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Van Dinh Earns Section VI Berth

June 4, 2011 01:56 PM
Van Dinh
Van Dinh dreams of one day becoming a filmmaker.

He need only look in the mirror to find a compelling subject.

"It's no exaggeration that he's absolutely the sweetest kid and the hardest worker I've ever had," said Dinh's tennis coach at Leonardo da Vinci High School, Andrew McDermott.

That work ethic has helped Dinh, a 17-year-old junior, become the undisputed top player in the Dr. Bapst Series, the coed tennis league for the Buffalo Public Schools. Dinh recently won his first All-High city singles championship, capping a 9-0 regular season and earning a berth in the Section VI tournament, which began Tuesday at Lancaster High School