Norman North's Evan Magsig – Driven Athlete of the Month Presented by Landers Auto


By John Tranchina

Knowing this is his last year of competitive tennis, Evan Magsig is determined to complete his high school career on a high note.

After making the switch from 1-Doubles to 1-Singles, the Norman North senior has shown considerable improvement and although he may end up going back to doubles, his work ethic and determination to get better has been impressive.

“Before we started our spring season, Evan told me that he was ready to ‘take the next step’ with his game,” Norman North coach Mike Bischoff said. “I told him that I couldn’t wait to help him with that. Evan has really had a great first half of the season. He has gone toe to toe with some of the best players in the state and he’s only getting better. He is well on his way to being in the conversation with the big boys.”


“This season has been going pretty good,” Magsig agreed. “I thought I have gotten a lot better since last year. Basically, just going out and practicing against the best people I can play against and trying to train myself against the best. You get better by playing better people. (I want) to be the best possible version of myself that I can be. This is my last year of tennis, I’m not planning on playing in college, so I just wanted to make it the best year that I can.”

Magsig’s drive to improve paid off in the classroom, as his 4.0 GPA helped him get in to one of the country’s most competitive academic schools, as next year, he will be heading off to the University of California – Berkeley.

“I’m probably going to study engineering at UC Berkeley,” Magsig said. “I’ll try and play some club tennis, but I’m not quite good enough to be a D1 athlete at UC Berkeley. Berkeley’s a really tough school, I was really happy to get in. I’m trying to study environmental engineering and focus maybe on data science instead of a practical, hands-on engineer. It’s more theoretical, but I don’t know, I haven’t really thought about it too much.”