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MIHS alum to play tennis in Maccabiah Men's Open

Mercer Island High School graduate Max Franklin, who plays for the Washington University men's tennis team in St. Louis, has been named to the United States Maccabiah men's tennis open team. The team will participate in the 19th annual World Maccabiah Games held July 17-30 in Israel.

Men's tennis is one of 35 U.S. sports teams to compete at the Games, and will be coached by Scott Davidoff, a former Miaccabiah Games player and coach of the Juniors team in 2009.

So far this season, Franklin has started in the first two matches as the No. 2 doubles player and has a 9-4 overall record. A junior, Franklin was a USTA/ITA Central Regional Doubles finalist with teammate Kevin Chu in 2011 and is 43-26 in his career.

Franklin will be on of 12 on the Open team, including players from across the country.

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