combined Independent Schools Champions (McDonald College)
  • 2017 – NSW State Tennis Knock Out Finalist (North Sydney Boys High School)
  • 2016 & 2017 – Summer and Winter Tennis Regional Champions (North Sydney Boys High School)
  • 2017 – Australia Independent Combined Education School Tennis Team

Achievements:

  • 2019 – Coffs Harbour Easter Open Australia Money Tournament (AMT) – Semi Finalist
  • 2019 – ANZ Newcastle Gold Junior Tournament – Winner
  • 2019 – Victorian Grass Court Championship (AMT) – Semi Finalist
  • Winner 2018 / Finalist 2017 – Australian All Schools Nationals
  • 2018 – Athletics Age Champion, The McDonald College
  • 2018 – Nepean Spring Open Australia Money Tournament (AMT) – Semi finalist
  • 2018 – Sydney Metropolitan Junior Tournament – U16 Winner (single/doubles)
  • 2018- NSW Age Junior Tournament U16,  – 3rd/winner (single/doubles)
  • 2018- Nepean Summer Junior Tournament U16,  – winner (doubles)
  • 2018- Nepean Spring Open Silver AMT – Semifinalist (singles)
  • 2018 – McDonald College Tennis Award for Year 11
  • 2017 & 2018 – Vice-Captain of Tennis Team (The McDonald College)
  • 2017- Captain of the 1st grade tennis team (North Sydney Boys)
  • 2017 – NSW State Tennis Knockout – Winner (North Sydney Boys)
  • 2016 – Combined High School State Tennis Teams Winners
  • See link below for Coach Reference
  • See link below for Athletic Resume – includes more head- to head results
  • View snapshot video below

 

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If you feel that Micheal could be a good fit, please contact Chris Bates.

Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4