Billy Buchbinder ’16 & Katie Buchbinder ’17
They weren’t forced into playing tennis, but these siblings from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, were certainly (and happily) nudged in that direction. The game has been a huge part of their family life for as long as they can remember; that hasn’t changed in college. Last season, Katie (’17) went 13-6 in singles play, while Billy (’16) went 10-6 in singles and 12-3 in doubles. They’re no slouches in the classroom, either: Katie was a Capital One All-District Academic first-teamer last year, while Billy made Phi Beta Kappa. They took a break from their last season as teammates to tell us what drew them to the game, who’s got the better backhand, and what it’s like rubbing elbows with Derek Jeter.