Sam Dobbs grew up in a tennis family, he's been playing for as long as he can remember.
"My dad just brought it on us when we were little and just kind of a little more as we went on and on. And then my freshman and sophomore year, I started taking is super seriously and tried to get better everyday type things," says Sam.
It worked, Dobbs has a career singles record of 145-4, and a doubles record of 132-7. The senior is undefeated this year and is seeking a 5th state singles title, a second straight at number one singles.
"Just me as a singles player, I don't have pressure from nobody. I don't care what everyone else things about me, if they don't like me that's just because i'm the best player, and they just don't want to see me win I guess. I just want to win and I don't want to have any close matches," says Sam.
"He's very driven. He wants to win and he knows what he needs to do to win as much as possible. He's just very focused on tennis." says head coach Tom Krueger.
Dobbs has also lead a Patriot team that is looking for a 6th straight state team title. His brother Caleb, who's two years older and currently plays at the University of Minnesota was also dominant player for the Pats dynasty.
"It's just kind of neat because we have families that go through. We had the Dobbs, we had the DeBoers, the Gohls. It's neat to have brothers and the families go through because you get to know the kids well and you get to know the parents well," says Krueger.
"As a team I'll be excited if we win again, that would be awesome," says Sam.