Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22: Elden Buchan

Decatur senior leads NPSL in boys tennis doubles with brother; duo expecting to return to state tournament in spring.

Decatur High School senior Elden Buchan, tennis, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Student store.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I like to snowboard and fish.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom, dad and brothers.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Work hard all the time.”

Q: Describe your pre­-game ritual.

A: Warm up with [doubles partner] Jacob Buchan.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” by Riley Green.

From the sideline: During the regular season, DHS senior Elden Buchan has played No. 1 doubles for the boys tennis team. He and his partner completed the regular season undefeated. Elden and his brother, Jacob, are the No. 1 seeded doubles team in the North Puget Sound League boys tennis postseason tournament. This duo expects to return for a second year to the WIAA 4A boys tennis tournament in the spring. Elden is one of the team leaders that has set the tone with his preparation at practice and performance in matches. He is also a member of the Decatur High School baseball team. Elden’s performance in the classroom demonstrates the same level of excellence on the court. He has earned a 3.8 cumulative grade point average in a college prep course load including advanced placement courses in math and social studies.


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