Highlights: Undefeated in two years of high school competition at No. 3 singles (31-0). This season, Vanderdys was named Concorde all-District at No. 3 singles and at No. 2 doubles with partner Jenny Nolan. In the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association, she is ranked fifth in the 14-and-under age group and 10th in the 16-and-under division."I want to focus on a national level, not a high school level," Vanderdys said.
Notable: At 5 feet 3, 115-pounds, Vanderdys is one of the smallest players on the team. This season, she participated in the United States Tennis Association National Hardcourt Girls 16s in San Diego and the National Clay Court Girls 16s in Virginia Beach. She also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Open 14-and-under tournament in Jekyll Island, Ga.
Personal: Carries a 3.7 grade-point average and would like to focus on medicine or genetics in college. She began playing tennis at age 11, when her father, a former doubles player at the University of Texas, sparked her interest. Voted homecoming princess this year, but cannot attend the dance because of a time conflict with the USTA National Indoor Girls 16s qualifying tournament.
ROBERT JARRET VANTINE
School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Highlights: Undefeated in four dual meets this season -- against Paint Branch, Rockville, Kennedy and Wheaton. Placed 12th in the prestigious William & Mary Invitational (which showcases approximately 300 runners in the Boys A race) with a time of 15 minutes 58 seconds. Captain of the cross-country team. "He's got amazing natural ability and works really hard," Coach Selena Smart said. "Cross-country runners tend to be loners, and he's completely outgoing -- he's a leader." Competes in track and field year-round. "Being the fastest runner, I can run with other people and help push them and help them become the best they can be," VanTine said.
Notable: State champion in cross-country last two seasons and two-time All-Met. Placed third in the William & Mary Invitational last season with career-best 15:23. Placed second in Georgetown Prep Invitational in sophomore and junior years. Also, won Montgomery County championships in his sophomore and junior years.
Personal: Has 3.62 grade-point average. Favorite subjects include calculus, Advanced Placement English and physics. Wants to study pre-medicine, religious studies or liberal arts in college. Plays baskeball in church league. Last year, began a bible study group in school called "Joy Ride." Member of the National Honor Society, and went on a mission trip to Guatemala in August.