Although sleep can often be at a premium for Auproux, he said he relishes the opportunity to play for his high school team and realizes all of his hard work will eventually pay off.
"I think it's also a great preparation for college," said Auproux, who is weighing his college options from a large group of schools. "I know a lot of kids, kids that I played against in tournaments, who are home-schooled who have a hard time in college because they never went to a regular high school. I have to wake up early every morning to make it to school, go to my classes and make sure I do my work."
In addition to the dedication to his schoolwork, Auproux has a similar devotion on the tennis court. Since taking up the sport at age 5 with a class at the Burbank Tennis Center, he has continued to rise through the ranks of the USTA. Before turning 17 a few months ago, Auproux was ranked among the top 10 in the nation and No. 2 in Southern California among 16 year olds. With just a few tournaments under his belt in the 18s, he has already cracked the top 100.