Much can be said about an athlete having natural ability, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to be a little lucky.
Ask Calexico High School tennis standout Miguel Cota why he's become one of the best Imperial Valley League players and his answer is simple.
"I guess I've just been getting lucky," he will respond.
Quite the understatement, considering how dominant Cota has been this season, particularly last week. In two matches Cota defeated five of his six opponents 6-0, downing the other 6-2. On March 26 he swept Vincent Memorial in a 16-2 Calexico rout. He followed that Wednesday scoring by three points in the Bulldogs' 15-3 hammering of Brawley High.
"I really don't know what it is. I just think I'm lucking out. I've just been swinging the racket and the ball's been going in," said the 17-year-old senior. "I don't go into it trying to shut someone out. It just happens. I try to serve and volley and just beat them at the net. And whatever happens, happens."