Herald Spotlight Athlete: Robby Shymansky

By: , Friday, May 10, 2019, TRIB-LIVE

Robby Shymansky, a senior on the Fox Chapel tennis team, won his second straight WPIAL Class AAA singles title last month. He also finished undefeated in home matches through his four years. He has helped the Foxes to a perfect record this season. He will attend Yale in the fall.

Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal nearing the end of their careers, who do you see as the dominant players in tennis?

I think Dominick Thiem will dominate on clay, and Stefano Tsitsipas will be a force, too.

Do you have a specific ritual before a match?

No. I just do some stretching.

If you could go somewhere you’ve never been, where would you go?


What’s your favorite sport to attend or watch on TV?


If you could go to Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open or the U.S. Open, what would be your pick?

The Australian Open.

What TV show makes you want to change the channel?

Any reality show.

What movie could you watch over and over?


Who is your favorite major league player?

I really don’t watch much baseball at all.

What is your favorite vacation destination?


Who is your favorite Pittsburgh athlete?

Sidney Crosby

Who makes the best pizza around?


What would make up your favorite all-time meal?

Lobster, steak and chocolate milk.

What is your favorite TV show?

“Game of Thrones.”

What junk food do you have a weakness for?

Chocolate chip cookies.

People would be surprised to know that you …

love dinosaurs.

— Marty Stewart