Rian Billingsley's nickname is simple.
The Sage Hill School tennis player likes to poach at the net and has good volleys, which sometimes lead to opponents getting pegged — unintentionally of course.
Billingsley's known as "The Terminator" to the Lightning girls' tennis team.
The former movie version of "The Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger, is leaving office as California's governor in January as his term ends. Billingsley and doubles partner Katie Bick are just juniors, so they will be back.
For that, Lightning Coach A.G. Longoria can be glad. All Billingsley and Bick did this year was compile a perfect Academy League record, helping Sage Hill make the CIF Southern Section Division III championship match before falling on games to rival St. Margaret's.
In two years of playing doubles together, the Daily Pilot Athletes of the Week are 83-8. And they still have more to go, as they've made it to the round of 16 in CIF Individuals, beginning Thursday at Seal Beach Tennis Center.