Petya Marinova

Sport: Women's Tennis

Year: Senior

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

High School: Glenforest HS

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Making it through four years of college

What was your favorite moment of last season?
Beating Fresno State at Regionals

Where was the toughest place you've played?
Washington State

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?

Who inspired you to play tennis?
My parents

Who is the best player you've played against?
Elena Dokic

Who would you like to face one-on-one?
Cristina Popescu

If you could give advice to a young tennis player, what would it be?
Give 100% at all times

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
I would make it more of a team sport

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport other than your own, who would you be and why?
A sprinter because I've always liked track, or Ali's daughter because I like boxing and kicking butt

What was your favorite sport other than tennis? Volleyball

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?

What is the TV show you can't miss?
Law & Order

What is your favorite cartoon?
Tom & Jerry

What celebrity do you admire most?
J. Lo

What is the last CD you bought?
Naughty By Nature - Iicons

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
Backstreet Boys

What is your favorite place on campus?
Bruin Walk

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Afro-Am 158B (African History with Professor Hill)

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
Malcolm X

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
Have Superman's powers

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. Have money, 2. Be happy, 3. Have a good family

If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
What happens when we die?

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
The 1800's

What is your nickname?

If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
Fudge with nuts

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Rocky Road

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Pete Sampras

If you could invite someone famous over to dinner, who would it be and what would you be eating?
Mystikal - whatever we agree on but for sure dessert

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
A pink half-shirt

What is your worst habit?
Leaving studying to the last minute

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you've ever received?
PlayStation 2

What is your favorite color?
Blue or black

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Shop and hang with friends

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing with my friends back in Bulgaria

What is something about yourself that few people know?
I am very emotional, and I notice every little detail about everybody