November 16, 2010

GETTING TO KNOW: JUNIOR FILIP SVENSSON

RICHMOND, Va. - While winter is right around the corner, that doesn't mean the VCU men's tennis program will shut things down. They'll just take their practices inside what's known as "The Bubble" at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on Cary Street.

The Rams will be looking to defend their CAA Championships and junior Filip Svensson will be someone that legendary Head Coach Paul Kostin will rely on this spring. Prior to heading into full practice mode, Svensson sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Nan Turner to tell us a little more about himself off the court. 

NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
FS:
The dual matches in the spring.

NT: If you had a completely tennis free weekend, what would it look like?
FS:
I would sleep in, eat good food, talk to some friends from home, Skype with my family, check soccer and tennis results and hang out with some friends here.

NT: If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose? Why?
FS:
I would play on the soccer team, no question. I'm actually a soccer player at heart.

NT: Best memory playing at VCU thus far?
FS:
Downing the Seahawks and the Tribe to reclaim the conference title last semester.

NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
FS:
My parents, they support me in everything I do.

NT: Favorite thing about away matches?
FS:
Being with the team and seeing new places.

NT: If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
FS:
The raw pace of Romain Ambert.

NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
FS:
I have a passion for sports commentating.

NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
FS:
Tenacious

Quick Hits

Favorite place to eat in Richmond? Piccola because of my Serbian buddies that work there.
School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU? George Washington University with my brother.
Favorite pump up song?
Till I Collapse - Eminem
Favorite Athlete? Roger Federer
TV show? How I Met Your Mother
Movie? Forrest Gump
Favorite vacation spot? Prague
Favorite class this semester? Marketing Principles 301

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