|Hometown:||Santa Ana, CA|
|High School:||University HS|
On Court: Trained in Hong Kong from age 12 to 16 where he achieved a top 15 ranking in the 16s...then moved to Irvine, California where he attended University HS for his senior year... also earned a top 50 sectional ranking in SoCal Boys 18s...at University played doubles for the CIF Division 1 Champions...lost only 5 doubles sets as a senior, and undefeated when starting in singles...as a freshman made his Stags Tennis debut at USTA / ITA West Regionals in October, losing a grueling three-setter to Redlands' Gram Leahy in a decisive tie-break...partnered Lestter Yeh in doubles...the pair went 2-1 in reaching the ITA quarterfinals...returned in the spring to compete for starting singles and doubles spots...made his dual match debut against Brandeis at #3 singles and #3 doubles (with Kotrappa), winning both comfortably...had one of two Stags singles match wins at #5 against Vanguard on Feb 23...solidified his starting role with a straight set win at #6 against Wash U on March 3 in La Jolla...then settled in at the #5 singles position and #2 doubles position for the rest of the season...won his first eight singles dual matches before a tough three-set loss at BYU Hawaii on March 20, in which he lost the first set 6-0...then won his remaining 14 dual matches to earn an eye-popping 22-1 singles dual match record...also had wins against Halabi of Santa Cruz and Worley of Cal Lutheran in reaching the Ojai quarters...equally as impressive with Kotrappa at #2 doubles, where the pair won 25 of 31 dual matches en route to a 26-7 overall record as a team...the pair won their first eleven matches together, dropping no more than five games in any one pro-set...Butts' overall singles record of 25-3 places him 18th for most wins in a single season and third for singles season winning percentage at .892...his 28 doubles wins in 36 matches places him 12th for matches played in a single season, and 8th for matches won in a single season...he and Kotrappa end up fifth in matches played (33) and fourth in matches won (26) as a doubles team for a single season in CMS Stags Tennis history...Butts' hard work and passion for the game earned him the coveted Hank Krieger Trophy - the first Stags Tennis freshman to have ever won the honor.
Tools: Babolat Pure Storm strung with Solinco Revolution at 57 lbs.
Personal: Son of David and Ellen...has younger sister, Alexi, who is a competitive figure skater...grew up in Hong Kong before moving to California at age 16...began playing tennis competitively at age 12...enjoys watching all sports...occasionally attempts to play basketball
Favorite Stag: Wes Parker – Only Major League Baseball player to have attended CMC
Say What?: Considers himself Asian