Most offices have four walls. For Alex Sarkissian, the dimensions of his outdoor workspace are vastly different and always open for business.
Sarkissian's office measures 27 feet by 78 and features a net, multiple baselines and doubles alleys. It's the place where Sarkissian, a member of the Glendale Community College men's tennis team, is most comfortable serving, volleying and lobbing at practice or in a match.
He's been consistent at channeling his focus to wear down opponents to the tune of remaining undefeated. The No. 1 singles player has controlled the atmosphere on the court for Glendale college. He's not leery of attacking the net or staying back on the baseline with the goal of winning a valuable point.
"I just go out there and don't think about any kind of distraction," said Sarkissian, a first-year player at Glendale college. "That's why the court is like my office because I go out there and do a job and then I come off."