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?
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.
What are your goals for your freshman year?
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!