'Fight Like Mom': A Stanford Tennis Player Reaches High On and Off the Court

Greg Hirschman

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Gregory Hirshman, the No. 5 singles player on the Stanford University tennis team, likens the sport to "psychological warfare."

Gregory Hirshman isn't an ordinary college athlete. He's been a starter for four years on Stanford University's NCAA Top 10 tennis team, and this year he held down the No. 5 singles spot. But he's also won NCAA honors for earning a 4.0 in his double major of mathematics and economics, and he's started a student newspaper to explore contentious issues like gay marriage and gun control from both the left and the right.

How does he do it all and still occasionally kick back like a