On May 25 at the University of Maryland, Reservoir's Biyik Akinshemoyin became only the second boys singles player ever from Howard County to win a state title, joining Wilde Lake's David Nguyen (2006).
Akinshemoyin, a senior who will play for UMBC next season, defeated Wootton's Mateo Cevallos in the state championship, 6-2, 6-1, avenging a loss from 2012 in the state championship when Akinshemoyin had to retire due to heat-related cramping.
Akinshemoyin was named the Howard County Player of the Year for the third straight year for his efforts, and recently took 30 seconds (or more) to talk to us about life on and off the court.
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Favorite TV show:
Best personal sports moment:
Favorite prematch warmup song:
I'm not really into hip hop, I'm more into motivational Christian music, so Toby Mac, he's a Christian singer. Hold On.
Hobby that I have or had in the past that might surprise people:
Top professional athlete role model:
Dream job outside of sports:
Sport you're really bad at:
Favorite place to eat:
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