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  Andy Gerst
School: University of Washington
Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Redondo, CA
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High School: Redondo High School
Height: 5-10
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Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 6-7
Doubles Record: 10-7

University of Washington
Missed fall action due to a leg injury, but is expected to be fully recovered for winter competition...2005-2006 (Freshman): Reached the round of 16 in his first collegiate tournamnet at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic...compiled a 4-6 record in singles action and a 7-6 record in doubles...defeated Cochrane and Vandermerwe of Arizona to advance to the Pac-10 Invitational Championship semifinal with doubles partner David Chu...teamed up with Mike Ricks at the San Diego State Torero Challenge going 2-1 in tournament play.

Before Washington and Personal
Andrew Bernard Gerst...2005 graduate of Redondo Union High School...high school All-American...four-year letterwinner and four-year team captain ...ranked nationally in singles...billed as high as No. 13 in U-16 Southern California rankings...won the Southern California U-18 doubles sectional in 2004...four-time Bay League MVP...earned Player of the Year honors four-straight seasons...two-time first-team All-CIF as a junior and a junior led team to CIF championship while also winning the CIF singles title...was CIF singles runnerup as a senior...second-team All-CIF selection as a sophomore, while helping team to CIF runner-up honors...parents are Diana and Lawrence Gerst...has a brother Shawn (40) and a sister Carey (36)...hobbies include playing the keyboard and guitar, computers and reading.

Coach Anger on Gerst:
"Andy missed out on the fall tournaments, but is 100% healthy now. He'll be a little behind as we start the season, but he is already catching up. If he starts putting things together with his game and be more consistent, he can be a starter for us. He needs a block of time where he can keep working and improving."

Fast Facts
Nicknames: Gerst, Free Bird

Planned profession after tennis: Musician

Childhood hero: My father

This actor would play me in a movie: Leonardo DiCaprio or Tyler Hoechlin

Most prized possessions: State championship rings

If I could be in any reality TV show: The Bachelor

My ideal meal would have to include: Macaroni and Cheese

Favorite class at UW: American Popular Song

Favorite thing about Seattle/UW: Pike's Place Market

Best thing about Coach Anger and Russell: Their knowledge of the game

Superpower I wish I had: Ability to read girls' minds

Favorite Musical Artist: Rolling Stones

Favorite Song in my iPod: "Hey Girl" by OAR

Song I'd sing at Karaoke: "Bust a Move" by Young MC

Favorite other sport to play: Basketball

Craziest ambition: Reaching nirvana

First thing I'd buy if I won the lottery: `69 Corvette Roadster

Favorite home cooked meal: Mom's Matzah Ball Soup

Famous person I have a crush on: Elisha Cuthbert

Favorite thing about playing tennis: The complexity of the game

If I could play a match against anybody, I would play: Matt Anger in his prime

Most impressive peron I've met: Billie Jean King

Advice to youngsters that want to play tennis: Keep it fun, work hard, and don't base your self-worth on your results