Garrett Auproux has seen his share of bad behavior and inappropriate outbursts from opponents during his years playing high school and tournament boys' tennis.
The Burroughs High sophomore has competed against athletes who have used foul language, thrown their equipment, used tactics to cheat and generally act like spoiled brats during matches.
But Auproux doesn't fit in that category.
The singles standout takes a much more subdued approach to his game.
"I just really try and keep my cool and not try and lose it when I play," Auproux said. "I have seen players who throw their rackets or yell out stuff, but that doesn't really help your game. That's just not the way that I am. I just don't get caught up in all of that stuff. I just focus on my game and I try and win as many matches as I can."
Longtime Burroughs Coach Roy Bernhardt said it is refreshing to see a player like Auproux, who along with being a consistent player, strives to play the game the right way.