It seems appropriate that Tennys Sandgren is one of America's top young tennis players.
But his name has nothing to do with the sport and everything to do with his great-grandfather, who was born in Manistee, Mich., in 1896.
Tennys Sandgren, the original, was the first child of Swedish immigrants who settled in Michigan.
"There hadn't been another Tennys Sandgren in the family until my Tennys was born in 1991," said Lia Sandgren, the mother, coach and home-school teacher of the current Tennys. "I'm a sucker for family names." [Link]