Becca Schoenberg: Women’s Tennis Rookie


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Erica Nealon, Correspondent

Q: Where are you from?

A: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Q: How long have you been playing tennis?

A: I’ve played on and off since I was young. I was on the high school team but didn’t play my senior year because the soccer season was moved to the fall, which was also tennis season.

Q: When did you decide that you wanted to continue playing tennis into college?

A: I knew that I wanted to be involved in sports in college; it was just a matter of which one I wanted to pursue at Marywood. I ended up choosing tennis because I knew that I could work hard all summer to get better, and tennis is a sport that I can play for a long time, even when I’m older.

Q: How do you prepare for an upcoming match?

A: Tennis is an extremely mental game. A person’s mindset plays a huge role in their performance. Before a match, I just try to eat well and get sleep, like Coach tells us, and I prepare mentally.

Q: Do you prefer singles or doubles and why?

A: I prefer singles because my net game is hardly impressive. I’m not confident with my volleys. I also like the idea of not having to depend on another person.

Q: Do you have a favorite professional tennis player?

A: I don’t have a favorite tennis player. I think tennis is boring to watch, even though there’s a lot that can be learned just by watching tennis.

Q: Now that the tennis season is over, what will you do with your new free time?

A: Now that the season’s over, I’ll have a lot more free time. I’ll have more time to spend with friends, work out, study, play other sports, read, and do the things I want to do.

Q: What kind of music do you like to listen to?

A: My favorite artists are Regina Spektor, Modest Mouse, the Black Keys, Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and lots more. I listen to a lot of indie music but I also love rap and techno.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A: I’d like to go to Colorado. I’ve heard it’s beautiful there.

Q: Where do you see yourself after graduation?

A: Hopefully after I get my undergraduate degree, I’ll get accepted into grad school to pursue my doctorate degree in psychology. I’m not confident with my volleys. I also like the idea of not having to depend on another person.