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Derik Vanderford|Daily TimesUnion County High School senior Andrew Adamo will play in the North/South Tennis Classic May 30-31 in Greenville.
Derik Vanderford|Daily TimesUnion County High School senior Andrew Adamo will play in the North/South Tennis Classic May 30-31 in Greenville.
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UNION — For the first time in school history, a student from Union County has been selected for the North/South Tennis Classic.


Union County High School senior Andrew Adamo will play in this year’s North/South Tennis Classic next weekend, May 30-31, at Krock Tennis Center in Greenville.


Andrew is the first player in school history to be selected for the event. He finished his high school tennis career with the most single wins in school history with a 69-14 record, breaking a record previously held by his older brother, Christian. Andrew was named All-Region 2010-2014, and he tied for most wins this season with a record of 15-3.


Andrew said he looks forward to competing on the court with some of the competitive players with whom he has competed over the last six years.


UCHS tennis coach Tom Adamo said the recognition is a great honor, as it consists of the top six seniors from North and South Carolina playing doubles and singles against each other.


“As a coach, it is very gratifying to have one of your players rewarded with this honor, but as his father also, I am extremely proud and happy that the committee has recognized Andrew for his tennis accolades,” Tom said.


Tom began coaching his son around age five.


“It’s good having him there,” Andrew said. “He’s been my coach my whole life. He already knows what position I’m going to be in, and he gives good advice.”


Andrew offered a specific example of a moment when having his dad as his coach was beneficial. He mentioned a moment in which he was frustrated with his game performance.


“I was getting really mad, but he (Tom) just kept telling me to calm down, relax and play every point,” Andrew said. “I ended up coming back and winning.”


Andrew said this is an awesome way to finish out his high school career, and he said he would like to thank his coaches and athletic director Will Hickson for their guidance and support. Andrew plans to attend Spartanburg Methodist College and hopes to secure a walk-on spot on the tennis team.

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