October 5, 2010

GETTING TO KNOW: SOPHOMORE MAX WENNAKOSKI

RICHMOND, Va. - After capturing yet another CAA title this past spring, the VCU men's tennis team is back on the courts this fall preparing to make a run at their 13th CAA Championship in May.

Between practices at Thalhimer Tennis Center, VCU Athletics' student assistant Nan Turner had a chance to catch up with sophomore Max Wennakoski find out a little bit more about the Finland native.

NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
MW:
Supportive atmosphere

NT: If you had a completely tennis free weekend, what would it look like?
MW:
Relaxing, usually in front of the computer.

NT:  If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose? Why?
MW:
Soccer. I enjoy playing it.

NT: Best memory playing at VCU thus far?
MW:
Winning conference last year.

NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life?
MW:
My father

NT: Favorite thing about away matches?
MW:
Winning a tight match in front of a loud crowd who wants you to lose.

NT: If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
MW:
Former VCU assistant coach Romain Ambert´s forehand, now that´s what I call a superpower.

NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
MW:
I would love to continue my tennis career after college in some form.

NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?
MW:
Compact, I´ve heard that one on the tennis court.

Quick Hits

Favorite place to eat in Richmond? Qdoba, no contest
School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU?
USC
Favorite pump-up song?
Levan polkka
Favorite Athlete?
Andre Agassi
TV show?
24
Movie?
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Favorite vacation spot?
Helsinki, Finland
Funniest teammate?
Filip Svensson
Favorite class this semester?
History
Major?
Political Science

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