He's qualified because: Broke onto scene by reaching quarterfinals of Central Section individual singles tournament as No. 10 seed before losing 6-0, 6-0 to eventual runner-up D.J. Johnson of East Bakersfield. Batth won County/Metro Athletic Conference tournament and was named league's Player of Year. Used big serve and forehand to go 13-5 in doubles, 12-3 in singles for Knights, who reached Division I semifinals of section team tournament. "He's very mature for his age," Bullard coach Darren Carter said. "Right when he came in, he elevated the play of our whole team."
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