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Hello, My Name is ... Daniel Yun

Feb. 11, 2015

THE FLATS – A fast-rising junior player with a five-star rating by the Tennis Recruiting Network, Daniel Yun enrolled at Georgia Tech with a national ranking of No. 46, No. 6 in Georgia.

An excellent athlete and mover on the court with an excellent work ethic, Yun played 13 matches in the fall and has seen action in two dual matches and the MLK Invitational this spring. He teamed with fellow freshman Elijah Melendez to win the consolation draw in the B division at the Georgia Tech Invitational and went 3 and 2 as an individual at the Bulldog Scramble.

Last summer, he reached the quarterfinals of the Tuscaloosa ITA Summer Circuit event in doubles but lost in the round of 32 in singles. He went on to win twice in the consolation draw. He led Lassiter High School to the regional title and the state finals in 2014.

Shoe Size: 11
Roommate: Nathan Rakitt, Christopher Eubanks, Cole Fiegel, Carlos Benito, Elijah Melendez
Interests/Hobbies: tennis, swimming, music, basketball
Three Words That Describe Me: relaxed honest, respectful
Favorite Food: steak
Favorite Late Night Snack: sandwich
Meal I Prepare Most Often: pasta
Favorite Spot on Campus: dining hall, dorm
Favorite Childhood Activity: reading
Favorite TV Channel: AMC
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: big bang
Celebrity Crush: Carrie Underwood
Biggest Fear: heights
Job I’d Like Outside of Tennis: CEO of a major company
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Best Sports Talent Besides Tennis: ping pong
Favorite Pro Athlete: Roger Federer
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: tennis
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Wimbledon final 2008
Pregame Ritual: listen to music
My Focus This Summer: getting stronger and faster
Favorite Coach Thorne Phrase: Champions learn from their mistakes
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: campus, opportunities, athletic facilities

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