JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2015) - Throughout the season, members of the ETSU men’s and women's tennis teams will be featured in a ‘‘Getting to Know’’ segment on ETSUBucs.com.
The second student-athlete to be profiled is sophomore Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico). As a freshman in 2014, Nunez helped ETSU to the program's eighth consecutive conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. Nunez posted a 5-1 mark in Atlantic Sun spring singles competition, and earned spots on the Atlantic Sun First Team for singles, and Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. In 2014, he advanced to the Round of 64 at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn. He was also ranked No. 114 by ITA in Sept. 2014.
Nunez's teammates came up with the questions. Below are Nunez's responses:
What are your plans after graduation?
I want to get an MBA and work in my profession.
Why did you start playing tennis?
Because my big brother was playing, I decided that I wanted to play, too.
Who is your favorite athlete?
Real Madrid forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
What is something that not many people know about you?
Not many people know that all my brothers play tennis.
Who is the best dancer on the team?
What is a bad habit you have?
I study way too much.
What is your favorite quote?
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -Stanislas Wawrinka
What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
Swimming with sharks in Mexico.
If you were not playing tennis what do you think you would be doing?
If you were not afraid of doing something, what would you do?
Be an astronaut and go to the moon
What is your favorite thing to do off the court?
Who do you look up to most in life?
What country do you most want to visit?
If you could have dinner with somebody dead or alive who would it be and why?
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, because he is an inspiration for my country and is also one of my favorite soccer players.
If you could have one thing in the world what would it be?
If you were an animal, what would you be?
I want to be a penguin, because it is my favorite animal.
Which is your favorite non-ETSU tennis memory?
Playing doubles with both of my brothers
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