JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2015) - Throughout the season, members of the ETSU women’s tennis team will be featured in a ‘‘Getting to Know’’ segment on ETSUBucs.com.
The next student-athlete to be profiled is freshman Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverley, Australia). Prior to joining the Bucs this season, Viccars won five career AMT titles, most recently the 2014 Boroondara Summer AMT. Viccars was also ranked as high as No. 8 among Australian juniors, and represented Waverley in the Asia Pacific Tennis League.
Viccars' teammates came up with the questions. Below are Viccars' responses:
1. What are your plans after graduation?
My plan is to head back to Australia as soon as I graduate but before I do I would like to travel and see some more of America then I already have. After a bit of travel it will definitely be time to get a full-time job though and begin life in the real world.
2. Why did you start playing tennis?
When I was about 4 years old my family moved house and it just turned out that where we moved was directly across the road from a tennis club. It didn’t take long before I was insisting that my parents get me enrolled for lessons and that’s how it all began.
3. Who is your favorite athlete?
4. What is something that not many people know about you?
I wish I could speak another language.
5. Who is the best dancer on the team?
6. What is a bad habit you have?
Biting my fingernails when I’m nervous.
7. What is your favorite quote?
“The best things in life aren’t things.”
8. What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
One of the most adventurous things I have done is leaving my friends and family behind to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine to play college tennis.
9. If you were not playing tennis what do you think you would be doing?
Tennis allowed me to play here in America so if I didn’t play I’m pretty sure I would just be back home going to university, studying and working.
10. If you were not afraid of doing something, what would you do?
Skydiving. I am very much afraid of heights but I think it would be a great thing to be able to say you have done.
11. What is your favorite thing to do off the court?
12. Who do you look up to most in life?
My parents. They have always set a good example for me.
13. What country do you most want to visit?
14. If you could have dinner with somebody dead or alive who would it be and why?
Roger Federer. I don’t think I would be able to speak once I got to meet him but it would be great to listen to his stories and see what he has to say.
15. If you could have one thing in the world what would it be?
Lifetime supply of happiness.
16. If you were an animal, what would you be?
A dog, but only if I was lucky enough to be part of a loving family.
17. Which is your favorite non-ETSU tennis memory?
Playing main draw at a Pro-Tour event that I qualified for back at home.
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