Nov. 30, 2011
Cassie Kovach of Naperville, Ill., will be one of two new additions to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee tennis team next fall. Kovach answered some questions about coming to Milwaukee and her game after signing her National Letter of Intent.
Tell us a little about the people you met on the team?
Everyone I met on the team was very nice and they were all very honest in answering the questions I asked them. I played juniors with Christina (Colarossi) and she is always smiling. She puts everyone in a better mood so I was very happy to see her. They were all helping each other with their homework and giving each other advice when I saw them at a tournament. The team atmosphere is great! I love it how everyone coordinates the shirts they are going to wear to practice.
Talk about your relationship with coach Sean McInerney?
My relationship with Sean is very good. I joked with him about the Bears and the Lions game. I do not feel awkward talking to him. He makes it easy for me to hold a conversation with him. He is also a very good coach. He has already given me excellent advice regarding my backhand. I really enjoy talking to him.
Tell us a about your game?
I feel very comfortable on the baseline. I love my forehand and my serve. I would like to improve on my doubles game. I haven't had much time to focus on doubles and am very excited to improve that aspect of my game.
What are you hoping to study while at UWM?
I am hoping to study psychology while I am at UWM.
What attracted you to the city of Milwaukee?
What are your goals for your freshman year?
I was attracted by the campus location. I love Lake Michigan. I also like the fact that there is more than one college in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a likeable city with many different activities that will appeal to anyone.
My goals for freshman year are to really connect with the team and to meet a lot of new people. I also hope to perform well on the court and in my studies. I hope to continue to improve my tennis game and to be an asset to the team. Go Panthers!