Meet the Yellow Jackets: Natasha Prokhnevska

Sept. 23, 2013

THE FLATS – – This fall, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week in attempt to “Meet the Yellow Jackets”. This week, Natasha Prokhnevska (Wilmington, Del.) sat down with to answer some questions on her favorite movie and her hometown. Last season, Prokhnevska finished with an 18-14 singles record and a 9-17 mark in doubles play. She clinched three matches for the Yellow Jackets including a singles victory against #35 Yale to secure GT’s victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets open up tournament play on Sept. 27 at the Georgia State Invitational which will be played at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Ga.

Name: Natasha Prokhnevska

Nicknames: Tash

Year in School: Second

Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine; I live in Wilmington, DE

Major: Biochemistry

Best thing about being at Georgia Tech: My team

Favorite tennis memory: Clinching the Yale match at the NCAAs

How did you get started playing tennis: I started playing when I was six years old

Favorite class: Soccer and global politics

Favorite movie: Iron Man

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite restaurant: Figo

Special talent: Dancing

Dream Job: Pharmaceutical research

Most exotic place you have traveled to: Bermuda

Favorite musician or band: Michael Jackson

Song that gets you pumped up before a match: The Champ

Favorite TV show: Psych, Homeland

If you could play a tennis match against anyone, who would it be and why: Maria Sharpova

Favorite celebrity: Orlando Bloom

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Watch TV, cook

Favorite store to shop: Express

If you were not playing tennis, what other sport would you be involved with: Gymnastics

Favorite spot on campus: CULC – Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Favorite pro sport & team: Soccer, FC Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv

Pre-game ritual: Jam to music

Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s tennis on Twitter, @GT_WTEN, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensTennis, for an inside look at the program.



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