Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 9.34.45 AMBailey Merkel picked up a racquet for the first time as a 10-year-old. Ever since, he’s been a force to contend with on the court. The Westminster Christian Academy senior has a lot to live up to in his final season of high school tennis: in 2012 he was Westminster’s No. 1 singles player, and last year he won the state doubles championship with fellow senior Derek Bell.