Enochs High School’s Jordan Hayashi won the Modesto Metro Conference singles title and helped the Eagles to an undefeated league record and the MMC championship this season. He’s The Bee’s 2014 All-District Boys Tennis Player of the Year.
It was the second year in a row that Hayashi ended a streak in the MMC tournament. As a sophomore, the 6-foot, 140-pounder defeated Modesto’s Bijan Origel in the final. Origel was seeking to become the first player in league history to win four consecutive conference crowns.
Hayashi will be looking for a third consecutive singles title next year during his senior campaign and a fourth straight trip to the MMC final.
Hayashi helped the Eagles to a perfect 12-0 record in league and a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.
“I really enjoy the individual aspect of tennis,” Hayashi said. “I don’t mind being part of a team, but as an individual you don’t rely on anybody but yourself. Whatever you put into it is what you’ll get out of it. You can’t rely on anybody to carry you. And if you lose, you’re not letting anybody down.”
“That’s always lingering when both of your parents are, but I’m not quite sure,” he said. “There was also a point when I was considering law. It’ll probably be something in the medical field or business.”