Travis Kinard

Sport: Men's Tennis

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.

Meet the Freshmen
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Travis Kinard
Aaron Yovan

I first started playing tennis at age: Six

Favorite former UCLA player and why: Jean-Noel Grinda. He personally helped me improve.

The highlight of my athletic career so far has been: Going 41-0 my senior year in high school and being named MVP.

Person who inspired me to play: My Grandfather

Favorite Sport besides tennis: Football

If I could give advice to a young kid playing tennis it would be: Stay focused

Favorite opponent city to visit: Palo Alto

The first person I call after a match is: My parents

The one movie I must have in my movie collection: Gladiator

The one TV show I can't miss: Smallville

My favorite TV show when I was a kid: Scooby-Doo

In my CD player right now is: Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head

The most embarrassing CD in my collection: Backstreet Boys

The most embarrassing movie I've ever paid to see: Just Married

My favorite place on campus: The Los Angeles Tennis Center

I came to UCLA because: So I could play on the tennis team

If I was granted three wishes they would be: To have a healthy family, live long lives and live comfortably

The person I admire most in life: My father

If I could meet one person living or dead it would be: Thomas Jefferson

If I could have one superpower it would be: The ability to turn invisible

If I could travel in time I would go: To the American Revolution in 1776

My nickname: TK

Favorite ice cream flavor: Coffee

The most famous person I have met is: Muhammad Ali

My favorite toy as a child: G.I. Joe

Pet Peeve: Loud noises

Favorite color: Navy blue

The word or phrase I use way too much: Wow

My favorite holiday is: Christmas because I get to be with family