Five Minutes With Magin Ortiga

Feb. 8, 2010

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Nickname: Machine
Favorite campus you have been to other than Georgia Tech: Northwestern University
Tennis facility I want to play in but never have: Roland Garros Stadium
Funniest player on the team is: Eliot Potvin
Most serious player on the team is: Guillermo Gomez
One word to describe Coach Thorne: discipline
Favorite thing Coach Thorne says: “Any and all…”
My goal for this season is: Win every match I play
Favorite moment of my tennis career: beating Juan Spir
Person who has the most influence on my game: Andre Agassi
If I could change on thing about the game of tennis, it would be: Make it always a team sport
Best player I’ve played with: Jordi Arrese (silver medalist at 1992 Olympics)
Favorite athlete in another sport: Andres Iniesta
Favorite non-sports person: My parents
Favorite sports team: F.C. Barcelona
Favorite sport besides tennis: Soccer
Favorite tennis player: Roger Federer
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite thing to eat before a match: Pasta
My pre-match superstition or habit: Wearing clothes I feel comfortable in
Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Favorite late-night snack: Popcorn
Favorite place to eat in Atlanta: Taco Mac
Favorite movie: The Silent Warrior
Favorite sports movie: Space Jam
Favorite TV program: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Favorite musical artist: Juan Luis Guerra
Favorite toy as a child: Power Rangers
Favorite song to sing in the shower: Too many
Favorite place in the U.S. (or the world) you have been: Paris, France
Dream vacation: Australia
The thing I like best about Georgia Tech is: It provides a great combination of academics and athletics
My “welcome to college” moment: Having NO IDEA where my classes were on my first day
First thing I would do with a million dollars: Help others that need it
My worst phobia: Heights
One thing I couldn’t live without: My family
One thing people don’t know about me: I’m very shy
One thing I wish I was better at: Playing a musical instrument

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