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Keeping focus key to Stineman

New Trier tennis player is ESPNChicago.com's Player of the Week

Updated: April 18, 2010, 11:44 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

WINNETKA, Ill. -- A year ago, New Trier junior Robert Stineman probably wouldn't have defeated defending state tennis singles champion Blake Bazarnik as he did Tuesday in his first match of his 2010 season.

Last season, Stineman likely would have allowed his nerves to get to him, and Bazarnik would have torn him apart point by point on his way to a victory.

That was just what Stineman did last year. No one doubted he was as skilled as anyone in the state as he defeated some of the ...

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