Q: What are you majoring in?
Q: That's interesting, I don't see a lot of tennis players majoring in history. What do you want to do with that?
A: "After I finish with college I would like to try the pro circuit then after that I would love to go into coaching> If that did not work out then possibly education. So, History is the best way for me to go."
Q: What has been your best win?
A: "My favorite win is probably my very first college tournament. I won the Baylor Invitational and at that time Baylor was No. 1. It was 16/14 in the super tie-break and I was down by match point. It gave me a lot of confidence going into college because I started the year with such a bang. Also, my win over Shadisha Robinson because that kept us in it and we beat Georgia for the first time ever. I will always remember that one."
Q: What tournament did you have the most fun at?
Q: Is there a tournament you haven't been to yet that you're looking forward to?
A: "I love Palm Springs. The Easter Bowl. I never played exceptionally well there, but the atmosphere, I just love it. It's so beautiful."
A: "If I had to pick one tournament of course you want Wimbledon because it is so prestigious and growing up you watch it. Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf were my favorites growing up."
Q: What are you going to do for the winter break?
A: "I am going home for one week and then to Florida to see family. I was thinking of playing one tournament, but we go back earlier than most. We start back January 10th. I am just going to relax and then go back to Michigan for one week before I go back to school."
Q: Does anyone else in your family play tennis?
A: "Everyone plays tennis. My mom played her first two years at Hillsborough Community College and then she transferred to the University of South Florida. My younger sister, Kelly, is a freshman in college and she plays for Lee University. My younger sister, Kylee, plays high school tennis. She plays No. 1 for her team. My dad plays recreational and basically coached me growing up."
Q: At what age did you start playing tennis?
A: "Around four. I might have been a little younger, but I've done it my whole life. My mom used to teach tennis before she went back and got her teacher's certification. I think I played in my first tournament around 6 or 7. I started really young."
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