John Lewis, a sophomore transfer from the University of Alabama, gives us his take on the upcoming Round of 16 matchup with Baylor. Lewis grew up in SEC country in nearby Birmingham, Alabama, which is only three hours driving distance from Athens.
After playing soccer and football growing up, he started playing tennis only to fulfill a physical education credit he needed for school. Ironically, his next door neighbor had a tennis court in his backyard and offered lessons every Friday morning. As he progressed in the sport, he started to compete in junior tournaments across the country and the rest, as they say, is history