A phenomenal star on the tennis court

Beyond the Athlete: Newport tennis player Vivian Glozman is a contender for a individual state championship

Newport Knights tennis player Vivian Glozman has played tennis she she was 5 years old.

Newport Knights girls tennis head coach Ryan Pang is confident Vivian Glozman can reach the pinnacle of high school tennis in her first season competing on the high school team.

Glozman, who is just a freshman in high school, is one of the favorites to win the Class 4A state championship in Richland in late May.

“She should be able to win state,” Pang said. “Vivian is really an all-court style of player. She has enough talent and can make every shot in the book where she is going to win every match one way or another. The only question is how long is it going to take?”

Pang has known the Glozman family since Vivian was seven years old.

“She could hit the ball pretty well even then,” Pang said. “She moves well, anticipates well and her ability to use angles to her advantage is what sets her apart from everybody in our (KingCo) conference. She is so passionate about the sport. I’m looking forward to seeing what she can do this year.”

Glozman said she started playing tennis when she was just five years old.

“My favorite shot is the backhand shot down the line,” Glozman said.

Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Glozman a few questions about her life away from the tennis court.

Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Vivian Glozman: Maleficent. It’s a remake of Sleeping Beauty.

BR: What is your favorite restaurant in Bellevue?

VG: The Shanghai Cafe.

BR: How many text messages do you send per day?

VG: I send probably 200.

BR: Who was your idol growing up?

VG: I look up to my dad. He is always there for me.

BR: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

VG: I hope to be at Stanford University playing on the tennis team.

BR: What is your favorite TV show?

VG: I don’t really watch TV actually.

BR: What is your dream vacation spot?

VG: California has nice weather. I like Palm Springs and San Diego.

Shaun Scott: 425-453-5045; sscott@bellevuereporter.com

 

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