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tennis player Daniel Scholten doesn't look like the army type. At 6-4,
170 pounds, he's more serve-and-volley than duck-and-cover.
22-year-old right-hander actually is a military man.
of a 10-month mandatory service term, Scholten enlisted in the German
infantry as a teen-ager and off he went to basic training, where he learned
to toss hand grenades, not tennis balls. He even got adept at assembling
weapons and blasting bazooka targets.
In his first
season as a Horned Frog, he has shown the toughness and adaptability of
an army vet. Despite shuffling among singles positions three, four, five
and six, he has amassed 17 wins, third most on the squad.
has a lot of help in the trenches too. Fellow freshman Fabrizio Sestini,
the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, and junior Toni Gordon were selected
as all-conference players. All three will lead the No. 31 Horned Frogs
(11-11) into the NCAA Men's Championships in May.