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Five Minutes with Kevin King

Feb. 16, 2010

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Nickname: Kevo
Favorite campus you have been to other than Georgia Tech: UCLA
Tennis facility I want to play in but never have: Wimbledon
Funniest player on the team is: Eliot Potvin
Most serious player on the team is: Ryan Smith
One word to describe Coach Thorne: passionate
Favorite thing Coach Thorne says: “It’s not spring break; it’s spring work.”
My goal for this season is: National Champions
Favorite moment of my tennis career: winning hometown tournament
Person who has the most influence on my game: Kenny Thorne and Sean Ferreira
If I could change on thing about the game of tennis, it would be: nothing
Best player I’ve played with: Robby Ginepri
Favorite athlete in another sport: Kobe Bryant
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite sport besides tennis: football
Favorite tennis player: Pete Sampras
Favorite sports broadcaster: Dick Vitale
Favorite thing to eat before a match: chicken parmesan
My pre-match superstition or habit: regrip my racket
Favorite cereal: honey bunches of oats
Favorite late-night snack: Snickers
Favorite place to eat in Atlanta: Geisha House
Favorite video game: Call of Duty
Favorite sports movie: Field of Dreams
Favorite TV program: Sportscenter
Favorite musical artist: The Eagles
Favorite toy as a child: any sports equipment
Favorite place in the U.S. (or the world) you have been: Ireland
The thing I like best about Georgia Tech is: location in Atlanta
My “welcome to college” moment: morning workouts first week
First thing I would do with a million dollars: invest
My worst phobia: losing
One thing I couldn’t live without: sports
One thing I wish I was better at: soccer

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