June 30, 2014
Over the course of four weeks, GoGriz.com is introducing you first to three incoming players, then five returning players who will make up the 2014-15 Montana women's tennis team. Today: Catherine Orfanos of Lake Forest, Ill., a city on Lake Michigan, 30 miles north of Chicago.
Orfanos signed a National Letter of Intent last fall.
"The first thing that made an impression on me was Catherine's knowledge of the University of Montana and our tennis program," says coach Steve Ascher. "She was someone who clearly did her research and was prepared to ask questions.
"Catherine is very athletic and trains with a very good coach [Mark Bey] in a strong junior program. She plays in a lot of tournaments, and that puts her in situations to continue to gain experience.
"She is going to bring a lot of energy to the program. We're looking forward to having her join us."
Expected major: Business finance
Siblings: An older sister Carolyn, who goes to Missouri, and a younger brother George, who goes to Lake Forest High School
Favorite pro tennis player: Nadal
Favorite female pro athlete: Sharapova
Favorite male pro athlete: Patrick Sharp (Go Hawks!)
Favorite sports other than tennis: Hockey and sailing
Favorite movie: Anything action!
Favorite TV show: Revolution/Crisis/The Challenge
Favorite band or musician: Zac Brown Band
Favorite book: The Divergent series
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Best place you've visited: Taos, New Mexico
Place you would like to visit: Greece
Three words that best describe you: Friendly, determined, fierce
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional tennis player
What you want to do when you graduate from college: Fund manager at an investment banking firm
Summer or winter: Summer
Morning or night: Night
Introvert or extrovert: Extrovert
Dancing or singing: Singing
Cats or dogs: Dogs (we have a golden retriever named Cooper!)
Call or text: Text
PC or Mac: Mac
Ice cream or frozen yogurt: Frozen yogurt with gummy worms
Spicy or mild: Mild
Clay, grass or hard court: Clay
Country you want to win world cup: USA!
Country you think will win world cup: Maybe Germany?
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