Name: Kyle Hicken
School: Chartiers Valley
Background: Hicken only began playing tennis in his sophomore season, but he qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament for the second straight season by finishing second in the Section 5 tournament earlier this month. He also swims and plays soccer for the Colts, and has won the school’s pickleball tournament in singles and doubles each of the past two years.
Chartiers Valley coach Diane Daeschner: “When he first started playing I said he was a pickleball player on the tennis court. Now he’s turned into a fine tennis player.”