Athlete of the Week – Emi Lewis
YEAR: Third Year
HOMETOWN: New York, New York
How Did You First Start Playing Tennis?
I started to play tennis because my father encouraged me at age six to watch a documentary about the Williams sisters. After watching the film, I immediately wanted to start playing the sport.
Outside Of Tennis What Do You Like To Do?
Other than tennis, things I like to do include reading, math puzzles, running, volunteering at events when I can and writing poetry…not too open on sharing pieces though.
Who Are Your Biggest Role Models?
My biggest role models are my father, my siblings and a couple of inspirational people I met in the medical field that mentored to me.
Are You A Fan Of Any Professional Teams?
Other than professional tennis, I don’t really watch any other sports…lame, I know.
Do You Have Any Superstitions?
Not really. I do believe in luck, both good and bad, but I also believe that hard work pays off.
What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?
My favorite sports memory would have to be placing in nationals with my hometown team in 2013. We fought hard against teams from across the country. We even took on the No. 1 seed head-to-head in a tiebreaker.
Do YOU Want To Be Athlete Of The Week?
Contact Michael Rosen at Rosenm2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu