TALKING WITH... RYLER DEHEART
November, 2005 continued

Q: Are you planning on taking any time off before medical school to play the tour?
A: "I am going to take a couple of years off. "

Q: What has been your best win?
A: "The thing that I remember the most is probably winning the NCAA my freshman year. I wasn't playing at the time, which was disappointing, but still just winning it and everything it was pretty cool. And individually, I would say last year's Indoors. Not this year."

Q: What tournament did you have the most fun at?
A: "I would say the one that I could remember probably the Big 10s last year because it was at home (at the University of Illinois) and we just had a good time. It was pretty fun. We had a large crowd out there and I just remember it being more fun than anything."

Q: Is there a tournament you haven't been to yet that you're looking forward to?
A: "I would say the U.S. Open, if I could make it there."

Q: Where do you go from here?
A: "I am going back home to Tampa for Thanksgiving after I play in the Challenger (in Champaign). Hopefully, I can get into that. I am going to play that and I think there is a Challenger in Orlando I'd like to qualify for. Over Christmas I am going home again and hopefully play a Future in Tampa. I need to get some match play."

Q: Does anyone else in your family play tennis?
A: "My grandfather plays a little bit and my mom plays a little bit. Nothing real serious."

Q: At what age did you start playing tennis?
A: "I started playing when I was six and competitively when I was nine. I picked up a racked around six."

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